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Couples need just one conversation to decide not to have children

Couples need just one conversation to decide not to have children

Many couples agree not to have children after only one discussion, and sometimes none at all, the British Sociological Association’s annual conference in Leeds heard today. Edina Kurdi, of Middlesex University, said that 40% of the childless women she surveyed for a study had either not talked about having children, or had only discussed this once early in their relationship. Miss Kurdi carried out an online survey which included responses from 75 UK women aged 35 and above who were childless. Continue reading

‘A third’ can’t afford healthy food

‘A third’ can’t afford healthy food

unable to retrieve full-text contentHigh food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests. Continue reading

‘A third’ can’t afford healthy food

‘A third’ can’t afford healthy food

unable to retrieve full-text contentHigh food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests. Continue reading

Impact of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years

Impact of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years

The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to new research by King’s College London. Continue reading

‘Brain training’ overcomes tics in Tourette syndrome, study finds

‘Brain training’ overcomes tics in Tourette syndrome, study finds

Teenagers diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS) were slower than their typically developing peers when asked to perform a task that involved them simply moving their eyes to look at targets. However, they significantly outperformed their peers when the task was more demanding and required them to choose between looking at or away from targets. Continue reading

Intelligent prosthetic liners could ease pain for lower limb amputees

Intelligent prosthetic liners could ease pain for lower limb amputees

A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world’s first prosthetic ‘intelligent’ liner with integrated pressure sensors, which could be available to NHS patients in as little as three years. The sensors for the device, invented by Dr Liudi Jiang and an interdisciplinary team at the University of Southampton, measure the pressure and pulling forces at the interface between a patient’s stump and socket of their prosthesis. Continue reading

Low vitamin D linked to fatty liver disease in UK children

Low vitamin D linked to fatty liver disease in UK children

A UK studyi investigating the link between low vitamin D status and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in British children has identified a genetic variant associated with the disease’s severity. The research, conducted by the King’s College Hospital Paediatric Liver Centre and the University of Surrey’s School of Biosciences and Medicine, and funded by the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation retrospectively analysed the medical records of 120 paediatric patients with NAFLD Continue reading

Yeast provides genetic clues on drug response

Yeast provides genetic clues on drug response

Why do people respond differently to the same drug? For the first time, researchers have untangled genetic and environmental factors related to drug reactions, bringing us a step closer to predicting how a drug will affect us Continue reading

Councils ‘divert’ public health cash

Councils ‘divert’ public health cash

unable to retrieve full-text contentCouncils in England are using public health budgets to fund other services, an investigation for the British Medical Journal suggests. Continue reading

Doctors ‘outraged’ at NHS pay deal

Doctors ‘outraged’ at NHS pay deal

unable to retrieve full-text contentDoctors feel a “deep sense of outrage” at the failure to grant them a 1% rise in basic pay, the head of the British Medical Association says. Continue reading