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Monday 17th July 2017

New drug halts deadly lung disease

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Researchers from the NIHR Southampton Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit have seen promising results from a new treatment for the incurable, fatal lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
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Monday 17 July 2017
Tuesday 25th April 2017

Rapid test for flu helps cut antibiotic use

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A quick-acting test for flu and other viral infections could help fight the rise in antibiotic resistant 'superbugs' and ensure patients with respiratory conditions get the right treatment faster.
Date
Tuesday 25 April 2017
Monday 24th April 2017

Low vitamin B12 levels linked to diabetes in pregnancy

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Asian women with a lower vitamin B12 status have been found to be more at risk of gestational diabetes, raising the possibility that changes in diet or dietary supplements could help prevent the condition.
Date
Monday 24 April 2017

Heart drug tackles eye disease

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Researchers in Southampton are leading groundbreaking work into using a heart failure drug to save the sight of patients with a currently untreatable eye condition.
Date
Monday 24 April 2017

Best device found to reset heartbeat

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Southampton researchers have compared two types of defibrillator and identified the best at resetting the heart's natural rhythm in patients with disrupted heartbeat.
Date
Monday 24 April 2017
Wednesday 12th April 2017

Southampton study to improve heart attack test

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A new study aims to improve heart attack test accuracy, by analysing routine blood tests from 20,000 patients at University Hospital Southampton.
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Wednesday 12 April 2017
Tuesday 28th March 2017

BRC researchers return to Everest

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10 years on from the first Xtreme Everest expedition, Southampton's Prof Mike Grocott and colleagues from University College London and Duke University in the USA have returned to Nepal to share the findings of their research.
Date
Tuesday 28 March 2017
Wednesday 15th March 2017

Asthmatics less able to fight off flu

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New research by NIHR Southampton Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit has discovered that asthmatics have a weaker immune system, explaining why they are more likely to get flu.
Date
Wednesday 15 March 2017

Sugar may be damaging children's livers

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Eating too much fructose puts children at greater risk of fatty liver disease, shows new research from the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre.
Date
Wednesday 15 March 2017

Stress before pregnancy may increase child's eczema risk

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Babies whose mothers felt stressed before they fell pregnant had a higher risk of eczema at age 12 months, new research has shown.
Date
Wednesday 15 March 2017
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