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Research

How did the unhealthy food environment evolve in New York City?

PHI|Lab member Nico Berger, in collaboration with the Built Environment and Health Research Group at Columbia University, recently published a study on changes in the unhealthy food environment in New York City. The study found that the number of food outlets selling … Continue reading

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Fat tax or thin subsidy?

Our health depends on what we eat and persistently high levels of obesity, increasing prevalence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, suggest that we need to improve our diets. This does not only mean reducing the … Continue reading

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The UK ME/CFS Biobank Christmas Appeal

The CureME team is launching the UK ME/CFS Biobank Christmas Appeal to: Release  samples to researchers around the world, searching for the biomarkers of ME/CFS. Ensure the long-term sustainability of the Biobank as a resource. The team has a simple mission … Continue reading

$2.1M Investment is UK’s ‘biggest ever investment into physical causes of ME/CFS’

Written by the CureME team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine The CureME team at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is delighted to announce the award of $2.1m (£1.57m) of grant funding from the … Continue reading

UK ME/CFS Biobank at LSHTM

Written by Klea Isufi Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), causes severe and debilitating fatigue with painful muscles and joints, disordered sleep, gastric disturbances, and poor memory and concentration among other symptoms. In some cases, a … Continue reading

Health Risks From Wastewater and Food Contamination: What Can We Do?

Written by PhD student Prince Antwi-Agyei for the SHARE Consortium. Have you ever wondered why people continue to use wastewater for vegetable farming and other purposes? Wastewater can pose health risks to consumers and farmers of irrigated produce, such as diarrhoeal diseases … Continue reading

The Inequality Question Project

Facilitating challenging conversations and action to raise awareness and create change on global inequality issues. The Inequality Question is a unique project to debate global inequality issues. On the last Thursday of each month – #ThoughtfulThursday – children formerly or … Continue reading