News: October 2012

Regulation of junk food advertising on Children's TV in the UK

Effect of UK regulation of TV advertising of junk food directed at children on TV adverts of food products actually broadcast in UK. Research from Liverpool University shows minimal impact of regul...

02 Oct '12 | Child Welfare

World Mental Health Day - 10th October 2012

10th October 2012 is World Mental Health Day. Dr Peter Carter, CEO of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said that Mental health has an incredibly wide-ranging impact on individuals, and people wit...

10 Oct '12 | Mental Health | International

HIV associated with Salmonella epidemic in sub Saharan Africa

The emergence and spread of new variants of Salmonella Typhimurium has been found to correspond to the emergence and spread of HIV in parts sub-Saharan Africa. A major contributing factor to the in...

11 Oct '12 | HIV | sub-Saharan Africa

Global Handwashing Day

Child mortality figures (Sept 2012) indicate that 2,000 children under 5 years old die each day from diarrhoeal diseases. Of these about 1,800 children per day die from diarrhoeal diseases due to a...

15 Oct '12

How T-cells of the immune system interact with gluten

Coeliac disease research: When a person with coeliac disease eats anything containing gluten their immune system triggers T-cells to fight certain proteins, damaging the small intestine and inhibit...

15 Oct '12 | Coeliac Disease | Australia

Menopause not to blame for weight gain

Study found that post-menopausal weight gain is not linked to hormonal changes. BUT as oestrogen levels drop - a consequence of menopause - women's weight gain patterns alter and body fat is stored...

17 Oct '12 | Menopause | Australia

Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST) for depression

A new treatment for depression may avoid side-effects according to on-going research in Australia. Magnetic Seizure Therapy is a brain-stimulation technique that may have similar clinical effects t...

23 Oct '12 | Depression | Australia

Opsins (light-sensitive proteins) may have evolved earlier than previously thought

Opsins (light-sensitive proteins key to vision), may have evolved earlier and undergone fewer genetic changes than previously thought. Researchers have developed a timeline with an opsin ancestor. ...

29 Oct '12 | Bristol

Angel Lailah is sometimes said to be the angel most closely associated with fertility and conception.

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