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Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing – but unlikely to work for everyone

Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety and stress and increase mental wellbeing but not in all non-clinical settings and may be no better than other practices aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing.Read more

Dexamethasone should be avoided in patients with chronic subdural haematoma

A commonly-used treatment for chronic subdural haematoma could lead to a worse outcome than receiving no medication. Read more

Symptoms of depression linked to increased risk of heart disease and stroke

People who experience symptoms of depression are more likely to go on to develop heart disease or suffer a stroke than those who report good mental health.Read more

Apathy could predict onset of dementia years before other symptoms

Apathy – a lack of interest or motivation – could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before symptoms start. Read more

AI speeds up cancer treatment

Doctors aim to drastically cut cancer waiting times using artificial intelligence to automate lengthy radiotherapy preparations.Read more

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Rhythm and bleughs: how changes in our stomach’s rhythms steer us away from disgusting sights

Disgust is a natural response to unpleasant sights, but for some people, disgust can become pathological, affecting their mental health and quality of life.Read more

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Addenbrooke’s specialist endocrinology services ranked best in UK

In their annual specialist hospital rankings, Newsweek has rated the specialist diabetes and endocrinology services at Addenbrooke’s Hospital as the best in the UK, and 20th internationally. Patients attending clinics through this service Read more

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Tiny golden bullets could help tackle asbestos-related cancers

Gold nanotubes – tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair – could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.Read more

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‘Mini-lungs’ reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection

To better understand how SARS-CoV-2 infects the lungs and causes disease, a team of scientists from the UK and South Korea turned to organoids – ‘mini-organs’ grown in three dimensions to mimic the behaviour of tissue and organs.Read more

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Supporting research at Cambridge University Hospitals

As the COVID-19 situation develops, research staff at CUH continue our support of COVID-19 research studies, including Urgent Public Health Studies (UPH), while maintaining safe recruitment to existing open studies. Read more

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Early care for people with psychosis supports recovery

A study with an early intervention mental health service has found that sixty percent of people cared for in their first episode of psychosis recovered well.Read more

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Funding award to develop minimally invasive tools to improve cancer surgery

A device to help treat tumours in the liver has received a £1 million Government grant.Read more

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