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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
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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

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
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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

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer
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Lung cancer survivors who quit smoking within a year of diagnosis will live for longer than those who continue to smoke, according to new research led by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford.
Date:
12/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Study shows so-called 'healthy obesity' is harmful to cardiovascular heath

Study shows so-called 'healthy obesity' is harmful to cardiovascular heath
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Clinicians are being warned not to ignore the increased cardiovascular health risks of those who are classed as either 'healthy obese' or deemed to be 'normal weight' but have metabolic abnormalities such as diabetes.
Date:
11/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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