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The latest updates on our primary care research and teaching.

Recognising research and teaching achievements

Recognising research and teaching achievements

Awards & appointments Big data Health behaviours

Congratulations to Dr Clare Bankhead and Dr Rachna Begh, who have been awarded new titles in the recent Recognition of Distinction Exercise.

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Health behaviours Research methods & EBM

GPs are comparatively less likely to intervene and offer stop-smoking support to cancer patients, than they are to people diagnosed with coronary heart disease.

Eight priorities identified for tobacco control research

Eight priorities identified for tobacco control research

Health behaviours Public engagement

A new set of research priorities to support tobacco control will help ensure future research provides the greatest benefit to public health and value for money, according to an international group led by Oxford University researchers.

Technology should be used to boost empathy-based medicine

Technology should be used to boost empathy-based medicine

Patient experience Digital health & innovation Health behaviours

Existing digital technologies must be exploited to enable a paradigm shift in current healthcare delivery which focuses on tests, treatments and targets rather than the therapeutic benefits of empathy.

Talking about healthy, happy eating

Talking about healthy, happy eating

Public engagement Health behaviours Clinical trials

Department members take part in the 2017 Oxfordshire Science Festival

Evidence suggests standardised cigarette packaging may reduce smoking prevalence

Evidence suggests standardised cigarette packaging may reduce smoking prevalence

Health behaviours

New evidence finds standardised cigarette packaging may reduce the number of people who smoke as UK legislation bans the use of branding on all cigarette packets from May 2017.

Soft drinks industry levy estimated to have significant benefits

Soft drinks industry levy estimated to have significant benefits

Health behaviours

Reducing sugar content of high and mid sugar drinks is likely to have the greatest impact on health, with fewer cases of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

Smoking cessation study makes a splash

Smoking cessation study makes a splash

Awards & appointments Health behaviours

Research on abrupt versus gradual smoking cessation is listed in Altmetric's top 100 papers of 2016.

BNF awards for nutrition researchers

BNF awards for nutrition researchers

Awards & appointments Health behaviours

HRH Princess Anne presents Professor Susan Jebb and Dr Carmen Piernas with British Nutrition Foundation awards

Funding boost for empathy research

Funding boost for empathy research

Awards & appointments Health behaviours

A new research project on practitioner empathy is to be made possible thanks to a grant from the British Medical Association foundation for medical research.

Soups, smartphones and supermarket shopping

Soups, smartphones and supermarket shopping

Health behaviours Cardiovascular & metabolic Patient experience Awards & appointments

Obesity studies are among six new departmental projects to be funded by the NIHR CLAHRC Oxford.

Electronic cigarettes can help smokers to quit

Electronic cigarettes can help smokers to quit

Health behaviours Informing policy

Electronic cigarettes may help smokers to stop smoking and without serious side-effects for up to two years, find Oxford University researchers.

Talking about smoking at the Oxfordshire Science Festival

Talking about smoking at the Oxfordshire Science Festival

Public engagement Health behaviours

Crowds gathered to discuss the latest evidence on smoking cessation and share their own experiences.

What’s next for tobacco addiction research?

What’s next for tobacco addiction research?

Public engagement Health behaviours

Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group listen to stakeholders as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations.

If you want to quit smoking, do it now

If you want to quit smoking, do it now

Health behaviours

Smokers who try to cut down the amount they smoke before stopping are less likely to quit than those who choose to quit all in one go, research has found.

What should tobacco addiction research focus on next?

What should tobacco addiction research focus on next?

Informing policy Health behaviours

The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group (TAG) are surveying researchers, health professionals and the public to identify the unanswered questions about the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction.

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