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inflammatory diet

Inflammatory diet increases the risk of frailty in people with depression

Researchers at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research have discovered that eating an inflammatory diet may exacerbate frailty among people with...
Do low serotonin levels cause depression?

Do low serotonin levels cause depression?

Are low serotonin levels a cause of depression? There is no clear evidence that serotonin levels impact the risk of depression. University College London (UCL)...
NHS Breast Screening

Does the NHS Breast Screening Programme cause overdiagnosis?

Evidence from a Queen Mary University of London study has revealed that the benefits of the NHS Breast Screening Programme outweigh the small risk...
140,000 people join NHS trial to detect types of cancer

140,000 people join NHS trial to detect types of cancer

Over 140,000 will partake in the world’s largest trial of a blood test that identifies over 50 types of cancer. In the latest drive to...
Scientists discover a new cystic fibrosis treatment approach 

Scientists discover a new cystic fibrosis treatment approach 

Emerging research from Cold Spring Harbour could mean a new cystic fibrosis treatment is on the horizon. The latest cystic fibrosis treatment method, headed by...
cognitive decline

Drinking seven units of alcohol per week may cause cognitive decline

Emerging research from the University of Oxford suggests that consuming more than seven units of alcohol per week could increase your risk of experiencing...
Y chromosome

Y chromosome loss linked to premature death among men

Scientists may have identified why women live longer than men on average, discovering that losing the Y chromosome as men age drives diseases and...
lung cancer immunotherapy

Lung cancer immunotherapy side effects prevented with genetic discovery

Scientists at Edith Cowan University have made a groundbreaking genetic discovery that may eliminate side effects from lung cancer immunotherapy. Of all types of cancer, lung...
 £1.6 million raised for innovative Parkinson’s disease technology

 £1.6 million raised for innovative Parkinson’s disease technology

An Imperial College London startup will innovate Parkinson’s disease monitoring and treatment through new technology. SERG Technologies, a startup formed at the Imperial College London,...
How pharmacogenomic testing helps over-prescribing depression medications

How pharmacogenomic testing helps over-prescribing depression medications

A new study finds that pharmacogenomic testing could avoid over-prescribing antidepressant medications. A US Department of Veterans Affairs study has discovered that pharmacogenomic testing could...
diagnosing dementia

Diagnosing dementia automatically with machine learning

Boston University researchers have pioneered an automated machine learning-powered tool for diagnosing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Diagnosing dementia is currently an expensive and labour-intensive process,...
Traumatic brain injury in children linked to learning difficulties

Traumatic brain injury in children linked to learning difficulties

A new study finds that traumatic brain injury may reduce brain size and cause learning difficulties in children and teenagers. Traumatic brain injury is an...
Five key signs of dehydration to watch out for

Five key signs of dehydration to watch out for

What are the key signs of dehydration? Learn everything you need to know about dehydration and its impact on the body. Dehydration occurs when you...
Groundbreaking new insight into Huntington’s disease

Groundbreaking new insight into Huntington’s disease

New revolutionary research illuminates that Huntington’s disease could manifest its effects in the in-utero stage. Huntington’s disease is a rare genetic disorder affecting between five...
Patients in middle-income countries facing major high blood pressure crisis 

Patients in middle-income countries facing major high blood pressure crisis 

High blood pressure poses a significant challenge for individuals in middle-income countries, causing increased heart problems and death. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension,...
liver disease in children

Liver disease in children caused by chemical exposure during pregnancy

Evidence from a Mount Sinai study suggests that exposure to chemicals during pregnancy may be a cause of liver disease in children. Liver disease in...
New technique improves fatty liver disease diagnosis

New technique improves fatty liver disease diagnosis

MedUni Vienna researchers have discovered a novel technique that estimates alcohol consumption in fatty liver disease patients. Understanding whether a patient has non-alcoholic fatty liver...
bowel cancer tests

Home bowel cancer tests could prevent 11,000 deaths in England

A University of Sheffield study suggests that sending more bowel cancer tests that can be completed at home could save around 11,000 lives in...
The Nutrition for Dementia Prevention Working Group has recommended that clinical trials surrounding diet and dementia are vital.

Debunking myths about diet and dementia with enhanced clinical trials

The Nutrition for Dementia Prevention Working Group has recommended that clinical trials surrounding diet and dementia are vital. Is there a link between diet and...
£2.3 million clinical trial launched for children with neurological impairment

£2.3 million UK clinical trial launched for children with neurological impairment

A groundbreaking clinical trial called PARROT will begin in the UK to research chest infections in children with neurological impairment. Researchers from the University of...

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