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Surgical technique for premature babies with brain hemorrhage reduces long-term disability

Premature babies with serious brain hemorrhage treated with a 'brain washing' technique pioneered by Bristol researchers have shown in a 10-year follow-up study, were twice as likely to survive without severe learning disability when compared with infants given standard treatment.
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Novel brain pathology could improve diagnosis, treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Bristol scientists have discovered a novel pathology that occurs in several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's disease.
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SAFB1 may be a diagnostic marker for neurodegenerative diseases, shows study

Bristol scientists have discovered a novel pathology that occurs in several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's disease.
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New polymeric heart valve is a promising alternative for valve replacement surgery, study shows

A new polymeric heart valve with a life span potentially longer than current artificial valves that would also prevent the need for the millions of patients with diseased heart valves to require life-long blood thinning tablets has been developed by scientists at the universities of Bristol and Cambridge.
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Stanford scientists engineer a ‘smart toilet' that checks your health

The toilet has played an important role in the history of sanitation and health. Stanford scientists have developed a "smart toilet" technology that analyzes a person's urine and stool samples for disease markers. The toilet could assist health care professionals by collecting valuable data that is typically flushed down the drain. The toilet holds a special place in the history of health. For most of that history, people collected their waste in cesspits, chamber pots, or the occasional pigsty...
Tags: Health, Technology, Biology, Stanford, Rome, Medical Research, Microbiology, Innovation, Disease, Invention, Bristol, Salvador Dalí, Bach, HIPAA, Thomas Crapper, Indus Valley


Bio Roundup: So Long Celgene, RNAi’s Arrival, Pharma in 2020 & More

Bristol-Myers Squibb this week completed its acquisition of Celgene, a $74 billion deal that creates a pharmaceutical juggernaut. And all it took was the largest asset sale ever required by federal antitrust regulators.As the Federal Trade Commission reviewed Bristol’s (NYSE: BMS) deal to acquire Celgene, anti-inflammatory drug apremilast (Otezla) emerged as a sticking point. In an order issued last week, the FTC said that the Celgene drug, along with another compound in Bristol’s pipeline, wou...
Tags: Deals, China, Trends, Prostate Cancer, Diabetes, Schizophrenia, Private Equity, Bipolar Disorder, Fda, National, Bristol, Infectious Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Shire, Abbvie, Biotech


'How to be body positive as a trans person'

Being body positive while transitioning is important for Bristol artist Jessica Fletcher and her mental health.
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Police fined £235,000 over death of man restrained with belt across his face

Devon and Cornwall force fined over death in custody of Thomas Orchard after US-made emergency restraint belt usedA police force has been fined almost a quarter of a million pounds over the death of a church caretaker with mental health issues who died after a heavy belt was placed across his face while in custody.The office of the chief constable of Devon and Cornwall admitted breaches under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 following the death of Thomas Orchard. The force was fined £234,5...
Tags: Health, Police, US, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Cornwall, Devon, Bristol, Thomas Orchard


Police fined £235,000 over death of Thomas Orchard

Devon and Cornwall force punished over man’s death after belt was put on his face A police force has been fined almost a quarter of a million pounds over the death of a church caretaker with mental health issues who died after a heavy belt was placed across his face while in custody.The office of the chief constable of Devon and Cornwall admitted breaches under the Health and Safety at Work Act following the death of Thomas Orchard. The force has been fined £234,500 at Bristol crown court. Conti...
Tags: Health, Police, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Cornwall, Devon, Bristol, Thomas Orchard


Doctors' failure to spot sepsis led to toddler's death, coroner rules

Two-year-old Marcie Tadman was seen by seven doctors at Royal United hospital in BathA two-year-old girl died as a result of neglect after the gross failure of doctors to diagnose sepsis, a coroner has ruled.Marcie Tadman was treated for pneumonia at the Royal United hospital (RUH) in Bath and was seen by seven doctors. She died after a cardiac arrest. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Bristol, BathA, Marcie Tadman, Royal United, Royal United hospital RUH


Positive attitude during pregnancy could improve child's ability in maths and science

Using data from Bristol's Children of the 90s study the research is one of a series from the University of Bristol, that examines a parental personality attribute known as the 'locus of control'.
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Depression of fathers and their daughters linked, survey finds

Study of 3,176 UK families finds raised risk of 18-year-olds with depression if their fathers had similar feelings after their birthA teenage girl is more at risk of developing mental health problems if her father has experienced post-natal depression, according to research.A study of more than 3,000 families in the Bristol area in England found that one in 20 fathers experienced post-natal depression in the weeks after their child was born. Researchers found a link between men with the conditio...
Tags: Family, UK, England, Children, Life and style, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Depression, Parents and parenting, Bristol, Postnatal depression, Academic experts


Study finds high levels of depression among LGB teenagers

Feelings of being different believed to lead to self-harm and other mental health issuesYoung lesbian, gay and bisexual people start becoming depressed and self-harming from the age of 10 because they feel different from their heterosexual peers, research has found.LGB 16- to 21-year-olds are four times more likely to have felt depressed, harmed themselves and thought about killing themselves, according to a study based on interviews with 4,800 young people from in and around Bristol. Continue r...
Tags: Health, Children, Society, UK News, Mental Health, LGBT rights, Schools, Young People, Bristol, LGB, Bristol Continue


Study finds high levels of depression among LGBT teenagers

Feelings of being different believed to lead to self-harm and other mental health issuesYoung LGBT people start becoming depressed and self-harming from the age of 10 because they feel different from their heterosexual peers, research has found.LGBT 16- to 21-year-olds are four times more likely to have felt depressed, harmed themselves and thought about killing themselves, according to a study based on interviews with 4,800 young people from in and around Bristol. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Children, Lgbt, Society, UK News, Mental Health, LGBT rights, Schools, Young People, Bristol, Bristol Continue


'I don't have my five-a-day': Bristol residents reveal foods struggles

For Hartcliffe and Withywood’s deprived residents, eating healthily is a challenge More than a million UK residents live in ‘food deserts’, says studyGemma Ware, a mother-of four from Hartcliffe in Bristol, says giving her children healthy food can be a challenge.“I wouldn’t say they always get their five-a-day, but what child does?” she said. “I don’t have my five-a-day either, to be honest.” Continue reading...
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More than a million UK residents live in 'food deserts', says study

Experts say areas with limited access to cheap fresh food are fuelling health problems‘I don’t have my five-a-day’: Bristol residents face struggle to eat well More than a million people in the UK live in “food deserts” – neighbourhoods where poverty, poor public transport and a dearth of big supermarkets severely limit access to affordable fresh fruit and vegetables, a study has claimed.Nearly one in 10 of the country’s most economically deprived areas are food deserts, it says – typically larg...
Tags: Health, Food, UK, Nutrition, Poverty, Food poverty, Bristol


Researchers use molecular simulations to understand lung cancer drug resistance

Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Parma, Italy, have used molecular simulations to understand resistance to osimertinib - an anticancer drug used to treat types of lung cancer.
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Recent NHS canceled operations highlight appeal of private medical insurance, National Friendly thinks

The news that the NHS will cancel around 50,000 non urgent elective operations in January has once again highlighted the appeal of private medical insurance, which can offer a way to ease the strain on an already stretched NHS, thinks Bristol based mutual health insurer, National Friendly.
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Bristol scientist develops novel ophthalmic device that could prevent vision loss worldwide

Dr Shelby Temple, from the University of Bristol's School of Biological Sciences, has been named Innovator of the Year 2017 for his ground-breaking work into polarization and macular degeneration.
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Clinical trial discovers drug combination that could help children with arthritis

A clinical trial funded by Arthritis Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research led by professors from the Universities of Liverpool and Bristol has discovered a drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis.
Tags: Health, Bristol, Universities of Liverpool, National Institute for Health Research, Arthritis Research UK


New research finds that statins may have potential role in lowering risk of venous thromboembolism

Further evidence has been found by Universities of Leicester and Bristol researchers to suggest statins could "significantly reduce" the occurrence of blood clotting in certain parts of the body.
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Scientists create synthetic cellular communications system that can respond to pain relief signals

Scientists from Manchester and Bristol have successfully created a synthetic cellular communications system - which has successfully recognised signals involved in pain relief.
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Travelling poo tackles taboo

Bristol, a soft toy of the poo emoji, is travelling the world to raise awareness of colorectal cancer.
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Families hope for answers in Bristol review of hospital child deaths

Parents of young sons who died at Bristol royal hospital for children seek ‘a public acknowledgement of the failings’ in upcoming inquiry reportThe parents of young children who died on a controversial cardiac ward have spoken of their fears that they might not get the answers they crave ahead of the publication of an independent inquiry into their sons’ care.Faye Valentine and Yolanda Turner have many questions about the treatment their sons – who died within weeks of each other in 2012 – recei...
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Parents continue ‘quest for truth’ after inquest into baby's death

Coroner finds Ben Condon, born prematurely, died in hospital after developing a respiratory infectionThe parents of a premature baby have said they will continue to seek the truth following an inquest into his death.Ben Condon was born at 29 weeks at Southmead hospital in Bristol on 17 February last year and spent seven weeks being cared for in the paediatric intensive care unit. Continue reading...
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Bio-banding could cut risk of injury for ballet dancers, says study

Grouping dancers by physical maturity rather than age could better equip late-maturing girls to deal with intense trainingGrouping young ballet dancers by their developmental rather than chronological age could help lower their risk of injury, a study has suggested. The technique, known as bio-banding, is growing in prominence for other sports, including football and rugby. Researchers from Bath and Bristol universities said the current practices for grouping and evaluating young dancers could b...
Tags: Health, Children, UK News, Dance, Ballet, Bristol


'I'd struggle without it': Little Stoke park runners on what it means to them

With Saturday’s parkrun cancelled on safety grounds, participants explain its benefits, from mental health to friendshipHeather Doody could not hold back the tears as she surveyed the playing fields that were to have been the scene of her sporting triumph on Saturday morning. “I’m sorry, it must seem silly to see me crying but this place means so much to me – it feels like a home from home. I’m really sad.”Doody was due to complete her 50th parkrun surrounded by the scores of friends she has mad...
Tags: Health, Life and style, Communities, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing, Running, Bristol, Bristol Continue, Doody


Council condemned for charging runners to use park

Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe calls charge to be levied on Stoke Gifford parkrun ‘short-sighted’A parish council near Bristol has been criticised after becoming the first local authority in the world to charge the hugely popular “parkrun” movement for using its public space.Stoke Gifford parish council said it was unfair to expect residents who do not run to pay for the upkeep of the paths in Little Stoke park. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Local Government, Running, Health policy, Bristol, Paula Radcliffe, Gifford, Stoke Gifford parish council


What's the world's loneliest city?

In Tokyo, you can rent a cuddle. Loneliness is a health issue in Manchester. And perhaps nobody is as isolated as a migrant worker in Shenzhen. But can we really know what makes a city lonely?“New York has a trip-hammer vitality which drives you insane with restlessness, if you have no inner stabiliser,” wrote Henry Miller after moving back to the city following almost a decade in Paris. It could be expected that the Brooklyn-born novelist would have been happy to return, yet something didn’t si...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, New York, Science, Sweden, China, Americas, Communities, Society, UK News, World news, Cities, Canada, Brooklyn, Asia Pacific, Paris


UK company to introduce 'period policy' for female staff

Bristol firm says letting women take time off during menstrual cycle will make workplace more efficient and creativeA Bristol company is planning to create an official “period policy” designed to allow women to take time off without being stigmatised in the hope it will make its workplace more efficient and creative.Bex Baxter, the director of Coexist, said the move was all about synchronising work with the body’s natural cycles. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Work & careers, Health & wellbeing, Bristol, Bex Baxter



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