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vaccinations

Children’s Vaccinations and Development Checks Prevent Hospital Admissions

This is the finding of the largest ever analysis examining how infant vaccinations and NHS development checks in primary care are linked to children’s...
obesity

Researchers Look Beyond BMI to Predict Obesity-Related Disease Risk

Scientists at Scripps Research and collaborating corporate and academic partners have found a new way to use distinct molecular “signatures” from people with obesity...
sepsis

Researchers Discover Potential ‘Early Warning Markers’ for Sepsis

A multi-site research collaboration supported by a Technology Strategy Board Grant has shown that immune response signatures could be used as an early warning...
Cancer Treatment

Researchers Welcome NHS Roll out of Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment

NHS England’s announcement that children and young people with leukaemia will receive a ‘revolutionary’ treatment has been welcomed by the UCL Cancer Institute, which...
heart failure

New Research Links Low Levels of Air Pollution with Serious Changes...

The study, led by Professor Steffen Petersen, was part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in the journal Circulation. It looked at data from around 4,000 participants...
Kidney Disease

Surgery and Fluid Science Combine to Help Dialysis in Kidney Disease...

Their new study on 60 patients suggests that creating 3D images of blood vessel structures prior to dialysis can predict how well a patient might take to treatment. When...
open leg wounds

High-Tech Treatment of Open Leg Wounds No Better Than Using Regular...

Study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) compared negative pressure wound therapy devices and traditional dressings Conducted by Warwick...
age-related macular degeneration

Successful Trials of New Treatment at Moorfields in Fight Against Sight...

Patients regain sight after being first to receive retinal tissue engineered from stem cells Successful trial on patients using new stem cell based treatment...
Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis Could Be Treated as Two Diseases, Scientists Reveal

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered that most people with osteoarthritis can be subdivided into two distinct disease groups, with implications for...
mental health

1 in 4 Pregnant Women Have Mental Health Problems

A new King’s College London study published Thursday 4 January in the British Journal of Psychiatry, found that 1 in 4 pregnant women have...
miscarriage

Womb Natural Killer Cell Discovery Could Lead to Screening for Miscarriage...

• Previously unknown functions of natural killer cells identified • Cells remodel and ‘refresh’ the lining of the womb in preparation for pregnancy • Process isn’t...
Pregnancy Cancer

Promising New Treatment for Rare Pregnancy Cancer Leads to Remission in...

We have been able to show for the first time that immunotherapy may be used to cure patients of cancerous GTD...These are landmark findings...
wounds

Our Body Clocks Cause Wounds Sustained at Night to Heal More...

A new study has discovered how our body clocks cause wounds, such as cuts and burns, to heal approximately 60% faster if the injury...
bone cancer

New Drug Hope for Patients with Rare Bone Cancer

Patients with a rare bone cancer of the skull and spine – chordoma – could be helped by existing drugs, suggest scientists from the...
dying comfortably

Study Identifies Factors Linked to Dying Comfortably for the Very Old

How we care for the oldest members of society towards the end of their lives is one of the big issues for societies across...
mental health

Cuts to Mental Health Services Putting Young People at Risk, Say...

We need to acknowledge the mental health suffering in our young people that has only been increasingly apparent in recent years, and resolve to...
High Blood Pressure

Urine Test Is Breakthrough for Patients with High Blood Pressure

A research team led by a University of Manchester Professor has shown that a urine test, developed previously in Leicester, leads to a drop...
breast cancer cells

New Genetic Analysis Reveals Late Spread of Breast Cancer and Backs...

Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development,...
antibiotic

How the Microbiome Could Tackle Antibiotic Resistant Infections in the Lungs

Miriam Moffatt, Professor of Respiratory Genetics at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London, presented her work to shed some light...
Pain Relief

New Study Recommends Alternative Pain Relief for Knee Replacement Patients

A new study led by researchers at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust and the University of Warwick has recommended an alternative...