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Antipsychotics inappropriately prescribed to people with intellectual disabilities
2 September 2015
Large numbers of people with intellectual disabilities are being
inappropriately prescribed antipsychotic drugs, finds a new UCL study.
Working long hours linked to higher risk of stroke
20 August 2015
55 hours or more per week is linked to a 33% greater risk of stroke and a more
modest (13%) increased risk of developing coronary heart disease compared with working
a standard 35 to 40 hour week, according to the largest study in this field so
far, led by UCL and published in The Lancet.
Large trial will assess effectiveness of teaching mindfulness in UK schools
16 July 2015
A major study to assess whether mindfulness
training for teenagers can improve their mental health launches today, involving researchers from UCL alongside staff and students at the UCL Academy.
Improving treatment for systemic amyloidosis
16 July 2015
A potential new approach to treat systemic
amyloidosis, invented at UCL and being developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK),
marks the start of a successful and innovative academic-industry collaboration.
UCL to coordinate £16m project to crack difficult disease areas
15 July 2015
has successfully coordinated a £16 million bid to work with the Medical
Research Council (MRC), GSK and four other universities to improve scientists’
understanding of inflammatory and fibrotic diseases that present a serious
burden to patients.
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