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Lord Sebastian Coe opens Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health

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ISEH

Lord Sebastian Coe officially opened a new sport institute which will be a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, treating elite athletes, ‘weekend warriors’ and NHS patients under the same roof.

Researchers shed light on MERS Coronavirus transmission

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Prof Ali Zumla (group crop)

Epidemiology and gene sequencing technologies have been used by researchers in the UK, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the US and Canada to show that the novel Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus can spread between people in healthcare settings. The work is published in the New England Journal of Medicine today.

Blood pressure at night is higher than previously thought

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Scientists at UCL have developed new technology which reveals that blood pressure measured close to the heart is much higher during sleep than previously thought. Night time blood pressure is a strong predictor of both heart disease and stroke, with previous studies establishing that blood pressure measured over the arm falls at night during sleep. However these new data indicate that the night-time decline in blood pressure may be less extensive than previously thought.

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