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The enduring power of the stereotypical idea of the alcoholic.

Jim McCambridge, Professor of Addictive Behaviours and Public Health, University of York asks us (in a very timely manner) to stop and think about problem drinking. Continue reading “The enduring power of the stereotypical idea of the alcoholic.”

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Open your fridge- the rough guide to healthy eating (and drinking) and your #healthyshelfie

There is no doubt that if you really want a quick check on the diet of a household just open the fridge door and look inside …. Continue reading “Open your fridge- the rough guide to healthy eating (and drinking) and your #healthyshelfie”

Keeping the workplace healthy in 2019: could we start a conversation about office cake?

By Lou Walker

Lou Walker is a workplace health and wellbeing consultant. She conducted the office cake research as part of her MSc in Obesity & Weight Management at the University of Chester. The research is currently under peer review but a summary report is available for free download from www.louwalker.com.

January is a great time to embrace healthy new eating habits and after Christmas indulgence, motivation is often high. Hooray! It’s going to be great!

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Paper of the Year 2018: Susan Moug and David Anderson

We asked Susan Moug, Colorectal consultant surgeon to tell us what her nomination for paper of the year. In reply, she talked to colleagues working in colorectal cancer and with the help of Dr David Anderson Surgical Research Fellow, RAH Paisley and University of Strathclyde the following paper(s)! are drawn to our attention. Innovation in early detection is greatly needed … watch for more on these techniques

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Paper of the Year 2018: Professor Linda Bauld

Nomination for paper of the year from Professor Linda Bauld, Univeristy of Edinburgh highlights the importance of alcohol availability in the role of alcohol consumption. Scotland has lead the way on minimum pricing – can we do more ?

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Paper of the Year 2018: Professor Annie Anderson

Our paper of the year … selected by SCPN co-director Professor Annie S. Anderson

This year has been dominated by one publication – that of the third expert report by the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research. https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer

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Paper of the Year 2018: Dr Gozde Ozakinci

Our paper of the year today has been selected by Dr Gozde Ozakinci, Scottish Cancer Foundation Board member from University of St Andrews.

Questionnaire surveys provide guidance for action and understanding – but should we think again ?

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Paper of the Year 2018: Professor Bob Steele

Professor Bob Steele CBE Chair of the Scottish Cancer Foundation and co-director of the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network tells us in a few short words about his paper of the year…. and makes us think hard about the use of asprin in cancer prevention  Continue reading “Paper of the Year 2018: Professor Bob Steele”

Paper of the Year 2018: Dr Katie Robb

Continuing our paper of the year selection…. Health psychologist and winner of the 2018 Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize and Evans Forrest medal Dr Katie Robb from University of Glasgow highlights the following paper about changing cancer related lifestyles and importantly our environments.

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