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Funding health research: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The role of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, when it comes to funding health research in Canada, is explored here, including a look at the work of the Human Development, Child and Youth Health division within that.
acute coronary syndromes

New evidences on the role of inflammation in acute coronary syndromes and its pathogenesis

For a long time the causes of acute coronary syndromes were poorly understood, and, only after the publication of our paper on New England Journal of Medicine on the importance of inflammation it was recognised as a crucial pathogenetic mechanism.
Dept. of Voice Analysis of Pathophysiology Graduate School of Medicine

A study of voice-based health status monitoring using a smartphone

Professor Shinichi Tokuno discusses research into voice-based health monitoring using smartphone technology in diagnosis scenarios.
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Sleep is the best medicine: The repair programme that strengthens resilience

In this article, Dr Hans-Günter Weeß explains the connection between sleep, mental health and strengthening resilience.
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Periodontal disease: Structure of Mfa1 fimbriae

Professor Yoshiaki Hasegawa discusses the structure and biogenesis mechanism of Mfa1 fimbriae from the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis.
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Everything you need to know about PCOS

The NHS reports that 1 in 5 women in the UK are currently affected by PCOS, but what do we really know about the condition? It’s imperative that women have a clear understanding of their reproductive health. here, we explain everything you need to know about PCOS.
air pollution on human health

The complexities of understanding the consequences of air pollution on human health

Dr. Francisco Inesta-Vaquera, Dr. Colin Henderson, Professor Jonathan Grigg and Professor C. Roland Wolf from the Universities of Dundee and London discuss the complexities of understanding the consequences of air pollution on human health.
prevention of type 1 diabetes

Turning a corner in the prevention of Type 1 diabetes

Dr Elizabeth Robertson, Director of Research at Diabetes UK explains why 2019 marked turning a corner in the prevention of Type 1 diabetes but adds that there is still more research to be done in this area.
cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases – how to prevent them

Cardiovascular diseases are on the rise, but so is confusion as to how to prevent them. Shaun Ingram, MD of Cardiac Science takes a look at the data, shares his views and strikes a cautious note of optimism.
current obesity epidemic

Beyond the current obesity epidemic

Obesity is a growing problem around the world, with many negative consequences for both individuals and societies. Research by Professor Barry M. Popkin and his colleagues at the University of North Carolina (UNC) aims to lead us beyond the current obesity epidemic.
genetics project, GlaxoSmithKline

UK launches £200 million genetics project

The UK government announced the launch of a huge genetics project, working with GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, to understand diseases like dementia and cancer.
nocturnal haemoglobinuria

A focus on rare disease: Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH)

Maria Piggin, Chair of PNH Support tells us about the rare disease, paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) and in this area, collaborations for change.
cannabis analysis

Fundación CANNA: Promoting research, scientific studies and cannabis analysis

Here, we find out about Fundación CANNA’s aim is to promote research and education about cannabis, including their strong focus on the effects of this on the human body.
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Health research and genomic data in Finland

In this question and answer interview, Liisa Maria Voipio-Pulkki, at the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, shares her thoughts on health research and genomic data in Finland.
Global Food Research Program

The Global Food Research Program: obesity and NCD prevention through changing diets globally

Research, policy work and evaluations of large-scale regulatory and fiscal efforts to reduce consumption of reduce intake of unhealthy ultra processed foods
cannabinoids in medicine, oxford cannabinoid technologies, cbd oil

Cannabinoids in medicine Part 1: Cancer

In the first of a series of five articles, Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies will discuss their expertise on the medicinal use of cannabis derivatives.
too much CBD

Can you take too much CBD?

Whether you see it as the “latest” health craze, have considered taking it yourself, or, have been relying on it for some time now, you may have asked: Can someone take too much CBD? Here, we find out.
uveal tract, ophthalmology

Ophthalmology: A focus on uveitis – the inflammation of the uveal tract

Dr Gerry Morrow explains what you need to know about an aspect of ophthalmology called uveitis, defined as inflammation of the uveal tract, which comprises the iris, ciliary body and choroid.
early childhood eating habits, teenage eating disorders

Early childhood eating habits connected to teenage eating disorders

UCL researchers identified that overeating, undereating and ‘fussiness’ in early childhood eating habits can be linked to anorexia and binge-eating in adolescence, and the risk is greater for girls.
social media cyberbullying, sleep deprivation

Social media: Cyberbullying, sleep deprivation and lack of exercise

UCL led new research uncovering the status of teenage mental health in relation to social media, cyberbullying, sleep deprivation, and lack of exercise.

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