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Health - Administration - 22.02.2017
Bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years
Bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years
A one-off screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives, a study has found. Researchers based at Imperial College London found that the test - which examines the lower part of the large bowel - prevented more than half of potential bowel cancers from developing in that area and two thirds of deaths were avoided.

Health - Administration - 14.02.2017
Better health for women involved in clinical trials
Better health for women involved in clinical trials
Women who participate in obstetric and gynaecology clinical trials experience improved health outcomes compared to those who are not involved in trials, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This is the case regardless of whether or not the treatment is found to be effective in the trial.

Administration - Health - 21.12.2016
NHS hospitals that outsource cleaning ‘linked with higher rates of MRSA’
New research shows that NHS hospitals that employ private cleaners are associated with a higher incidence of MRSA, a ‘superbug' that causes life-threatening infection and has previously been linked with a lack of cleanliness. The superbug is becoming increasingly difficult to treat. As from 2005, trusts have been required to regularly report incidents of MRSA, which has enabled researchers to produce empirical evidence for the first time that compares the rates of infection in hospitals that outsource cleaning with those using in-house cleaners.

Health - Administration - 13.12.2016
Topical cream is potential alternative to surgery for common type of skin cancer, study finds
PA 289/16 A topical skin cream could be used as a viable alternative to surgery for patients with a common type of skin cancer, a study led by researchers at The University of Nottingham found. The research, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology , found that imiquimod had high levels of success when used to treat basal cell carcinoma (BCC) over a period of five years.

Administration - Health - 12.12.2016
Home-based rehabilitation improves daily life of people with low vision
The visual function and daily life of people whose sight can't be corrected with glasses or contact lenses can be significantly improved through home visits by rehabilitation specialists, concludes a study by Cardiff University. Participants that received home care by visual rehabilitation officers were found to have a significantly greater improvement in visual function compared to those that were only offered standard appointments at hospitals and community based services.

Health - Administration - 05.12.2016
Women with dementia receive less medical attention
Women with dementia receive less medical attention
Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, new UCL research reveals. The study, published in Age and Ageing, also found that only half of all dementia patients had a documented annual review even though GP surgeries are offered financial incentives to carry these out.

Administration - 28.11.2016
‘English votes for English laws' has not given England a voice in parliament, study finds
‘English votes for English laws’ has not given England a voice in parliament, study finds
English votes for English laws? (EVEL) has not enhanced England's voice in the UK Parliament, according a 12-month study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The study says that ‘greater attention should be paid to the challenge of enhancing England's voice in the UK parliament'.

Physics - Administration - 16.11.2016
Researchers present quantum technologies at major showcase
Researchers present quantum technologies at major showcase
Members of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics presented their latest demonstrations to industry leaders, funding bodies and government representatives at this year's Quantum Showcase in London. The researchers occupied three stands in the exhibition space at the QEII Centre in Westminster, at an event attended by industry, government and funding bodies.

Administration - Psychology - 10.11.2016
Criteria for funding and promotion leads to bad science
Criteria for funding and promotion leads to bad science
Scientists are trained to carefully assess theories by designing good experiments and building on existing knowledge. But there is growing concern that too many research findings may be wrong. New research conducted by psychologists at the universities of Bristol and Exeter suggests that this may happen because of the criteria that seem to be used in funding science and promoting scientists, which place too much weight on eye-catching findings.

Health - Administration - 11.10.2016
Diagnosis of cancer as a medical emergency leads to poorer prognosis for many patients
Too many patients - particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds - are being diagnosed with cancer as medical emergencies, say researchers. This means that their chances of successful treatment are greatly reduced. The earlier an individual can get a diagnosis of cancer, the better the prognosis and the options for treatment.

Administration - Health - 11.10.2016
Collecting injury data could reduce emergency attendances
Collecting injury data could reduce emergency attendances
Data on injuries can be collected relatively easily at A&E departments to help understand injury patterns in communities, a study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found.

Business / Economics - Administration - 29.09.2016
English shoppers ditch the carrier bag
Around 90% of people in England now take their own bags with them when food shopping as a result of the plastic carrier bag charge, new research has revealed. This has increased from 70% before the charge was introduced and was independent of age, gender or income. In addition to this, less than 1 in 15 shoppers (7%) are now regularly taking single-use carrier bags at the checkout, the research from Cardiff University shows, as opposed to 1 in 4 shoppers before the charge.

Administration - 29.09.2016
Use of body-worn cameras sees complaints against police virtually vanish , study finds
Year-long study of almost 2,000 officers across UK and US forces shows introduction of wearable cameras led to a 93% drop in complaints made against police by the public - suggesting the cameras result in behavioural changes that 'cool down? potentially volatile encounters. There can be no doubt that body-worn cameras increase the transparency of frontline policing.

Administration - Health - 21.09.2016
Family Drug and Alcohol Court’s ‘humane’ approach keeps more families together
New research has found that mothers reunited with their children after care proceedings in the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) are more likely to stay off drugs and alcohol for longer and their family life less likely to be disrupted when compared with cases heard in ordinary care proceedings. Over 5 years, researchers followed up cases that had been through the London FDAC and compared them with similar cases going through ordinary care proceedings.

Health - Administration - 15.09.2016
South Asian patients have worse experiences of GP interactions, study suggests
Communication between doctors and South Asian patients is poor, according to national GP surveys, but a question has been raised about whether this reflects genuinely worse experiences or differences in responding to questionnaires. Now, a new study led by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that it is in fact the former - South Asian patients do experience poorer communication with their GP than the White British majority.

Health - Administration - 14.09.2016
E-cigarettes may have helped 18,000 people quit smoking in 2015
E-cigarettes may have helped 18,000 people quit smoking in 2015
E-cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking in 2015, according to new research by UCL which was published in the  British Medical Journal . Researchers at the UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre analysed data from the Smoking Toolkit study - which provides the latest information on smoking and smoking cessation in England - and data on the percentage of the smokers who set a quit date with Stop Smoking Services.

Careers / Employment - Administration - 06.09.2016
Major ERC investment launches frontier research into gender inequalities
Major ERC investment launches frontier research into gender inequalities
Lynn Prince Cooke, Professor of Social Policy at the University, has been awarded a £1.5 million European Research Council consolidator grant for NEWFAMSTRAT, an innovative 5-year comparative research project to unravel how and why gender inequalities in paid and unpaid work persist in Finland, Germany, and the UK.

Administration - 04.08.2016
Lancaster leads scoping study into national family justice observatory
A scoping study, aiming to explore the feasibility of establishing a new national family justice observatory, is being led by a team from Lancaster University. The scoping study was commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation as part of its work to address perceived difficulties in applying research to practice in the family justice system.

Health - Administration - 14.07.2016
Zika epidemic likely to end within three years
Zika epidemic likely to end within three years
The current Zika epidemic in Latin America is likely to burn itself out within three years, suggests new research. The findings, from scientists at Imperial College London, also conclude the epidemic cannot be contained with existing control measures. The team, who published their findings , predict the next large-scale epidemic is unlikely to emerge for at least another ten years - although there is a possibility of smaller outbreaks in this time.

Social Sciences - Administration - 07.07.2016
Foster carers facing allegations of abuse ’need better support’
New research finds that foster carers who have faced unproven allegations of abuse from the children they are looking after often have little support afterwards.  The study drew on 190 records of unproven allegations against foster carers from all over England. It found that just over half (55%) of foster carers subjected to an unproven abuse allegation by the child were offered support on the day they learnt about the claim - usually from the relevant local authority, or fostering companies or charities involved.