Almost five times as many freshers disclose mental health condition

  • September 5th, 2017
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New figures show the number of first-year students heading to university and disclosing a mental illness has risen almost five times in a decade. The figures note women undergraduates are more likely to register a mental illness, with 2.5 per cent doing so, compared to 1.4 per cent of men. However researchers at the Institute […]

Report shows converting primary schools into academies does not improve results

  • November 24th, 2016
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A study by the London School of Economics has shown converting primary schools into academies has not resulted in higher performance rates. The study used the national pupil database and examined the test results of the 270 primary schools that converted to academy status between 2010 and 2012. Test scores from 2007 to 2014 for […]

Dementia breakthrough as game aims to diagnose disease

  • November 21st, 2016
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Researchers have discovered a way to test our sense of direction as part of the most extensive dementia study ever conducted. Sea Hero Quest was designed to create the world’s largest sourced data set to improve the understanding of spatial navigation. The game involves using a smartphone screen to sail a boat around desert islands […]

British study shows HRT triples the risk of breast cancer

  • August 23rd, 2016
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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can triple the risk of breast cancer, a recent major study has found. Findings from the Institute of Cancer Research in London (ICR) say the risks of taking the pills have been underestimated for a number of years. Anthony Swerdlow, professor of epidemiology at the ICR, said: “What we found is […]

Scientists launch study to spot early Alzheimer’s

  • August 23rd, 2016
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British researchers are hoping to spot Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear, with the help of 250 volunteers. The £6.9million study could revolutionise the treatment of Alzheimer’s and lead to drugs to halt its process before irreversible damage is done to the brain. Experts believe the clear symptoms of Alzheimer’s, such as severe memory loss, confusion and […]