The Swedish model for CVD prevention: Public Health cultivation combined with individual health dialogues in Primary Care

In Sweden, mortality from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) increased steadily during the 20th century and in the mid-1980s. The county of Västerbotten had the highest mortality. Therefore, a community intervention programme was launched – Read more

‘Lies, Damn’d lies and statistics: why it is (almost) impossible to communicate risk ethically’

Any claim about an individual’s risk of harm is always made relative to some reference class (or body-of-information): there is no such thing as an individual’s “actual” risk of lung cancer, but, rather, Read more

Crohn’s disease risk and prognosis determined by different genes, study finds

Researchers have identified a series of genetic variants that affect the severity of Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease – but surprisingly, none of these variants appear to be Read more

NIHR research award for Gillian Gatiss, Addenbrooke’s liver transplant dietitian

Gillian Gatiss, a dietitian in the Addenbrooke’s team that works with patients awaiting liver transplantation, has been awarded the HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship through the ICA HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for Read more

Funding announcement for our CRF

On Friday 18th November, the Department of Health announced a further £112 million investment into NIHR Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) across the country.
Following a competitive application and assessment Read more

Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain

Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The study, Read more

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