jeudi 31 juillet 2014

Imperial plans huge land selloff to fund reconfiguration

Imperial plans huge land selloff to fund reconfiguration

STRUCTURE: Imperial College Healthcare Trust is to sell off huge tracts of land across three of its hospitals to help fund a major revamp of services, according to clinical strategy papers released last week.

1 August issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

1 August issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.

Lead in teeth can tell a body's tale, study finds

Your teeth can tell stories about you, and not just that you always forget to floss. The discovery could help police solve cold cases, an investigator has said. For instance, if an unidentified decomposed body is found, testing the lead in the teeth could immediately help focus the investigation on a certain geographic area. That way, law enforcement can avoid wasting resources checking for missing persons in the wrong places.

Lead in teeth can tell a body's tale, study finds

Pervasive implicit hierarchies for race, religion, age revealed by study

As much as social equality is advocated in the United States, a new study suggests that besides evaluating their own race and religion most favorably, people share implicit hierarchies for racial, religious, and age groups that may be different from their conscious, explicit attitudes and values.

Pervasive implicit hierarchies for race, religion, age revealed by study

Effect of loud noises on brain revealed in study

Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech, potentially increasing the difficulty in distinguishing speech sounds, according to neuroscientists. Exposure to intensely loud sounds leads to permanent damage of the hair cells, which act as sound receivers in the ear. Once damaged, the hair cells do not grow back, leading to noise-induced hearing loss.

Effect of loud noises on brain revealed in study

Monoamine oxidase A: Biomarker for postpartum depression

Postpartum mood swings are correlated with high monoamine oxidase A binding, a study shows. For most women, the birth of their baby is one of the most strenuous but also happiest days in their lives. The vast majority of women experience a temporary drop in mood for a few days after birth. These symptoms of "baby blues" are not an illness; however, in some cases they can represent early signs of an imminent episode of depression: in 13 percent of mothers, the emotional turmoil experienced after childbirth leads to the development of a full-blown postpartum depression.

Monoamine oxidase A: Biomarker for postpartum depression

Breakthrough in understanding of important blood protein

A previously unknown protein mechanism has now been described by new research. This provides an exceptionally detailed understanding of how nature works, and it can also provide the ability to control nature -- in this case, it is about how coagulated blood can be dissolved, and this can lead to treatment of diseases carrying a risk of blood clots.

Breakthrough in understanding of important blood protein

Children and hot cars a cause for deadly concern

Nearly 700 children have lost their lives over the last 20 years in the United States as a result of being left in or playing in a hot car. At last count, the total in the U.S. this year is 18.

Children and hot cars a cause for deadly concern

Ciarán Devane steps down as Macmillan chief executive

Ciarán Devane steps down as Macmillan chief executive

Ciarán Devane to leave the charity after seven years in the post

Beds CCG clinical chief defends hospital downgrade plans

Beds CCG clinical chief defends hospital downgrade plans

The chief clinical officer of Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group appears to have ruled out a radical reconfiguration proposal for its acute services that would downgrade Bedford Hospital to a GP-led facility with no beds.

Key to aging immune system is discovered

The immune system ages and weakens with time, making the elderly prone to life-threatening infection and other maladies, and scientists have now discovered a reason why.

Key to aging immune system is discovered

Benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh harms, current evidence suggests

A major scientific review of available research on the use, content, and safety of e-cigarettes has concluded that -- although long-term health effects of e-cigarette use are unknown -- compared with conventional cigarettes they are likely to be much less harmful to users or bystanders.

Benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh harms, current evidence suggests

How can we make Britain more creative?

The secret of creativity is not individual genius so much as in the interactions between artists, their peers and their audience, an author says, adding that "people can be made more creative … through education and through encouragement for the collaborations and groups that might stimulate creative outputs."

How can we make Britain more creative?