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Liver disease: a preventable killer of young adults

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Liver disease has changed over the years but my commitment to reducing deaths hasn’t. I’ve had a fascination and passion for treating and preventing it since I was a medical student, training at the Royal Free School of Medicine under …

Tackling northern health inequalities: The timing couldn’t be better

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We all know there can be huge gaps in life expectancy experienced between different stops on the tube or an equivalent bus route, in Bath or Blackpool, Plymouth, Coventry, Nottingham or Sheffield.  Familiarity with these gaps can dim their power …

Life expectancy continues to rise, but inequalities remain

Since life expectancy was first measured in the mid-19th century the trend in England has been of continued increase, interrupted only by the World Wars. Despite this, people in some areas of the country are still not living nearly as …

Of RAGs and riches: indicators of public health in the Public Health Outcomes Framework

“Are we there yet?” You don’t have to travel very far with small children before you are asked this question. In fact, a survey by Littlewoods.com in March 2013 reported that children ask their mothers around 300 questions every day …