Pride & Bias: the unseen obstacles in tackling obesity and unemployment

Nathalie Vauterin and Linda Phung
06 Jul 2022

Ultra Processed Foods: Why Are We Eating So Much?

Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) are on the rise globally. In the UK 57 percent of our daily calorie intake is from UPFs. Yet despite them making up more than half of what we eat, a lot of us don't know what they are...or how bad they are for our health.
Sarah Clarke
05 Jul 2022

Oral Health: The Realities and Opportunities

Oral health care is still widely neglected, expensive, and information on oral care is still very hard to find. Advocate Stephen Ogweno asked critical questions and offered suggestions for opportunities for the medical community to improve oral health.
Paige Cowan-Hall
17 Jun 2022

Nursing You

Designed by nurses, for nurses: NURSING YOU is a free online platform that helps nurses care for themselves so they can keep doing what they do best – caring for others. Created by C3 and Younger Lives, the Nursing You platform evaluates 4 key areas known to ‘drive or drain’ your energy, performance and overall wellbeing. These are physical health, emotional wellbeing and the work & home environment.
Alex Noble
11 May 2022

NCDs and Ukraine: a hidden danger in conflict

The invasion of Ukraine has brought to the forefront the dangers facing those in conflict zones. Efforts by charities and humanitarian response often focus on the immediate dangers those in conflict-ridden areas face, such as physical injury and death, forced displacement, and food shortages, to name a few. However, one danger that is often overlooked is that of chronic disease also known as non-communicable diseases (NCDs). People affected by conflict are at high risk of developing NCDs (the number one cause of death and disability in the world) for many reasons.
Paige Cowan-Hall
07 Apr 2022

Climate Change and NCDs

The world has been fighting Covid-19 for over two years, but there is another health crisis we still need to tackle, two actually, climate change and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Air pollution has been called the biggest environmental health risk of the 21st century. Whilst NCDs like cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases, and diabetes account for 74% of deaths worldwide. Together climate change and NCDs are a serious threat to global health. Are they linked?
Sarah Clarke
18 Mar 2022

Webinar replay: ‘What’s the deal with sugar?’

To coincide with World Obesity Day, Dr. T Alafia Samuels, an Honorary Professor at the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica, and the former Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, CAIHR, UWI in Barbados, joined C3 to discuss what's the deal with sugar.
Christine Hancock
21 Feb 2022

Radical action needed to tackle racial health inequality in NHS

A recent report from The NHS Race and Health Observatory has reviewed the inequalities suffered by black and minority people within the health system. This damning report is incredibly important and needs action to be taken now at all levels.
Nathalie Vauterin
21 Feb 2022

Food consumption trends in the UK

Obesity is a global pandemic influenced by the food environment and individual choices. Obesity in the UK is amongst the worst in Europe with more than 60% of adults living with overweight or obesity. In England, 20% of year 6 children were classified as living with obesity in 2020 with a prevalence twice as high in the most deprived areas than the least deprived areas. Trends in food consumption are worth looking at as some are important factors contributing to rising levels of obesity (Eg: increasing consumption of meals out of the home).