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The association of circulating inflammatory markers with recurrent vascular events after stroke: a prospective cohort study

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: inflammatory markers may be associated with recurrent vascular events after stroke. We aimed to determine the association between IL-6, C-reactive protein, fibrinogen and white cell count, with recurrent vascular events after stroke, and to compare the association between circulating inflammatory markers with the risk of death from …

Promoting Health & Wellbeing in Later Life: Interventions in Primary Care and Community Settings

In developed countries the population of older people is expected to rise as life expectancy increases. Consequently, it will become increasingly difficult to maintain independent living for older people in their own homes or provide adequate pensions and social security systems.   It is not inevitable that all older people will …

Genetic associations with brain microbleeds: systematic review and meta-analyses.

OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review and meta-analyses to assess the evidence for genetic associations with brain microbleeds (BMBs). METHODS: We sought all published studies of the association between any genetic polymorphism and BMBs studied in a total of >100 people. We critically appraised studies, and calculated pooled odds ratios …

Changes in the socio-demographic patterning of late adolescent health risk behaviours during the 1990s: analysis of West of Scotland cohort studies

Background Substance use and sexual risk behaviour affect young people’s current and future health and wellbeing in many high-income countries. Our understanding of time-trends in adolescent health-risk behaviour is largely based on routinely collected survey data in school-aged adolescents (aged 15 years or less). Less is known about changes in …

Public health programme and policy options for improving health equitably

Commentary: Haw S, Frank J, Frost H, Geddes R, Jackson C, Mooney JD.  Public health programme and policy options for improving health equitably.  Invited Editorial, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, J Royal College Physicians Edinburgh.  2011; 41:3-4.   Mar 20, 2014

Intervention research on working conditions and mental health: persistent challenges, new directions, and opportunities to integrate research agendas

This commentary provides a summary of the four preceding research papers. Three of the four papers, those by Gilbert-Ouimet et al., Marchand and Durand, and Veitch, provide direction for future workplace psychosocial intervention studies, while the remaining paper, by Lippel, offers insight into how existing occupational health and safety and …

Does time since immigration modify deprivation gradients in preterm birth? A multilevel analysis

Immigrants’€™ health is jointly influenced by their pre- and post-migration exposures, but how these two influences operate with increasing duration of residence has not been well-researched. We aimed to examine how the influence of maternal country of birth and neighborhood deprivation effects, if any, change over time since migration and …

Policy Interventions to Tackle the Obesogenic Environment: Focusing on adults of working age in Scotland

The major aim of this rapid review was to present a broad synthesis of the published evidence on obesity causation and prevention in adults of working age, in a form that would be of most use to policy makers in developing effective interventions. Author: John Mooney Report Policy Interventions to …

Best practice guidelines for monitoring socioeconomic inequalities in health status: lessons from Scotland.

CONTEXT: In this article we present “best practice” guidelines for monitoring socioeconomic inequalities in health status in the general population, using routinely collected data. METHODS: First, we constructed a set of critical appraisal criteria to assess the utility of routinely collected outcomes for monitoring socioeconomic inequalities in population health status, …


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