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Fat shaming ‘leads to weight gain’

Fat shaming ‘leads to weight gain’

unable to retrieve full-text contentMaking people feel shameful about their weight could lead them to gain weight, not lose it, suggests a University College London study. Continue reading

UK proton beam centres open in 2018

UK proton beam centres open in 2018

unable to retrieve full-text contentProton beam therapy centres to treat cancers will be available in Manchester and London in 2018, NHS officials confirm. Continue reading

Prioritizing pregnant women in malaria endemic regions for bed nets from clinics

Prioritizing pregnant women in malaria endemic regions for bed nets from clinics

Donors, Ministries of Health, implementing agencies, and other partners should prioritise providing pregnant women in malaria endemic regions with long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) through antenatal care clinics to help prevent malaria and its adverse effects on mother and infant, according to experts from the UK and US, writing in this week’s PLOS Medicine . Jenny Hill, from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and colleagues from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the Malaria Control and Elimination Program at PATH in Seattle, explain that LLINs are a powerful public health tool to help improve maternal, neonatal, and infant health but that the use of these nets is well below national and international targets. Continue reading

Thousands end pro-NHS march in London

Thousands end pro-NHS march in London

unable to retrieve full-text contentThousands attend a pro-NHS rally in London, following a 300-mile “Jarrow March” by protesters. Continue reading

Household air pollution puts more than one in three people worldwide at risk of ill health, early death

Household air pollution puts more than one in three people worldwide at risk of ill health, early death

Household air pollution, caused by the use of plant-based or coal fuel for cooking, heating, and lighting, is putting nearly three billion people worldwide at risk of ill health and early death, according to a new Commission, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. Continue reading

Briton begins UK treatment for Ebola

Briton begins UK treatment for Ebola

unable to retrieve full-text contentDoctors at a London hospital have begun treating a British man who contracted the Ebola virus while volunteering as a nurse in Sierra Leone. Continue reading

Stem cell behavior of human bowel discovered for first time

Stem cell behavior of human bowel discovered for first time

For the first time, scientists have uncovered new information on how stem cells in the human bowel behave, revealing vital clues about the earliest stages in bowel cancer development and how we may begin to prevent it. The study, led by Queen May University of London (QMUL) and published today in the journal Cell Reports , discovered how many stem cells exist within the human bowel and how they behave and evolve over time. Continue reading

Why tendons break down with age

Why tendons break down with age

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have identified differences in the proteins present in young and old tendons, in new research that could guide the development of treatments to stop tissue breakdown from occurring. Tendon structure in horses is similar to humans, and both face common injuries. The researchers used a horse model to undertake a thorough analysis of all the proteins and protein fragments present in healthy and injured tendons. Continue reading

Scientists map one of most important proteins in life — and cancer

Scientists map one of most important proteins in life — and cancer

Scientists reveal the structure of one of the most important and complicated proteins in cell division — a fundamental process in life and the development of cancer — in research published in Nature . Continue reading

New trigger for ovulation could make IVF safer

New trigger for ovulation could make IVF safer

Researchers have successfully used a new and potentially safer method to stimulate ovulation in women undergoing IVF treatment. Twelve babies have been born after their mothers were given an injection of the natural hormone kisspeptin to make their eggs mature. Doctors normally administer another hormone, hCG, for this purpose, but in some women, there is a risk that this can overstimulate the ovaries, with potentially life-threatening consequences. Continue reading