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Moneysupermarket TV ad draws complaints as trust in comparison sites slips

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on declining consumer confidence in price comparison sites. Read: The Telegraph

Man born without penis has prosthetic fitted

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UCL surgeons have developed an artificial penis for a man who was born without one. Read: The Sun, More: Daily Mail, Mirror

Young women are now a ‘high-risk group’ for mental illness

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Dr Miranda Wolpert (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on ways to improve child and adolescent mental health services. Read: The Guardian

Should all countries use the Shanghai maths method?

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Professor Henrietta Moore (UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) comments on the relative merits of Shanghai's school system compared to that of the UK. Read: BBC News, More: BBC World Service 'The Compass'

MRI scans can help one in four men avoid prostate biopsy

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Dr Hashim Ahmed (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science) led a trial at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL finding that shown that over a quarter of men with a clinical suspicion of prostate cancer could avoid a biopsy if they undergo an MRI scan first. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 1 hrs 33 mins 40 secs), More: The Guardian, BBC News, The Telegraph, Daily MailSunHuffington Post, i News, Mirror

Delirium could accelerate dementia-related mental decline

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Dr Daniel Davis (MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing at UCL) comments on his study finding that delirium, often occuring in hospital environments, may have long-lasting consequences including accelerating the dementia process. Read: The Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Mirror, UCL News

Smart buildings predict when critical systems are about to fail

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Professor David Shipworth (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) comments on predictive maintenance, the development of a machine learning algorithm that can predict heating and ventilation system failures. Read: New Scientist

Six ways virtual reality will change your health very soon

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Professor Chris Brewin (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) led a 2016 study finding that virtual reality can help in treating patients with depression. Read: Daily Mail

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