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What factors make ‘age-friendly environments’ effective?

A new study, published in the journal Systematic Reviews, conducted by researchers at the University of Liverpool and Newcastle University has identified the most effective initiatives for promoting respect and social inclusion for older people living in the community.

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Study of 3,000 drinkers’ attempts to cut down produces sobering results

January is a popular month for people trying to reduce their alcohol intake but how successful are they in doing so?

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What is best practice in school sex education?

Sex and relationship education (SRE) is regarded as vital for improving young people’s sexual health but a third of schools in England lacks good SRE and government guidance is outdated.

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Refreshed and renewed membership for the NIHR School for Public Health Research announced

The refreshed and renewed membership for the NIHR School for Public Health Research has been announced (4 April, 2017).

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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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Digital alcohol advice may help to reduce drinking

A study from NIHR SPHR researchers at Fuse has found that 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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Outcomes of the Drink Less alcohol reduction smartphone app trial

Alcohol consumption is responsible for approximately 3.3 million deaths worldwide each year and more than 10 million people in the UK regularly drink above recommended guidelines.

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What is the impact of locating welfare advice in GP surgeries?

Patients seeking support related to benefits claims and social problems associated with low income and debt account for a considerable amount of busy General Practitioners’ consultation time.

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Intervention impact on North East smoking in pregnancy

An intervention evaluated by NIHR SPHR researchers at 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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Sensory impairments increase the risk of frailty in later life

Research by Ann Liljas, NIHR SPHR PhD student at UCL, and colleagues has shown that older community-dwelling English adults with self-reported hearing problems and poor vision, respectively, have increased risks of frailty over four years.

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