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MRI scans can help one in four men avoid prostate biopsy

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Dr Hashim Ahmed (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science) led a trial at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL finding that shown that over a quarter of men with a clinical suspicion of prostate cancer could avoid a biopsy if they undergo an MRI scan first. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 1 hrs 33 mins 40 secs), More: The Guardian, BBC News, The Telegraph, Daily MailSunHuffington Post, i News, Mirror

Delirium could accelerate dementia-related mental decline

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Dr Daniel Davis (MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing at UCL) comments on his study finding that delirium, often occuring in hospital environments, may have long-lasting consequences including accelerating the dementia process. Read: The Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Mirror, UCL News

Men and women cope with stress & anxiety in different ways

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Dr John Barry (UCL Psychology & Language Studies) led a study into different coping strategies men and women use to manage stress, and into gender differences in reasons to seek out therapy. Read: Daily MailMore: Evening StandardThe Sun

Middle-Aged Women ‘Secretly Living With Eating Disorders’

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Dr Nadia Micali (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) led a study identifying risk factors for eating disorders among middle-aged women, that found most women affected do not seek professional help. Read: Huffington Post, More: The Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Timesi News, The Sun, Independent, Evening Standard, Mirror

Patients on antidepressants for 50 per cent longer than in 1990s

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Professor Glyn Lewis (UCL Psychiatry) comments on a UCL-led study finding that patients prescribed antidepressants continue taking them for longer than in previous decades. Read: The Telegraph

Indoor kids risk life of specs

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A study led by Phillippa Cumberland (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) identified the increased rates of myopia in the UK. Read: The Times, More: Daily Mail

Alien bird risk from pet trade

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Dr Ellie Dyer and Professor Tim Blackburn (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) led a project to map out where alien birds - those that have been introduced from other regions - are the most prevalent worldwide, and why. Read: BBC News, More: i News, BBC Radio 4 'You & Yours' (from 28 mins 50 secs)

Why some children are more likely to go back into care than others

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Louise McGrath-Lone (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) writes about her research into the factors influencing which children who leave the care system end up having to return to it. Read: The Conversation

Army of 350,000 Star Wars bots found lurking on Twitter

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A research paper by Dr Shi Zhou and Juan Echeverria Guzman (UCL Computer Science) outlines a network of bot accounts tweeting Star Wars quotes, and how they determined the accounts were linked. Read: New Scientist, More: Daily Mail

Arclight device 'could save sight of millions'

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The Arclight, a cheap, pocket-sized, solar-powered ophthalmoscope has been developed by a team including a UCL researcher. Read: BBC News

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