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The amount of money spent on research into dementia and stroke in the UK is still far too low, health experts have said. Analysis of funding for research into the four main causes of death and disability in the UK - cancer, heart disease, dementia and stroke - found just…
Obese middle-aged people are nearly 30% less likely to develop dementia than those of a healthy weight, a study has revealed. It also found that underweight people of the same age were a third more likely to develop the condition than those who had a healthy body mass index (BMI).…
There is "clear evidence" linking increased food bank use with UK areas that have seen greater unemployment and welfare and government spending cuts, scientists say. An Oxford University-led team used official government data and statistics from the Trussell Trust, the UK's largest food bank backer, to look at why people…
Scotland's Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Fiona McQueen, has announced the launch of a new awards scheme for Scottish based nurse, midwife and allied health professional researchers. This is an opportunity to highlight your research by nominating yourself, your team or a colleague for a Nursing Midwifery & Allied Health Professions…
The Self-directed Support (SDS) and Gypsy/Travellers research report presents the findings of a one-year research project, funded by the Scottish Government, exploring the potential of SDS to meet the care and support needs of Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland. The research sought, using community based approaches, to explore what appetite exists for…
Research into mental health receives less than 1% of the funding per patient that cancer gets, analysis by a charity has found. For every £1 spent by the Government on mental health research, the general public donates just 0.3 pence, MQ: Transforming Mental Health, which describes itself as the UK's…
The aim of the research was to explore the costs of short break services for disabled children and their families. The study also sought to understand the contracting and commissioning process, including the factors that inform decision making processes and the management of budgets. The research was commissioned by Action…
Binge drinking is costing UK taxpayers £4.9 billion a year, a study has suggested. Researchers looked at a number of immediate factors upon which binge drinking has an effect, such as A&E admissions, road accidents and police officers on duty. They estimated that binge drinking increases the average daily number…
Two new projects which will focus on how people can recover from addiction, especially after returning from careers in the Armed Forces, have been launched in Sheffield. Sheffield Hallam University will spearhead a new Sheffield Addiction and Recovery Research Group (SARRG), a peer-led group which aims to support user-focused groups…
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) have announced the appointment of Jackie McKenzie as Director. Jackie is joining IRISS from Nesta, the innovation charity where for the last nine years she established and led the team in Scotland. She has designed and delivered innovation programmes in…
A new report has established that personal qualities are more important than gender in support services for vulnerable young men. Commitment, consistency and the ability to form relationships of mutual care and respect are of greater importance than gender in recruiting staff to services that support vulnerable young men, researchers…
A new study by researchers from Goldsmiths and City University found parents in the UK are waiting up to three and a half years to receive a diagnosis that their child has autism. The study revealed that 52 per cent of parents were dissatisfied with their experience of their child’s…