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Research suggests inducing labour at 41 weeks reduces risk, says maternity expert

Research suggests inducing labour at 41 weeks reduces risk, says maternity expert
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A University of Birmingham maternity expert says research indicates that inducing women with low-risk pregnancies at 41 weeks rather than waiting until 42 weeks reduces risk to their baby's life.
Date:
28/11/2019

Pharmacist-led interventions may help prevent cardiovascular disease

Pharmacist-led interventions may help prevent cardiovascular disease
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Pharmacists based in GP practices can play an integral role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, finds new research led by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
28/11/2019

Schools, parents and grandparents hold key to unlocking China's obesity problem

Schools, parents and grandparents hold key to unlocking China's obesity problem
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Trial finds educating parents and grandparents – as well as improving physical activity and the food provided at school – could hold the key to solving China's obesity pandemic.
Date:
25/11/2019

Abused or neglected children are four times more likely to develop serious mental illness, study finds

Abused or neglected children are four times more likely to develop serious mental illness, study finds
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A University of Birmingham study has shown that children who have experienced child abuse or neglect are four times more likely to develop serious mental illness such as psychoses, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Date:
01/10/2019

Babies' gut bacteria affected by delivery method, study shows

Babies' gut bacteria affected by delivery method, study shows
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Babies born vaginally have different gut bacteria – their microbiome – than those delivered by Caesarean, research has shown.
Date:
19/09/2019

Study validates guidelines on treating patients with an underactive thyroid

Study validates guidelines on treating patients with an underactive thyroid
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A study led by the University of Birmingham provides strong support for current recommendations on treating patients with an underactive thyroid and validates latest UK and US guidelines, say researchers.
Date:
14/09/2019

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
Description
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
Description
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
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