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Thursday 14th February 2019

Increase in UK sales of prescription psychiatric drugs via the darknet

Increase in UK sales of prescription psychiatric drugs via the darknet
Description
Sales of prescription psychiatric drugs such as Xanax and diazepam via darknet online drug markets are on the increase in the UK, according to new research from the IoPPN and the University of Kent.
Date:
14 February 2019
Wednesday 13th February 2019

Project launch: Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse - Alzheimer's Disease

Project launch: Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse - Alzheimer's Disease
Description
Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse – Alzheimer's Disease (RADAR-AD) is now underway, applying, amongst others, the techniques and technologies developed under RADAR-CNS to assess progression of patients with early Alzheimer's Disease.
Date:
13 February 2019
Tuesday 5th February 2019

Eating a healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression

Eating a healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression
Description
An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression.
Date:
05 February 2019
Thursday 31st January 2019

Paul Stokes appointed to government drugs advisory panel

Paul Stokes appointed to government drugs advisory panel
Description
Dr Paul Stokes, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Mood Disorders at the IoPPN has been appointed as a new member of the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), the body which makes recommendations to government on the control of dangerous or otherwise harmful drugs.
Date:
31 January 2019
Tuesday 29th January 2019

New insights into how the developing brain is wired

New insights into how the developing brain is wired
Description
Research from the Centre for Neurodevelopmental Biology gives an insight into how brain circuitry develops, shedding light on what may happen in neurodevelopmental disorders when the brain's wiring goes wrong.
Date:
29 January 2019
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