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Creating bridges: The importance of sharing research findings with the public article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Creating bridges: The importance of sharing research findings with the public

Dr Jitka Vseteckova explains why it is important to keep the wider public informed of the latest research findings, especially now...

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Introducing public health

This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public health and health promotion. It considers the scope and focus of public health and how it is subject to change and located within the wider global context.

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6 hrs
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London’s great smog prompts link with Delhi article icon

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London’s great smog prompts link with Delhi

The UK has cleaner air than in 1952 when the great smog of London descended on the capital – but not yet clean enough for thousands.

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Electric bus was killed off 100 years ago article icon

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Electric bus was killed off 100 years ago

The electric bus and other vehicles could have been running in the UK over a century ago, if fraudsters had not stifled clean transport at birth.

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Climate change is triple risk to Europe

New studies confirm climate change’s triple risk to Europe. The heat is on, lives are at risk and the floods are arriving earlier.

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Canada & UK launch coal phaseout plan

At the UN climate summit, a group of countries has undertaken to end the use and the financing of coal.

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Why is New Delhi experiencing ever-worsening periods of smog? article icon

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Why is New Delhi experiencing ever-worsening periods of smog?

The Indian city is seeing levels of dangerous pollution - similar to those that killed Londoners in 1952. Ranjit Devraj shines a light through the gloom.

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What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean?

In August 2017, a new convention governing the use of Mercury came into force (at least in the countries which have signed up). María Elena Hurtado explains what it means - and why it's only a first step.

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Can we get to a world without suicide? article icon

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Can we get to a world without suicide?

After his son’s suicide aged 18, Steve Mallen sees the world differently. Along with a growing number of mental health experts, he wants to reduce the rate of suicide across the world, and is aiming for zero. Simon Usborne finds out more.

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Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? article icon

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Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes to tucking into fast food.

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Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of resource. But Medicins Sans Frontières are finding research is a key part of response. Anita Makri explains why.

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Are the Orlando murders part of a public health emergency? article icon

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Are the Orlando murders part of a public health emergency?

Two public health researchers on gun violence try to help make some sense of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Florida.

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