The 29 February marks Rare Disease Day, and the main objective of the day is to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impact on people’s lives. A rare disease is defined by the World Health Organisation as one that affects less than 10 per 10,000 people in the general population. The word ‘dementia’ describes symptoms that occur […]
The World Health Organisation estimates that 14% of cases of dementia worldwide could be caused by smoking. While the number of adult smokers in the UK has dropped significantly in recent years, around 7.2 million people in the UK still smoke. Most people know that smoking leads to poor health and a substantially increased risk […]
Clinical trials are research experiments or observations; studies involving people that are designed to answer questions about biomedical or behavioural aspects of disease. This may include investigating new treatments such as medicines, vaccines, dietary supplements and medical devices.