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Drawing on disgust: the use of fear and shame in public health campaigns

Drawing on disgust: the use of fear and shame in public health campaigns

Public health campaigns are increasingly being used by the NHS to combat public health problems. But are fear tactics really a good way to change our behaviour?
UoM research supports Burnham’s claim – “devolution in Manchester is working”

UoM research supports Burnham’s claim – “devolution in Manchester is working”

University of Manchester researchers have found a link between devolution in Greater Manchester and a rise in life expectancy
Fluoride in the tap water: Government mind control measure or pragmatic public health policy?

Fluoride in the tap water: Government mind control measure or pragmatic public health policy?

Fluoride in water shouldn’t scare you, and here’s why
Outbreaks of mumps reported at universities across the country

Outbreaks of mumps reported at universities across the country

Cases of the mumps are at their highest levels since 2009
NHS data has potential beyond health care – but who should have access?

NHS data has potential beyond health care – but who should have access?

Experts at The University of Manchester have explored public perceptiveness towards data held in NHS records that private companies are now being drawn to, creating controversy and distrust in the general population
Measles outbreaks threaten public health

Measles outbreaks threaten public health

Anti-vaxxerss have been blamed for a global outbreak of measles

Don’t be selfish, take responsibility

Thomas McEvilly contemplates the problems caused by ‘selfish’ diseases inherent in our floundering NHS

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