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Too much wine will kill you - Dr James Gill comments on Lancet study

A new study published in The Lancet aims to measure more precisely the potential harm that drinking to excess can do. Dr James Gill comments.

Professor Helen Atherton on low public satisfaction with GP services

Professor Helen Atherton, expert in primary care at Warwick Medical School, comments on public satisfaction with GP services, which has fallen to its lowest level since records began in 1983.

Wed 28 February 2018, 09:31 | Tags: NHS, WMS, Health, Health and Medicine, Warwick Medical School

Study finds that the drugs do work - expert comment on anti-depressants from Professor Swaran Singh.

“Antidepressants ... have done more to alleviate human suffering than most other forms of medication (bar anaesthetics) and this study puts them in their rightful place as highly effective and extremely useful drugs.” Professor Swaran Singh, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University of Warwick Medical School, comments on a new large-scale study which has proven the effectiveness of anti-depressant medications.

Red wine compound 'could help tooth decay and gum disease fight' - Expert Comment

A new study in the Journal of Agricultre and Food Chemistry suggests red wine contains chemicals that can help in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease. The study suggests compounds from the drink, known as polyphenols, helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth. But experts warned that the findings do not offer a "green light" to drink more red wine.

Dr Blessing Anonye, a Research Fellow at Warwick Medical School, thinks this new research has the potential to contribute towards treating oral disease.

Expert comment on new study that claims viruses may trigger both type 1 and type 2 diabetes because they contain proteins that mimic insulin

Scientists in America claim they have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. The discovery could create new possibilities for revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer. Two University of Warwick experts comment on this new study.

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