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New Zealand ahead in self-managing common conditions

New Zealand and the United Kingdom are the most progressive countries for empowering consumers to self-manage common conditions, according to recent research. ...

Cardiorespiratory fitness is often misdiagnosed

A recent study by the University of Eastern Finland shows that scaling maximal oxygen uptake and maximal workload by body weight confounds ...

Behçet’s syndrome drugs to be investigated for first time

The University of Liverpool is to lead and international study to investigate the effectiveness of two drugs used to treat a rare but serious disease, in a project that will save the NHS a minimum of £500k. ... Full story

FDA approves U-M invented drug for Gaucher disease

ANN ARBOR—Cerdelga, a treatment for Gaucher disease type 1 licensed by the University of Michigan to Genzyme Corp., has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. ... Full story

First patient trials new treatment for rare inherited disease

Researchers at The University of Manchester and The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital have recruited the first child into a new study, which aims to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of a treatment developed in Manchester. ... Full story

New information on transcranial ultrasound therapy

A recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland provides new information on the limitations and potential new directions for the future development of transcranial ultrasound therapy. ... Full story

New study to improve leg ulcer treatment

Sport and exercise scientists at Sheffield Hallam University have started a new study into the treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), which affects patients' legs, often causing painful leg ulcers. ... Full story

Time of day crucial to accurately test for diseases, new research finds

A new study published today in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), has found that time of day and sleep deprivation have a significant effect on our metabolism. The finding could be crucial when looking at the best time of day to test for diseases such as cancer and heart disease, and for administering medicines effectively. ... Full story

Understanding ‘attention deficit’ in dyslexics could help improve reading

A new study from researchers in our Department of Psychology has revealed that understanding attention deficits in adults with dyslexia may help develop new techniques for reading and writing. ... Full story

New report tackles lack of understanding of Tourette Syndrome in teenagers

Scientists have found the first reliable evidence that physical activity and sport can help children with Tourette Syndrome to reduce and control their tics and could offer new paths for treatment and therapies. ... Full story

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