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Evening Hours May Pose Higher Risk for Overeating, Especially When Under Stress, Study Finds

Reading Time: 1 minutesExperiments with a small group of overweight men and women have added to evidence that “hunger hormone” levels rise and “satiety (or fullness) hormone” levels decrease in the evening. The findings also suggest that stress may increase hunger hormone levels more in the evening, and the

Researchers Offer New Model for Uncovering True HIV Mortality Rates in Zambia

Reading Time: 1 minutesA new study that seeks to ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches and, ultimately, more effective HIV treatment strategies.

Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

Reading Time: 1 minutesIssued at 8.29am on Monday 15 January 2018 There is a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 12.00pm on Monday 15 January and 9.00am on Thursday 18 January in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable

Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Reading Time: 1 minutesIssued at 9.11am on Friday 12 January 2018 There is a 60 per cent probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 9.00am on Monday 15 January and 9.00am on Thursday 18 January in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable

Johns Hopkins is the First and Only Center in the United States Approved for Living Donor HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive Kidney Transplants

Reading Time: 1 minutesJohns Hopkins hopes to become the first hospital in the U.S. to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants from living donors.

Johns Hopkins is the First Center in the United States Approved for Living Donor HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive Kidney Transplants

Reading Time: 1 minutesJohns Hopkins hopes to become the first hospital in the U.S. to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants from living donors.

Precision Medicine: What Experts Think About Its Cost, Equal Access And Vast Data

Reading Time: 1 minutesWhat is precision medicine? It’s the practice of tailoring specific treatments to individual patients. Sometimes this involves making connections between a patient’s distinct genetic code and treatments that target that code, but it also takes into account a patient’s environment and lifestyle. Rather than the typical

NHS supports budding entrepreneurs developing voice-recognition app for tackling blood disease

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe NHS has selected 138 entrepreneurs to design and deliver new technological solutions and innovations in healthcare. This includes the appointment of five healthcare scientists, tackling conditions including sickle cell disease and allergic reactions. The Clinical Entrepreneurs Programme, run by NHS England, supports NHS workers to

More clinical pharmacists set to boost GP services for patients and practices

Reading Time: 1 minutesNearly 34 million patients will benefit from improved GP services as NHS England boosts the number of surgery-based clinical pharmacists that can offer expert medication and treatment. The NHS England scheme has proved popular with both patients and GP practices and today’s announcement approves funding for

Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

Reading Time: 1 minutesIssued at 9.10am on Wednesday 10 January 2018 There is a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather between 9.00am on Wednesday 10 January and 9.00am on Friday 12 January in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and