Tag Archives: RTT

06Nov/22

What long-term opioid use does to your body and brain

Rob Poole, Bangor University

In his new autobiography, Matthew Perry reveals that his colon burst as a result of his addiction to opioid painkillers. The 53-year-old actor, who played Chandler Bing in Friends, was in a coma for two weeks following the incident and had to wear a colostomy bag for nine months.

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16Oct/22

Flu is set for a big comeback now COVID restrictions are lifted – here’s what you need to know

Michael Head, University of Southampton

The flu seasons of 2020 and 2021 were mild, mostly thanks to measures people took against COVID, such as wearing masks, social distancing and using copious amounts of hand gel. 2022, however, looks like a whole different kettle of fish.

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07Aug/22

Monkeypox: an expert explains what gay and bisexual men need to know

Chloe Orkin, Queen Mary University of London

Since early May, more than 23,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported worldwide. This is the largest ever global outbreak of the disease.

Cases have now been reported in 78 countries including the UK, Spain, Germany, France, the US and Brazil. Given the scale of the outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) has now declared the current monkeypox epidemic a global health emergency.

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02Aug/22

66% of diagnostic biopsies for common skin cancer can be avoided using Michelson Diagnostics’ VivoSight OCT laser scanner

A major study published in leading cancer journal, The Lancet Oncology1 have ground-breaking findings on Michelson Diagnostics, the UK based medical device company that use multi-beam Optical Coherence Tomography (‘OCT’) technology, which can transform patient’s treatment and care of basal cell carcinomas (BCC). It was concluded that OCT-guided diagnosis, when compared to a standard punch biopsy could reduce the number of consultations and invasive procedures by a massive 66%. Continue reading

25Jul/22

Monkeypox: World Health Organization declares it a global health emergency – here’s what that means

Paul Hunter, University of East Anglia

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the current monkeypox epidemic a global health emergency.

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20Jul/22

Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain – new study

Joanna Moncrieff, UCL and Mark Horowitz, UCL

For three decades, people have been deluged with information suggesting that depression is caused by a “chemical imbalance” in the brain – namely an imbalance of a brain chemical called serotonin. However, our latest research review shows that the evidence does not support it.

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