The Barber Institute of Fine Arts launches innovative 'Nurse in Residence' scheme

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts launches innovative 'Nurse in Residence' scheme
Description
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, its very duration means that imaginative and purposeful actions to mitigate its harms gather strength and purpose. Barber Health is one museum's response to the pandemic.
Date:
22/01/2021
Categories:
Arts and Law, Medical and Dental Sciences

Randomised trials could help to return children safely to schools - study

Randomised trials could help to return children safely to schools - study
Description
Schools are closing again in response to surging levels of COVID-19 infection, but staging randomised trials when students eventually return could help.
Date:
21/01/2021

Fatal health threat to young African children reduced by innovative artistic intervention - study

Fatal health threat to young African children reduced by innovative artistic intervention - study
Description
The fatal threat from diarrhoea and pneumonia to young children in the world's poorer countries can be reduced by using traditional performing arts to encourage mothers to provide youngsters with safe food and water.
Date:
19/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Grant success for Post-Socialist Britain project

Grant success for Post-Socialist Britain project
Description
Professor Sara Jones, Dr Charlotte Galpin (University of Birmingham) and Dr Jenny Wüstenberg (Nottingham Trent University) have received a grant of £935k from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Date:
18/01/2021
Categories:
Arts and Law, International, Research

Research reveals mental health impact of COVID-19 on hospital healthcare workers

Research reveals mental health impact of COVID-19 on hospital healthcare workers
Description
A study, published in BJPsych Open found that around a third of hospital healthcare workers reported clinically significant symptoms of anxiety and depression following the initial COVID-19 pandemic peak in the UK.
Date:
18/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Research reveals mental health impact of Covid-19 on hospital healthcare workers

Research reveals mental health impact of Covid-19 on hospital healthcare workers
Description
Hospital healthcare workers reported higher rates of clinically significant mental health symptoms following the initial Covid-19 pandemic peak in the UK, new research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed.
Date:
18/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham maternity experts call for urgent action on pregnancy 'drug drought'

Birmingham maternity experts call for urgent action on pregnancy 'drug drought'
Description
Leaders in maternal healthcare have called for lifesaving research into pharmaceuticals for use during pregnancy, in a new report which highlights the challenges of pregnancy-related complications.
Date:
18/01/2021
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences

What do world religions teach us about COVID-19 and the possibility of miracles?

What do world religions teach us about COVID-19 and the possibility of miracles?
Description
Yujin Nagasawa writing on World Religion Day
Date:
15/01/2021

Government is missing its key healthy ageing targets and must act now, report finds

Government is missing its key healthy ageing targets and must act now, report finds
Description
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted stark inequalities in healthy life expectancy, according to a report into ageing published on Friday 15 January.
Date:
15/01/2021
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences

Cancer research reveals how different mutations in one gene can cause different types of disease

Cancer research reveals how different mutations in one gene can cause different types of disease
Description
Leading cancer experts at the University of Birmingham have solved a long-standing question of how various types of mutations in just one gene cause different types of disease.
Date:
15/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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