Tagged: DALYs

Glass half full: Alcohol’s health benefits for cardiovascular disease still controversial, and likely vary by context - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Jan 21, 2014

Professor Tony Blakely and Associate Professor Nick Wilson It is ‘well known’ that moderate amounts of alcohol are beneficial to cardiovascular health.  But actually in research circles this ‘fact’ is hotly contested. In this blog we will overview the currently … Continue reading → … Read More

Physical activity or nutrition interventions: which can improve population health the most and save the most health dollars? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Nov 19, 2013

Professor Tony Blakely and Associate Professor Nick Wilson We gave a presentation to Members of Parliament last week on taxes and subsidies on food, the pros and cons (slides here). In this blogpost we go into some extra detail on … Continue reading → … Read More

Happiness surveys, & can health sector interventions improve well-being? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Sep 18, 2013

Assoc Prof Nick Wilson & Prof Tony Blakely According to the just released “World Happiness Report 2013”, New Zealanders are among the happiest people in the world, ranking 13th out of 156 nations examined. Actually only seven countries appear to … Continue reading → … Read More