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Characteristics of Effective & Ineffective Adolescent Health Interventions with a Parental Component

This report aims to identify the characteristics of effective and ineffective interventions involving parents to influence adolescent alcohol, tobacco and substance use.               Report Characteristics of Effective & Ineffective Adolescent Health Interventions with a Parental Component May 30, 2014

Commentary: Public Health May Not Be Ready for Health System Change ’€“ But Neither Is the System Ready to Integrate Public Health

In response to the lead paper, the authors of this commentary propose that there are three fundamental sorts of reform for which Canada’s healthcare system would need to provide evidence of progress before public health professionals should get fired up about lumping everything together inside the care system, to help …

Socioeconomic position across the lifecourse & allostatic load: data from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 cohort study.

BACKGROUND: We examined how socioeconomic position (SEP) across the lifecourse (three critical periods, social mobility and accumulated over time) is associated with allostatic load (a measure of cumulative physiological burden). METHODS: Data are from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study, with respondents aged 35 (n’€‰=’€‰740), 55 (n’€‰=’€‰817) and 75 (n’€‰=’€‰483). …

Gender and telomere length: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Background It is widely believed that females have longer telomeres than males, although results from studies have been contradictory. Methods We carried out a systematic review and meta-analyses to test the hypothesis that in humans, females have longer telomeres than males and that this association becomes stronger with increasing age. …

Do Mismatches between Pre- and Post-Natal Environments Influence Adult Physiological Functioning?

Purpose Mismatches between pre- and post-natal environments have implications for disease in adulthood. However, less is known about how this mismatch can affect physiological systems more generally, especially at younger ages. We hypothesised that mismatches between pre- and post-natal environments, as measured by the measures of birthweight and adult leg …

Outcomes Framework for Scotland’€™s National Parenting Strategy

This outcomes framework has been developed for Scotland’€™s National Parenting Strategy. NHS Health Scotland has developed this framework in collaboration with a wide range of partners to set out key outcomes required to support parents and families to give children and young people the best start in life. It also …

Reducing sickness absence in Scotland ’€“ applying the lessons from a pilot NHS intervention

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: University of Glasgow Principle investigator: Professor Ewan Macdonald OBE The project aims to establish a model for an early intervention for sickness absence which can be …


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