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UCL Professor appointed Chair of General Medical Council

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Professor Terence Stephenson

Professor Terence Stephenson (UCL Institute of Child Health) has been appointed as the new Chair of the General Medical Council (GMC), the independent regulator of the UK's 260,000 doctors.

Queen’s Birthday Honours for the UCL community

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David Fish

A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Mother to child HIV transmission at record low in the UK

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Baby and Mother

The rate of mother to child HIV transmission is at an all-time low in the UK, according to a paper published today in the journal AIDS.

Resting pulse rates of UK children on the rise

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Sleeping boy  by Husin Sani on Flickr

The resting pulse rate of UK pre-teens may have risen by up to two beats a minute during the past 30 years. However the rise does not seem to be linked to the overall weight gain seen in this age group during this period, according to research by UCL academics published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood

Mutated stem cells trigger pituitary tumours in children

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ICH

A type of pituitary tumour known as craniopharyngioma appears to form via a different mechanism to that thought to occur in more common tumours, according to a paper in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

Maternal Anorexia Nervosa linked to low birth weight

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ICH

A meta-analysis of more than two million women led by researchers at the UCL Institute of child Health (ICH) has revealed that women with a known history of anorexia at any point prior or during pregnancy, have babies with a lower birth weight than healthy mothers.

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