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2010-01-06 11:39:37

New UK research, published today in PLoS ONE, has not reproduced previous findings that suggested Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may be linked to a recently discovered virus. The authors of the study, from Imperial College London and King's College London, say this means that anti-retroviral drugs may not be an effective treatment for people with the illness. An estimated three in 1000 people have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), experiencing severe physical and...

2009-12-07 20:27:20

Research from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London has found that negative experiences in childhood may alter not only mental health but also physical health, into middle age and beyond. 1,000 individuals have been followed from birth to age 32 as part of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study in New Zealand. This latest research from the study suggests that sustained health risks stem from childhood abuse, neglect, social isolation or economic hardship....

2009-12-03 15:57:01

Leading mental health researchers are warning that some of the most important health consequences of climate change will be on mental health, yet this issue is unlikely to be given much attention at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen next week. Dr Lisa Page and Dr Louise Howard from the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King's College London reviewed a range of recent research by scientists into the potential mental health impacts of climate change. In an article published in...

2009-11-17 13:36:43

A study by researchers at the University of Bergen, Norway, and the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King's College London has found that depression is as much of a risk factor for mortality as smoking. Utilising a unique link between a survey of over 60,000 people and a comprehensive mortality database, the researchers found that over the four years following the survey, the mortality risk was increased to a similar extent in people who were depressed as in people who were smokers. Dr Robert...

2009-10-26 21:40:37

A new study by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King's College London has discovered abnormalities in the white matter of the brain that seem to be critical for the timing of schizophrenia. The study, led by Professor Phillip McGuire and Dr Sophia Frangou, has been published in this month's edition of the British Journal of Psychiatry. The white matter of the brain consists of nerve fibers that connect parts of the brain and help regulate behavior. The normal brain develops...

2009-10-22 13:15:07

A new study in China has found that people with higher levels of pesticide exposure are more likely to have suicidal thoughts. The study was carried out by Dr Robert Stewart from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London together with scientists from Tongde Hospital Zhejiang Province. The agricultural pesticides commonly used in China are organophosphates which are in wide use in many lower income countries but have been banned in many Western nations. It is well known that they...

2009-08-06 10:41:43

Professor Declan Murphy and colleagues Dr Michael Craig and Dr Marco Catani from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London have found differences in the brain which may provide a biological explanation for psychopathy. The results of their study are outlined in the paper 'Altered connections on the road to psychopathy', published in 'Molecular Psychiatry'.The research investigated the brain biology of psychopaths with convictions that included attempted murder, manslaughter,...

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2009-07-22 11:05:00

Experts believe a simple saliva test could help spot which expectant mothers are likely to go into premature labor, BBC News reported.New mothers going into labor very early (before 34 weeks gestation) had abnormally low progesterone levels in their saliva, according to UK researchers. When this can be identified early, it would enable these women to be given steroids, which help in the development of the baby's lungs, preventing disability and death.Over 50,000 babies a year in the UK are...

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2009-07-06 09:15:00

An innovative laser treatment may stop millions of elderly people from blindness, experts announced. This new technique can reverse the results of age-connected macular degeneration, which is the foremost cause of blindness in people over 60. Created by British eye expert John Marshall of King's College London, the pioneering laser refreshes the back of the eye to its once youthful condition. Sight enhancement was already reported in the early concept trials. AMD plagues 200,000 people in the...

2009-06-15 16:40:39

Scientists from King's College London and Imperial College London believe they have discovered a key element in the development of chronic asthma. Their research has been published in a new paper in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences to explain why the structure and function of asthmatic airways are changed or ''remodelled'' and how this contributes to chronic asthma.Remodelling occurs when the small airways in the lungs of people change gradually with time as their...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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