Global Health News
16 September 2014: Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. More...
11 September 2014: ‘Fat shaming’ doesn’t encourage weight loss
Discrimination against overweight and obese people does not help them to lose weight, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK. More...
9 September 2014: High rates of recreational drug use among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in the UK strongly linked with condomless sex
New UCL research published in The Lancet HIV shows that polydrug use is common among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) and is strongly linked to sex without a condom (condomless sex). More...
9 September 2014: Antibiotics do not shorten tuberculosis treatment, finds Phase 3 trial
The results of a Phase 3 clinical trial involving UCL researchers, called REMoxTB, has found that replacing one of the drugs with the antibiotic moxifloxacin in the standard six-month treatment regimen did not allow the treatment time for tuberculosis (TB) patients to be shortened to four months. More...
5 September 2014: E-cigarette policies ‘should not be distorted by alarmist commentaries dressed up as evidence’
Public health messages about e-cigarettes should be based on facts and not prejudice, argues a new editorial from UCL public health experts. More...
5 September 2014: Creating brain cells from skin to study Alzheimer’s
16 July 2014: Pre-diabetes label ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’
11 July 2014: Drink less for a healthier heart
3 July 2014: Working with Camden Council to get children active
6 June 2014: ‘Map of pain’ reveals how our ability to identify the source of pain varies across the body
14 May 2014: UCL commits to openness about animal research
8 April 2014: Mayor launches MedCity with £4.1m investment
1 April 2014: UCL study finds new evidence linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality