Poorer people are more likely to take their own life, with inequality clearly linked with a higher risk of suicide, a new report has found.
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Physical activity levels may start tailing off as early as seven-years-old, rather than during adolescence as is widely believed, new research reveals.
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University of Cambridge Closing date is 31 March 2017
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Closing date 31 March 2017
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Pregnant women are almost twice as likely to quit smoking if they are supported from their first midwife appointment – and then are more likely to have heavier, healthier babies.
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The Fuse blog has again been shortlisted for the final of the UK Blog Awards in two categories: Health & Social Care, and Education.
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In an opinion piece for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) two Fuse experts take a closer look at the World Health Organization (WHO) Europe action plan to strengthen the use of evidence and research for policy making.
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Congratulations to our third sector partners Food Nation on picking up two prestigious awards at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Health and Wellbeing Awards 2016.
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More than 13,500 experts from across the food, health and nutrition sectors attended Food Matters Live 2016 – including Fuse associate Professor Greta Defeyter.
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Advisors to the World Health Organisation (WHO) shared their work at a major conference which aims to contribute to the improvement of public health in Europe.
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Year seven pupils were encouraged to think about social science research – what it is, how it contributes to society and how they can get involved through a special event co-sponsored by Fuse.
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A documentary film by James Redford Wednesday 14 December 2016, 17.30-19.30, Newcastle University
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20 PhD studentships available
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People drink less if they receive advice about alcohol from a computer, mobile phone or the internet compared to people who do not get this information, a Fuse study has found.
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Findings will soon be published from a follow on study looking at the decision making tools used by local authorities to prioritise spending.
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Fuse and a North East charity have formed an exciting partnership to underpin their existing commitment to involving patients and the public in health research.
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A book on health inequalities authored and edited by Fuse Associate Director Clare Bambra has won first prize in the public health category at the British Medical Association (BMA) Book Awards 2016.
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Six ambitious academics are set to receive funding from Fuse to develop research proposals in their area of interest.
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An intervention evaluated by Fuse has shown to have a substantial impact on referrals to smoking cessation services and quit rates among pregnant women in North East England.
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The United States of America has gone from health to sickness in the space of 25 years, according to new analysis of US health data.
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Patients with persistent face pain should be tested to ensure they get the best and most rapid treatment whilst also saving the NHS money, say experts at Newcastle University.
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Researchers at Teesside University are conducting a study to examine the effects of exercise on fluoride metabolism in adults.
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The aim of the Equal North: Research and Practice Network is to build a community of academics, researchers and practitioners across the north of England who share a common interest in health and social inequalities.
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Policy makers must act to reduce energy drinks consumption by children and adolescents, says new report.
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Fuse Associate Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science and Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research, writes about hypnic jerks for The Conversation.
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Fuse Associate Dr Paul Innerd says that eating alfresco could help to boost our immunity and wellbeing.
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Fuse Associate Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite spent 18 months volunteering in a foodbank as part of her research and her new book, Hunger Pains: Life Inside Foodbank Britain, challenges some of the biggest foodbank myths.
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Three quarters of people in the criminal justice system in the UK have a problem with alcohol, new research led by a Fuse Associate at Teesside University has found.
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News from the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR)
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The Wellcome Trust is interested in exploring whether there is more that can do to accelerate research in mental health, specifically for the prevention and early detection of anxiety and depression.
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Want to get healthier and save money by drinking less alcohol, but not sure how to go about it? A team of psychologists at University College London (UCL) have developed a brand new app to help.
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England would get knocked out in the quarter finals of UEFA Euro 2016 if the tournament was based on how healthy each nation is.
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Children will be given one less reason to start smoking as new laws come into force to introduce plain, standardised tobacco packaging.
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The Fuse Open Science Blog beat tough national competition to win the award for best blog in the education category at this year's UK Blog Awards.
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Research evidence is often talked about in debates about health - but what actually counts as ‘evidence’ and how can we use this to make a real impact on people’s health and wellbeing?
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People who feel lonely or socially isolated are at increased risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke, researchers from Newcastle University have concluded.
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A 20 per cent reduction in the incidence of dementia has been seen in the UK over the past two decades, according to new research.
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To what extent does EU competition law apply to the NHS, given a changing landscape shaped by the TTIP, a government keen to ramp up private involvement and the spectre of a Brexit, asks Fuse Deputy Director Professor David Hunter.
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The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health was recently delighted to welcome Australian academic Jen Lorains as she visited the UK.
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Public health professionals from across the UK gathered in Newcastle as Fuse hosted the fourth annual scientific meeting of the NIHR School for Public Health Research, this year themed Knowledge into Practice.
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Creating a built environment conducive to health will improve childhood obesity and dementia but it won’t address the issues caused by health inequalities. Fuse Associate Director Clare Bambra explains why.
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For the first time experts have been able to eliminate external factors and specifically pinpoint television as having a direct link with female body ideals.
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Congratulations to Fuse student Hayley Alderson who has successfully completed a PhD on Stakeholder Involvement in Public Health Commissioning.
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The NHS and North East Combined Authority health and social care commission is exploring how to further develop joint working to improve the health and wellbeing of local people and address health inequalities.
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The Treasury decision to introduce a new tax on sugary drinks from 2018 was informed by research conducted by Fuse associates at Teesside University.
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The latest news from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research
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Public Health Panorama calls for submission of papers for a special issue on "Strengthening the use of evidence, information and research for decision-making".
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WHO/Europe is co-sponsoring the Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health for the first time.
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Fuse Deputy Director David Hunter argues that we must acknowledge that the real debate is political, not technical, revolving around the erosion of the public realm and rise of the ‘market state’.
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Two thousand blogs entered the competition and more than 73,000 votes were cast, with the Fuse blog shortlisted for the final in two categories: health and social care, and education.
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Dr Tim Townshend has won an award from the Royal Society of Public Health for the most downloaded article of 2014 for his paper Obesogenic environments:exploring the built and food environments.
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Researchers from Fuse based at Northumbria University are to take part in an innovative study examining the impact the Citizens Advice Bureau can have on people’s health.
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Emergency Departments are having to cope with a huge influx of alcohol-related problems, rising to 70% of incidents at the weekend.
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Writing for The Conversation, Professor Carol Jagger explains what we need to worry about when it comes to healthy ageing - mind or body?
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Women are now spending fewer years with cognitive impairment but more years with disability compared to 20 years ago, new research has revealed.
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Fuse is pleased to announce that the Knowledge Exchange in Public Health conference next year will be co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for Europe.
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The relocation of public health to local authorities has raised questions about where and how investment should be prioritised, concludes the first stage of a study led by Fuse.
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Public health professionals from across the country recently gathered in Edinburgh for the sixth annual UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence conference.
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Professor David Hunter has been appointed specialist advisor to the House of Commons Health Committee inquiry on the impact of the Health and Social Care reforms on the public health landscape.
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European folic acid policy is failing to prevent many neural tube defects warn experts as study finds no clear evidence of a downward trend over a 20 year period.
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A Fuse associate is coordinating a special debate around transport with Northumbria University, newcycling.org and the Economic and Social Research Council during November’s Festival of Social Sciences.
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Environmental factors may be a contributory cause in the development of some childhood cancers, leading scientists have revealed.
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Learn the skills and tools of improvement science to make positive changes in health, healthcare, and your daily life.
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The latest edition of the NIHR School for Public Health Research's newsletter
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Two Fuse associates specialising in the care of older people have been invited to an event at the House of Lords to commend the work of nurses in this field.
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The Commonwealth Fund invites promising mid-career professionals to apply for a unique opportunity to spend up to 12 months in the United States as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice.
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Funded PhD studentships are available at the MRC Epidemiology Unit and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge.
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Primary care doctors will not be able to cope with the rising demand for cancer care in high-income countries which is predicted to double within the next 15 years, according to a new report authored by a Fuse expert.
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Fuse Associate Director Clare Bambra was invited to present evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee inquiry into 'Work, Wages and Wellbeing in the Scottish labour market'.
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The Health Services and Delivery Research commissioned workstream focuses on evaluating models of service delivery and interventions which have the potential to improve service effectiveness, efficiency and productivity.
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The success of an innovative project set up to improve the quality of life for elderly and vulnerable people has been highlighted in a detailed evaluation by a research facility led by Fuse Deputy Director Janet Shucksmith.
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Fuse associate Carol Jagger, AXA Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing at Newcastle University, explains what the post-war baby boom generation can expect as they age.
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Your life expectancy might depend on your postcode – and premises on your high street might be able to help you live longer according to two Fuse public health experts.
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An editorial in the latest Journal of Public Health co-authored by Fuse associate Prof Ted Schrecker warns that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) ‘could be hazardous to your health’.
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A further round of SPHR's Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES), now operated in collaboration with Public Health England, closes on 2 October 2015.
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Researchers in the North East working in collaboration through Fuse are spearheading a unique project to change the behaviour of teenagers and prevent them getting into dangerous situations as a result of alcohol.
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Fuse has extended the submission deadline for the Third International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.
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Public Health England’s regular update, provides news and information on PHE and the public health landscape for all those concerned with the public’s health.
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A weekly message from the Chief Executive of Public Health England
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Fuse is now accepting submissions for the Third Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.
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Apply for a grant from NHS England to showcase your patient participation work
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The North East based Qualitative Health Research Writing Group Network (QHRWGN) would like to encourage students and researchers in the early stage of their career from across the UK to join them for a one day symposium.
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Researchers are looking for expectant parents and parents of children aged 0-3 and 9-12 months to take part in a study.
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The North East Medical Sociology Group is currently planning its next half day seminar which will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 18 November at Sunderland University, City Campus.
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Between a fifth and a quarter of people in the UK dine out or eat takeaway meals at least once a week, researchers have revealed.
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A Fuse academic has become a 'researcher-in-residence' as part of a new innovative partnership with a Gateshead Council to support the use of research evidence.
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More than six out of 10 parents with household incomes of less than £25,000 are struggling to feed their children outside of term time according to crucial new research by a Fuse associate at Northumbria University.
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A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, whilst effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, a study has revealed.
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People using anabolic steroids to improve muscle growth and sporting performance are far more likely to experience issues with their memory, according to new research from a Fuse associate at Northumbria University.
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A new educational film is being launched to help pregnant women learn more about breech birth so that they can make informed decisions about the options available.
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Cancer Prevention Fellowships are 3-year awards to fund outstanding postdoctoral scientists and health care professionals to research behaviour changes that can prevent people getting cancer.
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Young people lack confidence and skills in the kitchen, with many considering microwaving a pizza to be cooking according to a study.
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The British Council are seeking to expand their pool of panel members for the Newton Fund initiative and potentially other British Council Programmes.
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The Sage venue in Gateshead played host to more than 500 public health professionals from across the UK during its two day annual conference (23-24 June), this year themed as The Politics of Healthy Change.
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The Qualitative Health Research Writing Group Network (QHRWGN) is running a residential writing retreat for PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in June.
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If the football Premier League table were based on life and death statistics, Chelsea would still be crowned champions but three of the biggest clubs would find themselves relegated – Manchester City, Everton and Liverpool.
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NICE Committee to develop guidelines on public health topics
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Neoliberal policies have caused 'epidemics' in obesity, stress, austerity and inequality, according to a new book by public health experts from Fuse.
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If you have easy access to good healthcare, your chances of being healthy are significantly increased. That’s not rocket science.
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Research that starts with questions drawn from both academics and participants is more likely to address patient needs than questions driven by academics, funders or institutions.
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Fuse research associates from Northumbria University have helped to develop a National Career Framework to ensure that nursing staff have the skills and expertise they need to care for older people with complex needs.
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Children with cerebral palsy face a 'postcode-lottery' in the healthcare they receive, new research has revealed.
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Applications are invited for Career Development Fellowships to work within the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge.
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Fuse associate Pam Graham, Senior Research Assistant in Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University, discusses how a good breakfast influences how we think and learn.
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Communities are being pulled apart by the bedroom tax as people struggle to ‘survive’ its effects, says a leading academic from Fuse based at Newcastle University.
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Rather than exclude politics from health, Fuse Deputy Director David Hunter argues that we must embrace it if we are to improve our complex health systems.
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An influential public health practitioner in the North East and founding member of Fuse has contributed to a report which provides a series of reflections on the critical relationship between health and the economy.
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A Fuse Associate is part of a team of experts from Northumbria University examining the impact of a school wellbeing course offered by the Newcastle United Foundation.
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The Qualitative Health Research Writing Group Network (QHRWGN) was set up in response to an overwhelming number of researchers who expressed an interest in joining a writing group to help improve their abilities.
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New Research Grants Programme aims to provide opportunities for the arts sector to engage in collaborative research to explore the impact that arts and culture can have on the cultural, social, educational, economic and health landscape.
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Fuse researchers are calling on the Government to introduce more weight loss programmes targeted at low-income women and children in deprived areas after research shows they have at least short term benefits in tackling obesity.
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Fuse members from Durham University’s Centre for Public Policy and Health (CPPH) are working to progress evidence-informed policy across Europe.
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A case study by two Fuse members has been selected by the Medical Schools Council for inclusion in its new publication, Health of the Nation: The impact of UK medical schools' research.
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As each New Year begins with more of us choosing not to drink in January, an event led by a Fuse academic is to look at the risks and benefits of consuming alcohol.
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Children in the North East will be enjoying healthy, tasty and exciting school meals thanks to a new set of standards introduced this month with the help of Fuse Director Ashley Adamson.
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The North East Medical Sociology Group is currently planning its next half day seminar which will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at Northumbria University, City Campus.
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Fuse would like to wish all our friends and colleagues a very happy festive season.
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Fuse academic and dietitian Amelia Lake has provided expert advice to help bust the myths surrounding conflicting health and diet studies.
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New guidance on co-sleeping with babies, based on advice from the Parent-Infant Sleep Lab led by Fuse associate member Helen Ball, helps parents understand the potential risks.
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Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS in England, was welcomed to Durham University Queen’s Campus by Fuse deputy director Professor David Hunter to give a guest lecture on the importance of public health and prevention.
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Public Health England (PHE) is seeking views on the proposed NHS Health Check research priorities.
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Fuse welcomed news that Newcastle University, one of its member institutions, has been selected as a leading academic centre for primary care research in England and will join the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR).
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Universal free school meals should be offered to all children in their first years of secondary school, according to one of the leading nutrition experts in the UK.
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A North East campaign is urging women to think twice and limit how much they drink to reduce their breast cancer risk.
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An 'important study' on lung cancer published by Fuse academics is the subject of an editorial in one of the world's leading respiratory medicine journals.
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The Fuse Complex Systems Research Programme is inviting public health policy and practice partners in north-east England to a discussion on health and wellbeing board strategies.
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Health care services have a challenge in meeting the multiple and complex needs of Traveller communities according to new research published by Fuse academics at Northumbria University.
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Submissions for abstracts are now being welcomed for the Public Health England (PHE) Applied Epidemiology Scientific Meeting in March 2015.
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The North East Medical Sociology Group is currently planning its next half day seminar which will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 11 May at Newcastle University.
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The latest news from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research
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