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An immunotherapy drug hailed as a potential game changer in the treatment of Alzheimer's has missed its targets in a large-scale clinical trial. The antibody treatment, solanezumab, failed to achieve significant slowing of memory loss and mental decline caused by the disease. As a result, manufacturer Eli Lilly and Company…
NSPCC has put out a call for a rapid literature review to identify interventions, campaigns, activities and community behaviours which are effective in preventing parents facing adversity going on to abuse or neglect their children. The NSPCC is looking to fund a researcher or team to conduct a rapid literature…
Researchers investigating the emotional impact of cancer are looking for people affected by the disease to take part in an international study. Led by researchers at the University of Chester Research Unit for the Psychology of Health, the research is being conducted in collaboration with academics from Queen’s University of…
An experimental autism therapy that helps parents communicate with their children has had a record level of success in reducing core symptoms of the condition. A trial involving daily 20 to 30 minute sessions of planned communication and play activities showed benefits that lasted six years after the treatment ended.…
Meaningful and Measurable, a collaborative action research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) brought together three academic organisations, eight practice partners and four national stakeholder organisations (across Scotland and Wales) with a shared interest: adopting a focus on personal outcomes in health, social care and other…
Professor Fiona Nolan has taken up her position as Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Mental Health Nursing Practice Research at the University of Essex. The new Professorship, in the School of Health and Human Sciences at Essex, is the result of a new strategic partnership between the University, the…
High blood pressure - especially in middle age - is linked to dementia, the American Heart Association (AHA) has said in a statement. A review of existing studies led AHA experts to conclude that high blood pressure "disrupts the structure and function of cerebral blood vessels". This leads to damage…
Researchers from City, University of London have developed a serious game in collaboration with mental health service users to support and prepare people being discharged from secure mental health services into the community. The study, which is published in the journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, shows how such…
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