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Lockdown could have lasting effect on survivors of sexual violence and the services that support them, experts argue

Lockdown could have lasting effect on survivors of sexual violence and the services that support them, experts argue
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The lack of public acknowledgement of sexual violence against women and children during lockdown could have long-term implications not only for individuals but for support services, Birmingham experts argue.
Date:
25/09/2020

Over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs could be damaging the health of runners, new study finds

Over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs could be damaging the health of runners, new study finds
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A new study finds that over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly used to ease post-exercise aches and injuries, could be damaging the health of recreational runners.
Date:
03/07/2020

Medical students join forces with doctors on the front line to raise over £25,000 for charity

Medical students join forces with doctors on the front line to raise over £25,000 for charity
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Medical students from the University of Birmingham's Medical Society have teamed up with doctors on the front line as part of a sports competition that has seen over £25,000 raised for charitable causes.
Date:
29/05/2020

'Cell pores' discovery gives hope to millions of brain and spinal cord injury patients

'Cell pores' discovery gives hope to millions of brain and spinal cord injury patients
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Scientists at University of Birmingham have discovered a new treatment to dramatically reduce swelling after brain and spinal cord injuries, offering hope to 75 million victims worldwide each year.
Date:
21/05/2020

Medical students volunteer as call handlers to support ambulance service through COVID-19 pandemic

Medical students volunteer as call handlers to support ambulance service through COVID-19 pandemic
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A group of University of Birmingham medical students are using their skills to support the fight against COVID-19 by volunteering their time to train as call handlers with the West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS).
Date:
24/04/2020

Innovative 'pop-up tent' could be latest line of defence for frontline NHS staff treating patients with COVID-19

Innovative 'pop-up tent' could be latest line of defence for frontline NHS staff treating patients with COVID-19
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A disposable plastic 'pop-up tent' that creates a protective barrier between patients and healthcare professionals could be the latest line of defence for frontline NHS workers.
Date:
07/04/2020

Free online training rolled out for those returning to clinical roles during COVID-19 pandemic

Free online training rolled out for those returning to clinical roles during COVID-19 pandemic
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An online training programme designed to help those returning to clinical roles or being redeployed into less familiar roles during the COVID-19 crisis has been rolled out for free across the NHS.
Date:
06/04/2020

New video helps Asian rheumatology patients stay safe from COVID-19

New video helps Asian rheumatology patients stay safe from COVID-19
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Experts have joined the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society in reaching out to Asian people living with inflammatory forms of arthritis with information on how to keep safe from coronavirus.
Date:
02/04/2020

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

Alumna returns to campus to kick off year-long celebration

Alumna returns to campus to kick off year-long celebration
Description
Award-winning engineer and author Kerrine Bryan returned to campus to promote her new book, 'My Daddy is a Nurse', and launch celebrations for the World Health Assembly's Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020
Date:
19/02/2020
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