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Colorectal cancer tumour

Cancer fear can impact screening uptake

Published: Jan 29, 2015 10:49:05 AM

Image of a similar experiment where the hand was stimulated by 'pinprick' laser pain pulses

Having a romantic partner present can make pain feel worse

Published: Jan 21, 2015 12:13:01 PM

A technician inspects cells under the microscope

Bloomsbury Research Institute awarded £7.5 million

Published: Jan 15, 2015 10:43:00 AM




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Cancer fear can impact screening uptake

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Colorectal cancer tumour

People who worry about cancer are more likely to want to get screened for colon cancer, but feeling uncomfortable at the thought of cancer makes them less likely to actually go for the test, finds new UCL-led research.

Having a romantic partner present can make pain feel worse

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Image of a similar experiment where the hand was stimulated by 'pinprick' laser pain pulses

The support of a romantic partner is often advised for painful medical procedures, but new research from UCL, King’s College London and the University of Hertfordshire finds that this can actually make the pain feel worse.

Bloomsbury Research Institute awarded £7.5 million

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A technician inspects cells under the microscope

UCL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have been awarded a grant of £7.5 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund to develop the Bloomsbury Research Institute, a partnership dedicated to addressing the global challenge of infectious disease.

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