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Featured blog: Increase in non-drinking widespread among young people

New Content ItemIn a recently published study in BMC Public Health, researchers at University College London analysed data from the annual Health Survey for England and found that the proportion of 16-24 year olds who don’t drink alcohol has increased from 18% in 2005 to 29% in 2015. 

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Featured article: More young people are choosing not to try alcohol

Young people in England aren’t just drinking less alcohol – a new study published in BMC Public Health shows that more of them are never trying alcohol at all.

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Featured article: Current legislation to mitigate risks from indoor tanning may not be effective

Legislation intended to mitigate the risks associated with indoor tanning may not be having its intended protective effects on public health.


Featured article: Middle-aged moderate drinkers rarely have health concerns about drinking

Middle-aged drinkers (30–65 year olds), who consume low-levels of alcohol, have either minor or non-existent concerns about the health effects of drinking.


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BMC Public Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. The journal has a special focus on the social determinants of health, the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of health and disease, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community.


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Michelle Turner, Section Editor

Michelle C Turner is an Assistant Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal, formerly CREAL), Barcelona, Spain as well as Affiliate Scientist at the McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.  She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2013.


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