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At Albany we like to get involved with various research projects, we believe this is beneficial for everyone as it improves the chances of finding improved treatments for different illnesses. See below a few of the research programs we take part in. 

Principle Trial

What is the Principle Trial?

The aim of the trial is to find treatments for COVID-19 for people in the community who are at higher risk of complications. We want to find medicines that can help people get better quickly and stop them needing to go to hospital.

In the first instance, they are testing a drug called hydroxychloroquine. This is a drug that is well known and has been used for many years around the world for conditions such as malaria and arthritis, but is not currently used to treat COVID-19.

This is a self-referral programme, if you are interested and fit the criteria see the below links.

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

IBS is the name given to a chronic condition that affects the digestive system. Symptoms include constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort and bloating. These symptoms can come and go and last for days, weeks or months at a time.

IBS is an illness that has no specific cause and no single effective treatment. It does not increase your risk of having other bowel related diseases such as Ulcerative Colitis, Chron's Disease or bowel cancer. It is not life threatening but can be frustrating to live with and can impact on all aspects of your everyday life.

If you have been diagnosed with IBS or experience symptoms check out the below link to sign up to the ContactME-IBS research study to help find a treatment.