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Study finds alternative patient controlled drug could significantly reduce the number of women requiring an epidural for childbirth

Study finds alternative patient controlled drug could significantly reduce the number of women requiring an epidural for childbirth
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A trial co-ordinated by the University of Birmingham has identified an alternative and more effective pain relieving drug for women in labour, which could significantly reduce the number of women requiring an epidural.
Date:
13/08/2018

Research will review support offered to sexual assault victims

Research will review support offered to sexual assault victims
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The University is to take part in a new four-year research project aims at improving the services and support given to victims of sexual assault.
Date:
09/08/2018

Birmingham Brief: Promotion of the Daily Mile as part of the national strategy to halve childhood obesity rates – common sense or science?

Birmingham Brief: Promotion of the Daily Mile as part of the national strategy to halve childhood obesity rates – common sense or science?
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Professor Peymane Adab and Dr Emma Frew of the Institute of Applied Health Research write for the Birmingham Brief on the Daily Mile initiative aimed at school children.
Date:
27/07/2018

Birmingham leads drive to improve global surgical outcomes

Birmingham leads drive to improve global surgical outcomes
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The University of Birmingham is leading on major health research projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America to help develop surgical research that will have the potential to improve the quality of surgery.
Date:
16/07/2018

The Conversation: How GPs are preventing thousands of strokes in the UK

The Conversation: How GPs are preventing thousands of strokes in the UK
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Professor Tom Marshall, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, writes for The Conversation UK on how GPs have been able to prevent around 7,000 strokes a year thanks to getting better at identifying people with atrial fibrillation.
Date:
12/07/2018

7,000 strokes prevented as GPs improve diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation

7,000 strokes prevented as GPs improve diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation
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Around 7,000 strokes each year are being prevented thanks to GPs more than doubling the number of patients at high risk being prescribed with blood thinning drugs, University of Birmingham researchers have found.
Date:
11/07/2018

One in three midwives are willing and able to work in a 'continuity based model'

One in three midwives are willing and able to work in a 'continuity based model'
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One in three midwives are willing and able to work in a planned new system aimed at women having the same midwife throughout pregnancy, labour and birth, according to a University of Birmingham survey.
Date:
31/05/2018

Health experts in Birmingham and Guangzhou set up joint research institute

Health experts in Birmingham and Guangzhou set up joint research institute
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The University of Birmingham and Guangzhou Women & Children's Medical Center today signed an agreement to establish a Joint Research Institute (JRI) that will use health data to help tackle childhood diseases.
Date:
24/05/2018

University of Birmingham research wins The BMJ's 'UK Research Paper of the Year'

University of Birmingham research wins The BMJ's 'UK Research Paper of the Year'
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A research paper showing the results of a study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham has been crowned 'UK Research Paper of the Year' in The BMJ Awards 2018.
Date:
18/05/2018

Patients who have had an irregular heart beat can't ever be considered 'cured', say researchers

Patients who have had an irregular heart beat can't ever be considered 'cured', say researchers
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Patients with an abnormal heart rhythm that can leave them at a higher risk of suffering from stroke still need treatment even after their heart rhythm seems to have returned to normal, say researchers in the Institute of Applied Health Research.
Date:
10/05/2018
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