Higher temperatures could help protect coral reefs
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the journal Behavioral Ecology suggests that higher water temperature, which increases the aggressiveness of some fish, could lead to better protection of some coral. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Parasites from medieval latrines unlock secrets of human history
(University of Oxford) A radical new approach combining archaeology, genetics and microscopy can reveal long-forgotten secrets of human diet, sanitation and movement from studying parasites in ancient poo, according to new Oxford University research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Avocados, almonds and broccoli are NOT vegan: Why dieters' favorite ingredients break the rules
A segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI explained why many foods aren't vegan. Ethics professor Dominic Wilkinson of the University of Oxford explains the conundrum. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SBI prepares to launch breast imaging journal
The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) is teaming up with Oxford University Press...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast imaging centers lack inclusive transgender care ACR, SBI: Some black women need earlier breast screening SBI names scientific award winners SBI: Immediate tomo reads don't increase recall rates Overdiagnosis claims not supported, ACR, SBI say (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Society of Breast Imaging partners with Oxford University Press to publish Journal of Breast Imaging
(Oxford University Press USA) The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and Oxford University Press (OUP) are pleased to announce their partnership to publish Journal of Breast Imaging (JBI), the first peer-reviewed journal to focus solely on breast imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More exercise may not help all cancer patients to the same extent
(Oxford University Press USA) A new article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that some cancer patients appear to benefit more from exercise than others. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Improve Bone Health, According To Major Study
By Tara John (CNN) — Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients. The vitamin has long been associated with a decreased risk of a number of conditions, such as osteoporosis and hypertension, in addition to keeping bones strong by helping the body absorb calcium — which is why many use it during the dark winter months. But the study’s authors say there is “little justification” in doing so when it comes to bone health. “Our meta...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bone health CNN Vitamin D Source Type: news

Fund gives J & J, Oxford experts $19 million to fight deadly viruses
A global coalition set up to fight emerging epidemics said on Thursday it would give up to $19 million to drugmaker Johnson& Johnson's vaccine unit and Oxford University experts to work on immunisations against three major diseases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Radical 800-calories 'soup and shake' diet actually works
Oxford University researchers found those who ate no more than 810 calories a day through soups, shakes and bars had lost more than three times as much as other dieters a year later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radical 800-calories 'soup and shake' diet ACTUALLY works, Oxford University study finds
Oxford University researchers found those who ate no more than 810 calories a day through soups, shakes and bars had lost more than three times as much as other dieters a year later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Third board executive leaves major teaching trust in three months
The chief executive of Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust has written to staff to say its chief information and digital officer has left the trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine offers hope for third generation approach
Researchers from the University of Oxford's Department of Zoology have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine in a new paper published in Nature Communications. Influenza is thought to be a highly variable virus, able to mutate and escape immunity built up in the population due to its circulation in previous seasons. However, influenza seasons tend to be dominated by a limited number of antigenically and genetically distinct influenza viruses. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine offers hope for third generation approach
(University of Oxford) Researchers from the University of Oxford's Department of Zoology have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine in a new paper published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Oxford University VR spinout lands $4.1M for mental health product
Oxford VR, a virtual reality platform to treat mental health issues, has landed $4.1M to commercialize its technology.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Black women more likely to skip crucial breast cancer treatments
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that black women are more likely to skip hormone therapy treatments, also known as endocrine therapy, for breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Getting help with parenting makes a difference -- at any age
(University of Oxford) New Oxford University study finds that parenting interventions for helping children with behaviour problems are just as effective in school age, as in younger children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do you suffer from crippling PMS? You may have an STI
Researchers from the University of Oxford believe a woman's immune system gets weaker before her periods, which allows STI bugs to thrive and worsen inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep deprived people more likely to have car crashes
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in SLEEP indicates that people who have slept for fewer than seven of the past 24 hours have higher odds of being involved in and responsible for car crashes. The risk is greatest for drivers who have slept fewer than four hours. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Undiagnosed STIs can increase negative PMS symptoms
(University of Oxford) Women that have undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections may be at greater risk of experiencing negative premenstrual symptoms (PMS), according to new Oxford University research. The study was conducted as part of a long term partnership with the female health, fertility and period-tracking app, CLUE. The findings, published in Evolution Medicine& Public Health, suggest that the presence of an undiagnosed STI might aggravate the negative premenstrual experience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Caffeine consumption may extend life expectancy for people with kidney disease
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation indicates that consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People with goosebumps are in better physical health and are more creative, new Oxford survey shows  
Professor Robin Murphy of the University of Oxford, pictured, has been investigating goosebumps and discovered those who experience them are in better physical health and more creative than others. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain is associated with mental health problems and risky behaviors in teenagers
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the Journal of Public Health indicates that adolescents who experience back pain more frequently are also more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and report problems like anxiety and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pain response in babies' brains controlled in 'similar way to adults'
(eLife) Researchers from the Department of Paediatrics and Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging at the University of Oxford, UK, have identified the neural network that helps control babies' brain activity in response to pain in a similar way to adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

British astrophysicist overlooked by Nobels wins $3m award for pulsar work
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell will donate the money to help students underrepresented in physicsA British astrophysicist who was passed over for the Nobel prize for her discovery of exotic cosmic objects that light up the heavens has won the most lucrative award in modern science.Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a visiting professor at Oxford University, was chosen by a panel of leading scientists to receive the $3m ( £2.3m) special Breakthrough prize in fundamental physics for her landmark work onpulsars and a lifetime of inspiring leadership in the scientific community.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science prizes People in science Nobel prizes Astronomy Space Source Type: news

Exosome therapeutics dev Evox raises $45m in Series B
Exosome therapeutics company Evox Therapeutics said today that it raised $45.4 million (GBP £35.5 million) in a Series B round of financing. The funding round was led by Redmile Group, new investments from GV, formerly known as Google Ventures, and Cowen Healthcare Investments, the Oxford, U.K.-based company said. The round was joined by Panacea Healthcare Venture, Borealis Ventures and existing investors Oxford Sciences Innovation and Oxford University. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News The post Exosome therapeutics dev Evox raises $45m in Series B appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup evoxtherapeutics Source Type: news

Intriguing study links physical contact with gut health – you share a similar microbiome as those you normally interact with
(Natural News) According to a study by researchers from the University of Oxford, there is “a direct link between physical contact and gut bacteria” in red-bellied lemurs. The scientists believe that their findings can be used to further research on human health and that the phenomenon is probably made possible “through ‘huddling’ behavior and touch.” Researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxford University expert reveals her top 10 flab-fighting tips
Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, a PhD health researcher, reveals 10 ways scientific research has shown people can lose weight, including planning your meals and learning how to control unhealthy cravings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Game-changing’ high-tech scans could predict risk of a heart attack YEARS before they occur
Oxford University experts developed the technology, which assesses a CT scan of the heart. They found the system could spot dangers that are missed by the tests and scans currently used. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug gives hope to diabetic heart patients
SCIENTISTS are developing a drug that could help Type 2 diabetes sufferers recover after heart attacks. Oxford University researchers say drugs undergoing trials to treat anaemia could also be used to treat diabetics. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regular cooking with coal, wood, or charcoal increases risk of dying from heart disease by up to 12%
Researchers at the University of Oxford did a study on more than 340,000 people to discover the risk of heart disease is increased by years spent cooking on open fires. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies: Low-Dose Aspirin May Not Prevent Initial Heart Attack, Stroke
Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don’t outweigh the benefits for most other folks, major new research finds. Although it’s been used for more than a century, aspirin’s value in many situations is still unclear. The latest studies are some of the largest and longest to test this pennies-a-day blood thinner in people who don’t yet have heart disease or a blood vessel-related problem. One found that aspirin did not help prevent first strokes or heart attacks...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch aspirin Source Type: news

People admire do-gooders but DON'T want them as friends or partners
Researchers from the University of Oxford and Yale University found people want others to prioritise their company over anything else - no matter how amicable the distraction (stock). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxford University: Tracking the evolution and transmission of yellow fever
(University of Oxford) A pioneering Oxford University research collaboration into yellow fever virus (YFV) has shed new light on the exceptional recent outbreak in Brazil and how the virus spreads. The findings have implications for monitoring viral transmission and could potentially contribute to a strategy for eliminating YFV worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Getting to the root of plant evolution
(University of Oxford) Despite plants and vegetation being key to the Earth's ecosystem, little is known about the origin of their roots. However in new research, published in Nature, Oxford University scientists describe a transitional root fossils from the earliest land ecosystem that sheds light on how roots have evolved. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Amount of Physical Exercise Affects Mental Health Burden
TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- Physical exercise is associated with self-reported mental health burden in the past month, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in The Lancet Psychiatry. Sammi R. Chekroud, from the University of Oxford in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New cancer pill stops tumor cells repairing - making them weaker
Researchers based at the Francis Crick Institute in London and Oxford University are developing a drug that blocks the ability of tumour cells to repair themselves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study suggests that inadequate sleep is costing the world billions of dollars in financial loss
(Natural News) According to a study, sleep doesn’t just affect your mental and physical health. It’s possible that “insufficient sleep could also have grave economic consequences.” The results of the study, which was published by Oxford University Press in the journal SLEEP, revealed that insufficient sleep affects over one in three adults around the globe. This public... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare cancer could be detected earlier by GPs using simple blood test
A RARE form of bone marrow cancer, could be detected earlier by GPs using simple blood tests, a new study by Oxford University suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxford study shows men make just as good carers as women
Researchers from the University of Oxford believe their findings are important due to people living longer and requiring greater levels of care, with people's children often not being available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men take care of their spouses just as well as women (new research suggests)
(University of Oxford) Men respond to their spouse's illness just as much as women do and as a result are better caregivers in later life than previous research suggests, according to a new Oxford University collaboration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Moderate exercise good for your mental health
Scientists, led by experts at Yale University in the US and Oxford University, found that exercising for 45 minutes three to five times a week was associated with the biggest benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderate exercise good for your mental health... but doing too much could make you MORE stressed  
Scientists, led by experts at Yale University in the US and Oxford University, found that exercising for 45 minutes three to five times a week was associated with the biggest benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Team Up to Deploy Innovative Digital Pathology Network
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, announced plans to create a digital pathology network to help drive faster and more efficient diagnoses for patients. OUH will deploy the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, which will serve as a (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Paper identifies genes associated with risk for aggressive breast cancer
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has identified specific genes associated with increased risk for triple-negative breast cancer, providing the basis for better risk management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How people view crime depends on the politics of when they were growing up
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the British Journal of Criminology indicates that the different political periods in which people 'came of age' has an important influence on their perception of crime, even decades later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists Warn that Proposed US-Mexico Border Wall Threatens Biodiversity, Conservation
Amidst increased tensions over the US-Mexico border, a multinational group of over 2500 scientists have endorsed an article cautioning that a hardened barrier may produce devastating ecological effects while hampering binational conservation efforts. In the BioScience Viewpoint, a group led by Robert Peters, William J. Ripple, and Jennifer R. B. Miller call attention to ecological disturbances that could affect hundreds of terrestrial and aquatic species, notably including the Mexican gray wolf and Sonoran pronghorn. The authors argue that the border wall will harm wildlife populations by fragmenting, degrading, and elimi...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

One Thing Leads to Another: Causal Chains Link Health, Development, and Conservation
The linkages between environmental health and human well-being are complex and dynamic, and researchers have developed numerous models for describing them. The models include attempts to bridge traditional academic boundaries, uniting fields of study under rubrics such as social-ecological frameworks, coupled human and natural systems, ecosystem services, and resilience theory. However, these efforts have been constrained by varying practices and a failure among practitioners to agree on consistent practices. Writing in BioScience, Jiangxiao Qiu of the University of Florida and his colleagues describe this state of affair...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Science Community Considers Approaches to Climate Disinformation
Despite overwhelming scientific agreement on the question of human-caused global warming, a major gap exists between this consensus and the public’s understanding of the issue. Writing in BioScience, Jeffrey A. Harvey, of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, and his colleagues examine the causes of the consensus gap, focusing on climate-denier Internet blogs and the ways in which they use topics such as Arctic sea ice extent and polar bear well-being to foment misapprehensions about climate change among the public. Harvey and his colleagues performed an analysis of 45 climate-denier blogs, noting that 80% relied pr...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news