This September will see the dual premiere of choral and sound compositions by Dr Andrew Knight-Hill (Associate Professor of Sound Design and Music Technology and Director of the SOUND/IMAGE Research Group). Commissioned by Aproxima Arts in 2020, these new compositions form part of a celebration of the life of broadcaster […]

The number of 18- to 34-year-olds who smoke increased by 25% in England during the first lockdown, according to a new study led by UCL researchers. This means that over 652,000 more young adults smoke, compared to before the pandemic*.  The study, published today in the journal Addiction and funded by Cancer Research UK, found that over 4.5 million more adults would be classed as high-risk drinkers during […]

I have been pioneering the cause of palliative care in rural Jharkhand and adjoining parts of West Bengal since 2005. Working in resource-poor settings prompted me to contemplate possible solutions to address the challenges that rural palliation posed in a country like ours, where palliative care is still a developing […]

Some COVID-19 patients who experience acute respiratory failure respond by significantly increasing their respiratory effort – breathing faster and more deeply There is concern among some doctors that this level of respiratory effort can lead to further damage to these patients’ lungs. Working with an international team of leading intensive […]