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A quarter of former Olympians have an osteoarthritis diagnosis

A quarter of former Olympians have an osteoarthritis diagnosis

A study suggests that competing at an elite level in sports is linked to a future osteoarthritis diagnosis and joint pain. One in four retired...
University of Oxford researchers discover a key cause of type 2 diabetes 

University of Oxford researchers discover a key cause of type 2 diabetes 

New research has illuminated the key cause of type 2 diabetes, finding that high blood glucose reprograms the metabolism of pancreatic cells.  Around 415 million...
Genomic transposable elements modify Parkinson’s disease progression 

Genomic transposable elements modify Parkinson’s disease progression 

A team of researchers have shown how transposable elements are associated with Parkinson’s subtypes and impact disease trajectory.   A study, which involved University of...
Revolutionary X-ray technology reveals long COVID and pulmonary fibrosis link 

Revolutionary X-ray technology reveals long COVID and pulmonary fibrosis link 

UCL researchers have co-developed new X-ray technology that identified a link between long COVID damage and pulmonary fibrosis.   A high-energy X-ray technique named Hierarchical Phase-Contrast...
A single dose of psilocybin reduces depression symptoms 

A single dose of psilocybin reduces depression symptoms 

A large clinical trial has found that a single 25mg dose of COMP360 psilocybin had a significant impact on depression symptoms in participants with...
Poor quality sleep linked to an increased risk of glaucoma

Poor quality sleep linked to an increased risk of glaucoma

A new study has found that poor quality sleep may be linked to a heightened risk of glaucoma, an irreversible sight loss condition. Poor quality...
Identifying pancreatic cancer up to three years early 

Identifying pancreatic cancer up to three years early  

Researchers discover a novel method of identifying pancreatic cancer up to three years early than current diagnoses.  In the largest study of its kind, researchers...
Hydrocortisone could help people with PTSD recovery

Hydrocortisone could help people with PTSD recovery

A new study has found that hydrocortisone could accelerate the process of forgetting intrusive memories when given after a traumatic event. A University College London...
Racial disparities found in advanced heart failure treatment 

Racial disparities found in advanced heart failure treatment 

A new study by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH) has found racial disparities in advanced heart failure treatment.  Research has showcased that...
Oxford researchers to receive £122m funding for healthcare research

Oxford researchers to receive £122m funding for healthcare research

Research institutions in Oxford will collaborate on healthcare research using £122 million in government funding. A new partnership between the University of Oxford and Oxford...
Symptoms of COVID-19 are associated with poor mental health

Symptoms of COVID-19 are associated with poor mental health

A new study from King’s College London found that symptoms of COVID-19 are associated with worse mental health and lower life satisfaction. The study is...
Does the Mediterranean diet ward off dementia?

Does the Mediterranean diet ward off dementia?

A new study finds that the Mediterranean diet is not linked to a reduced risk of dementia, despite research suggesting otherwise. In a new study...
Researchers design a rapid test for periodontal disease 

Researchers design a rapid test for periodontal disease 

University of Birmingham researchers are developing a rapid test for periodontal disease and expect the technology to be used in point-of-care settings.   Periodontal disease,...
The problem with giving patients access to their medical records 

NICE and MHRA awarded £1.8m to explore digital mental health tools

NICE and the MHRA have been awarded £1.8m in funding by Wellcome over three years to explore and create guidance on regulating digital mental...
Neurostimulation shows promise as a dysphagia treatment

Neurostimulation shows promise as a dysphagia treatment

A new study by the University of Manchester has found three types of neurostimulation that could help people with dysphagia. Dysphagia is the medical term...
Ultra-processed food intake in mothers linked to obesity in children

Ultra-processed food intake in mothers linked to obesity in children 

A new study shows that the offspring of mothers consuming ultra-processed foods have a higher risk of being overweight or obese.    The researchers published their...
What role can technology play in alleviating the radiology crisis?

What role can technology play in alleviating the radiology crisis?

With healthcare systems across the world struggling to keep up with the rising demand for radiology services, especially during the pandemic recovery, technology to...
The potential of gene mutation testing for epithelial ovarian cancer

The potential of gene mutation testing for epithelial ovarian cancer

Scientists from the University of Manchester have discovered that two gene families are linked to epithelial ovarian cancer risk. Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most...
Debunking myths about diet and dementia with enhanced clinical trials

WHO launch the first blueprint for dementia research 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the first blueprint for dementia research, guiding policymakers.  Dementia continues to pose a challenge to global healthcare systems....
New trial offers new hope for Crohn’s disease patients 

Exciting trial offers new hope for Crohn’s disease patients 

A new clinical trial beginning in Scotland will aim to improve treatment options for patients with Crohn’s disease.  Crohn’s disease is a lifelong condition causing...

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