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Researchers fight to have noma disease recognised by WHO

Researchers fight to have noma disease recognised by WHO

Researchers from the University of York have recently highlighted the neglect of noma disease at an event at the Houses of Parliament. The event was...
Improving the treatment and diagnosis of methylmalonic aciduria

Improving the treatment and diagnosis of methylmalonic aciduria

A combined research team from Switzerland is developing new tools for the diagnosis and treatment of the rare disease, methylmalonic aciduria. Methylmalonic aciduria is a...
Improving migraine relief medication

Improving migraine relief medication

Researchers from Malmö University have found a way to improve migraine relief medication by creating a shortcut from the mucous membrane in the mouth...
Pre-eclampsia can lead to a long-term risk of heart attack and stroke

Pre-eclampsia can lead to a long-term risk of heart attack and stroke

Women with pre-eclampsia are more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than their peers within seven years of delivery. Researchers from the University...
High and low-dose exercise yields similar results for knee osteoarthritis

High and low-dose exercise yields similar results for knee osteoarthritis

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have compared high-dose exercise therapy to low-dose therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The research shows that both approaches to treating...
Researchers begin the development of a new liver disease treatment

Researchers begin the development of a new liver disease treatment 

Researchers have discovered a new mechanism that could help the development of a new alcohol-related liver disease treatment.  Alcohol-related liver disease is one of the...
Understanding the gut microbiome and lifestyle medicine

Understanding the gut microbiome and lifestyle medicine

Dr Sheena Fraser and Dr Siobhan McCormack discuss the vast and impactful workings of the gut microbiome and why the Lifestyle Medicine approach is...
Dealing with diabetic foot ulcers

Dealing with diabetic foot ulcers

The Welsh Wound Innovation Centre’s diabetic foot clinic team share some of the challenges in treating and managing diabetes-related foot problems and some recent...
The anti-ageing gene that can rewind the heart’s biological clock

The anti-ageing gene that can rewind the heart’s biological clock  

Researchers have found an anti-ageing gene in a population of centenarians that can rewind the heart’s biological age by ten years.  The discovery may provide...
Scientists explain emotional ‘blunting’ caused by SSRIs

Scientists explain emotional ‘blunting’ caused by SSRIs

The University of Cambridge scientists have discovered why selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) cause emotional ‘blunting’. In a new study, scientists have found out why...
Researchers identify the mechanism behind muscular atrophy

Researchers identify the mechanism behind muscular atrophy

Muscular atrophy is caused by the fragmentation and elongation of mitochondria, according to researchers from the University of Barcelona.   This fragmentation and elongation lead to...
Understanding malnutrition in adults

Understanding malnutrition in adults

Sarah Coe, Nutrition Scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation shares some of the key risk factors and warning signs for malnutrition in adults. Good nutrition...
The effects of gestational diabetes mellitus on children's neurodevelopment

The effects of gestational diabetes mellitus on children’s neurodevelopment 

Gestational diabetes mellitus can have negative effects on the neurodevelopment of two-year-old children, according to the University of Turku.  Despite the negative effects of gestational...
Nitrites in food additives can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes

Nitrites in food additives can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes

A new study has found an association between exposure to nitrites and nitrates in food additives and the risk of type 2 diabetes. Nitrites and...
Impact of lifestyle-related mortality on trends in life expectancy

Impact of lifestyle-related mortality on trends in life expectancy

Following research gathered during the Future Mortality project, Professor Fanny Janssen discusses the value of understanding the impact of past and anticipated future trends...
Using CT scans in treatment for high blood pressure

Using CT scans in treatment for high blood pressure

A new type of CT scan, that can light up tiny nodules in a hormone gland, has been identified as a possible treatment for...
Why do some patients remain aware under anaesthesia

Why do some patients remain aware under anaesthesia? 

Researchers have found structures in the brain that can identify a predisposition to accidental awareness under anaesthesia in some patients.   The findings, made by neuroscientists...
Adrenal insufficiency can be detected through saliva tests

Adrenal insufficiency can be detected through saliva tests

A new study from the University of Sheffield has found that using saliva, instead of blood, to test for adrenal insufficiency significantly improves patient...
Researchers identify ceramides as a hallmark of ageing

Researchers identify ceramides as a hallmark of ageing

A study has found that ceramides, a class of fat molecules called sphingolipids, start to accumulate in muscle during ageing, impairing function. Researchers from the...
A new biomarker can measure CAR-T cell therapy response

A new biomarker can measure CAR-T cell therapy response

Researchers have discovered a potent biomarker for clinical responses to CAR-T cell therapy that could improve lymphoma treatment.   The findings from MedUni Vienna could provide...

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