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RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award prize 9 October 2014 Rachel Dommett, Theresa Redaniel, Mike Stevens, Richard Martin and Willie Hamilton won a category prize in the 2013 RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award for their research paper entitled “Risk of childhood cancer with symptoms in primary care: a population-based case-control study,” published in the British Journal of General Practice. In their paper, 12 features of childhood cancers were identified, each of which increased the risk of cancer at least tenfold. These symptoms, particularly when combined with multiple consultations, warrant careful evaluation in general practice.
  • RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award prize 9 October 2014 Rachel Dommett, Theresa Redaniel, Mike Stevens, Richard Martin and Willie Hamilton won a category prize in the 2013 RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award for their research paper entitled “Risk of childhood cancer with symptoms in primary care: a population-based case-control study,” published in the British Journal of General Practice. In their paper, 12 features of childhood cancers were identified, each of which increased the risk of cancer at least tenfold. These symptoms, particularly when combined with multiple consultations, warrant careful evaluation in general practice.
  • HIV survival boost for South African patients 11 September 2014 South Africans with HIV have chances of remaining alive after two years on antiretroviral therapy (ART) that are comparable to those of North American patients, provided that therapy is started promptly, according to new research published today in PLOS Medicine.
  • International Journal of Epidemiology tops the Impact Factor Ratings 7 August 2014 The 2013 impact factor ratings released on the 30th July (ISI Web of Science Journal Citation Reports) sees the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE) at the top of its field – Number one out of a field of 160 journals.
  • National Institute of Health Research Public Health Research Programme Award 30 July 2014 Dr Ruth Kipping and colleagues have been awarded £431,495 by the National Institute of Health Research Public Health Research Programme to undertake a feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial in child care settings
  • New promotions/progressions in SSCM 23 July 2014 Richard Huxtable has been appointed Professor of Medical Ethics and Law. Sarah Purdy has been appointed as Professor of Primary Care. Congratulations to them for this well-deserved recognition of their outstanding achievements. Congratulations are also due to Pete Blair and Nicky Welton on their promotion to Reader, and to Laura Howe on her promotion to Senior Research Fellow.
  • SSCM Newsletter July 2014 23 July 2014
  • School scheme unable to boost healthy eating and activity among children 17 July 2014 A school-based scheme to encourage children to eat healthily and be active has had little effect, conclude researchers in a study published on bmj.com today.
  • Approval of prison modelling study 17 July 2014 Gilead Sciences has approved a research proposal at the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol. The investigator-sponsored research proposal is entitled "The impact and cost-effectiveness of HCV treatment in prison in the DAA era: modelling analyses in England and Scotland".
  • Sir Henry Dale Fellowship awarded 17 July 2014
  • Obesity and excess weight in childhood may increase asthma risk, study finds 2 July 2014 Long-term study of 5,000 children suggests likelihood of developing condition rises 55% for every extra unit of BMI

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