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Young babies given a general anaesthetic experience no lasting impacts, new study finds

Young babies given a general anaesthetic experience no lasting impacts, new study finds
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New research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has found that giving young babies a general anaesthetic has no lasting impact on their brain development or behaviour.
Date:
15/02/2019

Researchers call for further investment in UK heart failure services

Researchers call for further investment in UK heart failure services
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Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century finds a study carried out by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford
Date:
15/02/2019

Simple tips to curb overindulgence can help stop pounds piling on at Christmas

Simple tips to curb overindulgence can help stop pounds piling on at Christmas
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A study by the University of Birmingham and Loughborough University has shown that regular weighing at home and simple tips to curb excess eating and drinking can prevent people from piling on the pounds at Christmas.
Date:
11/12/2018

The naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, say experts

The naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, say experts
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The visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, a group of experts have concluded following a large-scale systematic review of research.
Date:
10/12/2018

Birmingham to lead ground-breaking research into patient experience of cell therapies

Birmingham to lead ground-breaking research into patient experience of cell therapies
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Birmingham health researchers, with industry partners including health technology companies Dignio and Datatrial, have been awarded £1.1 million by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)'s Innovate UK, to investigate patients' experience of cell and gene therapies.
Date:
10/12/2018

New Chair of Global Health appointed in the Institute of Applied Health Research

New Chair of Global Health appointed in the Institute of Applied Health Research
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Professor Justine Davies joins the University of Birmingham from Kings College London. With a keen interest in non-communicable diseases and their necessary health system structures, Professor Davies is also working towards improved data collection for health system planning.
Date:
28/11/2018

Birmingham professor receives the RCGP's 2018 George Abercrombie Award

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Richard Lehman, Professor of the Shared Understanding of Medicine in the Institute of Applied Health Research, has been awarded this year's George Abercrombie Award for his outstanding contribution to primary care.
Date:
26/11/2018

The Conversation: Most children who have their tonsils removed don't benefit

The Conversation: Most children who have their tonsils removed don't benefit
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Professor Tom Marshall, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, writes for The Conversation UK on how seven in every eight children who have their tonsils removed are unlikely to benefit from the operation.
Date:
06/11/2018

Seven in eight children's tonsillectomies are unnecessary, study reveals

Seven in eight children's tonsillectomies are unnecessary, study reveals
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A new study by the University of Birmingham has found that seven in every eight children who have their tonsils removed are unlikely to benefit from the operation.
Date:
06/11/2018

University of Birmingham awarded £1.9 million for global heart research in China, Brazil and Sri Lanka

University of Birmingham awarded £1.9 million for global heart research in China, Brazil and Sri Lanka
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The University of Birmingham has been awarded £1.9 million through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research (GHR) Programme to fund world class research into a common heart condition in disadvantaged populations in China, Brazil and Sri Lanka.
Date:
26/09/2018
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