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Fatal health threat to young African children reduced by innovative artistic intervention - study

Fatal health threat to young African children reduced by innovative artistic intervention - study
Description
The fatal threat from diarrhoea and pneumonia to young children in the world's poorer countries can be reduced by using traditional performing arts to encourage mothers to provide youngsters with safe food and water.
Date:
19/01/2021

Birmingham maternity experts call for urgent action on pregnancy 'drug drought'

Birmingham maternity experts call for urgent action on pregnancy 'drug drought'
Description
Leaders in maternal healthcare have called for lifesaving research into pharmaceuticals for use during pregnancy, in a new report which highlights the challenges of pregnancy-related complications.
Date:
18/01/2021

Mali health project aims to save children from diarrhoea death

Mali health project aims to save children from diarrhoea death
Description
University of Birmingham experts are leading a new project in Mali to reduce the fatal threat from diarrhoea to young children and help to improve their growth.
Date:
12/01/2021

Major award for a new national approach to improving clinical research in the NHS to benefit patient care

Major award for a new national approach to improving clinical research in the NHS to benefit patient care
Description
Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Department of Health & Social Care, DaRe2THINK will develop an entirely new way to run large clinical trials for patient benefit in the NHS.
Date:
15/12/2020

Better education needed to give patients improved understanding of gene therapies, new review highlights

Better education needed to give patients improved understanding of gene therapies, new review highlights
Description
A new review of research bringing together patient, carer and public views of cell and gene therapies has highlighted a need for appropriate education to better inform patients.
Date:
08/12/2020

Death and the 'Spanish Lady': Suicide in Pandemic Times

Death and the 'Spanish Lady': Suicide in Pandemic Times
Description
In 1918-19, the 'Spanish Flu', (or Spanish Lady'), is estimated to have killed over 50M people. What is less well-known is that many others succumbed to its effects on mental wellbeing and died by suicide as a result.
Date:
16/11/2020

Inadequate healthcare measurement puts patients at risk in Global South

Inadequate healthcare measurement puts patients at risk in Global South
Description
People across the Global South living with cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors may be missing potentially life-saving treatments because measures used to gauge their quality of healthcare are inadequate.
Date:
12/11/2020

University receives two awards to mark gender equality

University receives two awards to mark gender equality
Description
The College of Medical and Dental Sciences has achieved the Athena SWAN Silver award from the Athena SWAN Foundation, recognising the College's commitment to gender equality.
Date:
15/10/2020

Pregnancy complications are linked to heightened risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, new study reports

Pregnancy complications are linked to heightened risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, new study reports
Description
Pregnancy complications are linked to heightened risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, new study reports.
Date:
13/10/2020

Operation Moonshot proposals are scientifically unsound, experts argue

Operation Moonshot proposals are scientifically unsound, experts argue
Description
Proposals made by the government as part of Operation Moonshot could do more harm than good, a group of UK experts have argued in a new article published by the BMJ.
Date:
25/09/2020
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