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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Watching violent TV or video games desensitises teenagers and may promote more aggressive behaviour

Watching violent films, TV programmes or video games desensitises teenagers, blunts their emotional responses to aggression and potentially promotes aggressive attitudes and behaviour, according to new research published online today in the Oxford Journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Tuesday … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 12:15 am
Posted in Other

MEPs and health professionals call for urgent action to tackle chronic diseases

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the Presidency of the EU and Member States to tackle urgently the problem of chronic non-communicable diseases that are responsible for 86% of all deaths in the WHO European Region. Their call … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Posted in Cancer

Reaction to Bob Edwards winning the Nobel Prize for Medicine

In reaction to the news that Robert Edwards has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work pioneering in vitro fertilisation, Prof Martin Johnson, Professor of Reproductive Sciences at the University of Cambridge, said: “As one of … Continue reading

Published Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 12:49 pm
Posted in Fertility