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Owning a dog may help older adults to meet physical activity levels recommended by the World Health Organisation. Health professionals could encourage dog ownership or shared care of a dog to motivate older adults to be more physically active.
Vitamin D levels in most occupational groups are well below those considered optimal for health. Understanding the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in different professions could improve public health interventions and prevention efforts.
Prospective clinical trial registration aims to address publication and reporting bias. Unfortunately, not all clinical trials are registered before they start. Here we discuss the dilemma faced by editors when receiving submissions reporting a clinical trial that was not registered prospectively, and a new policy for increasing transparency when a trial was registered after participant recruitment has begun.
In this blog, Poppy Lakeman Fraser, Senior Programme Coordinator for the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) initiative, explains what citizen science actually is and how researchers rely on this form of data collection.