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Social disadvantage in the UK has a lasting impact on childhood asthma

Children experiencing social disadvantage in their first few years of life have a greatly increased risk of asthma persisting into adulthood. These are the findings of a study by SPHR researchers, published today in the journal Thorax, looking at the early life circumstances of thousands of UK children and their risk for persistent asthma as teenagers.

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Conceptual Framework for Public Mental Health – launch of a new web-based tool

SPHR researchers from the public mental health programme have developed a tool to help improve people’s understanding of what has an impact on mental health.

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Celebrating young peoples involvement and engagement with research

A successful virtual event for all the young people’s groups and individuals who have taken part in public involvement and engagement activities within SPHR research over the last five years has taken place.

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NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR)

Established in April 2012, the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) is a partnership between eight leading centres of academic public health research excellence across England. The School aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice by bringing together England’s leading public health research expertise in one virtual organisation.


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