21/03/2018Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants over 8 years in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press.
21/03/2018Fresh insights into the biological causes of stroke could pave the way for new therapies, following a major study. Scientists analysed DNA samples from more than 500,000 people around the world to pinpoint regions of the genetic code that are associated with stroke.
19/03/2018After 10 action-packed days of sports, the Paralympic flame was extinguished. The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games came to an end in a blaze of fireworks on Sunday (18 March) with a festive Closing Ceremony held at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.
19/03/2018Doctors caring for severe stroke patients need to take account of their psychological needs and help prepare families for the possibility that they may not recover, a study suggests.
16/03/2018Fear of making mistakes and wider concerns about their social responsibility are among reasons why older people are rejecting digital technologies, a new study reveals.
14/03/2018Over a half of stroke patients require a degree of help with taking medicine and a sizeable minority say they do not receive as much assistance as they need, according a study published in the journal BMJ Open.
14/03/2018Cardiovascular physiology researcher Victoria Claydon's latest study, published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, focuses on the results of her multi-national study, which surveyed almost 300 participants with spinal cord injuries at or above the mid-thoracic level (middle of the chest).
12/03/2018The human brain can take advantage of brain resources originally devoted to the hand to represent a prosthetic limb, a new UCL-led study concludes.