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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.

article News story: Health ministers and politicians visit brain tumour research labs
23, February , 2018

UK health ministers shared the news of an upcoming funding boost to brain tumour research, during a visit to laboratories at Queen Mary University of London this week.

article News story: Children’s use of non-dental services for oral pain costing the NHS £2.3m a year
1, March , 2018

Thousands of children with oral pain are being taken by parents to pharmacies and non-dental health services, including A&E, instead of their dentist, and could be costing NHS England £2.3 million a year, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Aspirin helps treat tuberculous meningitis
5, March , 2018

The painkiller aspirin appears to reduce the risk of stroke and death in patients with the most deadly form of tuberculosis, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (Vietnam), Western General Hospital and University of Oxford.

article News story: New insights into why patients have a higher risk of heart attack in the morning
8, March , 2018

Cardiovascular disease patients have lower levels of an important family of protective molecules in their blood in the morning, which could be increasing their risk of blood clots and heart attacks at those times, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Menopausal hormone therapy linked to having a healthier heart
9, March , 2018

Women who use menopausal hormone therapy appear to have a heart structure and function that is linked to a lower risk of heart failure, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: One in ten stroke survivors need more help with taking medication
12, March , 2018

Over a half of stroke patients require a degree of help with taking medicine and a sizeable minority say they do not receive as much assistance as they need, according a study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and University of Cambridge.

article News story: Mandatory health warnings needed on Chinese takeaways and ready meals
13, March , 2018

A new survey by Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, has exposed the alarming amounts of salt found in both Chinese takeaways and Chinese ready meals sold by some of the UK’s biggest supermarkets.

article News story: Weak hand grip could be sign of a failing heart
14, March , 2018

Hand grip strength could be used as a simple measure of heart health, according to new research led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Risk of maternal death doubled in pregnant women with anaemia
21, March , 2018

Pregnant women with anaemia are twice as likely to die during or shortly after pregnancy compared to those without the condition, according to a major international study led by Queen Mary University of London of over 300,000 women across 29 countries.

article News story: New drug reduces progression of disability in multiple sclerosis
23, March , 2018

A new drug is the first to slow the progression of disability in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis – a severe form of the disease for which there is currently no treatment to prevent progression.

article News story: Tuberculosis awareness animation launched for World TB Day
23, March , 2018

A new health promotion tool has been launched to inform people about latent tuberculosis (TB) and engage migrant communities with local NHS testing and treatment.

article News story: Increase in number of places for local medical students
26, March , 2018

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London has been allocated an additional 32 new places for medical students, which will provide new opportunities for students from the local area.

article News story: Queen Mary academic selected to attend esteemed Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
26, March , 2018

Dr Ruairi Robertson, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, has been selected to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in Germany.

article News story: New project to transform treatment for children with arthritis
28, March , 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London will join a UK-wide effort to drive the development of new treatments for children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and its associated eye-inflammation condition, uveitis.

article News story: Depression illustrated: Scientist and artist create a stop-motion animation of the brain
18, April , 2018

Queen Mary University of London PhD student Daisy Thompson-Lake and artist Emma Allen have created a film which illustrates what happens in the brain during depression.

article News story: Construction starts on giant ‘nerve cell’ in London’s East End
20, April , 2018

Construction has begun on ‘Neuron Pod’ - a striking 23-metre long and 10-metre high free-standing structure which will be used as an informal science learning centre at Queen Mary University of London’s Whitechapel campus.

article News story: Question is finally settled over link between salt intake and raised blood pressure
1, May , 2018

A new review by Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, has challenged previous studies that cast doubt on the importance of reducing salt intake on public health.

article News story: Vitamin D improves weight gain and brain development in malnourished children
2, May , 2018

High dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London and University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

article News story: More than £50 million awarded to improve health and social care research
9, May , 2018

Queen Mary University of London has received funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to advise researchers on how to develop high quality research proposals.

article News story: Fellows inaugurated at new Rutherford Academy of Population Genomics and Health Data Science
11, May , 2018

Queen Mary University of London has appointed four postdoctoral research fellows to its new Rutherford Academy of Population Genomics and Health Data Science, funded by the Medical Research Council and UK Research and Innovation’s Rutherford Fund.

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