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The Conversation: A new global health pattern: longer life for the poor, with more ailments

The Conversation: A new global health pattern: longer life for the poor, with more ailments
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Professor Justine Davies and Maria Odland write for The Conversation on how the number of older people in lower income countries is growing and how these countries' health systems might not be able to cope.
Date:
22/05/2020

Three Birmingham Professors announced as Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows

Three Birmingham Professors announced as Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows
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Three professors from the University of Birmingham have been named among the UK's most prominent biomedical and health scientists by the Academy of Medical Sciences in its prestigious list of Fellows.
Date:
14/05/2020

Birmingham experts deliver remote training to make maternity triage safer during COVID-19

Birmingham experts deliver remote training to make maternity triage safer during COVID-19
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Birmingham experts are delivering remote training for maternity units on how to make triage safer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date:
05/05/2020

Birmingham Brief: Altruism and solidarity - An argument for wearing face masks in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

Birmingham Brief: Altruism and solidarity - An argument for wearing face masks in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Professor KK Cheng, Director of the Institute of Applied Health Research, writes on the much debated issue of the use of face masks during the COVID-19 crisis.
Date:
23/04/2020

Birmingham Brief: Coordinating the fight against epidemics

Birmingham Brief: Coordinating the fight against epidemics
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Professor Jonathan Reinarz, Director of the University's History of Medicine Unit, writes for the Birmingham Brief on the history of epidemics and pandemics as the impact of COVID-19 continues to grow.
Date:
13/03/2020

Birmingham named one of just six new Life Sciences Opportunity Zones

Birmingham named one of just six new Life Sciences Opportunity Zones
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The Birmingham Health Partners ecosystem has been awarded Life Sciences Opportunity Zone status by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Date:
20/02/2020

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
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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, research has found.
Date:
17/02/2020

Esteemed clinician and researcher Professor Richard Lilford CBE returns to the University of Birmingham

Esteemed clinician and researcher Professor Richard Lilford CBE returns to the University of Birmingham
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The Institute of Applied Health Research recently welcomed Professor Richard Lilford back to the University to lead the NIHR ARCWest Midlands project.
Date:
14/02/2020

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

Skin cancer diagnosis apps are unreliable and poorly regulated, study shows
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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 at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
12/02/2020

Perspective: Can The Daily Mile™ help prevent childhood obesity?

Perspective: Can The Daily Mile™ help prevent childhood obesity?
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Professor Emma Frew talks through the results of a study that evaluated the effectiveness of the widely used 'Daily Mile' intervention in schools to tackle childhood obesity.
Date:
06/02/2020
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