Is Coca-Cola really a model of research transparency?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: Coca-Cola – a model of transparency in research partnerships? A network analysis of Coca-Cola’s research funding (2008–2016) Authors: Paulo M Serôdio, Martin McKee and David Stuckler discuss their research below.


‘Learning by doing’ helps mothers tackle under-nutrition in Malawi – showing significant improvements in just 3 weeks

Malnourished children under two in rural Malawi whose mothers were trained in diet diversity, hygiene and food safety have shown significant improvements of their nutrition and health in just three weeks. The study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition and lead by ICRISAT scientist, S. Anitha, demonstrates the rapid impact a properly designed nutrition education intervention can have.


Can plant-based proteins support healthy musculoskeletal ageing?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for February is from the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled “Characterising the muscle anabolic potential of dairy, meat and plant-based protein sources in older adults” 


One in ten new fathers experience mental health problems

Compared to new mothers, the mental health of new fathers has been overlooked. Yet one in ten men experience mental health problems during their partner’s pregnancy. New research published in BJPsych Open by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) sheds light on these neglected problems.


Consumption of ultra-processed food affects body fat during childhood and adolescence

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Consumption of ultra-processed foods and body fat during childhood and adolescence: a systematic review' Authors: Caroline Santos Costa, Bianca Del-Ponte, Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção and Iná Silva Santos.


Does supplementation with fish oil omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy attenuate inflammation in the offspring at birth and at 12 years of age?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for January is from the British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled “Effects of prenatal n-3 fatty acid supplementation on offspring resolvins at birth and 12 years of age: a double blind, randomized controlled clinical trial”.


New Thinking on Psychiatric Drugs

We still don’t know how psychiatric drugs work. We still don’t know whether psychiatric drugs work by correcting an underlying brain abnormality or act by modifying normal brain processes.…


Making life easier for your readers part 2: top tips in getting your paper accepted

The editorial perspective  For any journal article you write, your first readers will be the journal’s editorial staff and peer reviewers, aside from any colleagues who see your work while you are still working on it.…


Making life easier for your readers: top tips in getting your paper read

The reader perspective Scientists and social scientists read an average of 22 journal articles a month, according to a Nature survey on how much scientists are reading, and most would struggle to find the time to read any more.…


Women and global health: a personal view

In honour of International Women’s Day 2018, we are sharing highlights throughout March, written by and about inspirational female academics. In this blogpost, we share the first part of a paper written by Judith A Whitworth for Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics, an open access journal.…


Cambridge University Press Celebrate International Women’s Day 2018

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS CELEBRATE WOMEN IN ACADEMIA FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March), Cambridge University Press (the Press) has made a collection of inspirational work written by, or about, leading academics and pioneers such as Marie Curie, Margaret Atwood and Angela Merkel, available to read for free online.…


Exploring the Genetic diversity of Blastocystis in non-primate animals

The latest Paper of the Month from Parasitology is ‘Genetic diversity of Blastocystis in non-primate animals’ by Emma L. Betts, Eleni Gentekaki, Adele Thomasz, et al.…