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Prolonged breath holds of over five minutes could help in targeted radiotherapy

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham working with clinical teams at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust have successfully shown for the first time that breast cancer patients can be trained to achieve single prolonged breath holds of over five minutes, opening the door for targeted radiotherapy to be administered with just one dose in each daily session.
Date:
12/05/2016

Patients and doctors in Brazil need better education on leprosy

Patients and doctors in Brazil need better education on leprosy
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Better education for both patients and doctors on how to spot the early symptoms of leprosy would help to reduce cases of the disease in Brazil, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
11/05/2016

Study finds no evidence linking weekend staffing levels in hospitals to mortality

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The 'weekend effect' – that patients admitted to hospital over the weekend are at an increased risk of death – overshadows a much more complex pattern of weekly changes in quality of care, which are unlikely to be addressed by simply increasing the availability of hospital doctors on Saturdays and Sundays.
Date:
11/05/2016

Patients and doctors in Brazil need better education on leprosy

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Better education for both patients and doctors on how to spot the early symptoms of leprosy would help to reduce cases of the disease in Brazil, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
10/05/2016

Insitute of Inflammation & Ageing Launch Workshop 2016

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The Institute of Inflammation and Ageing held its inaugural workshop event on Friday 8th April 2016. The event was hosted and chaired by Institute Director, Professor Janet Lord, (who was recently featured in the BBC programme 'How To Stay Young') and Deputy Director Professor Chris Buckley.
Date:
09/05/2016

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries
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New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.
Date:
04/05/2016

Surgery patients in lower income countries have three times greater risk of dying

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New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.
Date:
04/05/2016

On behalf of the German Shakespeare Society...

On behalf of the German Shakespeare Society...
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A letter from the President of the German Shakespeare Society to the Shakespeare Institute.
Date:
03/05/2016

Exposure to particulate air pollutants associated with numerous cancers

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Researchers have found that long-term exposure to environmental pollutants was associated with increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer in an elderly Hong Kong population.
Date:
29/04/2016

From Birmingham to Paris: MA World Heritage Students visit UNESCO

From Birmingham to Paris: MA World Heritage Students visit UNESCO
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As part of the MA Programme in World Heritage Studies students from the UK, China, Russia, Taiwan, Brazil and Finland visited the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Paris to engage in lively debate with specialists.
Date:
26/04/2016
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