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Adaptive trial launched to find flu treatment quickly

Adaptive trial launched to find flu treatment quickly

Imperial College London are launching a new nationwide trial to find effective flu treatment for hospitalised patients.  Record numbers of flu cases are expected this...
New trial to assess rapid tests to reduce antibiotic prescribing

New trial to assess rapid tests to reduce antibiotic prescribing

Funding has been allocated for a clinical trial assessing whether respiratory infection rapid tests could reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care. A research team from...
Almost half of young people report mental health problems

Almost half of young people report mental health problems

New research from University College London and the Sutton Trust has revealed that mental health problems in 16 and 17-year-olds have increased by over...
Symptoms of delirium during a stoke could point to worse outcomes

Regular exercise is better for sleeping problems than medication

According to research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), regular exercise could be more effective than medication for treating sleeping problems. Most...
Exploring the role of mitochondria in the immune system

Exploring the role of mitochondria in immune systems

Researchers from Ruhr University Bochum have revealed new insights into the function of mitochondria in the nervous and immune systems. Mitochondria are known primarily as the...
Genetics can influence the metabolism of essential fatty acids

Genetics can influence the metabolism of essential fatty acids

According to the University of Eastern Finland, genetics can influence the metabolisation of essential fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid. Supplementing a...
Exercising can reduce the side effects of radiotherapy

Exercising can reduce the side effects of radiotherapy

Exercise can ease the side effects of radiotherapy, according to the latest research from Edith Cowan University (ECU). Breast cancer is the most common form...
Air pollution exposure linked to high blood pressure in teenagers 

Air pollution exposure linked to high blood pressure in teenagers 

King’s College London researchers have found that long-term exposure to air pollution increases the risk of high blood pressure in teenagers.  Air pollution exposure is...
Radiotherapy treatment can only stop cancer recurrence in the short-term

Radiotherapy treatment can only stop cancer recurrence in the short-term

Radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer only reduces the risk of cancer returning for ten years, having no effect thereafter, according to research from the...
E-cigarettes more effective than nicotine replacement therapy for smokers 

E-cigarettes more effective than nicotine replacement therapy for smokers 

In the latest Cochrane review, evidence shows that nicotine e-cigarettes are more effective than traditional nicotine replacement therapy in helping people quit smoking.     The...
Co-workers can influence healthy eating and exercise habits of colleagues

Co-workers can influence healthy eating and exercise habits of colleagues

Researchers from the universities of Cologne and Utrecht have found that co-workers can influence each other to improve healthy eating habits.  The researchers found that...
Researchers find gene that inhibits embryonic development

Researchers find gene that inhibits embryonic development

Researchers from the University of Bonn have identified a gene that can disrupt embryonic development and cause malformations.  An international study led by the Medical...
Researchers design miniature bone marrow organoids 

Researchers design miniature bone marrow organoids 

Scientists from Oxford University and the University of Birmingham have made the first bone marrow ‘organoids’.  The bone marrow organoids include all the key components...
Keyword: Brain tumour Making brain tumour surgery safer with quantum sensors

Making brain tumour surgery safer with quantum sensors 

Researchers from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM) have been developing new technology to make brain tumour surgery safer.  Removing...
Baby’s vaccine responses linked to childbirth method 

Baby’s vaccine responses linked to childbirth method 

The childbirth delivery method is associated with how a baby’s immune system will respond to two key childhood vaccines.   There are multiple types of childbirth...
New £30m funding to improve treatment of inflammatory diseases

New £30m funding to improve treatment of inflammatory diseases

An additional £30 million research injection will further fund developments into inflammatory diseases. The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Birmingham Biomedical Research...
What is the best form of osteoarthritis treatment?

What is the best form of osteoarthritis treatment? 

A new study has shown that patients with ankle osteoarthritis who undergo surgery see equally good outcomes from the two main forms of surgical...
Carnitine intake in new-borns is linked to better growth and development

Carnitine intake in new-borns is linked to better growth and development

A new study has found that carnitine intake in new-born babies in the first postnatal weeks promotes better growth and larger brain size.   A...
Biomarkers could predict severe pre-eclampsia  

Biomarkers could predict severe pre-eclampsia  

A new study has found biomarkers could predict severe pre-eclampsia, preventing death and serious illness in women.   In a study of pregnant women in the...
A new function of the autonomic nervous system has been discovered

A new function of the autonomic nervous system has been discovered 

The autonomic nervous system also spontaneously restores muscle function following a nerve injury, according to MedUni Vienna.  The autonomic nervous system is responsible for involuntary...

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