Joel Halligan

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BACKGROUND Consumption of fruit and vegetables is important for health, but is often lower than recommended and tends to be socio-economically patterned with lower consumption in more deprived groups. In 2008, the English Department of Health introduced the Change4Life convenience store programme. This aimed to increase retail access to fresh fruit and(More)
BACKGROUND Poor cooking skills may be a barrier to healthy eating and a contributor to overweight and obesity. Little population-representative data on adult cooking skills has been published. We explored prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of cooking skills among adult respondents to wave 1 of the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey (2008-9). (More)
Although external beam radiation therapy is effective in the treatment of many pediatric brain neoplasms its use in this patient population has been associated with the development of significant cognitive and endocrine dysfunction and is severely limited as an option in previously irradiated patients. Therefore, we have adopted a strategy for management of(More)
Many dietary interventions assume a positive influence of home cooking on diet, health and social outcomes, but evidence remains inconsistent. We aimed to systematically review health and social determinants and outcomes of home cooking. Given the absence of a widely accepted, established definition, we defined home cooking as the actions required for(More)
(2015) Maternal postnatal depression predicts altered offspring biological stress reactivity in adulthood. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 52 (1). pp. This version is made available in accordance with publisher policies. Please cite only the published version using the reference above. Summary The offspring of depressed parents have been found to show elevated(More)
Multi-Layered Model of Self Recent functional neuroimaging findings suggest that the self is not a unitary entity in the brain. Cortical areas specifically activated during self-face recognition are unlikely to comprise a single network associated with a unitary process (Sugiura et al., 2006). These regions do not respond to the self-name (Sugiura et al.,(More)
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