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An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a new drug target for not only improving symptoms of brain degeneration – but also to extend the life-span of the terminally ill mice. The four-year study by Medical Research Council (MRC)…
The University of Gloucestershire has been given the green light to offer a new nursing degree from September 2017, after the course was approved, subject to conditions, by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This new course aims to tackle nursing shortages both locally and nationally by offering a three-year undergraduate…
From lay input in research to how a clinic runs, from medical revalidation to patient forums, healthcare professionals increasingly need effective patient input if they are to provide a relevant, sustainable and effective service. Conversely, patients and the public have the right to contribute to, advise and inform not just…
Members of black and minority ethnic (BME) groups face barriers to mental health services because of a communication breakdown between healthcare users and providers, and cultural factors, such as an inability to accept mental health problems and stigma. Those are the key findings from a new study by Brighton and…
The gulf between the numbers of rich and poor children winning university places has reached record levels, figures from Ucas show. Students who received free school meals - the long-time indicator of poverty - are less than half as likely to enter higher education than those who do not get…
The Head of Dementia Innovation at a national charity has been honoured with a prestigious award, given in memory of a dementia activist. April Dobson is the 2016 recipient of the Hennell Award for Innovation and Excellence in Dementia Care, which is open to everyone who has attended a course…
Researchers want to hear from men who are forced by women to have sex against their will. The study aims to uncover the extent of so-called "forced to penetrate" cases and has invited men who have experienced such circumstances to complete an online survey anonymously. Examples could include a man…
Researchers undertaking Scotland’s first long-term study of the health, economic and social circumstances of people aged 50-plus are now seeking insight from individuals across Scotland. Experts from the University of Stirling-led Healthy Ageing In Scotland (HAGIS) pilot study are now contacting 50-plus residents to take part in the vital survey.…
A computer game enabling trainee social workers to immerse themselves in a wide range of challenging situations is among a range of initiatives being developed by the University of Huddersfield, backed by the Departments of Health and Education, million-pound Social Work Teaching Partnerships. The major new policy of creating Social…
Search engines and content providers could have a role to play in helping young people find the most reliable mental health resources online, research at the University of Strathclyde has found. Thousands of websites and apps relating to mental health are available but the study discovered that much of the…
The extent of the mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness is laid bare in a new report. Research into the experiences of 64 people who are homeless or facing housing problems in Newham, London, found some living in slum-like temporary housing and others living in constant insecurity and…
Edge Hill University lecturer, Sean Creaney, has helped unveil a new plan to give young offenders a voice in their punishment. Sean, a lecturer in Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour, advised the Youth Justice Board on their new Participation Strategy launched at their annual convention yesterday earlier this week. The…

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