Perspectives in Public Health

Articles from Vol. 131, No. 6, November

Across the Generations
Improving the levels of self-esteem amongst young people is vital if improvements in mental and physical health are to be achieved. Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner Dr Jeremy Leach and East Sussex Youth Cabinet Member James Davies look at...
Antimicrobial Resistance: The Threat to Public Health
Inappropriate use of antibiotics encourages the emergence of antibiotics resistance. Dr Girija Dabke, Specialist Registrar in public health and Dr Elizabeth Sheridan, Head of the HPA's Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Department,...
Chefs and Salt: Some Worrying Dietary Trends
Nick Johns from Bournemouth University looks at the power of chef culture and the impact this has had on the use of salt in foodThe 1984 discussion paper Proposals for nutritional guidelines for health education in Britain,1 provided a major focus for...
Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health
Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health. Edited by P Croft, FM Blyth and Danielle van der Windt. Published by Oxford University Press, UK, 2010. Hardback 365pp. Price £49.95. ISBN978- 0-19-923576-6Pain is the most common symptom in...
Diary
9th December 2011, 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LYThe funding landscape for infectious disease researchers what money is out there and how to get itThis workshop is set up to provide information about some of the main funding sources that are available...
Food Co-Operatives
With soaring food costs, healthy eating can come at a high price. Food Co-Operatives offer one solution to ensure that people can buy good quality food without breaking the bank.Experts have long advocated that we should be eating five portions of fruit...
Forty Days of Free School Meals as a Tool for Introducing Market-Based Healthy School Meal Systems in 35 Danish Schools
Keywordsschool meal systems; implementation; user involvementAbstractAims: When approaching school meal systems, different concepts can guide the design of the food preparation and serving activities. This paper presents a government-planned intervention...
Guest Editorial
Food is a ubiquitous part of human existence: eating is a basic human need while also forming a central part of cultural practices by which groups and individuals articulate their sense of identity; the production and consumption of food are important...
'I Am Not at Risk - Typical Tourists Are'! Social Comparison of Risk in Tourists
Keywordssubjective risk; optimistic bias; typical tourists; social cognition; social comparisonAbstractAim: The presented research aims to study the relationship between judgements of risks to oneself as a tourist as compared to risks to 'typical tourists',...
In Practice
Providing access to health services and education is a challenge in ethnic minority communities. A scheme in Lancashire is currently addressing this issueSouth Asians originating from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh comprise around 4% of the UK population...
Let's Incentivise Those Who Look after Their Health
People who are more effective at looking after their health tend to use health services much less. While those who opt to eat unhealthy foods, smoke, drink excessively and not exercise tend to need health services much more.We can look at this from the...
Media Maladies: Medicine in Soaps
We still call serial dramas 'soaps', even those on the BBC that never served as a diversion between advertisements. The original 'soap operas' ran on commercial radio, but operatic themes of tragic accidents and bad news from the doctor continue in the...
Menu Engineering: A Strategy for Seniors to Select Healthier Meals
Keywordsmenu engineering; elder care; nutrition; food serviceAbstractAims: The specific objective of this ongoing investigation is to assess various menu manipulations and nutrition labelling to determine if they can effectively guide the older adult...
Nutritional and Health Benefits as the Determinants of Food Choice in Polish Consumers
Keywordsconsumer; labelling; nutrition and health information; food choiceAbstractAims: The aim of the study was to find out how nutritional value, health benefits of foods and relevant information on food labels affect consumers' dietary choices and...
Playing the Game: Public Health Workforce
Karen Payne, Public Health Workforce Lead at NHS Yorkshire and the Humber, looks at the need for leadership support and workforce development for the public health workforce during the transition from PCTs to local authoritiesAs public health faces challenges...
Private Sector Housing Conditions: Influencing Health and Wellbeing across the Generations
The private housing sector presents some of the worst housing conditions and most vulnerable occupants. Dr Jill Stewart and Anneyce Knight from the University of Greenwich look at interventions to assist those seeking evidence to contribute to health...
Relationship between Cooking Habits and Skills and Mediterranean Diet in a Sample of Portuguese Adolescents
Keywordscooking skills; culinary practices; adolescents; Mediterranean dietAbstractAims: To assess the cooking habits and skills of adolescents and its relation to Mediterranean diet adherence.Methods: Adolescents (N = 390) from the seventh, eighth and...
Removing Infection from the State
When confronted with microscopic pathogens, one of humanity's few predators, the most robust health systems are only as strong as their weakest neighbours, and pathogens care very little for migration formalities. To compound the challenges faced by...
The RSPH Training Programme Accreditation Service
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) offers a training programme accreditation service, which has been developed over a period of nearly twenty years. The focus of this service is to support RSPH's charitable objectives in encouraging best practice...
The Young Mind: An Essential Guide to Mental Health for Young Adults, Parents and Teachers
The Young Mind: An Essential Guide to Mental Health for Young Adults, Parents and Teachers. Co-edited by Professor Sue Bailey and Dr Mike Shooter. Published by Bantam Press, 2009. Paperback 420pp. Price £14.99. ISBN 978 0 59306 138 1.Many people, parents,...
WebWise
Vince Ion from TrueBlue Consultancy Foundation, introduces a new project Webwise which aims to analyse, experiment and develop innovative learning scenarios within public health educationHealth and education are amongst the most important social and...
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