2017

Fuse 2018 Conference: Call for abstracts extended

If you're a researcher, academic, policy-maker or health care practitioner who has grappled with the challenge of using evidence in policy-making, Fuse 2018 wants to hear from you.

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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.

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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.

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Devolution, governance and equity in health and health care systems

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

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Nutrition Bulletin celebrates 50 years of nutrition science

A special issue of Nutrition Bulletin published on 15 August 2017

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Behaviour Change and Cancer Prevention course

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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