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UEL Professor refutes latest figures showing increase in Lyme disease in UK

    University of East London (UEL) Professor Sally Cutler has refuted new figures just published in BMJ Open, which show an increase in Lyme disease in the UK as “likely to be an overestimation.” Sally Cutler, who is Professor of Medical Microbiology at (UEL) said that the study, which says that the disease is more common in the UK ...

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Hepatitis C drugs can reduce liver cancer related deaths

A new study has put forth that antiviral drugs used to treat hepatitis C are beneficial in reducing liver-related deaths by nearly 50% in patients who had a history of liver cancer. Findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Gastroenterology’. Many doctors previously believed that hepatitis C, for all its harmfulness, activates the immune system when it infects the liver, and ...

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Depression leads to substance use during pregnancy

Researchers have discovered that depression is the single largest driver of substance use during pregnancy, highlighting the need for greater support for pregnant mothers. It is well known that tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes, yet many women continue to use these substances during pregnancy. Researchers have analysed health and geographical data gathered through Lawson Health ...

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Researchers identify gene linked to tooth healing

Researchers have identified the gene called Dlk1 that enhances stem cell activation and tissue regeneration to help in tooth healing. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, found a mechanism that could offer a potential novel solution for tooth repairing. Stem cells hold the key to wound healing as they develop into specialized cell types throughout the body – including ...

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Plant-based diet can reduce risk of heart disease

You don’t have to become a vegetarian or vegan for healthy heart health. Eating mostly plant–based foods and very little meats and dairy lowers your chances of dying from a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and other cardiovascular diseases, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. People who ate the most plant–based foods had a 16% lower risk of having ...

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Dark chocolate can reduce depression

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Now science is giving you even more reasons to relish this absolutely wonderful food. A recent study found that eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depression symptoms. The study performed at University College London and published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, is the first to examine the association with depression according to the ...

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Why women are using technology to conceive?

According to the UN, India’s population is set to surpass China’s by 2027, rising to almost 1.64 billion by 2050 and making it the most populous country in the world. In the face of these figures, it might be surprising to learn that fertility issues in India have risen exponentially over the past few decades. Approximately 30 million Indians across ...

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Study links high levels of oestrogen in the womb to autism

Researchers have identified a link between exposure to high levels of the sex hormone oestrogen in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. Published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, the discovery adds further evidence to support the prenatal sex steroid theory of autism first proposed 20 years ago. In 2015, the researchers measured the levels of four prenatal steroid hormones, ...

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University of East London employee and activist for BAME organ donors participates in British Transplant Games and calls for more BAME donors

  Suzanne McDonald, school manager at the School of Business and Law at the University of East London (UEL), and her brother Derrick McDonald triumphed at the recent British Transplant Games in Newport. Suzanne, from Collier Row, east London, donated a kidney to Derrick, of Gidea Park, Romford, ten years ago.  Two years ago Derrick received another kidney from a ...

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Diabetic women more likely to have stillborn baby, study finds

Diabetic women are more than four times more likely to have a stillborn baby than those without the condition, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Glasgow looked at the records of nearly 4,000 Scottish diabetic mothers.They found high blood sugar levels in pregnant diabetics was a “risk factor” in stillbirths. The Body Mass Index (BMI) of ...

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