Monthly Archives: October 2016

It’s time for doctors to apologise to their ME patients

“The time has come for doctors and scientists to apologise for the very neglectful way in which ME has been researched and treated over the past 60 years. Doctors need to start listening to their patients and there must now … Continue reading

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Stroke Association response to the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke 2016

  Published today (Monday 3 October 2016), the 2016 Stroke Guideline is the fifth edition of the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke produced by the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party of the Royal College of Physicians of London. The editors draw … Continue reading

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Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey paints a bleak picture of the mental health of the nation

New figures published by NHS Digital (formerly the Health and Social Care Information Centre) estimate the prevalence of mental health problems across the country. The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey is published every seven years and is based on the results … Continue reading

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Business in the Community mental health at work report

Today, (Posted on 04/10/2016) the charity Business in the Community launched a report called Mental Health at Work. The report shares findings from a national survey undertaken with research partner YouGov that heard from nearly 20,000 people in work across … Continue reading

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British Heart Foundation help train thousands of people in CPR on Restart a Heart Day

Thousands of people die every year because people are not carrying out life saving CPR on cardiac arrest victims before emergency services arrive, according to our new research. The shocking figures, released today on Restart a Heart Day, coincide with … Continue reading

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‘Statins in a tube’: Could a new toothpaste prevent heart disease?

Gum disease has a surprising range of effects “Brushing teeth thoroughly to remove plaque could help prevent heart attacks … by reducing inflammation,” The Daily Telegraph reports. Gum disease has a surprising range of effects “Brushing teeth thoroughly to remove … Continue reading

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Asthma UK responds to new test which can diagnose asthma from a patient’s saliva

The new test has been developed by Loughborough University in collaboration with Nottingham City Hospital.  Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy at Asthma UK, said: “There is no single, simple test to diagnose asthma because it is such a … Continue reading

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World’s most in depth study to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease launched in UK, Alzheimer’s Society comment

A new study that hopes to improve the success rate of research trials for treatments in Alzheimer’s disease is announced today (Monday 22 August 2016). The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping study will see the most thorough series of tests to … Continue reading

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Treatment approach used in cancer holds promise for Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers hope this new treatment could be administered as simple nasal spray. Researchers have developed a novel treatment that could block the development of Alzheimer’s disease using microscopic droplets of fat to carry drugs into the brain. This treatment approach, … Continue reading

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Newly Identified Biomarker Could Predict the Onset and Progression of Epileptic Seizures

Researchers at the University of Colorado have identified a new biomarker that could predict the onset and progression of seizures associated with epilepsy. Biomarkers are substances found in the blood or urine that can indicate a biological state or a … Continue reading

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