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

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

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

Study finds paediatric cancer patients at no greater risk of severe COVID-19 infection

Study finds paediatric cancer patients at no greater risk of severe COVID-19 infection
Description
Results from the first national study of children with cancer who test positive from COVID-19 has found that these patients do not appear to be at any increased risk of severe COVID-19 infection.
Date:
14/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Research reveals new insight into why breastfed babies have improved immune systems

Research reveals new insight into why breastfed babies have improved immune systems
Description
New insight into the biological mechanisms of the long-term positive health effects of breastfeeding in preventing disorders of the immune system in later life.
Date:
14/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham Professor Appointed Member and Trustee of Cancer Research UK

Description
University of Birmingham's Professor Pamela Kearns has been announced as a Trustee and Member of Cancer Research UK.
Date:
07/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes

New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes
Description
A new COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to less than five and delivers accurate results has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
06/01/2021
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences
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