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HKUMed updates on real-time population data on vaccine confidence

(Jan 28th, 2021) Professor Gabriel Leung (centre), Dean of Medicine, Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Health, Chair Professor of Public Health Medicine, HKUMed; Professor Benjamin Cowling (right), Division Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, HKUMed; and Dr Michael Ni (left), Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice, School of Public Health, HKUMed, at the press conference.

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How Healthy, Happy And Harmonious Are Hong Kong Families? Innovative Insights From The FAMILY Cohort

(Mar 31st, 2015) Findings from the FAMILY Cohort were presented as a keynote at the 6th Global Conference of the Alliance for Healthy Cities on 29th October 2014. 

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FAMILY Cohort Findings - “3Hs” In Hypertension Control: Act Together To Save Lives Now

(Dec 13th, 2012) The FAMILY Cohort has recently found that among those on treatment of high blood pressure, happier individuals and those who lived in more cohesive neighbourhoods were more likely to achieve good blood pressure control. On 13 December 2012, a press conference was arranged to disseminate the result findings and has received substantial media and public attention.

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HKUMed Reports Real-time Population Data On Depression And Suicidal Ideation: A Ten-year Prospective Cohort

(Jul 11th, 2019) The “FAMILY Cohort” research team at the School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) finds that the point prevalence of both probable depression and potential suicidal ideation have increased across all ages in both sexes over the past decade (from 2009 to 2019), coinciding with important sociopolitical events including Occupy Central and the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill.

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Family Harmony - A Buffer Against Poverty’s Impact On Mental Health

(Jan 5th, 2013) The impact of poverty and income inequality on the health of low income families could worsen if these fundamental issues and the related concern of health care access are not closely monitored and addressed, according to academics working on the FAMILY Cohort, a major territory-wide study on health, happiness and harmony in Hong Kong families.

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FAMILY Cohort As A Social Barometer - Press Conference On Cohort Study Result Announcement

(Dec 3rd, 2012) To announce the result findings of the “FAMILY Cohort: A population-based household survey”, a press conference was held by the FAMILY Cohort on 3 December 2012 and it attracted a wide media coverage. The study shows that more than 60% of the respondents enjoyed harmonious relationships within the family.

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