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Posted 19 May 2017

'Healthy obesity' is a myth, study suggests

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.

Posted 01 April 2017

New NIHR Biomedical Research Centre opens in Birmingham

The NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) opened on 1 April 2017 with the aim of accelerating the access to, and adoption of, drugs, devices and diagnostics tests for patients living with chronic inflammatory disease, driven by cutting edge experimental medicine.

Posted 21 March 2017

An epidemic of epipens

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that prescriptions of adrenaline autoinjectors (commonly called 'epipens') for children with allergies have increased markedly in the last decade, with nearly four devices a year provided per child.