A study of over 94,000 cafeteria meal choices has found that doubling the vegetarian options – from one in four to two in four – reduced the proportion of meat-rich purchases by between 40-80% without affecting overall food sales. The results are from the first major study to look at whether tweaking food availability […]
Archives for September 2019
People who achieve weight loss of 10% or more in the first five years following diagnosis with type 2 diabetes have the greatest chance of seeing their disease go into remission, according to a study led by the University of Cambridge. The findings suggest that it is possible to recover from the disease without intensive […]
The Department of Public Health and Primary Care is setting up a new medical humanities working group. This aims to explore and utilise the relevance of the arts and humanities to medical education. Dr Anne Swift (Director, Improving Health teaching) Dr Robbie Duschinsky (Head, Applied Social Science group at the Primary Care Unit) and Dr […]
Members of the Primary Care Cancer Group made a valuable contribution to CRUK’s Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme summer school, held in Cambridge in July 2019. Dr Fiona Walter presented on the use of cancer diagnostics in primary care while Dr Valerie Sills was Scrum Master for the winning team in the ‘Envisioning New Diagnostics’ […]
After the success of its two previous workshops on Anticipatory Prescribing, the Cambridge Palliative and End of Life Care Group is holding a further workshop on Wednesday October 30th in Cambridge for health professionals and policy makers. We will review Dr Richella Ryan’s research on national polices and guidelines for AP and start work on drawing up professional consensus guidance together.
A new and innovative Medical Student Systematic Reviews Group, at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, enabled 53 medical students to contribute directly to ongoing systematic reviews in 16 different research groups during 2018/9. The Group is launching for its second year this week and more details are available here. Systematic reviews are […]