Monthly Archives: May 2015

Peek eye testing app shown to work as well as charts for visual acuity

Peek Acuity, the app used to test eyesight easily and affordably using a smartphone, is as accurate as traditional charts, according to a study published today. Peek (the Portable Eye Examination Kit) is a unique smartphone-based system for comprehensive eye testing … Continue reading

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Obituary: Professor Bill Macdonald

Article reproduced with permission from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).  Professor Bill Macdonald, Previous Dean of LSTM was buried yesterday, following his death at the end of April. Born in Glasgow 1927, his university education began in the … Continue reading

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#studyGMH: How can students help tackle mental health issues?

By Georgina Miguel Esponda, MSc Global Mental Health alumna During the MSc programme we had the opportunity to have a couple of informal gatherings with the academic staff and other guest speakers at lectures. As a result of networking through … Continue reading

‘We need critical friends and robust challenge, not aloofness and separation’

by anna dixon A strong relationship between policy-makers and academic evaluators is vital, particularly to support high quality implementation of change, says Anna Dixon, the Department of Health’s Director of Strategy and Chief Analyst. There continues to be a view … Continue reading

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BLOG: Just how useful are licensing laws for improving public health?

Despite legal changes in Scotland, councils are struggling to use public health as an argument against new pubs and off-licences.  We need to reconsider the role of licensing in the context of other ways to achieve the same ends, suggests … Continue reading