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03 Mar 2021

Mental Health at University is Key

University Mental Health Day (4 March) is shining the spotlight on the worsening mental health crisis in Britain’s universities. A joint …

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15 Feb 2021

How Race to Track Mystery Gene with Links to Three Cancers Saved Millions

25 years ago, a mutation was discovered that makes some people susceptible to the disease, and now it has transformed treatment. Ten years …

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Testing all women aged over 30 for 'Jolie gene' could prevent 80,000 breast and ovarian cancer cases
18 Dec 2020

Testing all Women Aged over 30 for ‘Jolie Gene’ Could Prevent 80,000 Breast and Ovarian Cancer Cases

Currently only women with family history of cancer are offered DNA blood tests But if 26m British women over 30 were tested, 64,500 would b…

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Angelina Jolie gene testing for all?
18 Dec 2020

Angelina Jolie Gene Testing for All?

Testing all women for the “Angelina Jolie gene”, even if not considered at risk would prevent cancers save lives and is cost effective…

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18 Dec 2020

Screening for Breast Cancer Genes ‘is Cost-Effective’

"Testing all women for the 'Angelina Jolie gene', even if not considered at risk, would prevent cancers, save lives and is cost-effective, …

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02 Dec 2020

Improving the Effectiveness of Bipolar Medication

To mark World Bipolar Day on 30 March, in this blog we are looking at the role of medication in managing bipolar disorder and asking what c…

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The Scientific Reason Why You May Not Like Green Veg
22 Aug 2020

The Scientific Reason Why You May Not Like Green Veg

Many a family celebration has been marred by the arguments about eating your greens, but now scientists could have made a discovery that co…

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How Can We Better Help Children with Mental Health Conditions?
11 Aug 2020

How Can We Better Help Children with Mental Health Conditions?

To mark Children’s Mental Health Week, we’re addressing a question we are asked frequently which is “how can we better help children …

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How Genetic Testing Can Help Reduce Pressure on the NHS
17 Mar 2020

How Genetic Testing Can Help Reduce Pressure on the NHS

Adverse drug reactions can lead to repeated GP visits, unnecessary hospital admissions and, in the worse cases, even death. With the globa…

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15 Dec 2019

Hereditary and Familial Bowel Cancer: Are You at Risk?

There were around 42,000 new cases of bowel cancer a year in the UK between 2014 and 2016, according to Cancer Research UK. One in 15 men i…

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