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Digital platform set to improve outcomes for patients with early psychosis

Digital platform set to improve outcomes for patients with early psychosis
Description
A project to improve outcomes for patients with early psychosis by developing a digital register, and personal health care recommendation tool has been launched by experts at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
29/11/2021

Specific facial features can help distinguish children from adults – new study

Specific facial features can help distinguish children from adults – new study
Description
Identifying specific facial features that can be used to distinguish a child's face from an adult's may offer a useful tool for determining whether children are depicted in indecent images of children.
Date:
19/11/2021

New doctoral training programme will train future healthcare professionals

New doctoral training programme will train future healthcare professionals
Description
Future healthcare professionals working in mental health and neurosciences will be trained at a new Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) thanks to a multi-million award from Wellcome.
Date:
09/11/2021

Older adults across the globe are more willing to help others, but mostly those in the same country

Older adults across the globe are more willing to help others, but mostly those in the same country
Description
Older adults around the world are more willing to donate to charity than younger people, but will prioritise charitable organisations operating within their own country, new research finds.
Date:
12/10/2021

Our eyes and brain work together to create a 'pipeline' of meaning – new study

Our eyes and brain work together to create a 'pipeline' of meaning – new study
Description
Humans read by 'pre-processing' written words to create a pipeline of meaning, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
21/09/2021

New guide aims to help young people discuss mental health with their GP

New guide aims to help young people discuss mental health with their GP
Description
A guide to help young people talk to their GP about self-harm and suicidal experiences has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham in partnership with a group of youth advisors.
Date:
10/09/2021

Children at greatest risk of sexual violence in Kenya during the pandemic

Description
A study of sexual violence in Kenya during the Covid-19 pandemic finds that children were more likely than adults to be attacked by somebody familiar to them.
Date:
09/09/2021

Alcohol and other substance use play complex roles in young people's experience of attempted suicide

Alcohol and other substance use play complex roles in young people's experience of attempted suicide
Description
Alcohol and other substance use play complex roles in suicidal behaviour among young people. Gaining a better understanding of these impacts can help services better support young people, according to a new study.
Date:
06/09/2021
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