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A new study conducted by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool (MCPCIL) shows the positive impact and reach podcasts can have on palliative care globally. MCPCIL was formed in 2004 and is a partnership between the University of Liverpool, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and…
Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March – the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D – according to a new study led by the University of Glasgow. The study, which is published in the AmericanJournal of Epidemiology,…
A recent study from academics at City, University of London has shown that the 2008 recession in Europe was associated with adverse health outcomes, as the crisis was linked to an increase in the number of suicides and mental health problems. However, in the review of studies the City authors…
Jeremy Hunt has published details of how a record £816 million investment in NHS research - announced in the spending review - will be spent. Research projects covering mental health, dementia and antimicrobial resistance have all secured a slice of the investment, the Health Secretary announced. Mr Hunt said: "The…
Regular exercise could cancel out the risk of death from serious illnesses linked to alcohol, research has shown. A study has found that moderate physical activity counteracts the "biological disease pathways" of high alcohol intake, which can lead to fatal heart disease, stroke and several type of cancer. Researchers, who…
Tiny particles breathed in and taken into the brain through air pollution could be linked to diseases such as Alzheimer's, research has found. Experts have discovered the presence of magnetic nanoparticles, which have previously been associated with the development of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, in the human brain. But,…
Background: Improving dementia care quality is an urgent priority nationally and internationally. Life story work (LSW) is an intervention that aims to improve individual outcomes and care for people with dementia and their carers. LSW gathers information and artefacts about the person, their history and interests, and produces a tangible…
A simple blood test is being developed that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease in people with poor memory. British scientists have identified a set of protein biomarkers that appear to show if a person is likely to be diagnosed with the condition. They hope further work will lead…
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