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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

Female genital mutilation (FGM): an increasingly important healthcare challenge in the UK

Female genital mutilation (FGM): an increasingly important healthcare challenge in the UK
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Dr Laura Jones, Dr Benjamin Costello, Dr Emma Danks and Fiona Cross-Sudworth write for the Birmingham Brief on the subject of female genital mutilation, which globally affects more than 200 million women and girls.
Date:
06/02/2020

Giving some pregnant women progesterone could prevent 8,450 miscarriages a year, say experts

Giving some pregnant women progesterone could prevent 8,450 miscarriages a year, say experts
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Researchers at Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research say giving progesterone to women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could lead to 8,450 more babies being born each year.
Date:
31/01/2020

New guidelines will improve treatment for patients with hyperthyroidism

New guidelines will improve treatment for patients with hyperthyroidism
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Radioactive iodine is to be recommended as the frontline treatment for patients with thyroid gland overactivity following an evidence review led by University of Birmingham researchers.
Date:
29/01/2020

The Daily Mile™ programme can be part of schools' work on childhood obesity prevention

The Daily Mile™ programme can be part of schools' work on childhood obesity prevention
Description
A study evaluating the effectiveness of the widely used 'Daily Mile' intervention in schools to tackle childhood obesity has found that the benefits are small, and may be greater in girls than boys.
Date:
28/01/2020
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