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article News story: At least three out of five people who try a cigarette become daily smokers
10, January , 2018

At least 61 per cent of people who try their first cigarette become, at least temporarily, daily smokers, suggests an analysis of survey data by Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Some leukaemia patients may be missing out on new treatments
11, January , 2018

Patients with an aggressive form of leukaemia, currently ineligible for any type of targeted therapy, may in fact benefit from new drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Long term health conditions drive A&E visits, not lack of GP services
16, January , 2018

Rising accident and emergency attendance rates are driven by patients’ long term health conditions, and are not related to lack of GP provision, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London of more than 800,000 patients in east London.

article News story: Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family
15, January , 2018

A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes.

article News story: Whole-population testing for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations is cost-effective
18, January , 2018

Screening the entire population for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations, as opposed to just those at high-risk of carrying this mutation, is cost effective and could prevent more ovarian and breast cancers than the current approach, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Researchers use flu-like virus to attack pancreatic cancer
25, January , 2018

A flu-like virus has now been used in experiments to successfully inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Government urged to fortify flour with folic acid to prevent birth defects
31, January , 2018

There is no need for an upper limit of folate intake, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London and the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

article News story: Multinational companies continue to produce unregulated antibiotics in India
5, February , 2018

Millions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold in India, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Newcastle University.

article News story: Major research project launched to crack aspirin’s anti-cancer properties
6, February , 2018

An international study, led by Queen Mary University of London and funded with a £5 million grant from Cancer Research UK, has been launched to answer the final questions before aspirin is recommended to reduce cancer risk.

article News story: £54 million award to transform health through data science
7, February , 2018

Queen Mary University of London has partnered with four other London universities - UCL, Imperial College London, King's College London and The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - in a new initiative to transform health through data science.

article News story: Research suggests vapers may be vulnerable to lung infections
8, February , 2018

The vapour from e-cigarettes seems to help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to the cells that line the airways, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Valentine's Day meal deals contain as much salt as six McDonald’s hamburgers
14, February , 2018

A new survey by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) based at Queen Mary University of London’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has found that popular Valentine’s readymade meals are very high in salt, calories, fat and sugar.

article News story: First comparison of common breast cancer tests finds varied accuracy of predictions
15, February , 2018

Commercially-available prognostic breast cancer tests show significant variation in their abilities to predict disease recurrence, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London of nearly 800 postmenopausal women.

article News story: Dentistry, X-rays and Morecambe and Wise
20, February , 2018

Graham Davis is Professor of 3D X-ray Imaging at Queen Mary’s Institute of Dentistry. In this blog post, he describes his team’s work in helping the BBC to restore a lost episode of the Morecambe and Wise Show from a disintegrated film reel, as featured in the latest episode of BBC Click.

article News story: “Beetroot pill” could help save patients from kidney failure after heart x-ray
22, February , 2018

Beetroot may reduce the risk of kidney failure in patients having a heart x-ray, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

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