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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

Study finds GPs are unwilling to refer patients for bowel cancer checks

Study finds GPs are unwilling to refer patients for bowel cancer checks
Description
GPs can be reluctant to refer patients with symptoms of bowel cancer for further investigations, a study by the Universities of Birmingham and Exeter has found.
Date:
21/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham backs cultural discussion series

University of Birmingham backs cultural discussion series
Description
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

Britain could face new winter of discontent as families grow weary of trying to make ends meet – report

Britain could face new winter of discontent as families grow weary of trying to make ends meet – report
Description
The UK could face a new winter of discontent as households count the cost of nine years of lost growth, the authors of a major new study into financial inclusion have warned.
Date:
21/09/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

University of Birmingham to host world's first clean cold congress

University of Birmingham to host world's first clean cold congress
Description
The world's first international congress dedicated to clean cold will see academic experts join leaders from industry and government to map a global response to ever-increasing global demands for cooling.
Date:
18/09/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International
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