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Reducing the global burden of atrial fibrillation through prevention of weight gain

Reducing the global burden of atrial fibrillation through prevention of weight gain

Cardiovascular & metabolic

Preventing weight gain could be an important strategy in reducing the global burden of atrial fibrillation, suggests a new study by researchers from the University of Oxford published in the journal, Heart. Nick Jones, study author, explains the findings.

Meet your meat persona

Meet your 'Meat Persona'

Health behaviours Public engagement & involvement

University of Oxford researchers will be at Oxford’s Westgate Shopping Centre from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th June and they want you to Meat Your Persona.

Online shopping interventions may help customers buy healthier foods

Online shopping interventions may help customers buy healthier foods

Health behaviours

Altering the default order in which foods are shown on the screen, or offering substitutes lower in saturated fat could help customers make healthier choices when shopping for food online, new research finds.

Nicotine replacement therapy more successful in combination form

Nicotine replacement therapy more successful in combination form

Health behaviours

New Cochrane Review investigates the effectiveness of different forms of nicotine replacement therapy in helping people give up smoking

Low calorie meal replacements are a cost effective routine treatment for obesity in the nhs

Low calorie meal replacements are a cost-effective routine treatment for obesity in the NHS

Health behaviours

Replacing all regular meals with a low calorie diet of soups, shakes and bars, together with behavioural support, is cost-effective as a routine treatment for obesity

Only 201cmodest201d improvement in heart failure survival rates since 2000

Only “modest” improvement in heart failure survival rates since 2000

Cardiovascular & metabolic

Research led by Dr Clare Taylor and Professor Richard Hobbs finds that survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as cancer, in a large study published by The BMJ today.

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Department research in BJGP's most read articles of 2018

Infection & acute care

Two publications from the Department's cancer diagnostics researchers are featured in the British Journal of General Practice's most read research articles of 2018.

Are diagnostic tests cost effective modified assessment checklist produced

Are diagnostic tests cost-effective? Modified assessment checklist produced

Research methods & EBM

A diagnostic test-specific checklist to assess decision modelling has been developed and piloted.

New oxford sparks podcast launched should i be a vegan

New Oxford Sparks podcast launched "Should I be a vegan?"

Health behaviours Public engagement & involvement

In this episode of the Big Questions podcast, Dr Christina Potter in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences is asked "Should I be a vegan?"

New years honours 2019

New Year's Honours 2019

Awards & appointments

Professor Richard Hobbs is appointed CBE for services to medical research, and receives the RCGP Discovery Prize.

Concerns raised as opioid prescriptions rise across uk

Concerns raised as opioid prescriptions rise across UK

Big data Research methods & EBM

Researchers recommend greater action to promote best practice as a new study reveals a rise in prescriptions of opioids for treating chronic pain rise between 1998 and 2018.

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