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E-cigarettes more effective than nicotine replacement therapies, finds major UK clinical trial

E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement treatments, such as patches and gum, at helping smokers to quit, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London.

Date added: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Professor Jack Cuzick wins ASCCP2019 Abstract Award

The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology has awarded their prize for the  Best Overall Scientific Abstract 2019 to Professor Jack Cuzick and his co-authors.

Date added: Monday, April 1, 2019

Consumers misled on honey

Consumers misled on honey and so-called healthier syrups, despite them being officially categorised the same way as table sugar

Date added: Friday, May 3, 2019

The 17th Wolfson Lecture "Clinical Applications of Genomic Medicine - what can we realistically expect?"

Professor Hugh Watkins (Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford)

Date added: Friday, May 31, 2019

Professor Feng He receives 2019 WHL Excellence Award

Date added: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

BBC interviews Louise Cadman on HPV self-sampling

Date added: Friday, June 7, 2019

Professor Graham MacGregor awarded CBE

Date added: Monday, June 10, 2019

Salt intake in China among highest in the world for the past four decades

Salt intake in China is confirmed to be among the highest in the world, with adults over the past four decades consistently consuming on average above 10g of salt a day, which is more than twice the recommended limit, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

Date added: Friday, July 19, 2019

‘Cluster of disadvantage’ could explain exceptional psychosis rates amongst ethnic minorities in Hackney

Excess psychosis diagnoses amongst Black and South Asian men in deprived urban areas could reflect a cluster of disadvantage in specific places, rather than individual experiences of deprivation alone, a study led by Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine researchers at Queen Mary University of London concludes.

Date added: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Genetic Testing For All Breast Cancer Patients At Diagnosis Could Save Lives

An analysis published on 3 October in JAMA Oncology describes a lifetime model evaluating the financial, health and social impact of multi-gene testing (BRCA1/2/PALB2) at diagnosis for all breast cancer patients, and concludes that the policy would save lives and be extremely cost effective for both UK and US health systems. The model incorporated data from 11,800 breast cancer patients in the UK, USA and Australia, and suggests that just one year’s testing could save 2102 cases of breast and ovarian cancer and 633 lives in the UK alone. In the US this would save 9733 cases of breast and ovarian cancer and 2406 lives.

Date added: Wednesday, October 9, 2019


An expert neurology research group co-chaired by Alastair Noyce of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary University of London has produced an evidence-based report of policy recommendations, calling for policymakers, researchers, funding bodies, and healthcare professionals to collaborate in planning for the healthcare structures of the future, and to encourage individuals to actively prioritize their own brain health.

Date added: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Sauces in China 4.4 times saltier than similar sauces sold in the UK

A new study on the salt content of sauces in China and the UK, led by researchers at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and The George Institute China, has found that:  Sauces sold in China contained on average 4.4 times more salt than similar sauces sold in the UK; A large decline in the salt content of UK sauces over the course of the past 10 years has been observed in most sauces for which salt targets were set; 70% of UK products met the UK 2017 salt targets. If the same targets were applied to the Chinese products, only 13.4% would meet them.

Date added: Monday, September 9, 2019

Only a third of women take up all offered cancer screenings, new research finds

In a paper published in the Journal of Medical Screening, researchers from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary University of London and King’s College London have found that despite free cancer screening programmes, only 35% take part in all offered programmes.

Date added: Tuesday, September 24, 2019