Research in Life and Environmental Sciences

Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences we discover, apply and translate science, forging advances in human and environmental health.

Birmingham Brief - Modern Gambling

Gambling is now a sizeable public health problem. The Gambling Commission estimates that there are about a third of a million adults experiencing a gambling problem (otherwise referred to as ‘gambling disorder’) and a further half million gambling in a way that puts them in an ‘at risk’ category.

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Increase health benefits of exercise by working out before breakfast – new research

Increase health benefits of exercise by working out before breakfast – new research
Description
Exercising before eating breakfast burns more fat, improves how the body responds to insulin and lowers people's risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Date:
18/10/2019

New clinical research offers possibility of future rehabilitation for patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states

New clinical research offers possibility of future rehabilitation for patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states
Description
Non-invasive brain stimulation is to be trialed for the first time alongside advanced brain imaging techniques in patients who are minimally conscious or in a vegetative state.
Date:
18/10/2019

Modern gambling: we at Birmingham are contributing to a turning of the tide

Modern gambling: we at Birmingham are contributing to a turning of the tide
Description
Gambling is now a sizeable public health problem. The toll on the health of individuals, families, and communities is now becoming recognised thanks to the work at the University of Birmingham School of Psychology
Date:
17/10/2019

University success at UK-Korea Partnering Award 2019

University success at UK-Korea Partnering Award 2019
Description
Drs Sang-Hoon Yeo, Ned Jenkinson, Raymond Reynolds and Sam Lucas win UK-Korea Partnering Award 2019.
Date:
14/10/2019

Birmingham health research academics call for NHS to act on mental health patient feedback

Birmingham health research academics call for NHS to act on mental health patient feedback
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham are today making recommendations for improving the way that NHS mental health trusts collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.
Date:
10/10/2019
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