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News Archive for March 2014

HIV prevalence and undiagnosed infection among gay men in Scotland

Mar 19, 2014

Results from the sixth triennial cross-sectional survey of gay and bisexual men attending commercial gay venues in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland have been published in PLoS One. This publication describes HIV prevalence, HIV testing behaviour, and risk factors for HIV positivity among this community sample and compares the 2011 results with those from 2005 and 2008. The study was designed and co-ordinated by Dr Lisa McDaid and the survey team in the MRC unit.

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How does money influence health?

Mar 10, 2014

There is much debate about the specific causal pathways that link people’s income and health. A new report authored by MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit researchers and others has synthesised the available frameworks that describe pathways between individual and family income and health and found that multiple theories, with interdependent mechanisms, are involved in explaining how income influences health.

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Lifetime social status and biological ‘wear and tear’

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Mar 4, 2014

A new publication in the journal BMC Public Health has investigated if higher socioeconomic position (SEP e.g. greater educational attainment, higher status occupation etc.) at different stages of the lifecourse is associated with lower allostatic load (a score of multiple biomarkers used to measure cumulative physiological burden across the body).

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