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Does doctor know best? A new approach to "evidence" based health care

Does doctor know best? A new approach to "evidence" based health care
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Leading health care experts have today called for a fresh approach to evaluating treatment amid claims that dog walking and singing classes can lead to greater health improvements than traditional medicine for some patients.
Date:
19/12/2013

Research is the key to saving lives, conference hears

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Leading academics in the field of maternal health have called on researchers to do more to help save the lives of mothers and babies around the world following a major conference at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
19/12/2013

Birmingham researchers look to give sports clubs a heads-up on concussion dangers

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A study looking into what happens to the brains of sportspeople in the aftermath of a concussion – and what could happen if they suffered a subsequent head injury - has been launched by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
19/12/2013

Urine test could help diagnose aggressive bladder cancer

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A simple urine test could distinguish between aggressive and less aggressive bladder cancers according to a new University of Birmingham study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Date:
13/12/2013

Revolution in liver disease diagnosis could help NHS priority list

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A ground-breaking scan that can identify and help to treat liver disease, could make painful and invasive liver biopsies a thing of the past, thanks to a trial being led by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
13/12/2013

Urine test could help diagnose aggressive bladder cancer

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A simple urine test could distinguish between aggressive and less aggressive bladder cancers according to a new University of Birmingham study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Date:
02/12/2013

ESRC's 'Britain in 2014'

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Two articles from TSRC feature in ESRC's latest annual magazine addressing key social issues in the UK.James Rees asks "How are third sector organisations faring in the provision of public services?", and Pete Alcock examines whether we are facing "A Crisis in Civil Society?".
Date:
29/11/2013

Birmingham launches new Centre in Physical Sciences for Health

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The University of Birmingham is among 24 UK universities to receive a share of £350 million announced by Universities and Science Minister, David Willetts, today (22 November).
Date:
22/11/2013

Revolution in liver disease diagnosis could help NHS priority list

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A ground-breaking scan that can identify and help to treat liver disease, could make painful and invasive liver biopsies a thing of the past, thanks to a trial being led by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
21/11/2013

Birmingham professor talks about the language of cancer

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A University of Birmingham professor tackles a different aspect of cancer today, as he features in a BBC World Service documentary about the language used to describe the disease.
Date:
19/11/2013

Does doctor know best? A new approach to "evidence" based health care

Does doctor know best? A new approach to "evidence" based health care
Description
Leading health care experts have today called for a fresh approach to evaluating treatment amid claims that dog walking and singing classes can lead to greater health improvements than traditional medicine for some patients.
Date:
18/11/2013

Research is the key to saving lives, conference hears

Description
Leading academics in the field of maternal health have called on researchers to do more to help save the lives of mothers and babies around the world following a major conference at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
14/11/2013

Birmingham researchers look to give sports clubs a heads-up on concussion dangers

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A study looking into what happens to the brains of sportspeople in the aftermath of a concussion – and what could happen if they suffered a subsequent head injury - has been launched by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
07/11/2013

Birmingham researchers look to give sports clubs a heads-up on concussion dangers

Description
A study looking into what happens to the brains of sportspeople in the aftermath of a concussion – and what could happen if they suffered a subsequent head injury - has been launched by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
06/11/2013

Birmingham research tackles liver transplant failure

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The re-infection of transplanted livers with hepatitis C virus (HCV) – which can irreparably damage the new organ - could be halted by administering a drug which blocks the virus entering the liver, research from the University of Birmingham being presented at the Liver Meeting demonstrates.
Date:
06/11/2013

Birmingham researchers find depression in hip fracture patients hinders physical recovery and compromises immunity

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Older people who suffer a hip fracture should be routinely tested and treated for depression to aid their recovery and prevent their immune systems from being compromised, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
29/10/2013

Maori remains make the long journey to their ancestral home

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A collection of Maori skeletal remains and a tattooed Maori head discovered at the University of Birmingham were handed back to New Zealand in a spiritual ceremony on Friday.
Date:
18/10/2013

University of Birmingham joins UK government delegation in China to boost research and development

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The University of Birmingham's Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Edward Peck will join a UK government delegation led by Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts, on a high profile trade visit to Shenzhen and Guangzhou.
Date:
15/10/2013

New hope for premature babies at risk of brain damage

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Babies who suffer a bleed on their brain could be saved from debilitating brain damage after researchers at the University of Birmingham found that a new drug can prevent the swelling of the organ which causes it.
Date:
10/10/2013

Older people urged to get moving to a new, scientifically researched exercise DVD

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While the post-Christmas period usually sees a glut of celebrity exercise DVDs hit the shops, a Birmingham researcher is launching an exercise DVD with a difference for an alternative date – Older Adults Day on Tuesday (October 1).
Date:
01/10/2013
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