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Typhoid: A ghost of the past that never really went away

Does the name William Budd sound familiar? If you’re thinking about typhoid prevention and control, then William Budd has had a profound impact on your life.

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International neglect of typhoid outside rich countries threatens a new global health emergency

The emergence of untreatable strains of typhoid threatens a new global health emergency that requires urgent collective action, argue experts from the Oxford Martin School in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases today.

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Eating more fruits, vegetables, nuts and wholegrains is a win-win for health and the environment

New analysis by researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Minnesota, published today in the journal PNAS, has identified a range of ‘win-win’ foods that both improve human health and have a low impact on the environment.

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Oxford Martin School expands latest funding round and extends deadline

We currently have an open call for research on technological solutions and their barriers. We are pleased to announce that we are expanding this call to include another competition, to fund a single Oxford Martin School Programmet that is 100% compliant with the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).

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Is mandatory vaccination the best way to tackle falling rates of childhood immunisation?

Following the publication of figures showing UK childhood vaccination rates have fallen for the fifth year in a row, researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease discuss possible responses.

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Vegetarian and pescetarian diets linked to lower risk of coronary heart disease, says study

Vegetarian (including vegan) and pescetarian diets may be linked to a lower risk of coronary heart disease, or CHD for short, than diets that include meat, suggest the findings of a large UK study published in The BMJ today.

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Heart failure care must address broader health to improve survival rates, says study

Research published in JAMA Cardiology today presents new evidence that might explain why the prognosis of heart failure patients has improved so little over the past decade.

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Research suggests that high blood pressure is a major cause of heart valve disease

New research has conclusively found that long-term exposure to high blood pressure increases risk of heart valve disease, with significant implications for clinical practice guidelines and health management.

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Eight ways to halt a global food crisis

There are serious challenges to global food supply everywhere we look.

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Meet your ‘Meat Persona’ at Oxford's Westgate centre

Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) researchers will be at Oxford’s Westgate Shopping Centre from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th June and they want you to 'Meat Your Persona'.

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Professor Dame Angela McLean will be the MOD’s next Chief Scientific Adviser

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has announced that Professor Dame Angela McLean will be the MOD’s next Chief Scientific Adviser.

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Funding applications open for technological solutions to major global challenges

The Oxford Martin School has opened its latest round of research funding, inviting expressions of interest for research into technologies that create solutions for the major challenges of the 21st century.

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How was typhoid eliminated in the past?

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