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08/04/2014

Key Lecture on Antibiotic Resistance by Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England

Key Lecture on Antibiotic Resistance by Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England
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Dame Sally has been quoted as saying that antibiotic resistance is "as big a threat to human health as climate change" and started her talk with a quote from a 2013 Lancet article: "We are at the dawn of a postantibiotic era… with almost all disease causing bacteria resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat them".
Date:
08/04/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/03/2014

University of Birmingham launches trial to fight cancer caused by a common virus

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The trial of a vaccine which can treat some forms of cancer caused by a common herpes virus known as the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) has been launched by Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office (DDO) at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
25/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/03/2014

New test to deduce diabetes risk in polycystic ovary syndrome sufferers

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have uncovered a new method to identify and test women with polycystic ovary syndrome who are at high risk of going onto develop diabetes.
Date:
21/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
20/03/2014

Miscarriage risk increases for women who respond poorly to IVF ovarian stimulation

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Women who respond to IVF treatment with low numbers of eggs are at increased risk of miscarriage, a study co-authored by University of Birmingham researchers has found.
Date:
20/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
18/03/2014

Pioneering stem cell therapies to be trialled in Birmingham

Description
University of Birmingham researchers are to lead a worldwide collaboration of scientists looking at the possibility of transplanting stem cells from one person to another to reduce inflammation in the liver.
Date:
18/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
13/03/2014

Women still not given a sporting chance to appear in back page headlines

Description
The amount of column inches devoted to women's sport in British national papers has actually decreased from the level it was at prior to the 2012 Olympic Games, University of Birmingham researchers have established.
Date:
13/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
01/03/2014

Commercial schemes are key to weight loss success, study finds

Description
Public health authorities should consider commissioning a range of commercial weight loss programmes to help in the fight against obesity, University of Birmingham researchers have found.
Date:
01/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
14/02/2014

Stubbing out smoking can light up your mental health

Description
Stopping smoking is associated with a significant improvement in mental health, equal to or larger than the effect from a course of anti-depressants, researchers at the University of Birmingham and Oxford have found.
Date:
14/02/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
02/01/2014

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

Description
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
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
19/12/2013

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:
19/12/2013
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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