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Lifetime suicide risk factors identified

A new review by researchers in the Department of Psychiatry of previous studies into suicide worldwide has highlighted the effects of individual and environmental risk factors over a lifetime.

Timothy Behrens recognised in prestigious Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Professor Timothy Behrens (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences) has been recognised for ground-breaking contributions to translational research.

Malnutrition linked with increased risk of Zika birth defects

The severity of Zika virus-related deformations in babies has been shown to be affected by environmental factors such as maternal nutrition.

Amount of sugar sold in soft drinks drops by 29% in the UK

There was a 29% reduction in the total amount of sugar sold in soft drinks in the UK between 2015 and 2018, despite an increase in sales of soft drinks by volume of 7%, according to new research from Nuffield Department of Population Health.

New heart disease drug to be made available to NHS patients through ground-breaking collaboration

Up to 30,000 lives could be saved over the next decade thanks to a proposed pioneering government collaboration with pharmaceutical company Novartis to tackle heart disease – a leading cause of death in the UK.