Analysis of letters written by ‘Mad’ King George III supports psychiatric diagnosis of mania

Researchers have concluded that King George III was probably suffering from a mental illness after computer analysis of hundreds of his letters.

New BMI readings for children of different ethnicities

New research has produced adjusted Body Mass Index (BMI) values that, for the first time, accurately reflect ethnic minority children’s physical makeup.

Genetic study identifies a new form of congenital muscular dystrophy

A new form of congenital muscular dystrophy has been discovered which is caused by mutations in a previously un-linked gene.

First study into the safety of e-cigarettes seeks volunteers

The first study to closely follow toxicity markers in smokers who replace tobacco for e-cigarettes is seeking volunteers.

McColl’s stores help fund sudden cardiac death research

Cash raised at convenience stores across the UK during a Halloween charity campaign has led to a donation of £300,000 to researchers at St George’s University of London tackling sudden cardiac deaths in younger people.