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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...
movement disorder

Gene Discovery Helps Children with Movement Disorder Walk Again

UCL researchers have discovered a new genetic cause for dystonia, a movement disorder, enabling treatment with Deep Brain Stimulation which has been so successful...
genetic disorder

Patients Show Considerable Improvements after Treatment for Newly-defined Movement Disorder

We can aim for a more 'precision medicine approach' to target treatment with deep brain stimulation to those likely to benefit: most importantly,...
antibiotics

New Tool to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing in Doctor Surgeries

Appropriate prescribing of antibiotics is essential for successfully treating infection and also to prevent bacteria becoming resistant to their use. It has been estimated...
medical treatments

Pioneering Southampton Researchers Receive £9m Funding Boost

Researchers in Southampton have been awarded £9.2 million to continue leading and participating in groundbreaking clinical trials. The five-year funding arrangement, announced today by the...
Viagra

Viagra Linked with Reduced Heart Attack Risk and Improved Heart Attack...

Men with type 2 diabetes taking treatments for erectile dysfunction could be reducing their risk of a heart attack and improving their chances of...
aortic aneurysm

Surgical Procedure for Aortic Aneurysm Associated with Long-term Mortality Risk

The research, from scientists at Imperial College London and theUniversity of Cambridge, followed patients for up to 15 years who underwent a minimally-invasive procedure...
type 1 diabetes

New Approach to Treating Type 1 Diabetes Aims to Limit Damage...

Our goal is to develop a treatment that could see the end to the need for these life-long, daily injections by curtailing the early...
lung cancer

Blood Pressure Drug May Boost Effectiveness of Lung Cancer Treatment

The early-stage research, conducted on human cells in the lab and on mice, was led by scientists from Imperial College London and Fudan University...
Vitamin B

Vitamin B Levels During Pregnancy Linked to Eczema Risk in Child

Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at age...
allergy

Feeding Babies Egg and Peanut May Prevent Food Allergy

Feeding babies egg and peanut may reduce their risk of developing an allergy to the foods, finds a new study. In the research, which is...
Craniectomy

“Opening the Skull” of Patients after Head Injury Reduces Risk of...

Traumatic brain injury is an incredibly serious and life-threatening condition. From our study, we estimate that craniectomies can almost halve the risk of death...
bacterial infections

Potential New Test for Bacterial Infections Including Meningitis and Sepsis

This could allow doctors to quickly distinguish between a viral or bacterial illness, and identify early cases of potentially deadly infections. The international team of...
Alzheimer's

World’s Most in Depth Study Aims to Detect Early Signs of...

The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping study is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the Medical Research Council(MRC) and hopes to...
suicide

Gps’ Uncertainty at Dealing with Those Bereaved by Suicide Revealed

Interviews carried out by The University of Manchester with GPs of parents whose children have died by suicide have revealed a lack of knowledge...
antidepressant treatment

New Study to Help People Withdraw from Inappropriate Long-term Antidepressant Treatment

One in 10 adults are being given antidepressants each year, but up to 50 per cent of patients could be given an alternative treatment,...
Flu vaccine

Flu Vaccine May Reduce Risk of Death for Type 2 Diabetes...

The study, from scientists at Imperial College London, also found patients who received the influenza vaccination had a 24 per cent lower death rate...
Hypoglycaemia, robot hand

Diabetes Sniffer Dogs? ‘scent’ of Hypos Could Aid Development of New...

Claire Pesterfield, a paediatric diabetes specialist nurse at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has type 1 diabetes, which requires insulin injections...
Immune system

Immune system linked to lower heart attack risk, study suggests

Researchers have discovered that people with higher levels of antibodies in their blood have a lower risk of heart attack. The finding suggests that measuring...
cocaine addiction

Carrots and sticks fail to change behaviour in cocaine addiction 

People who are addicted to cocaine are particularly prone to developing habits that render their behaviour resistant to change, regardless of the potentially devastating...