The rate of deaths during childbirth more than halved between 1993 and 2015 - representing a reduction of around 220 intrapartum (during labour) deaths per year - according to a report by a team of academics including Professor Sara Kenyon at the University of Birmingham.
A study by the University of Birmingham has found that statins are not always prescribed to patients who will benefit the most from them.
Dr Rachel Jordan and Professor Peymane Adab, from the University of Birmingham's Institute of Applied Health Research, won the prize for category two, which included papers from ophthalmology, respiratory health and renal research areas.
GPs can be reluctant to refer patients with symptoms of bowel cancer for further investigations, a study by the Universities of Birmingham and Exeter has found.
Women who go into labour before 37 weeks of pregnancy should be offered antibiotics to prevent a possible transmission of Group B Streptococcal (GBS), according to updated guidance published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).