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Fitbits could lead to negative impact on pupils' well-being, study finds

Fitbits could lead to negative impact on pupils' well-being, study finds
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Pupils in secondary schools are reluctant to see fitness and health tracking devices such as Fitbits introduced into Physical Exercise lessons in schools and the device could potentially cause a negative impact on students' overall well-being, research led by the University of Birmingham has found.
Date:
22/09/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport

University of Birmingham backs cultural discussion series

University of Birmingham backs cultural discussion series
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The University of Birmingham is backing a new discussion series giving people the opportunity to discuss hot topics affecting the city of Birmingham with leading academics.
Date:
21/09/2017
Categories:
Corporate Services, Life and Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences

Experts call for added focus on the impact of glacier mass loss on downstream systems

Experts call for added focus on the impact of glacier mass loss on downstream systems
Description
Researchers have warned of an 'urgent worldwide need' to address a broad spectrum of cascading impacts of glacier mass loss on downstream systems.
Date:
04/09/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences

Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine

Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine
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Government ministers Jeremy Hunt MP and Greg Clark MP launched the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy at the Institute of Translational Medicine today and announced new funding for research.
Date:
30/08/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Pioneering study to help pensioners improve health and wellbeing in later life

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A major study involving researchers from the University of Birmingham is aiming to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.
Date:
25/08/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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