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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

New research suggests possible link between sudden infant death syndrome and air pollution

New research suggests possible link between sudden infant death syndrome and air pollution
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A study led by the University of Birmingham suggests a possible association between exposure to certain pollutants and an increased risk of so-called 'cot death'.
Date:
20/04/2018

Three Birmingham researchers receive prominent NIHR health awards

Three Birmingham researchers receive prominent NIHR health awards
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Professors Chris Buckley, Arri Coomarasamy and Paul Moss from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences have been appointed National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigators.
Date:
12/04/2018

Excessive male hormones leave women with polycystic ovary syndrome at double the risk of liver disease, study finds

Excessive male hormones leave women with polycystic ovary syndrome at double the risk of liver disease, study finds
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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have found that increased male hormones result in women with polycystic ovaries having a two-fold increased risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Date:
29/03/2018

Study finds prostate MRI scans both increase detection of cancer and reduce over-diagnosis

Study finds prostate MRI scans both increase detection of cancer and reduce over-diagnosis
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A large international study conducted in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has found that an MRI scan and targeted prostate biopsies are significantly better at making a positive prostate cancer diagnosis than standard biopsies.
Date:
19/03/2018

Birmingham Brief: Improving clinical trials - assessing the impact of treatment on patient quality of life

Birmingham Brief: Improving clinical trials - assessing the impact of treatment on patient quality of life
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Professor Melanie Calvert, Director of the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research, writes for the Birmingham Brief on why it is important to ensure high-quality data on symptoms and quality of life are available to patients.
Date:
15/03/2018

Birmingham researchers aim to cut charcoal health risk to Rwandan families

Birmingham researchers aim to cut charcoal health risk to Rwandan families
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University of Birmingham researchers are investigating the health risks faced by Rwandan families cooking on traditional charcoal-fired stoves.
Date:
07/03/2018

Home-based blood pressure monitoring should be commonplace in NHS, say researchers

Home-based blood pressure monitoring should be commonplace in NHS, say researchers
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General Practitioners should encourage patients with hypertension to monitor their blood pressure at home and use those readings in their day-to-day care, recommend a team of experts.
Date:
01/03/2018

Researchers find physical exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes

Researchers find physical exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes
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Exercising more reduces the risk of diabetes and could see seven million fewer diabetic patients across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to new research.
Date:
23/02/2018
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