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Low levels of psychological distress can increase the risk of developing some chronic diseases including arthritis, and types of heart and lung disease, according to new research. The study, led by Catharine Gale, a professor of cognitive epidemiology at the Medical Research Council's Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at Southampton General Hospital,…
Low dose aspirin may help cells in the brain to clear away a toxic protein molecule at the core of Alzheimer's, early research suggests. Scientists showed the common pain killer stimulated cellular machinery that acts as a waste disposal system to keep the brain "clean". Genetically engineered mice given the…
The Government has announced a £215 million package of funding for research into transforming the lives of millions of people living with a range of conditions, including life-long illnesses, mental health issues and obesity. It will see leading academics and technology experts able to apply for research funding with the…
Foster carers in Scotland are being asked to take part in a new study which aims to explore the unique circumstances and challenges that come with caring for children and young people at a time when they may be vulnerable. Researchers from the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children…
Mobile phone entrepreneur John Caudwell has pledged his own money in a bid to spark a Government-funded programme into Lyme disease research. Phones 4u founder Mr Caudwell has offered "significant funds" to the Department of Health if it commissions "desperately needed" work into the "terribly debilitating illness". He made the…
Experts have strongly condemned "irresponsible" and "deeply cynical" claims that a new food supplement can slow the progress of Alzheimer's. A study of 13 patients found that a combination of fish oil and eye-protective nutrients led to "significant" improvements in memory, sight and mood. Trial patients who took the Memory…
Ground-breaking new research has identified a unique combination of nutrients to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD), which affects over 520,000 people across the UK. The 18-month study examined the effect of a nutritional compounds, which are often found in common foods such as trout, broccoli and peppers. Fronted…
Marriage may help to protect people against developing heart disease or having a stroke, according to research. Single, divorced, and widowed people are at a heightened risk of developing the health problems, a study involving universities in the UK, the US and Australia has found. Experts believe the additional social…
Health experts have developed a way to dramatically cut the time needed to diagnose tuberculosis in the developing world. The treatable disease still causes about one million deaths every year, with diagnosis often taking months to confirm, but a team at the University of St Andrews has developed an analysis…
Researchers at Middlesex University (MDX) need healthy adults to participate in crucial research aiming to develop a novel test, which will be used in a study investigating whether music therapy sessions have beneficial effects in adults who are experiencing cognitive decline and are living in care homes. The research is…
Researchers in Glasgow have developed a new online tool to help identify young people with emerging signs of mental health problems, such as psychosis. Nearly one third of the participants using the screening tool, which was created by researchers at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, were…
A new study suggests more value needs to be placed in promoting exercise for people with severe mental health issues in secure hospital settings. Researchers from Loughborough University have explored the way health care assistants perceive the benefits of exercise for their adult patients, as well as their attitudes to…
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