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Exercise as Medicine teaching pioneered with medics
Exercise as Medicine teaching pioneered with medics
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With over a third of adults in the West Midlands insufficiently 'active' and an irrefutable evidence base regarding the benefits of physical activity, more than 350 third-year medical students will be educated on the health benefits of 'Movement as Medicine' by staff from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences this February.
Date:
12/02/2016
China accused of state sponsored doping
China accused of state sponsored doping
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In case you missed it, one of China's most famous athletes, Wang Junxia has admitted doping in a letter she and other athletes wrote in 1998.
Date:
11/02/2016
Pioneering study to help adults live independently for longer
Pioneering study to help adults live independently for longer
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A major study, involving researchers from the University of Birmingham, has launched aiming to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.
Date:
15/01/2016
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
Description
Thursday 21 January 2016 from 10am School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. This Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students about the programmes available in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Date:
11/01/2016
Levels of antibodies in saliva associated with risk of mortality
Levels of antibodies in saliva associated with risk of mortality
Description
New research from the University of Birmingham has found that lower levels of antibodies in saliva are associated with of an elevated risk of mortality, and could be an early indicator of risk.
Date:
05/01/2016
Is exercise enough as part of diabetes treatment?
Is exercise enough as part of diabetes treatment?
Description
Current exercise guidelines for type 2 diabetes patients offer no recommendations regarding goals for increasing fitness levels and are identical to recommendations given to all adults. Dr Thomas Solomon, EU Marie Curie Research Fellow in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, discusses his investigations into type 2 diabetes.
Date:
04/12/2015
Rugby and the Brain
Rugby and the Brain
Description
Research into concussion testing in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, was featured in the BBC Panorama episode Rugby and the Brain - Tackling the Truth, broadcast on Monday 21 September.
Date:
22/09/2015
The secret language of fat
The secret language of fat
Description
Dr Vikki Burns, a Reader in Science Education in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, took part in FameLab 2014 with her 3-minute video about fat
Date:
25/08/2015
Why Yorkshire cricketers are so good
Why Yorkshire cricketers are so good
Description
In a recent article on The Conversation, Dr Martin Toms, a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, discusses whether where you grow up matters for sporting success and suggests that's why Yorkshire cricketers are so good.
Date:
09/07/2015
The delivery of sport and physical activity across the University of Birmingham
The delivery of sport and physical activity across the University of Birmingham
Description
An evidence based report on the delivery of sport and physical activity across the University of Birmingham.
Date:
09/07/2015
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