Advice to eat fish at least twice a week during pregnancy lost in confusing guidelines
This research evaluated the associations between fish consumption, mercury and child development in the UK
Care homes need urgent review
This research examines how we can improve the quality of life of older people in care homes.
Conflicts of interest in healthcare: NHS procurement rules must be clarified
This research takes stock of recent developments in NHS governance and explores ways to clarify procurement rules.
Policies that reduce greenhouse gases can improve human wellbeing
This research assesses the impact of urban policies on human wellbeing.
Energy planning in cities requires holistic assessment of both environmental and health impacts
This research has developed a model for analysing energy related policies and their effects both in the city and beyond.
Clean water linked to rising birth rates in Africa: why development initiatives must consider women’s reproductive services
This research explores the unintended consequences of foreign aid and highlights the need for community based, bottom-up approaches to rural development initiatives in Africa.
Good Practice Guidance on working with parents with a learning disability must be updated and placed at the heart of practice
The Good Practice Guidance on working with parents with a learning disability must be moved from the archive to the desktop.
Active after-school clubs are important for improving children’s physical activity
This briefing highlights the finding that after-school is a key time for children to be physically active. It also identifies training for existing school staff as a potentially cost-effective way of increasing physical activity provision.
The 2008 Global Financial Crisis: effects on mental health and suicide
The 2008-2013 recession was followed by rises in suicide in England and other affected countries. It is critical that we learn lessons from the recent recession to reduce the impact of future economic downturns on suicide and mental health.
Improving sheep and goat health: community-led monitoring and targeted treatment
Monitoring the health of whole herds and targeting treatment at individual animals that need it most can effectively improve animal health and productivity while minimising cost. This research looked at a community-led framework for gutworm treatment for goats and sheep in northern Botswana.
Priorities for suicide prevention: balancing the risks and opportunities of internet use
Minimising the risks of the internet while harnessing its potential for good is one of the most significant emerging challenges for suicide prevention. This research explored how people with suicidal feelings use the internet, and its impact on their suicidal behaviour.
Getting girls active: Reducing gender inequality in physical activity
Most girls are less active than boys from childhood to adolescence. Creative and concerted efforts are needed to directly address this gender gap. Our research shows that peers, parents, active travel to school and after-school clubs hold promise to help girls become and stay active.
Delivery is just as important as content in sex and relationship education
This research looks at what makes sex and relationship education effective and acceptable to young people
Too many takeaways? How the food environment affects the health and wellbeing of communities
“We don’t have a single youth club, any safe places where youngsters can come together and have a good time. So the takeaways become the place where youngsters meet.” - Aisha