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normal blood pressure

Millions unaware of what their normal blood pressure should be

Millions of Brits have no idea what their normal blood pressure should be, or even how tall they are, a new study has found
human placenta

The Human Placenta: A short-lived organ, with a long-lasting impact

Dr David Weinberg from the Human Placenta Project, a program of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, details why the human placenta is a short-lived organ, yet has a long-lasting impact
excess winter deaths

National Energy Action (NEA) slams record number of excess winter deaths last year

New figures from the Office of National Statistics today show that the number of excess winter deaths exceeded 50,000 the highest on record since the winter of 1975/76

Bowel cancer – time to test at an earlier age

Your toilet habits can help determine what is going on inside your body and with Brits spending the equivalent of eight months of their adult life sat on the toilet, it is time to test for bowel cancer at an earlier age
inequality

How inequality leads to poor asthma outcomes

Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy details how inequality in the UK leads to poor asthma outcomes
prostate cancer

Prostate cancer: A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

Professor Malcolm Mason, Cancer Research UK’s Prostate Cancer Expert reveals why prostate cancer is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma
smokers

Brits believe smokers are the biggest drain on healthcare

In the year that the NHS suffers £2.7bn in cuts, 48% of Brits believe smokers are the biggest drain on healthcare
neurodegenerative disorders

Treatment and diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders

Andrea Varrone studies the importance of molecular imaging to provide personalised medicine and improve care for patients with neurodegenerative disorders
workplace wellbeing

Workplace wellbeing predictions for 2019

Kelly Feehan, Service Director, CABA, compiles her thoughts on what the workplace wellbeing trends in 2019 may look like and why employers need to consider them seriously
biomakers

Biomarkers and patients’ access to personalised oncology drugs in Europe

Heinz Zwierzina M.D., CDDF Managing Director tells us all about biomarkers and patients’ access to personalised oncology drugs in Europe in this insightful article
inflammatory bowel disease

Link between heart attacks and inflammatory bowel disease

Research indicates a strong role in the development of cardiovascular disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
informal carers

Millions of informal carers are under significant stress and financial strain

Research commissioned by WeMa Life has revealed that almost 8 million informal carers across the UK are under significant stress and financial strain
NEI

Eye health progress and impact: Protecting and prolonging vision by research

To mark its 50-year anniversary, the National Eye Institute (NEI) takes stock of its progress in advancing vision research and developing new therapies to treat blinding diseases
Paediatric haematology

Paediatric haematology research in the UK: Starting at the beginning

Why starting at the beginning is so important in paediatric haematology research in the UK is a point impressed on us by Dr Sujith Samarasinghe at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and Grazina Berry, CEO of the Aplastic Anaemia Trust.
public health concern

Mental health as a major European public health concern 

The European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have just issued their Health at a Glance: Europe 2018  joint report which looks at the state of mental health systems in EU countries
early onset dementia

Employees with early onset dementia are receiving a lack of support in the workplace...

Employees with early onset dementia face a lack of support at work and early dismissal, with those working in low paid employment losing their jobs earlier than those working in high paid roles, a large study has found
feel lonely

Research reveals over half of Transport workers feel lonely

Over half of people (52%) working in the transport and logistics sector always, often or sometimes feel lonely according to new research released by the British Red Cross
mental wellbeing

How health spas are revolutionising mental wellbeing

Lab Spa explain how health spas offer an “escape from the pressures of London life by offering a tranquil space to workout and relax in”
stigmatisation of diabetes

Ending the stigmatisation of diabetes

Liam Sartorius, Founder at Rebelfit argues the case for ending the stigmatisation of diabetes, including the mental health aspect in this vein
mouth cancer patients

Call for free dental care for mouth cancer patients to put an end to...

The Oral Health Foundation is calling for free dental care for mouth cancer patients to combat the discriminatory costs of ongoing healthcare that survivors are often burdened with

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