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Autonomy in the workplace has positive effects on well-being and job satisfaction, study finds

Autonomy in the workplace has positive effects on well-being and job satisfaction, study finds
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New research into workplace culture has found that employees with higher levels of autonomy in their work reported positive effects on their overall well-being and higher levels of job satisfaction.
Date:
25/04/2017

Ambulances respond more slowly in summer and winter - study

Ambulances respond more slowly in summer and winter - study
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Ambulance response times in London worsen when air temperatures rise or fall beyond certain limits in summer and winter, according to a new study.
Date:
24/04/2017

University of Birmingham appointed to deliver major public health national leadership programme

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The University of Birmingham's Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) and the Medical School Public Health faculty are delighted to announce that they will be delivering the new Aspiring Public Health Leaders' programme from 2017, in partnership with Public Health England.
Date:
24/04/2017

Major study on how West Africa Ebola outbreak spread

Major study on how West Africa Ebola outbreak spread
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Dr Nick Loman and Doctoral Researcher Josh Quick of the School of Biosciences are co-authors of an important article about the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, published in the 20th April issue of Nature.
Date:
24/04/2017

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
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Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a new cause of high blood pressure that could lead to major changes in managing the disease.
Date:
24/04/2017

Algorithm matches genetic variation to disease symptoms and could improve diagnosis of rare diseases

Algorithm matches genetic variation to disease symptoms and could improve diagnosis of rare diseases
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A faster and more accurate method of identifying which of an individual's genes are associated with particular symptoms has been developed by a team of researchers from the UK and Saudi Arabia. This new approach could enable scientists to take advantage of recent developments in genome sequencing to improve diagnosis and potential treatment options.
Date:
24/04/2017

Italy's looming election: Will the Five Star Movement really form the next government?

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Italy will hold its next general election no later than spring 2018, with Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement (M5S) currently ahead in most of the recent polling. Daniele Albertazzi argues that despite intense media speculation about what a victory for the M5S could mean for Italy and its participation in the euro, the picture is far from clear and could be altered substantially by current negotiations over the country's electoral law.
Date:
24/04/2017

'Financial Consumerism': citizenship, consumerism and capital ownership in the 1980s

'Financial Consumerism': citizenship, consumerism and capital ownership in the 1980s
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Amy Edwards (Department of History) writes for the Journal of Contemporary British History.
Date:
21/04/2017

Thatcher's troops? Neighbourhood Watch schemes and the search for 'ordinary' Thatcherism in 1980s Britain

Thatcher's troops? Neighbourhood Watch schemes and the search for 'ordinary' Thatcherism in 1980s Britain
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Dr Chris Moores (Department of History) writes for the Journal of Contemporary British History.
Date:
21/04/2017

Mrs Thatcher's peacock blue sari: ethnic minorities, electoral politics and the Conservative Party, c. 1974–86

Mrs Thatcher's peacock blue sari: ethnic minorities, electoral politics and the Conservative Party, c. 1974–86
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Dr Matthew Francis writes for the Journal of Contemporary British History.
Date:
21/04/2017
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