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Older people's prevention services

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New independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research's School for Social Care Research (SSCR) confirms the significance of the role third sector organisations (TSOs) have historically played in the delivery of adult social care, and that TSOs remain a popular choice with local authority commissioners as providers of preventative services. While the research finds positive aspects within the current arrangements, it also identifies gaps in setting and understanding outcomes.
Date:
23/01/2014

The Birmingham Institute of Translational Medicine: world class made in Birmingham

The Birmingham Institute of Translational Medicine: world class made in Birmingham
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Remarkable progress in the treatment of human disease was made in the 20th century but much remains to be done. Many cancers are still incurable and new antibiotic resistant infectious diseases pose an increasing threat.
Date:
16/01/2014

House of Lords Action on Rheumatoid Arthritis

House of Lords Action on Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Professor Karim Raza presents at a House of Lords summit on increasing public awareness of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Date:
16/01/2014

Antibacterial Handwash: Useful, or a Potential Risk?

Antibacterial Handwash: Useful, or a Potential Risk?
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Dr Mark Webber provides expert opinion on BBC World News
Date:
16/01/2014

Five minute saliva test to identify smokers rolled out to health schemes

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Smokers who need extra incentives to quit the cigarettes this new year should take note that even private health insurance premiums may be reduced if they can prove they have stopped for good – and with the aid of a pioneering test from the University of Birmingham, the proof can be easy to acquire.
Date:
02/01/2014

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:
19/12/2013

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:
19/12/2013

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

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

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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

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:
07/11/2013
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