science wire

« BACK

Health



Results 27301 - 27350 of 27499.


Health - Environment - 20.05.2009
UCL at Commonwealth and WHO health meetings
Shortly after the publication of the UCL?Lancet Commission on Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change report, UCL was represented at the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting on Health & Cl

Health - Environment - 20.05.2009
UCL Town Meeting on Risk & Disaster Reduction
UCL Town Meeting on Risk & Disaster Reduction
A UCL Town Meeting on Risk & Disaster Reduction (RDR), held on 20 May 2009, heard that the number and severity of disasters worldwide was growing, and that to reduce both risk of disasters and disasters themselves would require the application of the breadth of UCL's expertise.

Health - History / Archeology - 19.05.2009

Health - 18.05.2009
Researchers promote exercise for the over 65s
UCL researchers are promoting exercise for people aged 65 and over as part of a new NHS-funded project.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.05.2009
World class Imperial researchers elected Fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences
World class Imperial researchers elected Fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences
World class Imperial researchers elected Fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences Academics recognised for their excellence in their field - %0A " Tuesday 19 May 2009 By Naomi Weston Leading medical re

Life Sciences - Health - 14.05.2009

Health - Life Sciences - 14.05.2009
Human nose too cold for bird flu, says new study
Human nose too cold for bird flu, says new study
Human nose too cold for bird flu, says new study Research shows virus proteins need warmer temperatures to thrive - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict embargo until 20.

Health - Social Sciences - 14.05.2009
Bill Gates visits Imperial to discuss research with a global impact
Bill Gates visits Imperial to discuss research with a global impact
Bill Gates visits Imperial to discuss research with a global impact Ten leading scientists talked to Bill Gates about their research - %0A " By Lucy Goodchild Friday 15 May 2009 The philanthropist an

Health - Life Sciences - 14.05.2009
John Hardy: most cited researcher on Alzheimer’s disease in UK
Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology), recently named as a Fellow of the Royal Society, is the most highly cited author on Alzheimer's disease research in the UK and fifth internationally, according to a recent study.

Health - 14.05.2009
Would NHS staff go to work during a flu pandemic?
A survey of health care workers has revealed that as many as 85% may stay off work if an influenza pandemic did take hold of the country, according to researchers at the University of Birmingham. The results of the survey, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, suggest that levels of absenteeism may be significantly higher than current official estimates and that 'willingness' to work would play a stronger role than 'ability' in driving health care workers' decisions as to whether to go to work or not.

Health - Environment - 13.05.2009
Climate change: The biggest global-health threat of the 21st century
Climate change: The biggest global-health threat of the 21st century
A major report on managing the health effects of climate change, launched jointly by 'The Lancet? and UCL today, says that climate change is the biggest global-health threat of the 21st century.

Event - Health - 13.05.2009

Life Sciences - Health - 12.05.2009

Health - Psychology - 12.05.2009

Health - Administration - 12.05.2009
School of Public Health launches $5 million Kaiser Permanente Public Health Scholars Program
BERKELEY — The University of California, Berkeley, announced today (Tuesday, May 12) the Kaiser Permanente Public Health Scholars Program, an ambitious initiative designed to meet the increasing need for highly educated public health workers.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.05.2009
Princeton team's analysis of flu virus could lead to better vaccines
A team of Princeton University scientists may have found a better way to make a vaccine against the flu virus.

Health - Social Sciences - 11.05.2009
Swine flu: early findings about pandemic potential reported in new study
Swine flu: early findings about pandemic potential reported in new study
Swine flu: early findings about pandemic potential reported in new study Researchers assess emerging pandemic using data until end of April 2009 %0A " Imperial College London News Release For immedia

Health - Psychology - 11.05.2009
UCL & Mental Health Week 9 to 16 May
Mind,  the leading mental health charity, is running its 2009 Mental Health week from 9?16 May. This year, the charity is aiming to raise awareness on men's mental health problems by hosting media events and appealing for parliamentary action.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.05.2009
New funding for Parkinson’s disease research
Gyorgy Szabadkai (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has been awarded £270,000 from the Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS) for research into a gene - named PARK7 - which is linked to certain forms of Parkinson's disease.

Health - 10.05.2009
Eight new blood pressure genes discovered
Eight new blood pressure genes discovered
Eight new blood pressure genes discovered Eight genetic variations that influence blood pressure are revealed in major new study %0A > Monday 11 May 2009 Eight common genetic variations which have

Health - 10.05.2009
UCL supports Cancer Prevention Week (11-15 May)
Raising public awareness Laura Marlow, research psychologist at the Health Behaviour Research Centre (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) 'Many cancers are now believed to be preventable through lifestyle changes and Cancer Prevention Week is a good opportunity for us to raise awareness of how individuals can take responsibility for reducing their risk of cancer.

Health - Event - 06.05.2009
Blood pressure research awarded Trial of the Year
Blood pressure research awarded Trial of the Year
Blood pressure research awarded Trial of the Year HYVET named Trial of the Year 2008 - %0A " Trial stops after stroke and mortality significantly reduced by blood pressure-lowering treatment for elde

Event - Health - 05.05.2009
Imperial’s new ceremonial mace unveiled for first time at the 2009 Postgraduate Awards Ceremony
Imperial’s new ceremonial mace unveiled for first time at the 2009 Postgraduate Awards Ceremony
Imperial?s new ceremonial mace unveiled for first time at the 2009 Postgraduate Awards Ceremony Unique mace to celebrate the College?s independence displayed in the Royal Albert Hall - For immediate

Health - 05.05.2009
Heartlight campaign to offer lifeline for at-risk newborns
Heartlight campaign to offer lifeline for at-risk newborns
A new campaign has been launched by The University of Nottingham to raise £115,000 for the development of a heart rate monitor that could mean the difference between life and death for the one in 10 babies born every year requiring resuscitation.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.05.2009

Environment - Health - 04.05.2009
Space settlement design competition lets school students aim for NASA’s stars
Space settlement design competition lets school students aim for NASA’s stars
Space settlement design competition lets school students aim for NASA?s stars Imperial helps secondary students to compete at the Sixteenth Annual International Space Settlement Design Competition Im

History / Archeology - Health - 04.05.2009
Launch of The Children of Craig-y-nos : a tuberculosis history
The Children of Craig-y-nos: Life in a Welsh Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1922-1959 , co-authored by Carole Reeves of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, was launched on 1 May at Craig-y-nos Castle.

Health - Chemistry - 04.05.2009
Unprecedented use of DDT to combat malaria concerns experts
Editors Note: On Wednesday, May 6, two days after this study's release, new efforts were announced to phase out the use of DDT to control malaria by the early 2020s. Read more at the United Nations Environment Programme . BERKELEY — A panel of experts and citizens convened to review recent studies on the link between DDT and human health expressed concern that the current practice of spraying the pesticide indoors to fight malaria is leading to unprecedented - and insufficiently monitored - levels of exposure to it.

Health - 01.05.2009
Scientists advance Alzheimer's research
Scientists advance Alzheimer’s research
PA 122/09 University of Nottingham scientists have been awarded almost £30,000 for a pilot study that could open the door to new Alzheimer's treatments.

Health - Computer Science - 01.05.2009
Mums-to-be warned dieting could lead to health problems for their children
Mums-to-be warned dieting could lead to health problems for their children
PA 121/09 Mothers who diet excessively during pregnancy might be storing up problems for their child later on and might be increasing the risk that if their child becomes obese, he or she will develop the adverse consequences of obesity sooner rather than later.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.04.2009

Economics / Business - Health - 28.04.2009
Transforming the way we live in Digital Britain
Transforming the way we live in Digital Britain
PA 118/09 A new £40m research centre at The University of Nottingham will develop digital technology to transform modern living.

Health - 28.04.2009
Researchers talk about their work in clinical tropical medicine
Researchers talk about their work in clinical tropical medicine
Researchers talk about their work in clinical tropical medicine Diseases including tuberculosis, HIV and malaria are being tackled in the Wellcome Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine %0A " Research

Life Sciences - Health - 28.04.2009
John Wood wins Europe-wide award for pain research
John Wood, Professor of Molecular Neurobiology at the UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Science (WIBR), has won the Grand Prix Scientifique 2009 from the Fondation NRJ, at  the Institut de France.

Health - 28.04.2009
Operating according to plan
28. Bern - SNF Rapid prototyping processes that were originally developed for producing industrial samples have recently been adopted by clinical medicine.

Health - Environment - 27.04.2009
Is the UK prepared for Sudden Oak Death?
Is the UK prepared for Sudden Oak Death?
Is the UK prepared for Sudden Oak Death? Imperial researchers to carry out national review of our ability to fight deadly tree diseases %0A " By Danielle Reeves Monday 27 April 2009 Britain's ability

Health - Life Sciences - 27.04.2009
Stem cell focus for IBD wound healing
Stem cell focus for IBD wound healing
PA 116/09 Scientists at The University of Nottingham are investigating whether stem cell markers could have a role to play in speeding up wound healing in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Health - Psychology - 27.04.2009
ADHD medication can improve math and reading scores, study suggests
BERKELEY — Pediatricians and educators have long known that psycho-stimulant medications can help children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) concentrate on learning for short periods of time. But a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, has found evidence that grade schoolers with ADHD who take medications can actually improve their long-term academic achievement, and make greater gains in standardized math and reading scores than students with ADHD who do not take medications.