Tag Archives: University of Southampton

Genetic pattern linked to IVF failure identified

London: Scientists have identified a specific genetic pattern in the womb that can reveal the reason behind why In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment fails repeatedly in some women.

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Urinary tract infection may be treated without antibiotics

London: A commonly used over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drug and a herbal product may provide alternative options for treating urinary tract infection, one of the most common conditions in adult women which is currently treated with antibiotics, say researchers.

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Number of people at high risk of fracture set to double by 2040

“Healthcare systems, particularly in Asia, should prepare for a two-fold increase in the number of fracture patients, and with it increased long-term disability and dependency in the older population,” said Professor Kanis.

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Nurses more likely to suffer emotional exhaustion by working 12-hour shifts

London: Research carried out by NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Wessex has found that hospital nurses who work longer than 12-hour shifts have a higher risk of wanting to leave their job, are more dissatisfied and more likely to burnout in terms of emotional exhaustion.

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Negative patient-doctor communication could worsen symptoms

London: Doctors who unintentionally communicate to patients that they don’t believe or understand them could actually make symptoms worse, a new study suggests.

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Results of world’s largest Near Death Experiences study published

London: Recollections in relation to death, so-called out-of-body experiences (OBEs) or near-death experiences (NDEs), are an often spoken about phenomenon which have frequently been considered hallucinatory or illusory in nature; however, objective studies on these experiences are limited.

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Smart bra to track mood changes

London: M C Schraefel, a professor in computer science and human performance design from the University of Southampton, has helped to design a smart bra that can detect changes in mood, with the hope of preventing emotionally-triggered overeating in women.

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97% of UK doctors have given placebos to patients at least once

London: A survey of UK doctors found that 97 per cent have prescribed placebo treatments to patients at least once in their career.

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Scientists create artificial bone using stem cells and degradable plastic

London: Artificial bone, created using stem cells and a new lightweight plastic, could soon be used to heal shattered limbs.

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Commonly prescribed antibiotics ineffective for treating uncomplicated chest infections

London: The antibiotic amoxicillin, that doctors typically prescribe for common lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) such as bronchitis, is no more effective at relieving symptoms than the use of no medication, even in older patients. The findings are from the largest randomised placebo controlled trial of antibiotics for acute uncomplicated LRTI to date, which was led by the University of Southampton and published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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