sugar debate -friday december 1s

Sugar debate: sweet poison: is the demonization of sugar justified?

Participation open to all.

Speakers include Tatiana Christides, President, Food & Health Forum, Royal Society of Medicine

Alison Thomson – West Sussex Award winning sugar reduction programme

Checkland building room A500, from 3.15 pm until 5pm.

This seminar is part of the MDM83 Nutrition in Public Health module.

Brighton to be one of the sites to commence trial PREP

NHS England has announced the start of an implementation trial to provide HIV prevention drugs to people at high risk of HIV infection.  From September, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will be provided by the NHS through the initial three year trial to an estimated 10,000 people, Sexual health clinics in London, Brighton, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield are expected to be amongst the first to start enrolling people in the impact trial.

Additional link: BBC News report

with thanks to Frankie Marcelline, Public Health Specialist Librarian
The Library, Audrey Emerton Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital for the news

Student research – news

Three of our students are actively doing fieldwork for their dissertations over the summer. The breadth of topics is exciting and there is a clear link with listening to the perspectives of young people, from views of service users in drug prevention interventions, sexual health and the further education college environment.

Two part time students graduate this summer after completing dissertations on mental health, and stroke prevention.

Reminder – to register for BSUFN food symposium

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The symposium is free to attend. You can register to attend Contemporary Food Issues symposium by completing the registration form on Eventbrite.

 Spaces to attend the symposium are filing up quickly so if you would like to attend we encourage you to register now to avoid disappointment.

 *Please note, if you register to attend the symposium and you have any dietary requirements, you must e-mail your dietary requirements to the symposium organisers at no later than the 9th of June 2016. After this date we cannot guarantee to be able to cater for any specific dietary needs, although vegetarian and vegan diets will be catered for.*

 Contemporary Food Issues Symposium is generously supported by the Doctoral School’s Researcher-Led Initiative (RLI) Fund. The Symposium 2016 is also kindly supported by: SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit) and the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, and COSTALS (Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies), University of Brighton.

 We hope to see you at the symposium.

Best wishes,

Carol and Rachael, on behalf of the BSUFN steering group

 Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network

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