Patients' chances of survival after cancer surgery is strongly linked with the standard of post-operation hospital care, a major international study suggests.
Thanks to a major grant of £40,000 from the Art Fund's Respond & Reimagine scheme, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham is launching a major health and wellbeing initiative for 2021.
Schools are closing again in response to surging levels of COVID-19 infection, but staging randomised trials when students eventually return could help.
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.
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.