Recommendations for psychological support for people with neurodegenerative conditions

Lancaster University together with the British Psychological Society has provided research-based recommendations for mental health support for people living with four motor neurodegenerative conditions. The new guidance published by the BPS provides psychologists and other health professionals with recommendations for providing psychological support to individuals living with Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease and […]

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Common antiseptic could be cheap and easy way to improve cancer radiotherapy around the world

A simple injection of a common antiseptic could boost the cancer-killing effect of radiotherapy for breast cancer and other cancers, an early clinical trial has shown. Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with colleagues in Japan, found that a solution of hydrogen peroxide, an […]

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Pregnancy raises energy expenditure less than believed

Human pregnancy entails important changes in female physiology and energy expenditure throughout gestation. Among pregnant women, there is wide individual variability in the physiological changes that meet the costly energy demands of reproduction. A recent study shows that, despite the clear differences in body mass and body tissues between pregnant and nonpregnant females, their energy […]

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