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Impact and early intervention: Clinical research into osteoarthritis

Versus Arthritis speaks to award-winning rheumatologist Dr Fiona Watt about clinical research into osteoarthritis.
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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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How diabetes can affect the eyes

With diabetes on the increase in the UK, Dr Louise Gow, Specialist Lead for Eye Health at The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) explains more about the condition and how it can affect the eyes.
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Vitamin D and preeclampsia: Improving maternal and foetal health

Yuping Wang and David F. Lewis, from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport, share with us their fascinating research on vitamin D and preeclampsia research, including a promising option in this vein to improve maternal and foetal health.
arthritis drugs, severe rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers find that patients are not given arthritis drugs

University of Manchester scientists found that drugs for patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis should be given to moderate sufferers to prevent high levels of disability.
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Peer counselling in the Palatinate region: Because they know how it is

In this article, Paul Bombke and Lena Kuntz discuss counselling centres in Germany, particularly in the Palatinate region.
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More intense alcohol use by children with lenient parents

Researchers found that children are more likely to start drinking alcohol, drink more frequently and get drunk if their parents have a lenient attitude towards drinking.
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Phone app uses light, sound and brainwaves to treat pain

Scientists at The University of Manchester are developing a smartphone application connected to goggles which flashlight at a special frequency to use brainwaves to treat pain.
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Hand hygiene helps reduce HCAIs

Chris Wakefield, Vice President at GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd, highlights how hand hygiene systems reduce the spread of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI).
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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.
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What is CBD and how does it work?

Savage Cabbage Ltd offer their expertise to explain what cannabidiol (CBD) is and how it works: Read on to find out their perspective.
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Health: The priorities of the European Commission

The priorities of Vytenis Andriukaitis, the current European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety are explained here.
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New challenges for public health in the 21st century

Dineke Zeegers Paget, Executive Director of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) provides a fascinating glimpse of the new challenges for public health in the 21st century.
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Researchers find high self-harm rate for middle-aged men

Self-harm rates in middle-aged men increased significantly following the 2008 financial crisis, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Manchester.
body image during pregnancy, emotional wellbeing

Body image during pregnancy can define relationship with baby

Researchers have shown that a new way of assessing women’s relationship with their body image during pregnancy could help predict how well the mother might bond with her unborn baby and her longer-term emotional wellbeing.
gender identity disorder, world health organization, transgender rights

WHO removes ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ diagnosis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed 'Gender Identity Disorder' from their diagnostic guidelines; meaning that Trans individuals should not be dismissed by Governments as 'mentally ill'.
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Penny Mordaunt announces UK Period Poverty Taskforce

Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt, a candidate for leadership of the Conservative party, today (28 May) announced a Period Poverty Taskforce.
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What is next for the abortion ban in Northern Ireland?

Whilst Ireland voted one year ago to repeal abortion, the abortion ban in Northern Ireland remains one of the strictest and most criticised in the modern world: What should happen next?
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NHS invests £5 million into learning disabilities

The NHS invests an additional £5 million to fund reviews improve care for people with a learning disability and emphasise their commitment to tackling serious national issues.
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What if we had robot therapists instead of humans?

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) have published an initial study into how AI robot therapists could be used in the future to treat mental illness: Here we examine their ethical concerns.

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