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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.…
Search engines and content providers could have a role to play in helping young people find the most reliable mental health resources online, research at the University of Strathclyde has found. Thousands of websites and apps relating to mental health are available but the study discovered that much of the…
Flickering light in the eyes could form the basis of a breakthrough Alzheimer's treatment with the potential to halt or even reverse the disease, research has shown. Extraordinary results from experiments conducted in the US have revealed a close connection between brain waves and a clinical hallmark of the condition.…
More than two-thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments – of which only one is currently recommended on the NHS – according to research published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Depression affects around one in twenty adolescents, causing considerable suffering…
A new institute, which aims to help to shape a brighter future for children who face difficult circumstances in Scotland and beyond, has been launched in Glasgow. Based at the University of Strathclyde, The Institute for Inspiring Children's Futures (known as 'Inspiring Children's Futures') is a joint venture between the…