City Health International

Founded in 2012 City Health International is a network of individuals and organisations engaged in the study of and response to structural health issues and health behaviours in the urban environment.

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City Health international holds an annual international conference, in a different location each year, which examines current policy and practice in relation to public health and health behaviours in cities.


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  • The U.S. Cities Creating The Most White-Collar Jobs, 2016

    The information sector may have glamour and manufacturing, nostalgia appeal, but the real action in high-wage job growth in the United States is in the vast realm of professional and business services. This is not only the largest high-wage part of the economy, employing just under 20 million people at an average salary of $30 an hour, it’s also one the few high-wage sectors in which employment has expanded steadily since 2010, at more than 3% a year, adding nearly 3 million white-collar jobs.

    2016-07-22 | forbes.com

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  • Trees save lives: why doctors are prescribing forest walks

    The sense of wellbeing that walking in a wood provides is tangible. Strolling through dappled sunlight, the peppery smell of pine needles all around, the crunch of twigs and the rustling of little creatures — even just conjuring up the mental image makes me feel relaxed. [...] Recently, though, the practice of walking among trees has gained traction among health gurus and yogis alike. I know what you’re thinking — ‘things have come to a pretty pass when taking a walk becomes a health trend’. [...]

    2016-07-20 | health.spectator.co.uk

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  • 'Bad' cholesterol linked to poorer cognitive performance

    Despite its bad name, cholesterol is essential to the normal functioning of the human body. Our cell membranes are composed of around 30 percent cholesterol. It plays a vital role in building, maintaining, and keeping membranes functional. Cholesterol cannot be dissolved in the blood; it is lipoproteins that carry it to the areas of the body where it is needed. There are two types of lipoproteins: low-density (LDL) and high-density (HDL). LDL cholesterol is considered "bad" because it helps build a thick, hard plaque that can clog up arteries and stiffen them. 

    2016-07-19 | medicalnewstoday.com

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