Monthly Archives: April 2015

Solving the obesity crisis: knowledge, nudge or nanny?

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The 5th Annual Oxford London Lecture (17 March 2015) was delivered by Professor Susan Jebb from Oxford University. The presentation was titled: ‘Knowledge, nudge and nanny: Opportunities to improve the nation’s diet’. In this guest blog Dr Helen Walls, Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, covers key themes from this presentation.

Health Medicine

BMC Bioinformatics at RECOMB 2015


BMC Bioinformatics will be heading over to Warsaw next week for the 19th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology, held from the 12th to the 15th of April. We are looking forward to be part of this major event bridging computational and mathematical approaches and biological sciences. In addition to attending the… Read more »

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Celebrating public health

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This week celebrates National Public Health Week and World Health Day, highlighting the importance of initiatives to better the health of the USA, and the need to strengthen food safety systems on a global level.