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Research shows low-cost once a day combination pill can prevent heart disease and stroke

Research shows low-cost once a day combination pill can prevent heart disease and stroke
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Research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham in the UK has shown a combination low-cost pill called a polypill containing four drugs is effective in preventing cardiovascular disease.
Date:
23/08/2019

10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency will be prevented by adding vitamin D to wheat flour

10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency will be prevented by adding vitamin D to wheat flour
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Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales over the next 90 years, say researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
20/08/2019

New tool could lead to improved care of patients living with artificial heart pump

New tool could lead to improved care of patients living with artificial heart pump
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New research led by the University of Birmingham and funded by the British Heart Foundation could improve the lives of those living with an artificial heart pump.
Date:
19/08/2019

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust and University of Birmingham scoop top prize at healthcare innovation awards

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust and University of Birmingham scoop top prize at healthcare innovation awards
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Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Birmingham have been awarded the prestigious Meridian Award at the Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards 2019.
Date:
01/08/2019

Award success for the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham's Founders' Awards

Award success for the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham's Founders' Awards
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The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is delighted to announce that at the University's Awards for Excellence 2019 colleagues from across the College were awarded three of the evening's five awards.
Date:
19/07/2019

Two-thirds of Global South hypertension sufferers missing treatment, study finds

Two-thirds of Global South hypertension sufferers missing treatment, study finds
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Healthcare in low- and middle-income countries is poorly prepared for the increasing number of people with high blood pressure, with more than two-thirds of people affected going without treatment – a new study reveals.
Date:
19/07/2019

Almost £9 million awarded for new NIHR ARC West Midlands to tackle biggest healthcare challenges

Almost £9 million awarded for new NIHR ARC West Midlands to tackle biggest healthcare challenges
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The University of Birmingham will be an academic partner for the new NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West Midlands, hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and funded by the NIHR.
Date:
16/07/2019

Women with a disabling neurological disorder are at twice the risk of heart conditions

Women with a disabling neurological disorder are at twice the risk of heart conditions
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Female patients who suffer from a disabling neurological disorder known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension are at twice the risk of heart conditions and stroke, a study led by the University of Birmingham has shown.
Date:
08/07/2019

University of Birmingham Professor receives national midwifery honour

University of Birmingham Professor receives national midwifery honour
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A University of Birmingham Professor has received a national award from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) for her contribution to midwifery.
Date:
26/06/2019

Experts in Dubai finalise surgical guidelines that will save thousands of lives

Experts in Dubai finalise surgical guidelines that will save thousands of lives
Description
Research experts gathered medical professionals from around the world in Dubai to finalise international surgical guidelines that will help to save thousands of lives in low and middle income countries.
Date:
19/06/2019
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