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Continuing the role of public health observatories

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On 1 April 2013 the regional Public Health Observatories (PHOs) transferred along with the specialist observatories and the National Cancer Intelligence Network into PHE as a single Knowledge and Intelligence service for England.  It was, and still is, a momentous …

Promoting wellbeing and mental health: what's next?

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The well-known US psychologist, Ed Diener, once complained his professors wouldn't let him study happiness – depression yes, but happiness? Never. To me, that sums up the traditional focus we've had on mental illness. Of course that's important, but it …

Public health in a changing climate

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has now published its fifth assessment report, confirming the scientific evidence that the climate is indeed changing, and that this change is even more certainly due to human activities than was previously thought. …