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Mental health and headaches in children worsened during the pandemic

Mental health and headaches in children worsened during the pandemic

A new study has found that mental health and headaches in children progressively worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from the Children’s National Hospital have...
Digital support mobile tool helps reduce alcohol consumption

Digital support mobile tool helps reduce alcohol consumption

Linköping University has designed a digital support tool to help individuals reduce their alcohol consumption. A new study by researchers at Linköping University has found...
Study finds low-calorie sweetener that improves gut health

Study finds low-calorie sweetener that improves gut health

American Chemical Society has discovered a low-calorie sweetener that can help improve gut health. It is well-known that sweeteners and sugars can lead to health...
Measuring blood pressure in both arms reduces hypertension

Measuring blood pressure in both arms reduces hypertension

A new study finds that measuring blood pressure in both arms can reduce cardiovascular risk and hypertension. Research by the University of Exeter analysed data...
Queen’s University receive funding for breast cancer treatment research

Queen’s University Belfast awarded funding for breast cancer treatment research

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have received funding from Breast Cancer Now to discover new breast cancer treatments. This new research is inspired by the...
Could acupuncture help people with prediabetes?

Could acupuncture help people with prediabetes?

A new study by Edith Cowan University has discovered that acupuncture could be useful for people with prediabetes. Prediabetes means that your blood sugars are...
IV pumps

NHS must fully utilise smart IV pumps to eliminate medication errors

A study at The University of Manchester recommends that smart intravenous (IV) infusion pumps need to be widely implemented in NHS hospitals to mitigate...
prosthetic hand

University of Oxford pioneer air-powered prosthetic hand

A research team at the University of Oxford has developed groundbreaking prosthetic hand technology powered by the user’s breathing. The cutting-edge air-powered prosthetic hand represents...
Scientists to rewrite DNA to cure inherited heart muscle conditions

Scientists to rewrite DNA to cure inherited heart muscle conditions

Researchers have developed an injectable cure for inherited heart muscle conditions that can kill young people. An international team of researchers were recently announced as...
Hormone therapy for prostate cancer increases cardiovascular mortality risk

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer increases cardiovascular mortality risk

New research indicates that hormone therapy for prostate cancer can increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. In a population study involving more than...
A new study aims to drive improvements in neonatal care

A new study aims to drive improvements in neonatal care

MedUni Vienna researchers have critically analysed current neonatal care intending to improve standards. One in two premature babies receive a transfusion of red blood cells...
Digitalising hip and knee replacement surgery questionnaires

Digitalising hip and knee replacement surgery questionnaires

New research finds that moving patient questionnaires about hip and knee replacements to a digital system could save hours of data collection time. New research...
16 million repeat prescriptions were ordered on the NHS app

16 million repeat prescriptions were ordered on the NHS app

New figures from NHS Digital confirm that 16 million repeat prescriptions were ordered on the NHS App last year. The NHS App has recorded over...
ultra-processed food

64% of UK school meals contain ultra-processed food

Evidence from an Imperial College London study suggests that 64% of school meals in the UK contain ultra-processed food, putting children at risk of...
weight loss

One in seven healthy children attempting weight loss in England

New research suggests that around 26.5% of young people in England are trying to lose weight, with the number of healthy weight children attempting...
$1.25 million grant for new research into fungi and cancer development

$1.25 million grant for new research into fungi and cancer development

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine have been granted funding to investigate the role of fungi in cancer development. Dr Iliyan D Iliev, an associate professor...
Scientists find vitamin B6 supplements can reduce anxiety and depression

Scientists find vitamin B6 could reduce anxiety and depression

New research discovers that vitamin B6 supplements can reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. Scientists from the University of Reading studied how a high dosage...
Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Cutting-edge wearable technology monitors Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Portuguese researchers have pioneered a wearable system called iHandUapp that expertly tracks a patient’s Parkinson’s disease symptoms. iHandUapp is developed by INESC TEC and consists of...
Could a virtual reality app reduce common phobias?

Could a virtual reality app reduce common phobias?

A new trial discovers that a virtual reality app could potentially help sufferers of common phobias like dogs and spiders. Associate Professor Cameron Lacey, from...
Too much screen time reduces physical activity levels in children

Too much screen time reduces physical activity levels in children

A new randomised clinical trial shows that controlling screen time can increase physical activity levels in children. Screen time is a hot topic, with some...

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