Archive of UCL in the media

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22 May 2013: Beating cancer doesn’t make you kick habit

“Anecdotally, we often hear that a cancer diagnosis is a ‘wake-up call’, but the results from our large study show that this is not the general rule,” said Professor Jane Wardle (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Times (£) More...

21 May 2013: Britons show Victorian attitudes to epilepsy as children who suffer from the condition are accused of being 'possessed'

Professor Helen Cross (UCL Institute of Child Health) said: “These high levels of prejudice have a huge impact on how children can manage their condition. If you’re worried about being bullied then you don’t want to talk to people about it, which means you don’t have buddies who know what to do if you have a seizure.” Read: Independent More: Irish Health
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21 May 2013: Greater access to genetic testing in NHS will help cancer fight

The outlook for women with BRCA genes will improve, with greater access to genetic testing and screening and risk reducing surgery for women who have not yet developed cancer, says Dr Lucy Side (UCL Women's Cancer). Read: The Conversation
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21 May 2013: One in ten teenage girls has an eating disorder

Up to one in ten teenage girls has an eating disorder, and increasing numbers of boys are also at risk, according to a new study from the UCL Institute of Child Health. Read: Daily Mail More: Times (£) Scotsman Mirror BMJ Guardian GP Online Nursing Times Nursing in Practice The Australian Belfast Telegraph Health Canal Listen: BBC Radio Bristol Breakfast show
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20 May 2013: Diabetes drug to significantly help Parkinson's sufferers

Doctors believe a drug used to treat diabetes could significantly help people suffering from Parkinson's Disease. "We've got enough evidence to move forward," said Dr Thomas Foltynie (UCL Institute of Neurology). Watch: ITV News More...

20 May 2013: Scientific research and the European Union

If we left  the EU, perhaps some of the savings on our membership fees would stay in research, to be spent in the UK. But the reality of science is that in many, perhaps most, fields the best research is highly collaborative and requires efficient international links and stable strategies. Read: Guardian More: Material World
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20 May 2013: Five things prisoners' books show about life in prison

Don Quixote is "brimming over with anecdotes and digressions", says Dr Alexander Samson (UCL Spanish & Latin American Studies). Read: BBC News More...

20 May 2013: The medical advances in tackling heart disease

Dr Vassilis Georgiadis (UCL Medical Molecular Biology Unit) and Dr Suwan Jayasinghe (UCL Mechanical Engineering) talk to Justin Webb about their research into repairing damaged hearts. Read: Independent
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18 May 2013: Introduce standard cigarette packets now

The argument for plain tobacco packaging is clear—it would save lives—and the arguments used against it are false, argues Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: BMJ More...

18 May 2013: Mafia Republic: Italy’s Criminal Curse by John Dickie

UCL Italian Professor John Dickie's new book shows that the strength, scale and endurance of the country’s three main Mafias are sadly representative of Italy’s broader weaknesses, writes Bill Emmott. Read: Times (£)
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