Health Research

The Country's Eye Health Picture Is Unclear

Jade Etherington | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Jade Etherington

Skiing for my country during the Sochi Paralympic Games was one of the proudest moments of my life, but it is not an opportunity I would have had were it for experiencing one of the most frightening experiences a person can go through - losing your sight...

Stem Cell 'Breakthrough' Could Lead To New Era Of Personalised Medicine

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

A "revolutionary" new approach to creating stem cells in the laboratory could open up a new era of personalised medicine, it is claimed. Scientists...

One In Five People With HIV Unaware They Have The Virus

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Around one in five people living with HIV in the UK are unaware they have the virus, figures show. Some 21,900 people out of 98,400 with HIV do not...

With Attitudes Like This, Will We Ever Beat HIV?

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

Walking into the room, I saw eight people - predominantly doctors - and I could tell that at least five had already made up their minds to reject the project. It started predictably: "Well, we have spent a lot of time discussing this very interesting project, but have some significant concerns." That was why I was there - to allay their fears and get on with this important project. That was not to be.

Why Do Some Sports Injuries Develop Into Osteoarthritis?

Alan Silman | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Silman

An injury to the joint is one of the main risk factors for osteoarthritis, along with ageing and obesity. It's the most common form of arthritis, with approximately 8 million people in the UK affected. Contrary to popular belief, it can affect people at any age

DNA Could Predict How Long You Will Live, Research Suggests

PA | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An individual's DNA can help predict how long they will live early on in life, new research suggests. Scientists studying zebra finches found the b...

'Megavirus' Discovered Off Coast Of Chile In Ocean Trawl

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK

The world's largest virus has been discovered off the coast of Chile. The virus, known as Megavirus chilensis, is 10 to 20 times as wide as normal ...

Food Retailers To Finance Salt-Reduction Research

PA | Posted 27.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Retailers and food manufacturers will finance new research in an effort to find ways to reduce levels of salt in food, it has bee...