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Effective health interventions needed to increase life expectancy of older people

Effective health interventions needed to increase life expectancy of older people

A major new Series on health and ageing, published in "The Lancet", warns that unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an ageing world population, the growing burden of chronic disease will greatly affect the quality of life of older people. As people across the world live longer, soaring levels of chronic illness and diminished wellbeing are poised to become a major global public health challenge. [More]
Medical illness common in bipolar disorder

Medical illness common in bipolar disorder

Patients with bipolar disorder have high rates of medical illness, which often exceeds the levels observed in patients with unipolar depression, show results of a UK-based study. [More]
Findings could lead to single blood test for early detection of many types of cancer

Findings could lead to single blood test for early detection of many types of cancer

Scientists have identified more than 800 markers in the blood of cancer patients that could help lead to a single blood test for early detection of many types of cancer in future, according to research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool today (Sunday). [More]
Newly-identified cancer cell fingerprints in the blood could help diagnose childhood cancer

Newly-identified cancer cell fingerprints in the blood could help diagnose childhood cancer

Newly-identified cancer cell fingerprints in the blood could one day help doctors diagnose a range of children's cancers faster and more accurately, according to research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference next week. [More]
Study assesses effectiveness of UK-wide screening programme for Lynch Syndrome

Study assesses effectiveness of UK-wide screening programme for Lynch Syndrome

Screening families of patients with bowel cancer for a genetic condition would cut their risk of developing bowel, womb, and ovarian cancers, new research has found. [More]
Experts to study how improved support for dementia carers can enhance quality of life

Experts to study how improved support for dementia carers can enhance quality of life

Experts will explore how improved support and powers for people caring for loved-ones with dementia can improve quality of life for both patients and carers around the UK. [More]

University of Southampton receives national contract for new NIHR Dissemination Centre

The University of Southampton has been awarded a national contract worth -5.1m to share new research findings with clinicians, patients and managers in health and social care. [More]
Phase II study reveals potential biomarker for HIV vaccine

Phase II study reveals potential biomarker for HIV vaccine

Further analysis of a Phase II study of therapeutic HIV vaccine candidate Vacc-4x revealed a potential biomarker associated with participants who experienced a more profound viral load reduction after receiving the vaccine. [More]
Queen's doctor plays key role in major breakthrough to change lives of cystic fibrosis sufferers

Queen's doctor plays key role in major breakthrough to change lives of cystic fibrosis sufferers

A Queen's University doctor has played a key role in a major breakthrough to change the lives of cystic fibrosis sufferers. [More]
Polly Toynbee to lead debate on public health at Sheffield Hallam University

Polly Toynbee to lead debate on public health at Sheffield Hallam University

Renowned journalist and Guardian columnist, Polly Toynbee will lead a debate on the power of research on public health outcomes at Sheffield Hallam University on Friday. [More]
Maternal health key to healthier nation

Maternal health key to healthier nation

Investing in the health of expectant mothers is crucial in helping to create a healthier nation, according to a health expert at Sheffield Hallam University. [More]
New study examines pioneering integrated care programme for older people

New study examines pioneering integrated care programme for older people

A major new study - called CLASSIC - is to examine Salford's pioneering integrated care programme for older people. [More]
AeraMax air purifiers reduce exposure to allergens

AeraMax air purifiers reduce exposure to allergens

The true scale of the allergy epidemic is revealed in the British Airborne Allergy Report commissioned by air purification specialists Fellowes, in association with national charity Allergy UK. [More]
NantHealth to unveil open Clinical Operating System at NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition

NantHealth to unveil open Clinical Operating System at NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition

NantHealth, a transformational healthcare company converging science and technology through a single integrated clinical platform, will unveil the industry's first, open Clinical Operating System (cOS) for value-based, coordinated care at this year's NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition. [More]

cloudBuy welcomes the new Care Act passed by Parliament

cloudBuy, the world's leading online social care marketplace, has welcomed Parliament's Royal Assent for the Care Act 2014, a landmark piece of legislation that will lead to the most significant changes to the health and social care system in more than 60 years. [More]
Holistic exercise program may improve physical, psychological wellbeing of dementia patients

Holistic exercise program may improve physical, psychological wellbeing of dementia patients

While dementia patients can often suffer from depression and declining physical and mental ability, exercise has been shown to help improve both their physical and psychological wellbeing. [More]

Queen's University professor elected as Fellow of European Academy of Cancer Sciences

Queen's University Belfast's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patrick Johnston, whose work has transformed cancer care in Northern Ireland, has been elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences. [More]

The International Journal of Care Coordination to be re-launched in April 2014

Leading SAGE medical journal, the International Journal of Care Coordination, is being re-launched this month. Dedicated to expanding global understanding of care coordination, this peer reviewed journal will publish quarterly. [More]
Diplomatic Council, ISfTeH partner to improve interdisciplinary approach to telemedicine and eHealth

Diplomatic Council, ISfTeH partner to improve interdisciplinary approach to telemedicine and eHealth

The Diplomatic Council and the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a formal partnership between the two organisations. [More]
Fathers who started smoking before 11 tend to have obese sons

Fathers who started smoking before 11 tend to have obese sons

Men who started smoking regularly before the age of 11 had sons who, on average, had 5-10kg more body fat than their peers by the time they were in their teens, according to new research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol. [More]