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Gene variant linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism
22 July 2014
A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an
increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism,
confirms new research.
Partners of miscarriage sufferers ‘ignored’
21 July 2014
The partners of women who miscarry often feel invisible, ignored and sidelined during and after miscarriage – and unable to talk about their own feelings of loss and pain – according to new findings from UCL and the Miscarriage Association.
Mobile games used for psychology experiments
16 July 2014
Initial findings from one of the largest cognitive science
experiments ever conducted have shown that mobile games can be used to reliably
address psychology questions, paving the way to a better understanding of how
cognitive function differs across populations.
Pre-diabetes label ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’
16 July 2014
Labelling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a
drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and
social costs, say researchers from UCL and the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota.
Drink less for a healthier heart
11 July 2014
A reduction in alcohol
consumption, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, could be linked to improved
cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease,
lower body mass index and blood pressure, according to new research published in the BMJ.
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