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High-dose opioids – five factors that increase the risk of harm

DPhil student Georgia Richards argues why its time for doctors to rethink the prescribing of high-dose opioids for people with chronic pain.

Infographics about antibiotics: making facts accessible

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, Dr Oliver van Hecke, writes about how infographics may be an effective tool to increase parents' understanding about antibiotic use. Oliver's project poster recently won first prize at the South West SAPC meeting in Bristol.

The DataLab - What we did last year!

Most people share their end of year roundup during late December when everyone is too full of cake to read. Now you’re back in the saddle, Brian McKenna, Honorary Research Fellow, presents the DataLab's roundup of everything they threw out into the world over the previous 12 months!

Antibiotics: even low use in children can have a negative impact on health – new research

Taking any antibiotic makes developing antibiotic resistance more likely. Dr Oliver van Hecke, Clinical Lecturer and GP, writes about his latest study showing that even relatively low antibiotic use has potential health implications.

Triple Dutch - three lessons from Dutch primary care

With significant recent announcements poised to affect the future of British general practice, GP academic trainee Dr Salman Waqar reflects on his visit to the Netherlands on an exchange program to see if the grass was greener on the other side.

Meat your persona: talking to Oxford's shoppers

The LEAP team have been talking to shoppers to learn more about their meat and dairy consumption and to share the results of their research into the environmental and health impacts with the public.

Helping smokers quit: financial incentives work

Financial incentives for smoking cessation come in all shapes and sizes, but do they work? Writing in the Conversation, Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce reviews the evidence with Dr Caitlin Notley.

The Creation of the Oxford-Brazil EBM Alliance

Fostering excellence in Evidence-Based Medicine research and teaching in Brazil

Attending the House of Commons as panel expert

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, Dr Oliver van Hecke, describes his recent experience as a panel member on a All-Party Parliamentary Group event on antimicrobial resistance.

Primary Care goes social

What does it mean to be a social scientist in the the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences? How many of us are there and what are we all up to? These were the questions that the Social Sciences in Primary Care Conference, organised by Trish Greenhalgh, Lisa Hinton, Veronika Williams and Sarah Tonkin-Crine and held on Friday 10 May, set out to address. Lucy Abel reflects on the day.

The European Clinical Research Alliance for Infectious Diseases (ECRAID)

Few health issues threaten human existence to the extent of infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance. These global health threats require global action, and a new EU clinical research alliance is uniting the research efforts of several countries to find ways of tackling them. Dr Nina Gobat, Senior Researcher, describes how the EU-funded PREPARE trial, led in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is laying the foundation work for this new alliance.

World Economic Forum: Designing interventions to improve diet and reduce obesity

Speaking at the World Economic Forum 2019, Professor Susan Jebb explains how voluntary mechanisms and legislative powers can be used to improve the food system.

A conference to remember!

Professor Susan Jebb reflects on her experience of the World Economic Forum in Davos, where she presented "Pecha Kucha" style on future-proofing the food system.

Eight myths about meal-replacement diets debunked

Senior Researcher in Diet and Obesity Nerys Astbury has published an article in The Conversation addressing eight common concerns about the use of meal-replacement diets.

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