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Psychological problems may increase surgery complications
(23 Feb 2017)
Poor healing of wounds and increased pressures on the NHS through readmissions are more likely if surgery is carried out on people with anxiety or depression, a University study has found

Enormous promise for new parasitic infection treatment
(22 Feb 2017)
The human whipworm, which infects 500 million people and can damage physical and mental growth, is killed at egg and adult stage by a new drug class developed at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford and University College London

B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds
(17 Feb 2017)
A review of worldwide studies has found that add-on treatment with high-dose b-vitamins - including B6, B8 and B12 - can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments alone

Fish in Deepwater Horizon spill give clues to air pollution heart disease
(17 Feb 2017)
A study by Manchester and Stanford scientists into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution affects humans’ hearts

Sexual health and sexual well-being - not an irrelevance to older people
(14 Feb 2017)
A new report from the University and MMU has highlighted that the sexual health of older people should not be overlooked by health care professionals in the broader context of maintaining well-being during ageing

Turning off the protein tap – a new clue to neurodegenerative disease
(08 Feb 2017)
Disabling a part of brain cells that acts as a tap to regulate the flow of proteins has been shown to cause neurodegeneration, a new University study has found

Removals of segregation and suspicion are key to Roma integration
(06 Feb 2017)
The results of the largest-ever research project into Europe's Roma minority have been unveiled at a three-day conference at Manchester Museum

Water-based and biocompatible 2D inks for printed electronics
(30 Jan 2017)
The University has developed a method of producing water-based and inkjet printable 2D material inks, which could bring 2D crystal heterostructures from the lab into real-world products

Lost for words - Twitter posts highlight differences in American vocabulary
(25 Jan 2017)
Linguists have found variations in the vocabulary of Americans, after analyzing the words of 890 million Twitter posts to map out word usage across the country