Monthly Archive:: November 2016

Human Ancestor ‘Lucy’ Was a Tree Climber

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe fossils that make up the Lucy skeleton. John Kappelman/University of Texas at Austin Share Fast Facts Since the discovery of the fossil dubbed Lucy 42 years ago this month, paleontologists have debated whether the 3 million-year-old human ancestor spent all of her time walking on

New Imaging Method Can Detect, Monitor and Guide Treatment For, Prostate Cancer

Reading Time: 6 minutesUptake of 89Zr-11B6 in the prostate of a transgenic mouse with prostate cancer. Credit: Daniel Thorek Share Fast Facts Researchers develop way of detecting, monitoring prostate cancer in real time. – Click to Tweet Individually tailored imaging agents lets docs look at disease progression in real

Cold weather alert – current alert level: Level 2

Reading Time: 1 minutesCurrent alert level: Level 2 – Alert and Readiness Issued at: 09:02 on Wed 30 Nov 2016 There is an 80% probability of severe cold weather between 2100 on Monday 28 Nov and 1500 on Friday 02 Dec in parts of England. This weather could increase

South Somerset Symphony Programme – Leading the way in new models of care – Jeremy Martin

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe national new care models programme brings together local health and care systems as vanguards to radically redesign care for the local populations they serve. South Somerset Symphony Programme (@Symphonyproj) are one of the vanguards showcasing areas of their work at this week’s annual NHS Providers conference

Evidence of Brain Injury Found in Young NFL Players

Reading Time: 5 minutesPET scan of a healthy human brain. Credit: NIH Share Fast Facts In a small study of young or recently retired NFL players, researchers at Johns Hopkins report finding evidence of brain injury and repair that is visible on imaging from the players compared to a

Safe Hair Care Spares Hair, Johns Hopkins Dermatologists Report

Reading Time: 6 minutesRecommendations when choosing hair products. Johns Hopkins Medicine Share Fast Facts  A common cause of hair loss and breakage known as acquired trichorrhexis nodosa, or TN —often more prevalent in African-Americans — can actually be remedied through appropriate use of cleansing products, hair care and styling

Enzyme’s ‘Editing’ Preferences Have Implications for Infertility and Cancer

Reading Time: 6 minutesA strand of DNA wrapped around histone proteins. Credit: iStock Share Fast Facts Can a single-celled organism teach science about fertility? – Click to Tweet Enzyme found to both “read” and “erase” epigenetic signals. – Click to Tweet To “turn off” particular regions of genes or protect

Cold weather alert – current alert level: Level 2

Reading Time: 1 minutesCurrent alert level: Level 2 – Alert and Readiness Issued at: 08:42 on Mon 28 Nov 2016 There is an 80% probability of severe cold weather between 2100 on Monday 28 Nov and 1500 on Friday 02 Dec in parts of England. This weather could increase

Cold weather alert – current alert level: Level 1

Reading Time: 1 minutesCurrent alert level: Level 1 – Winter Preparedness and Action Issued at: 14:46 on Sat 26 Nov 2016 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 26/11/2016 15:00:00 until further notice. More details about the weather alert are

Multimorbidity – the biggest clinical challenge facing the NHS? – Dawn Moody and David Bramley

Reading Time: 6 minutesAround one in four of us have two or more long-term conditions (LTCs), often known as ‘multimorbidity’ and this rises to two thirds of people aged 65 years or over. In this joint blog, Dawn Moody and David Bramley argue multimorbidity is therefore becoming the norm.