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December

08 Dec 2009  Childhood traumas health risks for adults
Research from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s has found that negative experiences in childhood may alter not only mental health but also physical health, into middle age and beyond.

August

24 Aug 2009  Research highlights risk of stroke recurrence
The latest study from the South London Stroke Register (SLSR) at King’s sheds light on the likelihood and timing of stroke patients suffering a further relapse during recovery. The research shows that the risk of a repeat stroke, which is more likely to be disabling or fatal than the first incidence, remains high long after the first stroke.


13 Aug 2009  BMJ: Alarm symptoms and identification of non-cancer diagnoses in primary care
A cohort study by the Department of General Practice and Primary Care, evaluates the predictive value of alarm symptoms for specified non-cancer diagnoses and cancer diagnoses in primary care.

July

16 Jul 2009 New £5 million Research Design Service
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service for London has been launched officially at City Hall. The Research Design Service (RDS) London provides help to clinicians and academics preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.


17 Jul 2009 Violence victims need abortion support
A new paper by researchers at the King's Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery calls for greater awareness about domestic violence and underlines the need to support women seeking to terminate unwanted pregnancies associated with partner violence. The paper is published in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) today.


15 Jul 2009 UNICEF honours midwifery programmes
Midwifery programmes at King's Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery have been accredited by the Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) at UNICEF for excellence in infant feeding for the second year running – making King’s one of only two universities in England to have programmes re-accredited.

March

02 Mar 2009  Diet and exercise programme for pregnancy
Researchers at King’s College London in collaboration with Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust have been awarded a £1 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to improve the health of obese pregnant women and their babies. Obesity increases the risk of many pregnancy complications for the mother and infant, and may increase the risk of obesity and diabetes for the child in later life.

February

09 Feb 2009 Pregnancy risks for obese women
A new study led by Professor Lucilla Poston at King’s, published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, reveals that obese women in their first pregnancies have a particularly high risk of having a low birthweight baby, of pre-eclampsia and of premature birth.

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