26 March 2021
Five simple communication changes could enable doctors to have more equitable and effective conversations about weight loss, finds new research from the University of Oxford and Loughborough University. With obesity as one of the few modifiable risk factors for developing severe COVID, the findings are especially important during the current pandemic.
5 March 2021
Three articles, led by Oxford researchers in the department, including three DPhil students, make the top 10 list for the most read open research articles in the BJGP Open for 2020 - including number one.
16 February 2021
The Oxford Social Prescribing Research Network from the University of Oxford have today launched a new website, bringing together world-class evidence-based research and expertise from the cultural and heritage sector to support people's health and well-being through social prescribing.
15 January 2021
A new study led by the University of Oxford has found that since the first coronavirus lockdown the number of people diagnosed with bowel cancer in England has fallen sharply, with a deficit persisting up to October 2020.
17 December 2020
Congratulations to Dr Caitlin Pilbeam, a medical anthropologist and postdoctoral researcher in the Department, who has been awarded the Mildred Blaxter Fellowship from the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness.
26 November 2020
Findings indicate that gestational age at birth is a strong predictor of ill health throughout childhood
19 October 2020
Building on recent research highlighting the unmet social care needs of adults with Tourette’s, academics from Bath and Oxford are teaming up with comedians with the condition to challenge the stereotypes and stigma that exist.
25 August 2020
The study highlights the art of General Practice - GPs can pick up a lot from the way patients behave.
19 August 2020
It’s cheap, readily available, and has virtually no side effects. Doctors can recommend it, finds research.
13 August 2020
New research will help GPs to identify the signs, symptoms, and blood test results they should look for to swiftly diagnose cancer in people with unexpected weight loss. The findings have implications for existing health policy and guidelines.
4 March 2020
UK general practitioners tend to overestimate the benefit or harm associated with prescription drugs for long-term conditions, meaning they rely on their broad understanding rather than precise knowledge of treatment effects, finds a survey by Oxford University researchers.
13 December 2019
On average, countries implemented just under half of the 18 non-communicable disease (NCD) policies recommended by WHO in 2017, and implementation is slowly improving over time.