2016

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Stressed Brains Can't Learn: Paper Tigers

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

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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.

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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.

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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: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:13:33 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NIHR School for Public Health Newsletter

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CEDAR Bulletin March 2016

The latest news from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research

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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".

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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.

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:48:11 BST