Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

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Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

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David Wrote:

Is anyone interested in a section on water related public health topics? I would have thought that a discussion on water and development issues; good source protection techniques; changes on thinking on drinking water standards; the benefits of water safety plans; and risk assessment would be a good idea. There could also be a useful part to play for discussions on any news items or research that has happened - like slugs carrying O157! What do you think?

Reply to David in the member's area at www.rsph.org.uk

Chris wrote:

I am keen to know whether there is much appetite for any discussions on the impact of physical activity/exercise on public health? Despite the World Health Organization noting that low physical activity levels were the fourth most significant controllable risk factor for mortality in 2004 (with more deaths attributed to it than obesity, high cholesterol or low fruit and vegetable intake), it often feels to me that this is a neglected area of health promotion advice (or one in which the benefits are wrongly attributed as being solely secondary to changes in other biometric markers).

So, does anyone have any interesting questions about physical activity/exercise and prevention of disease, its therapeutic role in diseases or how to advise patients on appropriate levels of activity? …

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