News incl. lifesciences, animal, wildlife & nature

from or mentioning London, England

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BMA Medical Book Awards ceremony celebrates excellence in medical writing

The annual BMA Medical Book Awards ceremony 2018 took place at the British Medical Association's headquarters in London on Tues. evening. The top prize of BMA Medical Book of the Year was awarded t...

06 Sep | Medical Textbooks | London, England

Effects of fragmented landscapes on forest vertebrates

When areas of forest are divided into ever-smaller sections, more forest-dwelling species tend to live at the edges of forests and the deep core of the forest becomes an ever-smaller proportion of ...

03 Nov '17 | Environment

Short simple mindfulness training could help drinkers reduce alcohol intake

A recent study has found that after an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness, heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught rela...

24 Aug '17 | Mindfulness

Apple Watch - Set-up and First Impressions

Is the new Apple watch easy to use? How to set it up and operate the main apps. Many people appreciate personal timely information about their health - such as heart rate, and exercise - such as ho...

24 Apr '15 | Technology | International

Scientists to develop wearable technology incl. smart trousers

Bionic hands that transmit sensory data to the brain, smart socks that help you pick your feet up, smart trousers that support the wearer and assist with standing or even climbing stairs ... UK sci...

23 Feb '15 | Wearable Tech | Leeds

Ageing: Diabetes and depression predict dementia risk

Mild cognitive impairment, a state between normal ageing and dementia, may be more likely to lead to dementia if diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression also affect the person. Research...

20 Feb '15 | Depression | UK

Report that 50% of cancer patients survive at least 10 years

50% (Half) of cancer patients diagnosed in England and Wales now survive for at least 10 years according to a recent statistical study by Cancer Research UK.

29 Apr '14 | Cancer | UK

Young people with epilepsy at greater risk of injury than others

Young people who have epilepsy are more likely to suffer broken bones, burns and poisonings compared with people who do not have epilepsy - according to recent research conducted at Nottingham Univ...

14 Apr '14 | Epilepsy | England

Young smokers father fatter sons

Recent study finds that the teenage sons of men who started smoking cigarettes frequently before the age of 11 years had more body fat than their peers e.g. school friends. A similar effect was fou...

02 Apr '14 | Smoking | Bristol (UK)

Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as art and music

Research finds that mathematical beauty activates same region of the human brain as art or music, that is the medial orbito-frontal cortex. This study was carried out in London (England) using an f...

13 Feb '14 | Neuroscience | London

Heart attack survival higher in Sweden than in UK

More than 11,000 lives could have been saved over the past 7 years if patients in the UK had experienced the same care as comparable patients in Sweden.

23 Jan '14 | Heart Health | Europe

Outgoing people tend to be happier later in life

Young adults who are more outgoing or more emotionally stable, tend to be happier in later life - research result from Southampton University, England. Extroversion in youth has direct positive eff...

17 Jul '13 | Happiness | Southampton

Focus on reduction of child undernutrition and stunting

The Nutrition for Growth event in London on 8 Jun 2013 concentrated on reducing stunting and other effects of undernutrition worldwide. UNICEF pledged to continue its investment in strengthening nu...

08 Jun '13 | Child Undernutrition | International

Children like colourful foods

Children like colourful foods. That is one conclusion from recent research at Cornell University (New York State, USA). While the results of this study may seem unsurprising, it is interesting to f...

05 Jan '12 | Nutrition | USA

Pope St Gregory I (c.540-604 CE) stated that there were nine ranks of angels in Heaven.

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