News: September 2010

Half of Brits got sunburnt this year and many would do it again

Far from being a small price to pay for a tan, sunburn is a sign that your skin cells have been seriously damaged by too much sun. It is this damage that can increase the risk of skin cancer later ...

01 Sep '10 | Sunburn | UK

Young Black women at increased risk of self-harm

Young, Black women are significantly more likely to self-harm than people from other ethnic groups, according to new research. And people from Black and minority ethnic groups are less likely to re...

01 Sep '10

New guidelines to ease sleepless nights

Insomnia and other sleep disorders are very common, yet are not generally well understood by doctors and other health care professionals. Now the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) ha...

03 Sep '10 | Sleep disorders | Bristol, UK

Research aims to slash waiting times for young people with mental illness

The impact of psychosis is widespread. It affects 3% of the UK population with 80% of cases occurring in people aged 16-30. Employment rates are particularly low within this group (4% - 12%) and 10...

03 Sep '10 | Mental Health | UK

Treatment and prevention to break the cycle of malnutrition in Niger

In addition to providing treatment for children with severe malnutrition, MSF is distributing ready-to-use supplementary food to over 143,000 children. These products, containing milk, minerals and...

08 Sep '10 | Malnutrition | Niger

Watercress may *turn off* breast cancer signal

New scientific research from Southampton University (England, UK) has revealed that a plant compound in watercress may have the ability to suppress breast cancer cell development by 'turning off' a...

Scottish Alcohol study shows ethnic divide

Native Scots are more than twice as likely to die of alcohol-related causes as Scottish residents born south of the border, according to a recent study at Edinburgh University.

17 Sep '10

Research could improve detection of liver damage

Scientists have discovered that the presence of specific proteins in the blood are indicative of early liver cell damage and can determine the point at which cell death occurred, the type of cell d...

17 Sep '10

Breakthrough in understanding brain function could lead to Alzheimer's treatment

Synaptic plasticity, one of the neurochemical foundations of learning and memory, is predominantly controlled by NMDA receptors. One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer�s disease is a neurological dys...

19 Sep '10 | Alzheimer's Disease | Bristol, UK

Quantity & Locations of Takeaways correlated with childhood obesity

More evidence of the link between childhood obesity and junk food has been uncovered by researchers at the University of Leeds, England. The study by Dr Lorna Fraser and Dr Kimberley Edwards shows...

20 Sep '10

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