Impact on public health practice & policy

Energy drinks and young people’s health

Around one in three young people say that they regularly consume energy drinks, which typically contain high levels of caffeine and sugar. Under-18s in the UK consume more energy drinks than those in other European countries.

Last modified: Wed, 14 Feb 2024 14:46:41 GMT

The impact of Universal Credit on health and wellbeing

Fuse research found that people moved onto Universal Credit are fighting to survive and are being forced into debt, rent arrears and extreme hardship, with serious consequences for their health and wellbeing.

Last modified: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 13:17:03 GMT

Shrinking fish and chips for healthier portion sizes

Fuse researchers funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research explored how working with a wholesale supplier could encourage fish and chip shops to offer smaller portion sizes to customers, in a bid to combat obesity.

Last modified: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:57:42 GMT

babyClear©: supporting pregnant women to quit smoking

Fuse's evaluation of babyClear©, funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR), revealed that the programme almost doubled the number of pregnant women who quit smoking.

Last modified: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 01:06:12 GMT

Drink Less app: reducing alcohol use

Digital health intervention, developed through the NIHR SPHR, provides evidence-informed techniques to help cut down on alcohol and is used by people to change their behaviour and as a preventative tool.

Last modified: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:50:06 GMT