Prototype MRI Scanner Developed in Aberdeen

By Dominic V. Cassidy   Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have developed a new, more powerful MRI scanner. After ten years of research and development, patients in Scotland are now becoming the first in the world to be scanned by the new and very powerful Fast Field Cycling MRI Scanner, developed by scientists at the University of Aberdeen. With a normal MRI machine, radio … Continue reading Prototype MRI Scanner Developed in Aberdeen

Pregnancy charity backs ‘sleep on side’ campaign

By Susie Paterson. New research released today confirms that the risk of stillbirth is doubled if women go to sleep on their backs in later stages of pregnancy. The Midlands and North of England Stillbirth Study (MiNESS), published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, is the largest study of maternal sleep position and risk of stillbirth. The national charity, Tommy’s,  has … Continue reading Pregnancy charity backs ‘sleep on side’ campaign

World Diabetes Day 2017

By Amy McGhee EVERY year on November 14th, diabetes sufferers across the world unite to discuss and share their own stories of living with the condition. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by The International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to concerns about the escalating threat of diabetes. The day became an official United Nations Day in 2006. The aim of … Continue reading World Diabetes Day 2017