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A collaboration led by the University of Plymouth has received additional funding for its work with prisoners with mental health needs. A national collaboration investigating a cross-agency ‘joined up’ approach to the needs of prisoners with mental health needs on and immediately after release, has received additional funding of almost…
Alzheimer’s Society has announced today that it has committed almost £2million to the University of Exeter, as part of its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research. The funding will be used for a national collaboration led by Exeter to improve both quality of life for people with dementia, and…
Professor Suzy Braye, the former Head of Social Work and Social Care, at the University of Sussex is to be awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The distinguished academic who led the Department from 2006 to 2010 is to receive the prestigious accolade…
The University of Wolverhampton has secured funding to carry out research on the impact of passive smoking on dementia. Professor Ruoling Chen from the University’s Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, has been awarded a prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship by Horizon 2020 – a European Union framework programme for research…
A universal blood screening test that detects cancer years before symptoms appear could revolutionise treatment, scientists say. Researchers attending the world's biggest cancer conference in Chicago unveiled studies showing that a blood test accurately picks up mutations for several different types of cancer. Work is now under way, backed by…
Britain lags behind many of its European neighbours and ranks 30th in a global list of countries assessed for health care quality and access. Experts who analysed death-rate data from 195 nations judged the UK to be on a par with the Czech Republic and Portugal. The top-ranking country was…
A new imaging system has been developed that could help doctors pinpoint and treat cancer more accurately using cutting-edge proton therapy. Three dimensional computerised tomography (CT) images were created using protons - the "hearts" of atoms - rather than X-rays. Proton therapy uses beams of the sub-atomic particles to destroy…
Doctors have praised the "tremendous medical achievement" which means young people with HIV can now expect a near-normal life expectancy. A study in The Lancet HIV medical journal found that advances in antiretroviral drugs now give young people with the disease a chance to live well into old age. Those…
How the measures aim to help improve social work practice, reduce the need for repeat interventions and increase the resources to deal with rising demand. This evaluation examines how well each of the programme areas is working and in what circumstances. The overall objective of the Programme was to create…
Cannabis treatment could slow down - or even reverse - memory loss and other brain ageing effects in older people, say scientists. New research on mice has shown that low doses of THC, the main "high" inducing chemical in cannabis, can put the brakes on mental decline. The benefits were…
A range of experts from palliative care, engineering, design, social sciences and public health are coming together to take a radical look at end of life care and tackle one of our generation’s greatest health and social care challenges. This is what leading terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, has set…
Thousands of British children with a blinding arthritic disease stand a chance of preserving their sight with a combination of drugs, trial results have shown. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) can lead to uveitis, an inflammatory eye condition that may have serious complications, including blindness. Around 5,000 children in the UK…
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