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Psychology - Health - 18.10.2021

Health - Research Management - 15.10.2021
Contraceptive pill can reduce type 2 diabetes risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, finds study
A study led by the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time that the contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by over a quarter in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The research findings also show that women with PCOS have twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes (dysglycemia) - highlighting the urgent need to find treatments to reduce this risk.

Health - 14.10.2021
Mito warriors: how T cell assassins reload their weapons to kill and kill again | University of Cambridge
Cambridge researchers have discovered how T cells - an important component of our immune system - are able keep on killing as they hunt down and kill cancer cells, repeatedly reloading their toxic weapons.

Health - Pharmacology - 14.10.2021

Social Sciences - Health - 14.10.2021
Covid crisis reveals how schools are ’propping up a failing welfare state’
The pandemic has shown the extent to which families rely on schools for 'basic needs' such as access to an adequate supply of food and help in accessing other support services, highlights new UCL research.

Health - Environment - 14.10.2021
Climate action will improve health and save lives now and in the future
Environmental psychologist, Lorraine Whitmarsh, was one of the lead authors for today's climate report from the Academy of Medical Sciences and Royal Society.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.10.2021
Type 2 diabetes health checks down by 7.4 million due to UK’s covid restrictions in 2020
Manchester-based researchers estimate that between March and December 2020, 7.4 million fewer NICE recommended health care checks took place in UK general practices in people with type 2 diabetes, when compared to 10-year historical trends.

Health - Pharmacology - 11.10.2021
New guidelines to improve pregnancy trials will pave way for novel therapies for women and babies
A new grading system to monitor complications during clinical trials involving pregnant women, which will significantly improve their safety, has been co-developed by UCL researchers and an internati

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 09.10.2021
Research to boost astronaut health for future space missions
The University of Birmingham is launching two new major studies funded by the UK Space Agency aimed at solving the health challenges faced by astronauts during long missions.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.10.2021
Opinion: Why England should pursue a ’vaccine plus’ strategy
Instead of relying on vaccines alone, countries such as France and Germany are using extra measures to keep cases and deaths low - England should follow their example, argues Professor Christina Pagel (UCL Mathematics) in a co-authored piece with Professor Martin McKee.

Health - Social Sciences - 08.10.2021
Neighbourly relations better now than before the pandemic
The way we feel about our neighbours has largely improved since the start of the pandemic, find UCL researchers as part of the Covid-19 Social Study. This upswing in neighbourly relations could indicate an increased sense of togetherness borne through a shared experience. The largest improvements reported were for "support": 35% of respondents in September 2021 said that neighbourhood support had improved (vs 28% in July 2020), whilst 15% say support had deteriorated (vs 5% in July 2020) compared with before the pandemic.

Health - 06.10.2021
Model to assess COVID-19 infection risk in offices and schools | University of Cambridge
Model to assess COVID-19 infection risk in offices and schools | University of Cambridge
As more UK workers and students return to offices and schools, a new model has been developed to predict the risk of airborne COVID-19 infection in such environments.

Health - Pharmacology - 06.10.2021
Heroin overdose deaths often happen shortly after leaving hospital
Drug-related deaths are four times more likely to occur in the two days after hospital discharge than at any other time among users of opioids such as heroin, according to research led by UCL, Public Health England (PHE)* and King's College London. The peer-reviewed study, published today in PLOS Medicine, looked at data from 13,609 adults in England, who were aged between 18 and 64 and died after using non-prescribed opioids between 2010 and 2019.

Health - Environment - 05.10.2021

Health - Law - 04.10.2021
Has COVID 19 undermined the rule of law? New research examines actions in the Western Balkans
The coronavirus pandemic has presented populist governments with a unique opportunity to implement authoritarian measures and to limit public scrutiny of their decisions and policies, argues Dr Andi

Health - Life Sciences - 04.10.2021
Wearable brain scanner to facilitate testing for children with epilepsy
A wearable brain scanner, co-developed by UCL researchers, is now being used in a specialist clinic for children with epilepsy.

Social Sciences - Health - 30.09.2021
Rate of mental disorders among children remained stable in 2021 after previous rise | University of Cambridge
Rate of mental disorders among children remained stable in 2021 after previous rise | University of Cambridge
One in six children in England had a probable mental disorder in 2021 - a similar rate to 2020 but an increase from one in nine in 2017 - according to a survey published today by NHS Digital.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.09.2021
Oxford announces expansion of graduate access programme
Oxford announces expansion of graduate access programme
For the second year in a row, The British Medical Journal have selected a publication co-authored by Oxford researchers for their prestigious UK Research Paper of the Year Award.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.09.2021
New state-of-the-art centre for immune disease opens
New state-of-the-art centre for immune disease opens
UCL scientists investigating the immune system will work alongside doctors, nurses and patients from the Royal Free Hospital, in a unique partnership that will enable new treatments to be developed more quickly for global health problems, including Covid-19, diabetes and cancer.

Economics / Business - Health - 30.09.2021

Pharmacology - Health - 29.09.2021
Opinion: Long-term antidepressant use is effective, but many people can come off them safely
Many people on depressants continue taking them for fear of having a relapse but new research could help doctors and patients make more informed decisions, say Dr Gemma Lewis and Professor Glyn Lewis (both UCL Psychiatry). The number of prescriptions written for antidepressants in wealthy countries hasádoubled in the past 20 years.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.09.2021
Moonshot initiative to develop affordable COVID-19 antivirals gets funding boost
The COVID Moonshot, a non-profit, open-science consortium of scientists from around the world dedicated to the discovery of globally affordable and easily-manufactured antiviral drugs against COVID-1

Health - 24.09.2021
During the pandemic survivors of domestic violence and abuse have been at an increased risk of contracting suspected or confirmed COVID-19
During the pandemic survivors of domestic violence and abuse have been at an increased risk of contracting suspected or confirmed COVID-19, study finds Women with general practitioner (GP) recorded e

Health - 24.09.2021
Survivors of domestic violence and abuse have been at increased risk of COVID-19
Women with general practitioner recorded exposure to domestic abuse or violence were at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 during the first two waves of the pandemic in the UK, finds a new study led by the University of Birmingham.

Health - 24.09.2021
Fewer than one in 20 people living with HIV in England expected to be unaware of status by 2025 | University of Cambridge
Fewer than one in 20 people living with HIV in England expected to be unaware of status by 2025 | University of Cambridge
England is on track to have diagnosed 95% of people living with HIV by 2025, putting it in a strong position to eliminate HIV transmission by 2030, say researchers at the MRC Biostatistics Unit, , and Public Health England (PHE).

Health - Politics - 21.09.2021
Rates of infectious disease linked to authoritarian attitudes and governance | University of Cambridge
Rates of infectious disease linked to authoritarian attitudes and governance | University of Cambridge
Researchers argue that a desire for "conformity and obedience" as a result of COVID-19 could boost authoritarianism in the wake of the pandemic.

Health - Social Sciences - 21.09.2021
Therapy for babies showing early signs of autism reduces the chance of clinical diagnosis at age 3
Shutterstock Andrew Whitehouse , The University of Western Australia ; Jonathan Green , University of Manchester , Kristelle Hudry , La Trobe University A therapy for infants showing early signs of autism reduces the chance of the child meeting diagnostic criteria for autism at three years of age.

Social Sciences - Health - 21.09.2021
Self-harm may be increasing more quickly among young people from ethnic minorities
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Health - Politics - 21.09.2021
Opinion: COVID crisis - what kind of inquiry do we need to learn the right lessons?
The COVID-19 crisis was uniquely wide-ranging and systemic and it needs a comparably systemic and inclusive model of inquiry, says Professor Sir Geoff Mulgan (UCL STEaPP).

Health - Social Sciences - 21.09.2021
Three in four British adults want cancer screening: new attitudes survey
Cancer is seen as the top health concern among non-infectious diseases, according to a report by UCL academics finding that most British adults will want blood tests for cancer once they are available. The report reveals high public demand for innovative diagnostic technologies such as single blood tests for multiple forms of cancer and access to optimally effective cancer treatments.

Computer Science - Health - 20.09.2021
New app to measure quality of life for people with skin conditions
Researchers at Cardiff University have created a first-of-its-kind app to measure quality of life for people with skin conditions.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.09.2021
Early trial of multivariant COVID-19 vaccine booster begins in Manchester
A phase one trial of a multivariant COVID-19 Vaccine has been launched by US pharmaceutical company Gritstone in collaboration with The University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.09.2021
New combination of old drugs improves survival of prostate cancer
New combination of old drugs improves survival of prostate cancer
Giving the drug abiraterone alongside standard hormone therapy helps men with high-risk prostate cancer that has not spread elsewhere in the body to live longer, according to preliminary results of a UCL-led trial.

Health - Social Sciences - 16.09.2021
Mental health patients leaving hospital in first lockdown felt lonely and isolated
Mental health patients who were discharged from or admitted to acute mental health services during the first Covid-19 lockdown experienced loneliness and social isolation, according to a new study.

Health - Research Management - 16.09.2021
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