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25/08/2016

Research supports intelligence-led heart disease prevention over systematic health checks

Research supports intelligence-led heart disease prevention over systematic health checks
Description
New research suggests that intelligence-led heart disease prevention can significantly increase the prescription of preventive drugs to the patients who can benefit most.
Date:
25/08/2016
24/08/2016

Students praise first-class teaching in latest national survey

Students praise first-class teaching in latest national survey
Description
The latest National Student Survey (NSS) – the most comprehensive measure of student satisfaction within higher education – has awarded the College of Medical and Dental Sciences an average satisfaction mark of 88%.
Date:
24/08/2016
17/08/2016

Birmingham students to deliver CPR training at V Festival

Birmingham students to deliver CPR training at V Festival
Description
Students from the University of Birmingham have formed a partnership with V Festival to deliver CPR training to members of the public as part of a project called #VShocks.
Date:
17/08/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Students
16/08/2016

Birmingham Professor wins Clinical Trials Award

Birmingham Professor wins Clinical Trials Award
Description
Professor Fang Gao, Professor in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain in the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, has been awarded the Clinical Trials and Evaluation Award at the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) first Celebration of Innovation awards.
Date:
16/08/2016
26/07/2016

GP records indicate long term effects on patients of 'mini-strokes'

GP records indicate long term effects on patients of 'mini-strokes'
Description
New findings from the University of Birmingham challenge the 'transient' nature of mini-strokes and provide insight into the long term impact of an under-recognised condition. TIA patients in the study consulted their GPs more frequently than similarly aged patients for fatigue, cognitive impairment and anxiety or depression.
Date:
26/07/2016
22/07/2016

Chinese city migrant children buck obesity trend

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families.
Date:
22/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Research suggests that diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell 'hubs'

Research suggests that diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell 'hubs'
Description
The significant role of beta cell 'hubs' in the pancreas has been demonstrated for the first time, suggesting that diabetes may due to the failure of a privileged few cells, rather than the behaviour of all cells.
Date:
22/07/2016
11/07/2016

Blood cancer could be prevented before it develops

Blood cancer could be prevented before it develops
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham and hospitals across the West Midlands have revealed how a common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma.
Date:
11/07/2016
06/07/2016

Antibiotics unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children

Antibiotics unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children
Description
New research from the University of Birmingham has found that a number of policies used by childcare providers for conjunctivitis are contrary to national guidance, and lead to unnecessary prescription of antibiotics and exclusion of children from nurseries.
Date:
06/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University Academic Elected the next Chair of the Royal College of GPs

University Academic Elected the next Chair of the Royal College of GPs
Description
Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, Academic Head of Community Based Medicine at the University of Birmingham has been elected the new Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Date:
06/07/2016
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