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Lack of trust in public figures linked to COVID vaccine hesitancy says new research

Lack of trust in public figures linked to COVID vaccine hesitancy says new research
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New research says lack of trust in public sector officials has played a key role in low uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations among groups termed 'high risk'.
Date:
20/01/2022

Gum disease increases risk of other illness such as mental health and heart conditions, study finds

Gum disease increases risk of other illness such as mental health and heart conditions, study finds
Description
A University of Birmingham-led study shows an increased risk of patients developing illnesses including mental ill-health and heart conditions if they have a GP-inputted medical history of gum disease.
Date:
20/12/2021

Simple, low cost tests could help China's battle to identify COPD sufferers

Simple, low cost tests could help China's battle to identify COPD sufferers
Description
Researchers working with primary care patients in China have discovered that a simple questionnaire and airflow measurement test could identify adults suffering with undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Date:
11/10/2021

Milestone moment for the region's life science sector as construction on No. 1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus gets underway

Milestone moment for the region's life science sector as construction on No. 1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus gets underway
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Construction of No.1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus (BHIC) in Selly Oak is underway, marking a major milestone for the region's rapidly growing life sciences sector.
Date:
11/10/2021

Survivors of domestic violence and abuse have been at increased risk of COVID-19, study finds

Survivors of domestic violence and abuse have been at increased risk of COVID-19, study finds
Description
A new study finds that women with recorded exposure to domestic abuse or violence were at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 during the first two waves of the pandemic in the UK.
Date:
30/09/2021

Setting global targets could cut impact of diabetes in developing countries

Setting global targets could cut impact of diabetes in developing countries
Description
Setting and achieving targets for treating diabetes patients with cholesterol or blood pressure medication, as well as tackling blood sugar levels, could save lives.
Date:
22/09/2021

Midland Universities unite in new consortium to improve public health

Midland Universities unite in new consortium to improve public health
Description
The Universities of Birmingham, Keele and Warwick have formed a consortium to become part of an NIHR-funded body working to improve public health through research.
Date:
16/09/2021

Planned surgery in independent sector linked to shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions than in NHS

Planned surgery in independent sector linked to shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions than in NHS
Description
Planned surgery in independent sector linked to shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions than in NHS.
Date:
13/09/2021

New study will use artificial intelligence to improve treatments for people with multiple long-term conditions

New study will use artificial intelligence to improve treatments for people with multiple long-term conditions
Description
The NIHR has awarded £2.5 million for research that will use artificial intelligence to produce computer programmes and tools to help doctors improve the choice of drugs in patients with multiple long-term conditions.
Date:
03/09/2021

Reducing mechanical ventilation can greatly improve outcomes for critically ill children, finds study

Reducing mechanical ventilation can greatly improve outcomes for critically ill children, finds study
Description
A major UK clinical trial carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has shown how a new approach to reduce the use of mechanical ventilation can greatly improve outcomes for critically ill children.
Date:
26/08/2021
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