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Friday 28th April 2017

Tobacco control in post-conflict settings

Tobacco control in post-conflict settings
Description
In new research published today by King's Institute of Cancer Policy and the Conflict & Health Research Group, the difficulties of prioritising preventable disease and long term health issues in post conflict zones are explored.
Date:
28 April 2017

Cancer Drugs Fund 'failed to deliver meaningful value to patients and society'

Cancer Drugs Fund 'failed to deliver meaningful value to patients and society'
Description
Analysis by King's into the drugs that were approved for use by the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) in England has shown that the fund was not good value for patients and society and may have resulted in patients suffering unnecessarily from toxic side effects of the drugs.
Date:
28 April 2017
Thursday 27th April 2017

Plain packaging may reduce number of people who smoke

Plain packaging may reduce number of people who smoke
Description
A Cochrane Review published today finds standardised tobacco packaging may reduce smoking prevalence and the appeal of tobacco, as UK legislation bans the use of branding on all cigarette packets from May 2017.
Date:
27 April 2017
Wednesday 26th April 2017

Creative animation empowers pregnant women to voice health concerns

Creative animation empowers pregnant women to voice health concerns
Description
A creative animation, developed as part of a collaboration between King's Improvement Science and writer, artist, and facilitator Claire Collinson, is at the heart of a new campaign launched today by Tommy's charity, King's College London and the BabyCentre website to empower pregnant women to overcome fears about speaking to professionals about their health concerns.
Date:
26 April 2017
Tuesday 25th April 2017

Childhood obesity linked to quadrupled risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Childhood obesity linked to quadrupled risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Description
Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, according to a study published today in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.
Date:
25 April 2017
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