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11/05/2016

Study finds no evidence linking weekend staffing levels in hospitals to mortality

Study finds no evidence linking weekend staffing levels in hospitals to mortality
Description
The 'weekend effect' – that patients admitted to hospital over the weekend are at an increased risk of death – overshadows a much more complex pattern of weekly changes in quality of care, which are unlikely to be addressed by simply increasing the availability of hospital doctors on Saturdays and Sundays.
Date:
11/05/2016
09/05/2016

Insitute of Inflammation & Ageing Launch Workshop 2016

Description
The Institute of Inflammation and Ageing held its inaugural workshop event on Friday 8th April 2016. The event was hosted and chaired by Institute Director, Professor Janet Lord, (who was recently featured in the BBC programme 'How To Stay Young') and Deputy Director Professor Chris Buckley.
Date:
09/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Student Nursing Times 2016 Award Winners

Student Nursing Times 2016 Award Winners
Description
We're pleased to announce that Dr Amelia Swift, Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing at the University of Birmingham, has been awarded the Educator of the Year at the 2016 Student Nursing Times Awards.
Date:
09/05/2016
05/05/2016

Professor Gurdyal Besra wins the 2016 Colworth Prize

Professor Gurdyal Besra wins the 2016 Colworth Prize
Description
Professor Gurdyal Besra, of the School of Biosciences and Institute of Microbiology and Infection, has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Colworth Prize by the Microbiology Society.
Date:
05/05/2016
04/05/2016

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries
Description
New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.
Date:
04/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
29/04/2016

Air pollutants may increase risk of cancer, research shows

Air pollutants may increase risk of cancer, research shows
Description
Researchers have found that long-term exposure to environmental pollutants was associated with increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer in an elderly Hong Kong population.
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29/04/2016

Early Career Award for Biosciences Birmingham Fellow

Early Career Award for Biosciences Birmingham Fellow
Description
Dr Anne-Marie Krachler, a Birmingham Fellow in the School of Biosciences, received the Biological Systems Early Career Award following a special lecture given at the University of Birmingham on 28 April 2016.
Date:
29/04/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
26/04/2016

Flu jab works better when given in the morning, research shows

Flu jab works better when given in the morning, research shows
Description
New research from the University of Birmingham suggests that administering vaccinations in the morning, rather than the afternoon, could induce greater, and thus more protective, antibody responses with the potential to lead to more efficient flu prevention strategies.
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26/04/2016
18/04/2016

Daughters of women with PCOS show signs of PCOS in early childhood

Daughters of women with PCOS show signs of PCOS in early childhood
Description
A study from the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with Northwestern University in Chicago, has shown that infant daughters of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop the complex genetic disease.
Date:
18/04/2016
08/04/2016

The Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry

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The new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry now open
Date:
08/04/2016
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