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Research explores measures to reduce alcohol harms without impacting pubs and restaurants

Research explores measures to reduce alcohol harms without impacting pubs and restaurants

Higher prices in shops and tighter restrictions on online alcohol sales could help to reduce rising alcohol harms whilst minimising impact on hospitality businesses, according to a new study.

Study suggests novel ways to use e-cigarette packaging to better protect consumers

Study suggests novel ways to use e-cigarette packaging to better protect consumers

E-cigarette packaging could be used to encourage smokers to switch to vaping and deter non-smokers from taking up the habit, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

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Research explores measures to reduce alcohol harms without impacting pubs and restaurants

Higher prices in shops and tighter restrictions on online alcohol sales could help to reduce rising alcohol harms whilst minimising impact on hospitality businesses, according to a new study.

Beer taps in a pub

Study suggests novel ways to use e-cigarette packaging to better protect consumers

E-cigarette packaging could be used to encourage smokers to switch to vaping and deter non-smokers from taking up the habit, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

Blurry showcase in vape shop close up

Cash incentives drive weight loss in men

A major UK study led by health experts at the University of Stirling has found that offering financial incentives is effective in helping men to lose weight.

A man's feet standing on scales

Policy changes needed if UK is to be age-friendly, say healthy ageing experts

Policy changes are needed at central and local government levels to ensure an age-friendly UK, say experts at the University of Stirling.

two elderly women taking selfie in woods

Health tech trialled by older people in Stirlingshire

Older people in Thornhill were among the first to trial new digital health and wellbeing activities co-designed by their peers.

Participant Aileen Denholm wears a Virtual Reality headset

First study of its kind finds voucher scheme helps new mums to stay smoke-free

A high street voucher scheme has been shown to be helpful in supporting new mothers, who stopped smoking during their pregnancy, to maintain abstinence from smoking in their first year postpartum.

A mother cradles a baby

University of Stirling strikes partnership with Falkirk Foundation

The University of Stirling has formed an official partnership with the Falkirk Foundation, Falkirk Football Club’s charity partner.

Photographed outside the Sports Centre on campus are Falkirk Foundation’s Chief Executive, Derek Allison, Falkirk Foundation Trustee, Craig Sinclair, Stirling student, Anthony Nwoke,  Sport Management lecturer Caitlin Rattray and Head of Sport at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, Dr Paul Dimeo.

UK work policies not fit for people living with Long Covid

New research has found current sickness absence and return to work policies in the workplace are unfit for purpose for those living with Long Covid.

Generic image of Covid-19 virus.

Stirling graduate set to transform fencing in Scotland

A fencing coach and graduate of the University of Stirling is helping to transform the sport in Scotland.

Photo of Philip Carson taken at his fencing club

New project supports children and young people to access the mental health benefits of live music

New research identifies ways more children and young people in Scotland can experience the mental health and wellbeing benefits of live music.

Two violinists perform to a group of young people