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Oxford Academic Health Science Centre Newsletter – February 18

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Home-based treatment for postnatal depression helps child development

Intensive, home-based and effective treatment of postnatal depression has been shown to be associated with positive child development. Postnatal depression is a common experience for women after the birth of a baby, affecting at least 1 in 10 mothers in the UK. For some mothers feeling low may last for a relatively short period of […]

Persistent, severe postnatal depression impacts children’s development

Postnatal depression which persists beyond six months after birth and is severe, increases the risk of children exhibiting behavioural problems, achieving lower GCSE mathematics grades at 16 years and having depression at 18 years of age. Postnatal depression which is persistent (whether moderate or severe) increases mothers’ risk of continuing to experience depressive symptoms beyond […]

Oxford named as one of six sites to receive funding to transform health through data science

Health Data Research UK is awarding £30 million funding to six sites across the UK, including the University of Oxford, to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science. Each site has world-class expertise; a track record in using health data to derive new knowledge, scientific discovery and insight; and works in close partnership […]

Flu vaccine study recruits first participants

The world’s first NHS trial for a universal flu vaccine has recruited its first round of participants, with over 862 people signing up to take part since the trial launched in October 2017. This marks the end of the first phase of the trial, which will open again for new participants at the start of the winter […]

Women’s reproductive health linked to risk of heart disease and stroke

Girls who start their periods before they turn 12 are at greater risk of developing heart disease and stroke in later life, according to a new study of nearly 300,000 women in the UK by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford. Women who give birth at a young age, experience […]

Genetic test predicts men’s risk of developing prostate cancer

Predictive genetic tool developed to better inform men whether and when to take PSA blood test. Prostate cancer detection currently relies on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening blood test, which has been proven to reduce deaths from the disease. However, PSA testing is a poor screening tool because it can also produce false positive results […]

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