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Link between inflammation and mental sluggishness shown in new study

Link between inflammation and mental sluggishness shown in new study
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness.
Date:
15/11/2019

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

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

Leading neuroscientist appointed Head of School of Psychology

Leading neuroscientist appointed Head of School of Psychology
Description
In September 2019, Professor Ed Wilding will be joining the University of Birmingham as Head of the School of Psychology.
Date:
13/06/2019

Night owls can 'retrain' their body clocks to improve mental well-being and performance

Night owls can 'retrain' their body clocks to improve mental well-being and performance
Description
A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress.
Date:
10/06/2019

Would you be a good eyewitness? Award-winning exhibit at Thinktank Museum invites visitors to test their skills

Would you be a good eyewitness?  Award-winning exhibit at Thinktank Museum invites visitors to test their skills
Description
What makes a good eyewitness? Psychologists at the University of Birmingham are inviting members of the public to join in an interactive exhibit at Thinktank to find out more and take part in a real science experiment.
Date:
22/05/2019

Fazeelat Duran and Jessica Woodhams have insightful journal article published by International Journal of Workplace Health Management

Fazeelat Duran and Jessica Woodhams have insightful journal article published by International Journal of Workplace Health Management
Description
Jessica Woodhams has insightful journal article published by Emerald
Date:
08/05/2019
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