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Three-fifths of low and middle income households are currently unable to save money, while for people already saving, the ratio between spending and saving is dramatically falling, researchers say. A new report from CHASM, University of Birmingham’s research Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management, is calling on the government…
A type of depression may affect people who are genetically at risk of schizophrenia, a new study has suggested. The University of Edinburgh research team said its findings could help to shed light on the causes of depression, which affects about one in five people. It could also pave the…
The oldest people in society are suffering due to social exclusion, with many struggling to get to the shops or doctors, according to new research. Those over 85 are much more likely to be shut out than those aged 65 to 84, the new study from social policy researchers at…
An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a new drug target for not only improving symptoms of brain degeneration – but also to extend the life-span of the terminally ill mice. The four-year study by Medical Research Council (MRC)…
Members of black and minority ethnic (BME) groups face barriers to mental health services because of a communication breakdown between healthcare users and providers, and cultural factors, such as an inability to accept mental health problems and stigma. Those are the key findings from a new study by Brighton and…
A renowned Belgian neuroscientist is to head the new £250 million UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) which will put Britain at the cutting edge of science aimed at combating brain diseases. Professor Bart De Strooper (pictured) has spoken of his hopes for a "paradigm shift" in the way neurodegenerative conditions…
Researchers want to hear from men who are forced by women to have sex against their will. The study aims to uncover the extent of so-called "forced to penetrate" cases and has invited men who have experienced such circumstances to complete an online survey anonymously. Examples could include a man…
Researchers undertaking Scotland’s first long-term study of the health, economic and social circumstances of people aged 50-plus are now seeking insight from individuals across Scotland. Experts from the University of Stirling-led Healthy Ageing In Scotland (HAGIS) pilot study are now contacting 50-plus residents to take part in the vital survey.…