Boozing baby boomers: alcohol the sixth largest cause of ill health in people aged 50-69

Alcohol is fast becoming one of the most common causes of illness in over-50-year-olds, according to an editorial published in The British Journal of Psychiatry today.…

Can new retailers of healthy foods increase fruit and vegetable consumption?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'The Dietary Impact of Introducing New Retailers of Fruits and Vegetables into a Community: Results from a Systematic Review' Authors: Rebecca Woodruff, Ilana Raskind, Diane Harris, Julie Gazmararian, Michael Kramer, Regine Haardörfer, Michelle Kegler

How are the current dietary practices for young French children?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: ‘The French national survey on food consumption of children under 3 years of age – Nutri-Bébé 2013: design, methodology, population sampling and feeding practices’  by Authors: Jean-Pierre Chouraqui, Gabriel Tavoularis, Yves Emery, Aurée Francou, Pascale Hébel, Magali Bocquet, Régis Hankard and Dominique Turck.…

The search for a standardised definition of a wholegrain food

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Evaluating the ≤10:1 wholegrain criterion in identifying nutrient quality and health implications of UK breads and breakfast cereals' by Authors: Bahar Ghodsian and Angela M Madden

Childhood thinness as an emerging issue in a transitional European country

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Thinness in young schoolchildren in Serbia: another case of the double burden of malnutrition?' Authors: Visnja Djordjic, Jagoda Jorga, Snezana Radisavljevic, Ivana Milanovic, Predrag Bozic, Sergej M Ostojic.

1 in 4 pregnant women have mental health problems

A new King’s College London study published Thursday 4 January in The British Journal of Psychiatry, found that 1 in 4 pregnant women have mental health problems. This is more common than previously thought – but two simple questions can help identify these problems so that women can be treated.

US consumers are exposed to saltier bread products than the UK

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for December is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Differences in the sodium content of bread products in the USA and UK: implications for policy’

X-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT): an emerging opportunity in parasite imaging

The latest Paper of the Month from Parasitology is ‘X-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT): an emerging opportunity in parasite imaging‘ by James D.…

Mad About Mountains – An Investigation of Psychotic Symptoms Triggered by Altitude

Many mountaineers and high altitude climbers have experienced this: while exposed to very high or extreme altitude they suddenly sense the presence of another person, sometimes just a shadow, sometimes they could see the person clearly and engage her or him in conversation.…

New study shows restaurant program in rural community can positively impact healthy food practices

A community-wide program aimed at improving the rural restaurant food environment may hold promise for increasing the availability, identification and promotion of healthier food and beverage options, according to the study ‘Changing the restaurant food environment to improve cardiovascular health in a rural community: implementation and evaluation of the Heart of New Ulm restaurant programme’ published online in the journal Public Health Nutrition.…

Challenges to EU Regulation of Vaccines for Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases

This post sketches the themes of the article “Vaccines for Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases: Towards Defining the Space of EU Public Health between Security Policy and a Transnational Market” (accessible free of charge until 10 January 2018), just published in the European Journal of Risk Regulation.

The helminth community of urban slum rats

The latest Paper of the Month from Parasitology is ‘The helminth community of a population of Rattus norvegicus from an urban Brazilian slum and the threat of zoonotic diseases’ by Ticiana Carvalho-Pereira, Fábio N.