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Bringing together NIHR research on a particular theme

Overview of recent research on topics or themes that have been highlighted as being of interest by members of the community.

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Managing obesity in men

In the UK, it’s estimated that around one in every four adults is obese, with research suggesting that ratio is likely to increase over time. Obesity is associated with a number of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions including stroke, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and some types of cancer. Although men are more likely ...

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Cognitive therapies for depression

While depression is often treated with anti-depressant medication, there is good evidence that cognitive therapies are also effective. These are 'talking therapies' which aim to help people with depression to minimise the impact of negative thoughts and develop strategies for coping with difficult feelings or situations. There are a range of these therapies, but this ...

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Supporting carers of people with dementia

Dementia is becoming more common as we live longer. Caring for people with dementia is demanding, with increased dependency as the disease progresses and behaviour which is often challenging. Many carers are older and may have their own health problems as well. We need to know more about the needs of carers and which kinds ...

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