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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...
Huntington’s disease

Drug Lowers Deadly Huntington’s Disease Protein

The first drug targeting the cause of Huntington’s disease was safe and well-tolerated in its first human trial led by UCL scientists. It successfully...
alcohol

Large Study Links Alcohol Misuse to Subsequent Injury Risk in Young...

The immediate effects of drinking too much alcohol are obvious, unpleasant and can even be life threatening, but a new study has shown that young...
cancers

Diabetes and Obesity Together Responsible for Nearly 800,000 Cancers Worldwide

The study, led by Imperial College London, found that nearly six per cent of new worldwide cancer cases in 2012 were caused by the...
breast cancer

New Test Set to Transform Breast Cancer Prevention

Women who have a family history of breast cancer are set to benefit from a new genetic test at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust...
vitamin D

Vitamin D Protects Against Severe Asthma Attacks

Asthma affects more than 300 million people worldwide and is estimated to cause almost 400,000 deaths annually. Asthma deaths arise primarily during episodes of...
type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Successfully Managed Online

Based on the results from this trial, we can be confident in the value of online programmes to help people manage chronic conditions effectively. Michael...
quantum, biochips

Diagnosing HIV at Record Speeds

New research from LCN-based i-sense just published in Scientific Reports, shows promising developments towards a mobile phone-connected diagnostic tool that can detect HIV within seconds. Early...
pregnancy

Sobering Evidence on Drinking During Pregnancy: Do We Know How Little...

The research team reviewed all the high quality scientific studies  they could find on the effects of drinking small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy....
nystagmus

Magnetic Implants Used to Treat ‘Dancing Eyes’

The case study, published in Ophthalmology and led by UCL and University of Oxford academics, described the implantation of a newly developed set of...
Motor neuron disease

Motor Neuron Disease Discovery Offers New Insights into Potential Treatment Targets

Scientists have discovered how certain forms of motor neuron disease begin and progress at cellular and molecular levels, revealing potential new ways to slow...
genetics

Twin Research Reveals Which Facial Features Are Most Controlled by Genetics

Research published this week in Scientific Reports uses computer image and statistical shape analysis to shed light on which parts of the face are most likely...
respiratory treatment

Researchers Develop Novel Flu Test to Speed up Respiratory Treatment

Doctors and researchers in Southampton have developed a novel way of using a swab test which can rapidly diagnose flu and other viral infections...
menopausal

New Experimental Drug Offers Hope for Menopausal Women with Frequent Hot...

In a trial carried out at Imperial College London, researchers showed that women who suffered seven or more hot flushes a day could reduce...
liver disease

Researchers Show Excess Fructose in Diet Linked to Severe Liver Disease...

Researchers in Southampton and Rome have found excessive consumption of fructose – a sweetener found in many fizzy drinks – is strongly associated with...
red blood cells

Major Breakthrough in the Manufacture of Red Blood Cells

The results, published in Nature Communications, could, if successfully tested in clinical trials, eventually lead to a safe source of transfusions for people with...
Asthmatics

Asthmatics Less Able to Fight off Flu

People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, new Southampton research has...
pregnancy

Women’s Stress Levels Before Pregnancy Could Influence Risk of Eczema in...

Infants whose mothers who felt stressed before they fell pregnant had a higher risk of eczema at age 12 months, new Southampton research has...
Cocaine addiction

Cocaine Addiction Leads to Build-up of Iron in Brain

Given the important role that iron plays in both health and disease, iron metabolism is normally tightly regulated. Long-term cocaine use, however, seems to...
chronic disease

New Study to Predict and Prevent Asthma

Southampton scientists are to delve deeper into the mechanisms behind what causes asthma. Despite improvements in treatment, asthma remains the most common chronic disease of...