From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

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News Archive for November 2010

Mortality rates, deprivation and small area population mobility in Scotland

Nov 15, 2010

Recent work at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit found that Scottish mortality rates, calculated at small area level, were highest in deprived areas that lost population in the year before the 2001 census.

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The new ‘Seven Ages of Humanity’ MRC Annual Review highlights work by SPHSU researchers.

Nov 12, 2010

Work by three researchers at the SPHSU was selected for inclusion in the new ‘Seven Ages of Humanity’ MRC annual report. The report tracks the contribution of MRC scientists in explaining health over the lifespan - from birth throughout childhood, the teenage years, mid and late adulthood. Work from two researchers focused on the teenage years. Katie Buston’s work examines how targeting young male offenders could help reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Robert Young’s research explores how young peoples ‘good and bad’ values might inhibit or promote later substance use. In the middle years of life David Batty’s research suggests low IQ in middle age is a strong predictor of developing cardiovascular disease. The full ‘Seven Ages of Humanity’ report in available online.

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