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2013-05-17 10:51:00

LAMP test will also improve diagnosis for imported UK cases A new, highly sensitive blood test that quickly detects even the lowest levels of malaria parasites in the body could make a dramatic difference in efforts to tackle the disease in the UK and across the world, according to new research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. In two studies led by researchers in the UK and Switzerland, the new LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) test was compared to existing...

2013-04-18 12:30:18

The European Commission needs to make some key innovations in its science funding program if Europe is to enjoy the full benefits of the 70 billion to be spent on science research as part of the Horizon 2020 program kicking off in 2014, according to an academic paper published by SAGE in the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy today. The Commission has already taken important steps to reduce administration costs and stimulate the participation of small business in research,...

2013-04-17 15:01:06

Incomplete diagnostic investigation and failure to get the best treatment are the most likely reasons why survival for bowel cancer patients is lower in the UK than in other comparable countries, according to new research published in the journal Acta Oncologica. The research, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, was carried out in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK for the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP). The study included...

2013-03-06 10:38:36

Support services for people living with HIV will benefit from better information about prosecutions for the sexual transmission of HIV, according to a report released today by researchers from Sigma Research at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Birkbeck, University of London. The study, called 'Keeping Confidence: HIV and the criminal law from service provider perspectives', explores how criminal prosecutions for HIV transmission in England and Wales are handled by...

2013-02-28 14:25:41

Starch-based intravenous (IV) fluids used by the NHS to treat seriously ill patients are causing unnecessary deaths, according to a new Cochrane systematic review by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Based on data from 25 randomized control trials, the researchers concluded that starch-based colloid fluids, used to stabilize patients with low blood pressure, are not only more expensive than saline-based crystalloid fluids, but may also be causing around...

2013-01-28 19:51:18

The number of people in England adding salt to food at the table fell by more than a quarter in the five years following a national campaign, according to research published in the British Journal of Nutrition. In 2003, the UK Food Standards Agency and the Department of Health launched a national salt reduction campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of salt on health and to work with the food industry to reduce the amount of salt in processed foods. Although previous research...

2012-09-12 14:14:19

Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have created a comic influenced by the Japanese manga style to help busy medical staff who treat patients suffering from bleeding. Professor Ian Roberts devised a storyline to highlight the latest research into the life-saving benefits of tranexamic acid (TXA) in a way which he hopes will appeal to doctors, nurses and paramedics on the front-line of medicine. The comic by professional artist Emma Vieceli and colorist...

2012-06-06 21:41:00

Giving young children medicine once a month during the rainy season to protect them against malaria could prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year in some areas of Africa, according to new research. A team of scientists analyzed the potential impact of a new strategy to control malaria in Africa which takes a similar approach to that used to protect travelers going to malaria endemic areas and found that even with moderate levels of coverage it could lead to significant public health...

2012-05-16 10:11:49

Researchers find alarming prevalence of malaria and sexually transmitted infections among pregnant women and call for urgent trials Clinical trials are urgently needed to test a new treatment that could jointly tackle leading causes of death for babies in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association today suggests that a considerable number of pregnant women...


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