#PHTwitJC 25: Cast your votes!

public health

Public health: it takes more than just good evidence to change behaviour

Public health is everywhere. Whenever I read the paper, turn on the news, there is always something health-related to be debated and discussed.  And this is one of the many reasons why I enjoy working in public health – theres always something going on!

This month I have selected a range of papers which I feel reflect some current public health debates, in the hope that you will join me on Thursday 23rd May at 8pm BST for a journal club discussion of the winning paper.

So which topic would you most like to debate? …Cast your vote below!



  • A C Wagenaar et al (2009) Effects of beverage alcohol price and tax levels on drinking: a meta-analysis of 1003 estimates from 112 studies, Addiction, 104, 179–190 PDF
  • L R Smith et al (2013) Assessing the short-term outcomes of a community-based intervention for overweight and obese children: The MEND 5-7 programme, BMJ Open. 2013;3 PDF
  • J Waller et al (2013) Women’s responses to information about overdiagnosis in the UK breast cancer screening programme: a qualitative study, BMJOpen 2013; 3 PDF
  • R Polosa et al (2011) Effect of an electronic nicotine delivery device (e-Cigarette) on smoking reduction and cessation: a prospective 6-month pilot study, BMC Public Health 2011, 11 :786 PDF
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