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The Scottish Government is providing funding for two projects, to be led by researchers from Glasgow and Stirling universities. Guided by an expert group of young people, researchers will identify the challenges and explore the implications for children’s rights where the child’s voice is not heard in family actions. Researchers…
Thousands of breast cancer patients may be safely spared gruelling chemotherapy following a landmark study. A trial of more than 10,000 women with the most common form of early breast cancer found the treatment was unnecessary for many after surgery. The findings will lead to a "fundamental change" in the…
The parents of baby Charlie Gard, who died after being at the centre of a High Court treatment battle, have launched a foundation to provide a "brighter future" for other sick children. Connie Yates and Chris Gard (pictured) say the Charlie Gard Foundation aims to invest in research and provide…
A clinical trial is to find out whether cheap, readily available drugs can prevent dementia after stroke. Two charities, the British Heart Foundation and Alzheimer's Society, are working together to test the approach. Over three years, a team led by Professor Joanna Wardlaw (pictured) at the University of Edinburgh will…
An over-sterile germ-free environment in the first year of life is one of the major causal factors behind childhood leukaemia, a controversial study suggests. Coupled with unlucky genetics, it can leave a child vulnerable to common infections such as flu triggering the disease, says a leading expert. Professor Mel Greaves,…
Older adults in England with fewer financial resources are more likely to develop dementia, according to new UCL and University of Exeter research. Researchers analysed data from over 6,000 adults born between 1902 and 1943 and found that the 20% most deprived adults were 50% more likely to develop dementia…
Research into the adequacy and consistency of knowledge on gender variance in social work training and continuous professional development. This review takes a systematic approach, providing an overview of the density and quality of evidence on social worker education in regard to gender identity and gender variance. It scopes and…
Disruption to the body clock increases the risk of mood disorders and depression, a large study has confirmed. Scientists at the University of Glasgow looked at the circadian rhythms - which control functions including sleep patterns, body temperature, our immune systems and the release of hormones - of more than…
Wealthier children and young adults may be more likely to die from asthma than their poorer peers, according to a new study. For many conditions, being poor has been linked to worse health outcomes. A new study, published in the journal Thorax, found that asthma mortality among children and younger…
A boost for brain cancer research has been announced following the death of Dame Tessa Jowell. The Government investment comes after the late Labour Cabinet minister, who died on Saturday, campaigned for more resources to help combat the disease. The move sees a Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Research Mission doubled…
British scientists have been equipped with a new warchest to fight one of cancer's most complex and lethal killers. An £18 million fund is now available to "ambitious" groups studying brain tumours in a bid to transform Britain into a world-leading research country, Cancer Research UK said on Tuesday. Dr…
Anxiety among the middle-aged could be linked with dementia later in life, researchers have said. An analysis of existing data found an association between moderate to severe mid-life anxiety and future incidence of the neurological disorder, according to research published in journal BMJ Open. The authors, from the University of…
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