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01/03/2014

Commercial schemes are key to weight loss success, study finds

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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
21/02/2014

A celebration of 50 years of virology in Birmingham

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Centre for Human Virology Launch Event – "Working together to conquer virus disease". Announcing a meeting in celebration of both past achievements in the study of viral associated cancers, viral pathogenesis and immune responses, as well as a timely opportunity to identify future trends and developments in the understanding and treatment of virus disease.
Date:
21/02/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences
14/02/2014

Stubbing out smoking can light up your mental health

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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
03/02/2014

University of Birmingham launches policy commission report: Healthy Ageing in the 21st Century: The best is yet to come

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Cultural sensitivity should be a vital component in all future services for older people, experts at the University of Birmingham, will say today (Monday).
Date:
03/02/2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
02/01/2014

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
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

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
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

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
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
13/12/2013

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:
13/12/2013
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

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
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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