Global Health News
24 March 2015: Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered
By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, a new study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonisation that shaped migrations to the Americas hundreds of years ago. More...
24 March 2015: Weight discrimination has major impact on quality of life
Weight discrimination is linked to significantly lower quality of life, and accounts for approximately 40% of the negative psychological effects associated with obesity, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK. More...
More than a third (35%) of 12-year-olds and 28% of 15-year-olds say they have been embarrassed to smile or laugh due to how they felt about their teeth, finds a new UCL-led report commissioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. More...
6 March 2015: How drinking behaviour changes through the years
In the UK, frequent drinking becomes more common in middle to old age, especially amongst men, according to UCL research published in the open access journal, BMC Medicine. Doctors are seeing a growing number of cases of alcohol misuse among the elderly and this finding supports concerns that older people might be abusing alcohol. More...
25 February 2015: PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection
Researchers from the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL and Public Health England have presented results at a conference in Seattle, Washington, indicating that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective against HIV for gay and other men who have sex with men in England. More...
16 February 2015: UCL awarded £10m to develop new dementia treatments
29 January 2015: Cancer fear can impact screening uptake
20 January 2015: Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye
15 January 2015: Bloomsbury Research Institute awarded £7.5 million
18 December 2014: UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
15 December 2014: Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children
10 December 2014: Half of English women are taking prescribed medicines
4 December 2014: £14M to develop HIV self-testing in southern Africa
29 October 2014: UCL-Lancet Commission argues that “health is as much about caring as it is about curing”
27 October 2014: Scientists identify potential cause for 40% of pre-term births
23 October 2014: UCL awarded £13.5 million to advance medical research facilities
23 October 2014: Simplifying TB treatments to improve patients’ lives
21 October 2014: UCL research helps paralysed man to recover function
25 September 2014: Interactive website helps lower-income smokers to stop smoking
24 September 2014: Modest effect of statins on diabetes risk and bodyweight related to mechanism of action
17 September 2014: Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids