Population Health News

Delirium could accelerate dementia-related mental decline

Jan 18, 2017 16:08PM

When hospitalised, people can become acutely confused and disorientated. This condition, known as delirium, affects a quarter of older patients and new research by UCL and University of Cambridge shows it may have long-lasting consequences, including accelerating the dementia process.

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UCL health collaborations in low and middle-income countries win Research Councils funding

Jan 06, 2017 10:54AM

Three UCL international collaborations are among the first to receive Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) awards, in recognition of their world-leading research partnerships improving health in low and middle income countries.

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Gene discovery helps children with movement disorder walk again

Dec 20, 2016 11:08AM

UCL researchers have discovered a new genetic cause for dystonia, a movement disorder, enabling treatment with Deep Brain Stimulation which has been so successful that children have been able to walk again.

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UCL Research Department of Infection and Population Health

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The aim of the Department is to reduce the population impacts of infection, and to promote individual health by means of the prevention and treatment of communicable and non-communicable disease. We work locally, nationally and internationally to realise this goal.

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Our high quality range of teaching programmes are led by senior academics and researchers, who are immersed in cutting edge areas of research and passionate about passing on their knowledge and experience to the future leaders of public health research...Find out more

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There are four groupings: the Centre for Sexual Health & HIV Research, the HIV Epidemiology & Biostatistics Group, the Health Psychology Unit and the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology...Find out more


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