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New global study on Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) shows the way to eliminating preventable deaths by 2025 – early detection and management are key

New global study on Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) shows the way to eliminating preventable deaths by 2025 – early detection and management are key

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) will present the findings of a new global study on Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), seen by experts as a key step forward in their efforts to eliminate preventable deaths from the condition by 2025 (0by25). [More]
Preventing falls in care homes: an interview with Professor Pip Logan

Preventing falls in care homes: an interview with Professor Pip Logan

Older people living in care homes fall three times more frequently than individuals who still live in their own homes. There is often debate over the idea of people going into care homes as a solution to the fact they are falling at home but they can still fall in the care home. [More]

Scientists use x-ray vision to probe early stages of DNA 'photocopying'

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have created a 3-D model of a complex protein machine, ORC, which helps prepare DNA to be duplicated. [More]

Healthy eating, exercise, and brain-training programme results in slower mental decline for older people

A comprehensive programme providing older people at risk of dementia with healthy eating guidance, exercise, brain training, and management of metabolic and vascular risk factors appears to slow down cognitive decline, according to the first ever randomised controlled trial of its kind, published in The Lancet. [More]

Boris backs Bump Mark with £20,000 prize

Brunel graduate Solveiga Pakstaite has added the Mayor of London’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur prize to the Dyson Award she won for her innovative final-year food label project – the Bump Mark. [More]

60,000 children in need of immediate assistance after Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu; at least 72,000 out of school

With Tropical Cyclone Pam ripping through Vanuatu from late Friday night (13th March) into the early hours of Saturday morning, UNICEF Pacific reminds that 45% of the population is children and they are particularly vulnerable in any emergency. [More]

Vrije University Brussels installs MILabs PET-SPECT-CT-MRI platform for nanobody research

The comprehensive MILabs PET-SPECT-CT-MR preclinical platform combines the best PET-SPECT functional imaging capabilities (sub-half-mm SPECT resolution and sub-mm PET resolution) with high resolution anatomical imaging from an integrated X-ray CT subsystem and/or a compact cryogen free 1.5 T MRI unit [More]
Good night, sleep tight...or will you?

Good night, sleep tight...or will you?

World Sleep Day is organized by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) to spread awareness of important sleep-related issues through a series of special events. This year it is focussing on insomnia with the theme “When Sleep is Sound, Health and Happiness Abound”. [More]
Today’s “World Kidney Day” promotes kidney health for all

Today’s “World Kidney Day” promotes kidney health for all

Recent surveys have shown that the general public’s understanding about what our kidneys do and what the risk factors for kidney disease are, is astoundingly poor. In the UK, five leading kidney charities are joining forces in the campaign “Kidney Charities Together,” which calls for urgent action to be taken to raise awareness of kidney disease. [More]
Fracture prevention project could help save millions

Fracture prevention project could help save millions

Bone fractures affect millions of people across the UK with 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 suffering from them . The cost of fragility fractures place a substantial economic burden on the health and social care system with the costs of fragility fractures in the region of £2.3bn . [More]
1 in 3 people in the US could not access a stroke centre within an hour

1 in 3 people in the US could not access a stroke centre within an hour

A new study published today reports that a large proportion of the United States would be unable to access primary a stroke centre within one hour by ambulance. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability and rapid treatment is essential to minimise damage to the brain and reduce the risk of prolonged disability. [More]

1 in 5 of the UK population could be walking around with ‘ticking time bomb’

Kidney Research UK polled 2,000 adults across the UK to find out just how much people know about the disease. Startlingly, almost three quarters (74%) of those polled claim to have limited or no knowledge of kidney disease, its causes or its symptoms. [More]
Adults only really catch flu about twice a decade, suggests study

Adults only really catch flu about twice a decade, suggests study

Adults over the age of 30 only catch flu about twice a decade, a new study suggests. Flu-like illness can be caused by many pathogens, making it difficult to assess how often people are infected by influenza. [More]
16th WCTOH announces new speakers, programme and scientific highlights

16th WCTOH announces new speakers, programme and scientific highlights

The World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) announced today that South Africa Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will address conference delegates during a ministerial plenary on the linkages between tobacco use and non-communicable diseases. [More]

83% of British people recognise that chronic pain is a serious medical condition, however only 15% receive proper treatment

Almost ten million people in the UK suffer from chronic pain, which has a major impact on quality of life and day to day activities, such as work; however many of those people do not have their pain under control or know how to go about seeking the right treatment. [More]

European launch of the Proxima miniature in-line blood gas analyser at ISICEM 2015

Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, will launch its ground-breaking in-line patient dedicated arterial blood gas analyser in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium at ISICEM 2015. [More]
New WHO guidelines advise lowering sugar intake

New WHO guidelines advise lowering sugar intake

New World Health Organization guidelines recommend that people reduce their daily free sugar intake to less than 10% of their total calorie intake, with a reduction to 5% representing a further target. [More]
Lucideon welcomes University College Dublin students on work placements

Lucideon welcomes University College Dublin students on work placements

Lucideon is pleased to announce that it has offered three healthcare technology placements to students from University College Dublin (UCD). [More]

Leica Microsystems Launches FRAP Device for Widefield Microscopy

Leica Microsystems launches the Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP) device for widefield microscopy, Leica WF FRAP. The device is made for the investigation of cellular dynamics and provides users the flexibility to define their bleaching area using masks of various sizes and shapes. [More]

Surgical science wins ACG minnesota BOLD award

Surgical Science, leading developer of virtual reality surgical simulation training systems, was the recipient of the 2015 Small Corporate BOLD Award from the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Minnesota. [More]
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