Rank #1: How is the use of cannabis in adolescents likely to progress to harder drugs?
Complex questions that Michelle Taylor (Senior Research Associate in Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, Bristol. UK) answers in this podcast. The interview, inspired by a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, is conducted by the editor of the journal, Jim Dunn.
Dr Taylor also talks about the differences in gender and possible policy implications of her group’s findings.
Read the details of the study “Patterns of cannabis-use during adolescence and their association with harmful substance use behaviour: Findings from a UK birth cohort” in the JECH website: http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2017/05/17/jech-2016-208503.
May 30 2017
Rank #2: Sex-selective abortion and female infant mortality more common after one or two daughters in India
The article is accessible here: http://jech.bmj.com/content/71/3/269.
Oct 20 2016
Rank #3: Job insecurity is associated with adult asthma in Germany during the recent economic crisis
A study just published in JECH assessed whether job insecurity was associated with incident asthma in Germany during this period.
Jim Dunn talks discusses the findings with lead author Adrian Loerbroks, Institute of Occupational and Social Medicine, Centre for Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Düsseldorf.
Read the full paper:
Sep 23 2014
Rank #4: Mortality on match days of the German national soccer team
Now a study published in JECH has examined the number of deaths in Germany on match days of the national soccer team during a long-term period including several tournaments.
Editor Jim Dunn talks to lead author Daniel Medenwald, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg.
Read the full paper (for free): http://jech.bmj.com/content/68/9/869.full
Aug 27 2014
Rank #5: Do interventions to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among overweight children work?
Childhood obesity is now a global epidemic and the incidence continues to increase. Dietary interventions and nutritional education are possible options, however, restrictive diets can result in negative outcomes, and therefore it may be more apt to encourage children to consume more fruit and vegetables.
Along with colleagues from the University of Manchester, Michael Bourke has conducted a review on this question, published in JECH, and he talks to editor Jim Dunn about what they found.
Read the paper here: http://goo.gl/TWtA4O
Feb 18 2014
Rank #6: Time for bed: associations with cognitive performance in 7-year-old children
Jim Dunn talks to Yvonne Kelly, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, about her paper which shows irregular bed times curb young kids’ brain power.
Read the paper here: http://bit.ly/1dtgB7j
Feb 14 2014
Rank #7: Polypill roundtable
There has been long-standing interest in the idea of polypill (a pill containing a statin and an anti-hypertensive agent) being used by healthy people, as a tool to prevent heart disease (and possibly other diseases).
In a recent paper in JECH, Michael Holmes and Neeraj Bhala suggest that polypill may be used similarly as vaccines have been used for communicable diseases. This podcast presents a discussion on the polypill concept and whether the current evidence is good enough to advocate its large scale use.
The physiological paradox: reframing the polypill as a vaccine for cardiovascular disease http://bit.ly/1kHBD6f
Populations and polypills: if yes, then how? http://bit.ly/1g4KVTS
Polypill is not a ‘vaccine-like’ solution for primary cardiovascular disease prevention in all parts of the world http://bit.ly/1g4KM2K
Jan 21 2014
Rank #8: Alcohol-related mortality in deprived UK cities
In this, the first podcast from JECH, editor-in-chief James Dunn talks to Deborah Shipton, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, about her paper examining alcohol-related mortality in Glasgow, Scotland.
Read Dr Shipton's paper in full, for free, here: bit.ly/1gBctoz
Oct 03 2013