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Grassroots women’s groups could halve maternal death rate

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Womens groups for maternal health

Women’s groups can dramatically reduce the number of maternal and newborn deaths in some of the world’s poorest communities, according to a new meta-analysis published in The Lancet.

Global health policy fails to address burden of disease on men

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Occupational health risks in Mumbai

Men experience a higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women, but policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organisations, according to a Viewpoint article in this week’s Lancet.

Post-mortem MRI: a viable alternative to an autopsy

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MRI image Lancet paper

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and blood tests to establish the cause of death in foetuses and newborn babies is virtually as accurate as a standard autopsy, according to a paper published in The Lancet.

Stress and unhealthy lifestyle increase risk of heart disease

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People with job stress and an unhealthy lifestyle are at higher risk of coronary artery disease than people who have job stress but lead healthy lifestyles, according to work published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) by researchers from UCL's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.

Mobile health technologies to rapidly test and track infectious diseases

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EPSRC IRC

Early-warning sensor systems that can test and track serious infectious diseases – such as major flu epidemics, MRSA and HIV – using mobile phones and the internet are being developed by a major new Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC) led by UCL.

UCL awarded record number of ESRC studentships

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18 multidisciplinary studentships worth an estimated £1.6 million have been awarded to UCL’s Doctoral Training Centre by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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