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Tackling obesity and diabetes in diverse communities: why food matters

Description
The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes is a major global public health concern. According to the World Health Organization, diabetes currently affects 422 million people worldwide, with the prevalence almost doubling from 4.7 per cent in 1980 to 8.5 per cent in 2014. Similar trends are occurring in the UK, with cases of type 2 diabetes rising from 1.4 million to 3.5 million since 1996, and this is projected to rise to 5 million by 2025.
Date:
09/02/2017

Tackling obesity and diabetes in diverse communities: why food matters

Description
The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes is a major global public health concern. According to the World Health Organization, diabetes currently affects 422 million people worldwide, with the prevalence almost doubling from 4.7 per cent in 1980 to 8.5 per cent in 2014. Similar trends are occurring in the UK, with cases of type 2 diabetes rising from 1.4 million to 3.5 million since 1996, and this is projected to rise to 5 million by 2025.
Date:
09/02/2017

Birmingham research identifies blocks to South Asian diabetes treatment

Description
The social stigma associated with diabetes and a fear of being poisoned by medical drugs may contribute to patients of South Asian origin failing to take their medication, a new study shows.
Date:
08/02/2017

Qur'anic Manuscript Conference: May 2017

Qur'anic Manuscript Conference: May 2017
Description
A three-day conference on Qur'anic Manuscript Studies: The State of the Field is being held in Budapest in May 2017, with participation from members of ITSEE.
Date:
06/02/2017

Putting human rights at the forefront

Putting human rights at the forefront
Description
CIFoRB speaks to Malaysian parliamentarian, Kasthuri Patto, about strengthening human rights on her home soil and across the Commonwealth.
Date:
06/02/2017

Birmingham creates city development blueprint with global dimension

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a way of investigating or diagnosing the challenges facing their home city that could be used to help improve the lives of city dwellers around the world.
Date:
06/02/2017

Birmingham calls on UK cooling companies to help Indian farmers

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham are calling on innovative British cooling businesses to join them in India as part of a research initiative to help double farmers' incomes, whilst reducing their impact on the environment.
Date:
03/02/2017

The imminent partition of Syria

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After nearly six years of uprising, conflict and chaos, the partition of Syria is imminent. President Bashar al-Assad will of course rail against it; his crucial ally Iran will probably resist too, and the marginalised US won't even acknowledge the prospect. But the lines are nonetheless being drawn.
Date:
26/01/2017

The imminent partition of Syria

Description
After nearly six years of uprising, conflict and chaos, the partition of Syria is imminent. President Bashar al-Assad will of course rail against it; his crucial ally Iran will probably resist too, and the marginalised US won't even acknowledge the prospect. But the lines are nonetheless being drawn.
Date:
26/01/2017

CIFoRB's first year: a full calendar of activities

CIFoRB's first year: a full calendar of activities
Description
A review of the year's activities from the Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion or Belief project.
Date:
26/01/2017
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