Global Health News
25 September 2014: Interactive website helps lower-income smokers to stop smoking
People with lower incomes attempting to quit smoking are 36% more likely to succeed if they use a new interactive website called ‘StopAdvisor’ than if they use a static information website, finds a randomised controlled trial led by UCL researchers. More...
24 September 2014: Modest effect of statins on diabetes risk and bodyweight related to mechanism of action
The mechanism by which statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes has been investigated in a large-scale analysis from an international team led by researchers from UCL and the University of Glasgow, using information from genetic studies and clinical trials. More...
17 September 2014: Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids
Research using data collected from around 4,000 healthy people in the UK has enabled scientists from UCL, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Bristol to identify a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood.
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
9 September 2014: Antibiotics do not shorten tuberculosis treatment, finds Phase 3 trial
5 September 2014: E-cigarette policies ‘should not be distorted by alarmist commentaries dressed up as evidence’
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