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01 Mar, 2017
Research has been published today in The Lancet Public Health from Centre researchers Majid Ezzati, Paul Elliott, Margaret Douglass and Perviz Asaria. The study has suggested that doctors could be...
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24 Feb, 2017
The life expectancy gap between British men & women is closing. Improvements in lifestyle means British men born in 2030 are expected to live until they are 82.5 years old & women until 85.3...
01 Feb, 2017
The research, coordinated from Imperial College London, revealed that low socioeconomic status (SES) had almost the same impact on health than smoking or a sedentary lifestyle, and was associated...
20 Jan, 2017
Dr. Jill Kucab, Dr. Volker Arlt & Prof. David Phillips, King’s College London, Analytical & Environmental Sciences Division, MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health together with Prof....
20 Jan, 2017
Prof. David Phillips & Dr. Volker Arlt, King’s College London, Analytical and Environmental Sciences Division, MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, are authors in a paper published in...
19 Jan, 2017
Dr. Andre Amaral, Debbie Jarvis, Professor in Public Health, Peter Burney, Prof. Professor of Respiratory Epidemiology & Public Health, both in the National Heart & Lung Institute Institute,...
18 Jan, 2017
Sun exposure at work could lead to one skin cancer death a week according to a paper entitled "The burden of occupationally-related cutaneous malignant melanoma in Britain due to solar radiation"...
17 Jan, 2017
As part of the January issue, the European Respiratory Journal presents the latest in its series of podcasts. Chief editor Marc Humbert discusses a study of the effects of ambient air pollution and...
13 Jan, 2017
Prof. Paul Elliott & Prof. Elaine Holmes, Imperial College London, are authors in a paper published online on 12th January in the Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology : A urine test that can reveal how...
09 Dec, 2016
A big clinical trial in Malawi run by Kevin Mortimer, a medical doctor & a respiratory health researcher at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was expected to show children are less likely...
08 Dec, 2016
Dr Ian Mudway, King's College London, and Centre member, highlighted at a British Thoracic Society’s meeting in Westminster today that pollution in diesel emissions is also suspected to be gradually...
29 Nov, 2016
According to a new study a liver hormone called FGF21 may regulate alcohol drinking by acting directly on a receptor in the brain.    Researchers from Imperial College London, King’s College London, ...
16 Nov, 2016
The condition is caused by a number of factors including having a diet high in salt & low in fruit & vegetables & not taking enough exercise. To read The Guardian article click here. To...
04 Nov, 2016
  SMOKING A PACK A DAY FOR A YEAR CAUSES 150 MUTATIONS IN LUNG CELLS Scientists have measured the catastrophic genetic damage caused by smoking in different organs of the body and identified several...
24 Oct, 2016
Dr. Anna Hansell, Assistant Director, Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU), Imperial College London gives a presentation at the Public Health of England (PHE) Annual UK Review Meeting on Outdoor...
22 Oct, 2016
The sensitive topic of air pollution legislation is mentioned later in the news item. EU legislation of an annual mean of 40 micrograms per cubic metre of air was in place in 2010 but will not be...
14 Oct, 2016
PhD student Liza Selley has won this year’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award. On 13 October, in an awards ceremony at the Royal Institution, Liza received the first prize of £1,500 for her article "...
06 Oct, 2016
The work assessing the impact of smoke-free legislation on birth outcomes in England, which started as a student project (Ruth Kelly’s MPH dissertation, submitted Sept 2013), has been published in...
13 Sep, 2016
"Moreover, there is plenty of evidence that black people and ethnic minorities are much more likely to be affected by bad air. Research first by the UK government, and recently by Imperial College...
09 Feb, 2016
A new Centre study published today in Thorax shows that exposure to air pollution more than 30 years ago may still affect an individual's mortality risk today. The new report comes from one of the...
25 Nov, 2015
despite tougher regulations, NO2 levels remains high. In the programme, Professor Frank Kelly explained that looking at the data from the London Air Quality Network, NO2 levels were not changing in...
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19 Nov, 2015
This montlh's Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Forum hosted by the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London focused on how air pollution in megacities contributes towards...
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11 Oct, 2015
Up to 3,000 British schools are situated in areas with potentially dangerous levels of air pollution. Scientists at King’s found that many schools in London lie in areas where nitrogen dioxide...
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07 Oct, 2015
Following the recent reports on Volkswagen and air pollution, Professor Frank Kelly, Environmental Research Group (ERG), argues that breathing air of poor quality can have both short and long-term...
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24 Jul, 2015
The MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health is pleased to announce a call for pump-priming projects to support early-career researchers in building their scientific careers in areas of direct...
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15 Jul, 2015
The Respiratory Health of the Nation project was launched yesterday (14 July) at the Houses of Parliament, with 30 MPs in attendance. The project is funded by the British Lung Foundation, and...
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23 Jun, 2015
Researchers analysed data for 8.6 million people living in London between 2003 and 2010. They looked at levels of road traffic noise during the day (7am-11pm) and at night (11pm-7am) across different...
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03 Jun, 2015
The Centre's Deputy Director, Frank Kelly, and Centre member Hector Keun from Imperial College, appeared at Cheltenham Science Festival today, taking part in a discussion entitled "How your life...
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27 May, 2015
Dr Anna Hansell, Assistant Director of SAHSU, appeared in press and radio on Tuesday 26 May responding to a study from colleagues in Sweden that claimed that the stress of traffic noise makes people...
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11 May, 2015
A new paper published by investigators across the Centre takes a novel approach to this problem. Instead of looking at different parts of the particle mix, the study looked for similarities; grouping...
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30 Apr, 2015
A paper by Centre Investigator Majid Ezzati has been published today in the Lancet, entitled "The future of life expectancy and life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales: Bayesian...
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12 Mar, 2015
Centre investigators from the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) at Imperial College and the Environmental Research Group at King’s College London are conducting a study investigating...
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10 Mar, 2015
The launch of the website is part of a new project, BreatheLondon, providing community groups with access to scientific expertise and equipment to carry out their own air pollution monitoring....
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11 Feb, 2015
Deputy Director of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU), Dr Anna Hansell, appears on this week's Nature podcast, discussing how noise can affect health. http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/...
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26 Jan, 2015
Researchers at Imperial College London and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands examined data on two types of air pollution: particulate matter (PM10) and...
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12 Dec, 2014
A new video of investigators involved with COMBI-BIO  www.combi-bio.eu for more information about the project    
12 Dec, 2014
MRC-PHE Centre held another successful Investigator's Seminar at Imperial College London. This time the research focused on the exposme in practice. Led by Professors Paolo Vineis and Frank Kelly,...
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23 Oct, 2014
The programme provides a unique opportunity for early-career scientists to develop the skills needed to meet future research challenges in the environment and health arena, thus broadening and...
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17 Oct, 2014
This conference aims to promote scientific communication in environmental epidemiology through our early career researchers in Europe at a time when research funds for public and envirnomental healh...
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06 Oct, 2014
Molecular and Genetics catergory - Professor Paul Elliott and Professor Marjo-Riita Jarvelin Computer Science catergory - Dr Korbinian Strimmer Pharmacology and Toxicology catergory - Professor...
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06 Oct, 2014
The Unit's strategy is to investigate the impact of exposure to exogenous environmental chemicals and other pollutants, to gain greater understanding of the mechanism of their interaction with human...
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01 Sep, 2014
The course will provide an in-depth description of the OMICs data, their features, and the challenges their statistical analysis raises. Stat-XP will also propose a series of lectures describing the...
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24 Jul, 2014
Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Crete analysed the metabolites in the urine of 438 pregnant women. They found that elevated urinary levels of the amino acid lysine were...
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03 Jul, 2014
The EAC launched this latest enquiry in the wake of the early April smog episode, Public Health England's recent particulate air pollution mortality effects publication and the European Commission's...
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03 Jul, 2014
Summing up the conference Professor Frank Kelly said: "It was great pleasure to welcome colleagues from the air quality science community to the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health at King's...
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24 Jun, 2014
Our Centre's Dr. Anna Hansell and Professor Paul Elliott  were interviewed for an article in the Daily Mail on the health effects of noise pollution. This article highlighted the findings from...
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16 Jun, 2014
This award is nominated by staff and students across the College and is awarded to staffs who have made outstanding contributions in teaching, postoral care, research supervision and supporting the...
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20 May, 2014
Seventy percent of 11-12 year olds in the UK now own a mobile phone, rising to 90 per cent by age 14. Most research to date on mobile phones has focused on adults and risk of brain cancers. While...
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06 May, 2014
Published today in The Lancet the study finds that achieving the targets can prevent over 37 million deaths from these diseases by 2025. The large majority of the extra deaths will be in low-to-...
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06 May, 2014
www.envhealthatlas.co.uk This is the first time in the UK that researchers have produced these maps at such high spatial resolution. By inputting a postcode to the online version of the atlas, users...
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06 May, 2014
Each year, King’s hold an annual meeting to present and discuss the latest air pollution research. This year, to mark our 21st anniversary, the event looks to the future with a two day programme...
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07 Apr, 2014
Professor Frank Kelly, Chair of the Department of Health Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) and a member of DEFRA's Air Quality Expert Group, has been interviewed and...
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25 Mar, 2014
Quotes from Professor Frank Kelly (Deputy Director of Centre for Environment and Health and Director of the Environmental Research Group at King's College London) and Professor Majid Ezzati (Majid...
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24 Mar, 2014
The study led by Professor Majid Ezzati at the Centre for Environment and Health, Imperial College assessed the risks associated with climate change and its impact to public health by quantifying the...
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19 Dec, 2013
The MRC has released a series of videos highlighting how they have led the way over the past century.     Please click here or post the address into your browser http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=...
19 Nov, 2013
Professor Phillips was presented with the award at the Society’s 11th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, last week. His award lecture was entitled ‘DNA...
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08 Oct, 2013
What does the study show? The study looked at the risk of hospital admissions and deaths from stroke, heart disease and circulatory disease in neighbourhoods exposed to aircraft noise related to...
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08 Oct, 2013
Risks of hospital admissions and deaths from stroke, heart and circulatory disease are higher in areas with high levels of aircraft noise, a study has found. In a study lead by Centre researchers...
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03 Oct, 2013
On 12th September, Centre Deputy Director Frank Kelly and Centre Investigator Gary Fuller gave evidence before parliament as part of an expert panel on the status of air pollution in the UK. The...
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26 Sep, 2013
Coordinated by Centre researchers, the EXPOsOMICS consortium brings together twelve project participants to develop a new approach to assess environmental exposures, primarily focusing on air...
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18 Sep, 2013
The recently updated LondonAir, run by Centre researchers has won first place in Air Quality Bulletin’s annual website review for the third year running! Each year the magazine reviews over 500...
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12 Sep, 2013
The Centre's Environmental Reaserch Group have just released a collection of new features and updates to the London Air website that will help all our users get even more from the site. Combined...
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04 Sep, 2013
Centre researchers Prof. Paolo Vineis and Prof. David Phillips talk about Exposomics on Aljazeera's "The Cure" series The video report, which shows how elements of the Exposomics project take place...
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31 Jul, 2013
In the past, epidemiological studies often used simple proximity to source as a measure of exposure. However modern dispersion models can provide a far better estimate. The study, published in the...
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18 Jul, 2013
In the first study to test the invention in the operating theatre, the “iKnife” diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100 per cent accuracy, instantly providing information that normally...
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10 Jul, 2013
Prof Paolo Vineis and Dr Helga Laszlo discuss the impacts of prolonged exposure to particulate air pollution and the increased risk of lung cancer, in an interview with the Lancet. The interview can...
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05 Jun, 2013
The Lancet will be publishing a major new Series which examines the current and expected extent of maternal and child under-nutrition and obesity, and the interventions that are appropriate for low-...
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01 May, 2013
The seminar will cover the latest policy developments and research findings with respect to London’s air pollution. We would welcome suggestions for topics that you would like to see featured. (...
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11 Apr, 2013
The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. The fair is held in a different location each year and last year attracted 56,000...
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01 Mar, 2013
London could have the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone, according to Mayor Boris Johnson who has announced plans to improve air quality. The Centre's Deputy Professor Kelly was recently...
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01 Feb, 2013
The Maastricht Molecular Epidemiology Expertise group (M2E2) offers you a challenging five days course to grasp the essentials of molecular epidemiology: combining information from molecular...
01 Feb, 2013
Writing in the journal Science, Centre researcher Professor Martin Williams examines how science and policy have addressed air pollution effects on human health, ecosystems and climate change in...
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22 Jan, 2013
A new study led by Centre researchers has found strong evidence for a link between cleaning jobs and risk of developing asthma. Centre scientists tracked the occurrence of asthma in a group of 9,488...
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19 Dec, 2012
Researchers have identified four new genetic regions that influence birth weight.  Researchers have identified four new genetic regions that influence birth weight, providing further evidence that...
19 Dec, 2012
Smoking and alcohol use have also overtaken child hunger in the last two decades to become the second and third leading risks globally, according to a study estimating the disease burden attributable...
05 Dec, 2012
Centre Deputy Director Frank Kelly talks to the BBC about this, and how new laws are needed to tackle today's air pollution problems.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20269309
04 Dec, 2012
The formula, which is available as an online calculator, estimates the child’s obesity risk based on its birth weight, the body mass index of the parents, the number of people in the household, the...
04 Dec, 2012
This film features interviews with two Londoners who recall the smog vividly, and can be accessed athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXGakIQSOn0&feature=youtu.be
04 Dec, 2012
In the article, ‘From Acid Rain to Climate Change’, Professor Williams, Dr Stefan Reis of the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UK), and colleagues, discuss how scientists and policymakers,...
29 Nov, 2012
The interview, which features in the November 29th edition of the Journal, highlights the growing international interest in the concept of the Exposome accross the world. The full interview can be...
19 Nov, 2012
Researchers will use smartphones equipped with GPS and environmental sensors to monitor potential hazards that study participants are exposed to. This information will be combined with blood and...
16 Nov, 2012
Centre researchers Professor Paolo Vineis and Dr Toby Athersuch explain how the Exposomics project will help us understand the effects pollutants have on the body.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
15 Nov, 2012
The symposium was held in the spectacular setting of the world-famous Natural History Museum, London. It brought together over 200 researchers, from 29 countries, to present and explore the latest...
07 Nov, 2012
Mortality from heart and circulatory disease – the leading cause of death in the UK – declined in most places between 1982 and 2006, but for men and women aged 65 or older, the decline was smaller in...
10 Oct, 2012
Centre Investigator Professor Majid Ezzati discusses what public health research tells us about preventing non-communicable diseases on the Imperial college Podcast.
04 Oct, 2012
Each year the magazine reviews over 500 air quality websites in the UK divided into categories for companies, council consortia, pressure groups, central government and non-council. London Air were...
03 Oct, 2012
  The Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) was established in 1987 following a recommendation from the Black Enquiry into the incidence of leukaemia in children and young adults near the...
03 Oct, 2012
SAHSU are developing an atlas of England and Wales, which maps the spatial variation in exposure to potential environmental hazards and the health-outcomes of major public health importance over a 25...
01 Oct, 2012
The conference was open to the public and also featured presentations from Murad Qureshi, London Assembly Member and Chair of the London Assembly Health and Environment Committee, Alan Andrews from...
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13 Jul, 2012
Congratulations to Cristina Canova, who beat stiff competition to win the 2012 Imperial Postdoc Development Centre calendar photo competition.
18 May, 2012
The independent expert advisory committee provides advice to Government departments and agencies, via the Chief Medical Officer. For more information on COMEAP please see http://comeap.org.uk/
13 May, 2012
The society particularly praised her work on the North Finland Birth cohort, and her substantial contribution to promoting epidemiology in Finland.
18 Apr, 2012
The new STROBE-ME extension implements nine existing items of the STROBE Statement and provides 17 additional items related to molecular epidemiology.  The authors hope that STROBE-ME will help to...
05 Dec, 2011
ELEEP is a membership-only forum for the exchange of ideas, policy solutions, best-practices, and professional development for emerging American and European leaders working on or around...
02 Sep, 2011
This prize is awarded for the best master thesis in the field of chemistry, life sciences and process technology for students from a Dutch University. Joram won the prize for his thesis entitled “...