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PhD Studentship in digital public health

Northumbria University

Last modified: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:56:22 BST

Citizens Advice support service helps to reduce stress and anxiety

Research carried out by Fuse researchers at Northumbria University shows that people who use the Citizens Advice Service in Gateshead feel less stressed and anxious after doing so.

Last modified: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:46:19 BST

Investment will not necessarily lead to better use of research in health

Increased funding for health service and policy research will not necessarily lead to better use of research by health system decision-makers, argues Senior Investigator Professor David Hunter.

Last modified: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:29:17 BST

Devolution, governance and equity in health and health care systems

This article considers the implications of devolution on health policy in England.

Last modified: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:42:34 BST

Nutrition Bulletin celebrates 50 years of nutrition science

A special issue of Nutrition Bulletin published on 15 August 2017

Last modified: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:03:12 BST

Competition shortlisting for Fuse projects

Fuse has been recognised in a competition to find those making the best use of digital technology to promote health research.

Last modified: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:09:59 BST

A prescription of activities shown to improve health and well-being

Gyms, walking groups, gardening, cooking clubs and volunteering have all been shown to work in improving the health and well-being reported by a group of people with long-term conditions.

Last modified: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:57:58 BST

Online tools shown to work to help cut drinking in former soldiers

UK Armed Forces personnel moving back into civilian life and having difficulties with alcohol could be helped by the use of online tools, a new study has revealed.

Last modified: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:57:09 BST

Canadian Foundation to host international Knowledge Exchange conference in 2018

Canada's Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) has partnered with the British Columbia Ministry of Health and Fuse to host the 4th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.

Last modified: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:38:28 BST

Vote for Fuse in the NIHR Let’s Get Digital competition 2017

Two Fuse entries have been shortlisted in a competition recognising those making the best use of digital technology to promote health research.

Last modified: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:48:22 BST

Fuse provides evidence for PHE weight loss and management guidance

Fuse has had a prominent role in developing new guidance for the delivery and commissioning of services to help adults to manage their weight loss.

Last modified: Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:41:28 BST

From ashtrays full of cigarette butts to smoke-free environments

It is ten years since the smoking ban for enclosed workplaces in the UK came into force. Fuse associate Dr Andrew Russell from the Life of Breath research project takes a look at how things have changed.

Last modified: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:56:04 BST

Yoga benefits in the ageing population

Older people with a range of age-related conditions including arthritis and dementia showed physical and health related improvements after doing Yoga classes, research shows.

Last modified: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:55:30 BST

Spatial planning for health: PHE evidence review

This review, produced by the Public Health England (PHE) Healthy Places team, provides public health planners and local communities with evidence informed principles for designing healthy places.

Last modified: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:04:59 BST

Fuse Director appointed lead of the National School for Public Health Research

Professor Ashley Adamson has been named the new director of a £20.5m collaboration set up to tackle the big health challenges of the future.

Last modified: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:44:43 BST

Behaviour Change and Cancer Prevention course

A new online module on behaviour change and cancer prevention for healthcare professionals.

Last modified: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:49:44 BST

Physical activity levels tail off in boys and girls from age seven

Physical activity levels may start tailing off as early as seven-years-old, rather than during adolescence as is widely believed, new research reveals.

Last modified: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:15:04 GMT

Inequality driving people to suicide

People with unstable employment, insecure housing, low income or in areas of socioeconomic deprivation are more likely to take their own life, with inequality clearly linked with a higher risk of suicide, a new report has found.

Last modified: Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:34:43 BST

Study highlights issues alcohol causes for ambulance staff

Research has found that almost half of North East paramedics have been subjected to alcohol-related physical assaults while on duty.

Last modified: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:53:40 GMT

Scheme’s success at stopping mums-to-be smoking

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.

Last modified: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:34:26 GMT

A prescription for tackling riskier drinking

While campaigns like ‘Dry January’ offer social drinkers an opportunity to reflect on their consumption – the next frontline in challenging the UK’s excess drinking culture could become the high-street pharmacy.

Last modified: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:58:04 GMT

Fuse blog shortlisted in the UK Blog Awards 2017

The Fuse blog has again been shortlisted for the final of the UK Blog Awards in two categories: Health & Social Care, and Education.

Last modified: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:00:34 GMT

Editorial on new WHO initiative to strengthen evidence-informed practice

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.

Last modified: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:40:02 GMT

National award for Social Enterprise inspiring people about good food

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.

Last modified: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:22:44 GMT

Fuse associate showcases world-class research at Food Matters Live

More than 13,500 experts from across the food, health and nutrition sectors attended Food Matters Live 2016 – including Fuse associate Professor Greta Defeyter.

Last modified: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:53:50 GMT

Fuse academics helping to improve health in Europe

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.

Last modified: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:08:26 GMT

Teens invited to learn the importance of social science research

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.

Last modified: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:14:38 GMT

Stressed Brains Can't Learn: Paper Tigers

A documentary film by James Redford Wednesday 14 December 2016, 17.30-19.30, Newcastle University

Last modified: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:24:00 GMT

Digital alcohol advice may help to reduce drinking

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.

Last modified: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:38:33 BST

How are priority-setting tools used in local government?

Findings will soon be published from a follow on study looking at the decision making tools used by local authorities to prioritise spending.

Last modified: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:45:36 BST

Pledge to strengthen community involvement in research

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.

Last modified: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:47:02 BST

Fuse co-authored health inequalities book a BMA award winner

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.

Last modified: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:16:30 BST

Fuse is helping to fund the research ambitions of early career academics

Six ambitious academics are set to receive funding from Fuse to develop research proposals in their area of interest.

Last modified: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:27:25 BST

Initiative has clear impact on North East smoking in pregnancy

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.

Last modified: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:36:09 BST

From riches to rags - the US health story

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.

Last modified: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:42:54 BST

Experts call for better services for patients with facial pain

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.

Last modified: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:46:22 BST

Volunteers needed to examine the effects of exercise on fluoride in adults

Researchers at Teesside University are conducting a study to examine the effects of exercise on fluoride metabolism in adults.

Last modified: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:38:02 BST

New network aims to address health and social inequalities

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.

Last modified: Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:09:45 BST

Policy makers must act to reduce energy drinks consumption by young people

Policy makers must act to reduce energy drinks consumption by children and adolescents, says new report.

Last modified: Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:07:03 BST

Why do you feel like you’re falling when you go to sleep?

Fuse Associate Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science and Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research, writes about hypnic jerks for The Conversation.

Last modified: Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:12:59 BST

Why eating outdoors wards off disease and illness

Fuse Associate Dr Paul Innerd says that eating alfresco could help to boost our immunity and wellbeing.

Last modified: Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:14:20 BST

Benefit sanctions, stigma and hunger pains - life inside foodbank Britain

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.

Last modified: Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:29:33 BST

Research highlights issue of alcohol in the criminal justice system

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.

Last modified: Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:16:26 BST

NIHR School for Public Health Newsletter

News from the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR)

Last modified: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:21:43 BST

Protecting mental health: call for Frontiers Innovators - Wellcome Trust

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.

Last modified: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:55:35 BST

Drink Less: A free app to help people reduce their consumption of alcohol

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.

Last modified: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:43:19 BST

England ‘won’t make it past the quarter finals’ in Euro 2016

England would get knocked out in the quarter finals of UEFA Euro 2016 if the tournament was based on how healthy each nation is.

Last modified: Tue, 24 May 2016 09:15:56 BST

Plain cigarette packaging hailed as a 'momentous step'

Children will be given one less reason to start smoking as new laws come into force to introduce plain, standardised tobacco packaging.

Last modified: Fri, 20 May 2016 12:30:07 BST

Fuse blog wins national award

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.

Last modified: Thu, 05 May 2016 11:47:54 BST

World-leading public health experts gather to discuss research evidence & impact

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?

Last modified: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:34:27 BST

Loneliness linked with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke

People who feel lonely or socially isolated are at increased risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke, researchers from Newcastle University have concluded.

Last modified: Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:08:14 BST

New cases of dementia fall by 20 per cent over two decades

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.

Last modified: Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:24:51 BST

Does the NHS still reside in a grey area for EU competition law?

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.

Last modified: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:54:57 BST

Australian researcher shares experience working with indigenous groups

The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health was recently delighted to welcome Australian academic Jen Lorains as she visited the UK.

Last modified: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:14:24 BST

Fuse hosts meeting of national public health research school

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.

Last modified: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:34:04 BST

The NHS plans for 'healthy towns' will not be a cure for inequality

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.

Last modified: Wed, 06 Apr 2016 10:51:08 BST

TV exposure linked to female body ideal

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.

Last modified: Wed, 06 Apr 2016 10:42:43 BST

Fuse student completes PhD funded by Clinical Commissioning Group

Congratulations to Fuse student Hayley Alderson who has successfully completed a PhD on Stakeholder Involvement in Public Health Commissioning.

Last modified: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:39:13 BST

Evidence call - NHS & North East Combined Authority health commission

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.

Last modified: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:59:50 BST

Government proposed ‘sugar tax’ informed by Fuse associate research

The Treasury decision to introduce a new tax on sugary drinks from 2018 was informed by research conducted by Fuse associates at Teesside University.

Last modified: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:56:22 BST

CEDAR Bulletin March 2016

The latest news from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research

Last modified: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:28:44 GMT

Public Health Panorama - Call for papers

Public Health Panorama calls for submission of papers for a special issue on "Strengthening the use of evidence, information and research for decision-making".

Last modified: Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:11:32 BST

WHO/Europe and Tranzo sponsor Fuse Conference

WHO/Europe is co-sponsoring the Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health for the first time.

Last modified: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:11:42 GMT

The politics of health: taking the long view on the state of the NHS

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’.

Last modified: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:33:16 GMT

Fuse blog shortlisted for the UK Blog Awards

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.

Last modified: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:44:25 GMT

Fuse associate wins award for obesogenic environments article

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.

Last modified: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:22:21 GMT

Does the Citizens Advice Bureau help to reduce stress?

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.

Last modified: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:16:23 GMT

The true cost of alcohol-related incidents to emergency care

Emergency Departments are having to cope with a huge influx of alcohol-related problems, rising to 70% of incidents at the weekend.

Last modified: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:48:36 GMT

What do we need to worry about when it comes to ageing well?

Writing for The Conversation, Professor Carol Jagger explains what we need to worry about when it comes to healthy ageing - mind or body?

Last modified: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:55:28 GMT

Living longer and healthier in mind but not in body

Women are now spending fewer years with cognitive impairment but more years with disability compared to 20 years ago, new research has revealed.

Last modified: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:07:05 GMT

WHO to co-sponsor Fuse conference

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.

Last modified: Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:02:04 GMT

Relocation of public health raises questions about where and how to invest

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.

Last modified: Tue, 08 Dec 2015 10:25:16 GMT

Fuse joins fellow Centres of Excellence at UK public health summit

Public health professionals from across the country recently gathered in Edinburgh for the sixth annual UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence conference.

Last modified: Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:54:37 GMT

Fuse Deputy Director to advise Government health inquiry

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.

Last modified: Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:29:35 GMT

European folic acid policy inadequate, warn experts

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.

Last modified: Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:33:38 GMT

Northumbria University hosts national transport and cycling debate

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.

Last modified: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 12:59:12 GMT

Environmental factors may contribute to evolution of childhood cancers

Environmental factors may be a contributory cause in the development of some childhood cancers, leading scientists have revealed.

Last modified: Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:35:32 GMT

Practical Improvement Science in Healthcare – free online course

Learn the skills and tools of improvement science to make positive changes in health, healthcare, and your daily life.

Last modified: Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:03:08 GMT

News from the NIHR School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR)

The latest edition of the NIHR School for Public Health Research's newsletter

Last modified: Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:34:21 GMT

Recognition for role in caring for older people

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.

Last modified: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:59:55 GMT

Harkness Fellowship for UK Health Professionals

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.

Last modified: Tue, 08 Dec 2015 17:30:30 GMT

Studentships in Public Health Research and Epidemiology

Funded PhD studentships are available at the MRC Epidemiology Unit and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge.

Last modified: Tue, 08 Dec 2015 17:17:01 GMT

Coping with the growing demand for cancer care

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.

Last modified: Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:58:42 BST

Fuse expert gives evidence to Scottish Parliament inquiry

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'.

Last modified: Sun, 04 Oct 2015 18:42:08 BST

New funding opportunities with the NIHR HS&DR Programme

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.

Last modified: Sun, 04 Oct 2015 18:51:36 BST

Report highlights success of innovative scheme helping the elderly

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.

Last modified: Sun, 04 Oct 2015 21:40:46 BST

What does the future hold for the baby boomers?

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.

Last modified: Sun, 04 Oct 2015 21:37:02 BST

Can community pharmacies reach places that others can't?

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.

Last modified: Sun, 04 Oct 2015 21:55:50 BST

Editorial takes aim at trade negotiations

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’.

Last modified: Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:07:19 BST

SPHR Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme - call for applications

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.

Last modified: Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:27:22 BST

Early intervention to change teenagers' risky drinking behaviour

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.

Last modified: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:48:26 BST

Call for papers deadline extended - Fuse Knowledge Exchange Conference 2016

Fuse has extended the submission deadline for the Third International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.

Last modified: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:00:32 BST

PHE Bulletin - 1 September 2015

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.

Last modified: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:46:02 BST

Duncan Selbie's Friday Message

A weekly message from the Chief Executive of Public Health England

Last modified: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:57:45 BST

Fuse Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health - call for papers

Fuse is now accepting submissions for the Third Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.

Last modified: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:37:04 BST

NHS England Community Grant

Apply for a grant from NHS England to showcase your patient participation work

Last modified: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:48:19 BST

Qualitative Health Research Writing Group Network event - call for papers

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.

Last modified: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:22:24 BST

Volunteers needed for fluoride research study

Researchers are looking for expectant parents and parents of children aged 0-3 and 9-12 months to take part in a study.

Last modified: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:56:21 BST

North East Medical Sociology Group - call for papers and save the date

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.

Last modified: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:05:57 BST

One in five UK adults eat meals out or order takeaways in each week

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.

Last modified: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 09:43:07 BST

Fuse teams up with Council to embed research into practice

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.

Last modified: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 11:27:20 GMT

Research reveals impact of the school holidays on struggling families

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.

Last modified: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:18:02 BST

Diet and exercise fails to prevent gestational diabetes in obese women

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.

Last modified: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:00:06 BST

Gym steroid use has impact on memory

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.

Last modified: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:13:39 BST

New film helps women facing breech birth decision

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.

Last modified: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:53:16 BST

Cancer Prevention Fellowships: Call for applications

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.

Last modified: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:18:33 BST

Warning over poor cooking skills among teenagers

Young people lack confidence and skills in the kitchen, with many considering microwaving a pizza to be cooking according to a study.

Last modified: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:12:18 BST

Call for Peer Reviewers/Panel Members for the British Council Newton Fund

The British Council are seeking to expand their pool of panel members for the Newton Fund initiative and potentially other British Council Programmes.

Last modified: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:50:58 BST

Fuse welcomes the Faculty of Public Health conference to the North East

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.

Last modified: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:00:37 BST

Qualitative health research writing retreat

The Qualitative Health Research Writing Group Network (QHRWGN) is running a residential writing retreat for PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in June.

Last modified: Tue, 26 May 2015 16:42:52 BST

New health league table shows North-South divide

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.

Last modified: Tue, 19 May 2015 16:54:14 BST

NICE Committee member recruitment

NICE Committee to develop guidelines on public health topics

Last modified: Fri, 29 May 2015 15:04:40 BST

How neoliberal policies have made us sick

Neoliberal policies have caused 'epidemics' in obesity, stress, austerity and inequality, according to a new book by public health experts from Fuse.

Last modified: Wed, 27 May 2015 12:53:44 BST

Who is closer - your doctor or your pharmacist?

If you have easy access to good healthcare, your chances of being healthy are significantly increased. That’s not rocket science.

Last modified: Tue, 12 May 2015 14:55:04 BST

Co-production key to public involvement in public health

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.

Last modified: Tue, 12 May 2015 13:38:31 BST

New research could revolutionise the way nurses care for older people

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.

Last modified: Tue, 12 May 2015 15:07:51 BST

Healthcare a 'postcode-lottery' for children with cerebral palsy

Children with cerebral palsy face a 'postcode-lottery' in the healthcare they receive, new research has revealed.

Last modified: Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:54:28 GMT

Career Development Fellowships, Public Health Research

Applications are invited for Career Development Fellowships to work within the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge.

Last modified: Fri, 22 May 2015 14:12:22 BST

Does the food children eat for breakfast fuel exam grades?

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.

Last modified: Tue, 12 May 2015 16:21:11 BST

People struggling to 'simply survive' the bedroom tax, says new study

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.

Last modified: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:19:13 GMT

Role of politics in understanding complex, messy health systems

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.

Last modified: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:10:09 GMT

Report joins the dots between health and the economy

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.

Last modified: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:36:55 GMT

Experts examine footballers' impact on school children's fitness

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.

Last modified: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:53:33 GMT

Writing group for Postgraduate & Early Career Researchers in the North East

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.

Last modified: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:36:46 GMT

Arts Council England - Research Grants Programme open for applications

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.

Last modified: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:21:55 GMT

Researchers call for more targeted weight loss programmes to tackle obesity

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.

Last modified: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:36:41 GMT

Experts working with WHO to enhance evidence-informed policy in Europe

Fuse members from Durham University’s Centre for Public Policy and Health (CPPH) are working to progress evidence-informed policy across Europe.

Last modified: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:03:22 GMT

Centre impact case study showcased in UK medical school top 40

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.

Last modified: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:44:45 GMT

Fuse academic puts alcohol in the spotlight

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.

Last modified: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:37:39 GMT

Fuse Director helps set new School Food Standards in North East schools

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.

Last modified: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:00:31 GMT

North East Medical Sociology Group - call for papers and save the date

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.

Last modified: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:31:28 GMT

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Fuse

Fuse would like to wish all our friends and colleagues a very happy festive season.

Last modified: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:17:21 GMT

Which food scare headlines should we be swallowing?

Fuse academic and dietitian Amelia Lake has provided expert advice to help bust the myths surrounding conflicting health and diet studies.

Last modified: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:08:39 GMT

New guidelines on co-sleeping with babies help parents to make informed choices

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.

Last modified: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:28:22 GMT

Fuse deputy director welcomes NHS chief executive to the North East

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.

Last modified: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:12:42 GMT

Consultation open on the proposed NHS Health Check research priorities

Public Health England (PHE) is seeking views on the proposed NHS Health Check research priorities.

Last modified: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:21:23 GMT

Fuse university selected to join national School for Primary Care Research

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).

Last modified: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:56:51 GMT

School lunches deliver health benefits - but only if they are consumed

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.

Last modified: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:05:37 GMT

Think Twice: alcohol and cancer campaign launched

A North East campaign is urging women to think twice and limit how much they drink to reduce their breast cancer risk.

Last modified: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:00:51 GMT

Fuse lung cancer research highlighted by world leading journal

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.

Last modified: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:46:31 GMT

Building on Health and Wellbeing Strategies in the North East

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.

Last modified: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:05:04 GMT

Fuse research aims to improve Travellers' health

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.

Last modified: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:09:09 GMT

PHE Applied Epidemiology Scientific Meeting - abstracts welcome

Submissions for abstracts are now being welcomed for the Public Health England (PHE) Applied Epidemiology Scientific Meeting in March 2015.

Last modified: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:57:45 GMT

Publication of the joint review of drug and alcohol commissioning

We have published the letter from Duncan Selbie and Dr Janet Atherton about the publication of the joint review of drug and alcohol commissioning.

Last modified: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:58:58 GMT

Fuse health expert calls for more measures to tackle Ebola

Leading Fuse health expert David Hunter calls on EU for more measures to tackle Ebola epidemic.

Last modified: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:11:07 GMT

Fuse welcomes new director

Asley Adamsom Professor of Public Health Nutrition at Newcastle University, takes on the roles of Director of Fuse.

Last modified: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:13:20 GMT

Fuse experts tackle north south health divide

Public health experts from Fuse have contributed to a major new report that aims to tackle the widening health gap between the north and the rest of England.

Last modified: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:17:40 GMT

Live Well Navigators Job Opportunities

Live Well Navigators Job Opportunities

Last modified: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:18:24 BST

North East Medical Sociology Group - impact of gender on health

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.

Last modified: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:33:09 BST

CEDAR Bulletin

The latest news from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research

Last modified: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:07:26 GMT