Author Archives: carotomes

Evaluation Survey #PHTwitJC

We’ve had a great second year with 25 successful Journal Club sessions and over 10,000 hits to our website (https://phtwitjc.wordpress.com/) since we started in 2011.  We are incredibly grateful for all the support, discussions and ideas generated by #PHTwitJC participants. … Continue reading

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Summary of #PHTwitJC 25: Alcohol price and drinking behaviour

On Thursday 23rd May #PHTwitJC discussed the following paper: 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 The full transcripts … Continue reading

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Time To Change stigma and discrimination: evaluation results

Mental health is an important public health topic. Mental health problems constitute a large proportion of the worldwide burden of disease; therefore establishing services for prevention and treatment according to need are priority areas for public health. It is increasingly … Continue reading

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#PHTwitJC 25: Does alcohol price affect drinking behaviour?

On Thursday 23rd May at 8pm #PHTwitJC will be discussing this paper: 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 … Continue reading

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#PHTwitJC 25: Cast your votes!

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 … Continue reading

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Week 23: Summary of #PHTwitJC Chat

In March we discussed this paper which examined whether there was an association between second hand smoking and meningococcal disease risk.  We critiqued the paper together on 24th March, and below is a summary of the discussion. Q.1 Were the … Continue reading

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#PHTwitJC 23: Smoking and Meningococcal Disease

Public Health Twitter Journal Club will meet for live Twitter discussion on Sunday 24th March, starting at 8.00 PM GMT / UK time).  All are welcome to contribute and pose questions using the hashtag #PHTwitJC. If you have never joined a Twitter … Continue reading

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