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Birmingham named one of just six new Life Sciences Opportunity Zones

Birmingham named one of just six new Life Sciences Opportunity Zones
Description
The Birmingham Health Partners ecosystem – which will soon begin construction of Birmingham Life Sciences Park – has been awarded Life Sciences Opportunity Zone status by BEIS
Date:
20/02/2020
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences

Mortality from all causes over 40 per cent higher in female domestic abuse survivors

Mortality from all causes over 40 per cent higher in female domestic abuse survivors
Description
Women who have experienced domestic abuse appear to be more than 40 per cent more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population, a study led by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham suggests.
Date:
17/02/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Urgent improvements needed in the care of children with suspected appendicitis - study

Urgent improvements needed in the care of children with suspected appendicitis - study
Description
Thousands of UK children undergo unnecessary appendix surgery each year in the NHS, a new study reveals.
Date:
13/02/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Skin cancer diagnosis apps are unreliable and poorly regulated, study shows

Skin cancer diagnosis apps are unreliable and poorly regulated, study shows
Description
Smartphone apps used as 'early warning systems' for skin cancer are poorly regulated and frequently cannot be relied upon to produce accurate results, according to new analysis by experts.
Date:
11/02/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

New guidelines will improve treatment for patients with hyperthyroidism

Description
Radioactive iodine is to be recommended as the frontline treatment for patients with thyroid gland overactivity, following an evidence review led by University of Birmingham researchers.
Date:
29/01/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
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