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Transforming the ‘foodscape’: development and feasibility testing of interventions to promote healthier take-away, pub or restaurant food

Reducing obesity requires a change in what and how we eat. The ‘Foodscape’ study aimed to identify effective interventions to change the meals offered by takeaways, test them in the real world and evaluate their potential for improving diets and /or reducing obesity.

October 2013 - March 2017

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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for improving young people’s sexual health but a third of schools in England lacks good SRE and government guidance is outdated.

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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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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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Report: Changing risk behaviours and promoting cognitive health in older adults

Changing risk behaviours and promoting cognitive health in older adults: an evidence-based resource for local authorities and commissioners.

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Evaluation of NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme begins

Preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes and related complications and illnesses will reduce long term treatment costs.

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Breakthrough Mentoring

NIHR SPHR’s Breakthrough Mentoring scheme has completed a feasibility study which indicates it would be possible to undertake a large scale Randomised Control Trial (RCT) to test the effectiveness of youth mentoring in the UK.

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