Global Health News
Patients admitted to hospital at the weekend are more likely to be sicker and have a higher risk of death, compared with those admitted during the week, finds an analysis published in The BMJ this week. More...
4 September 2015: Children of more caring, less controlling parents live happier lives
A UCL-led lifelong study of people in England, Scotland and Wales has found that those who perceived their parents as more caring and less psychologically controlling during their childhood were likely to be happier and more satisfied throughout their lives. More...
16 July 2015: Improving treatment for systemic amyloidosis
A potential new approach to treat systemic amyloidosis, invented at UCL and being developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), marks the start of a successful and innovative academic-industry collaboration. More...
UCL has successfully coordinated a £16 million bid to work with the Medical Research Council (MRC), GSK and four other universities to improve scientists’ understanding of inflammatory and fibrotic diseases that present a serious burden to patients. More...
14 July 2015: Landmark 69-year study to provide window into dementia
A landmark study that has been following a group of people since their birth in the same week in March 1946 is now turning its focus to the risk factors and early signs of dementia. More...
16 June 2015: ‘Core’ immune cells reduce symptoms and spread of flu
3 June 2015: New treatment for polycystic kidney disease
19 May 2015: Missing molecule prevents puberty
14 May 2015: Smoking induces early signs of cancer in cheek swabs
20 April 2015: Mummified bodies from 18th century Europe found to have multiple tuberculosis infections
13 April 2015: Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting ‘kick and kill’ cure is possible
8 April 2015: Body’s defences hijacked to make cancers more aggressive
24 March 2015: Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered
24 March 2015: Weight discrimination has major impact on quality of life