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'Healthy obesity' is a myth, study suggests

'Healthy obesity' is a myth, study suggests
Description
A study by scientists at the University of Birmingham suggests that 'healthy' obese people are still at higher risk of heart failure or stroke than the general population.
Date:
19/05/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers - study

Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers - study
Description
Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families - probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found.
Date:
18/05/2017
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham develops revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related blindness

University of Birmingham develops revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related blindness
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.
Date:
15/05/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Fudan University President visits Birmingham to talk research

Fudan University President visits Birmingham to talk research
Description
The President of Fudan University, in China, visited the University of Birmingham to explore potential for working together on future research, as well as student and staff exchange.
Date:
04/05/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor

University of Birmingham scientists name 'Connshing syndrome' as a new cause of high blood pressure

University of Birmingham scientists name 'Connshing syndrome' as a new cause of high blood pressure
Description
Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.
Date:
21/04/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
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