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  1. Age, sex and marital status are associated with self-reported liver condition in adults: national surveys in the UK and USA, 2009–2010

    Public Health 129(3):276 (2015) PMID 25744108

    • British and American women less reported liver condition than men. • An advancing age was associated with a higher risk of liver condition. ...
  2. Living in a cold and damp home: frameworks for understanding impacts on mental well-being

    Public Health 129(3):191 (2015)

    Objective To carry out a review of recent studies that have explored relationships between mental well-being and how this may be affected by living in cold and damp homes. Attention is focused on intervention studies in which heating and insulation improvements were carried o...
  3. Access to medicines in remote and rural areas: a survey of residents in the Scottish Highlands & Western Isles

    Public Health 129(3):244 (2015) PMID 25698496

    Objectives Sparsely populated areas are potentially predisposed to health inequalities due to limited access to services. This study aimed to explore and describe issues of access to medicines and related advice experienced by residents of the Scottish Highlands and Western I...
  4. Big Data! ...big deal?

    Public Health 129(3) (2015) PMID 25747566

  5. Health inequalities – why so little progress?

    Public Health (2015)

    Studies of the health of the population of Scotland over many years have provided new insights to the basis of inequalities in life expectancy across the Scottish population. Conventional descriptions of health inequalities as being due predominantly to smoking, obesity and alcohol do ...
  6. Area deprivation and age related macular degeneration in the EPIC-Norfolk Eye Study

    Public Health 129(2):103 (2015) PMID 25687711 PMCID PMC4357435

    Objectives To investigate the relationship between area deprivation, individual socio-economic status (SES) and age related macular degeneration (AMD).
  7. Is sense of coherence a predictor of lifestyle changes in subjects at risk for type 2 diabetes?

    Public Health 129(2):155 (2015) PMID 25682903

    Objective To determine whether the sense of coherence (SOC) could predict the outcome of an 18-month lifestyle intervention program for subjects at risk of type 2 diabetes.
  8. Preventing sight loss in older people. A qualitative study exploring barriers to the uptake of regular sight tests of older people living in socially deprived communities in South Wales

    Public Health 129(2):110 (2015) PMID 25687709

    Objectives This paper describes research findings that try to understand some of the reasons that prevent older people in deprived communities in South Wales from accessing NHS funded sight tests and leads to a discussion of suitable interventions that seek to improve access ...
  9. The relationship between socio-economic status and access to eye health services in the UK: a systematic review

    Public Health 129(2):94 (2015)

    Objectives Lower socio-economic status has been shown to adversely affect access to general health care. This study aims to determine the existence and nature of an association between socio-economic status and access to eye health services in the UK.
  10. Improving patient access to prevent sight loss: ophthalmic electronic referrals and communication (Scotland)

    Public Health 129(2):117 (2015) PMID 25515043

    Introduction With the number of people with sight loss predicted to double to four million people in the UK by the year 2050, preventable visual loss is a significant public health issue. Sight loss is associated with an increased risk of falls, accidents and depression and e...