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Growing inequality in children's health

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Poor children are now four times more likely to be unhealthy than richer children after the "health gap" increased seven fold in a decade, according to a new study from UCL. Read: Telegraph More: Evening Standard BMJ The Conversation Western Daily Press

'Avatars' help patients with schizophrenia banish their demons

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"The patient essentially has a therapist in their pocket which they can listen to at any time when harassed by the voices," said Professor Julian Leff (UCL Mental Health Sciences). Read: Evening Standard More: UCL News Guardian BBC Bloomberg New Scientist Medical Daily E&T Mirror The Conversation Daily Mail Business Standard Listen: BBC's World Service The Science Hour Time New Scientist (1) New Scientist (2) Ham & High Nursing Times

Everest scientists' feat of endurance for critically ill patients

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Professor Monty Mythen and Dr Dan Martin (both UCL Institute of Child Health) discuss the Xtreme Everest team's search for a breakthrough in critical care. Watch: Guardian (1) and (2) More: North-West Mail

Autopsies using MRIs in babies and infants could help improve uptake rates

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A large study carried out by University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital has found that postmortem examinations in foetuses and infants using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and blood tests are as accurate as conventional methods. Read: BMJ More: UCL News

Nanocrystal Filmed At 1 Billion Frames Per Second

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Dr Jesse Clarke (UCL London Centre for Nanotechnology) comments on how he helped film a nanometer-sized gold crystal at a billion frames per second. Read: Discovery News More: The Engineer

New opportunities for radar research

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"Shock interference is just a reflection of a transmitted signal, and yes if you do it properly you can, for example, detect and track aircraft 100 kilometers away," said Professor Hugh Griffiths (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering). Listen: BBC Radio 4's Material World (from 24 mins)

Beating cancer doesn’t make you kick habit

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“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 (£)

Greater access to genetic testing in NHS will help cancer fight

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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

One in ten teenage girls has an eating disorder

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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

Diabetes drug to significantly help Parkinson's sufferers

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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

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