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2011-09-15 12:37:21

Are children as young as five years old so driven by consumerism and fashion that they are in danger of 'losing' their childhood?

2011-09-01 12:08:49

A new hi-tech £1million-plus non-invasive disease detection facility, developed by the University of Leicester, has been unveiled today (Sept 1st 2011) for use in Leicester Royal Infirmary's A&E department.

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2011-08-24 14:20:15

Diagnoses and treatment of blood pressure is on the verge of being revolutionized following new guidelines for the medical profession by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and British Hypertension Society (BHS).

2011-08-16 12:25:37

Parents of nut-allergy sufferers face hostility and scepticism in trying to find safe environments for their children, a new study has found.

2011-07-21 14:07:26

Engineers at the University of Leicester have for the first time created a way of measuring how much force is used during a stabbing using a broken bottle.

2011-07-07 19:07:05

Pupils with special needs and teachers in mainstream schools in the UK are often the victims of a "one size fits all" approach to schooling and education, a leading academic has claimed.

2011-06-20 20:04:33

New research from the University of Leicester demonstrates that general practitioners (GPs) are struggling to correctly identify people in the early stages of dementia resulting in both missed cases (false negatives) and misidentifications (false positives).

2011-06-17 21:08:13

A team of social scientists and medical and nursing researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom has pinpointed how a programme, which ran in more than 100 hospital intensive care units in Michigan, dramatically reduced the rates of potentially deadly central line bloodstream infections to become one of the world's most successful patient safety programmes.

2011-06-02 22:55:54

Medical researchers may have uncovered a novel approach to treat an incurable and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects hundreds of thousands of people.

2011-06-01 12:56:13

New research from the University of Leicester raises concerns about higher than expected mortality following acute coronary events such as heart attack in those with significant mental ill health.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.