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Improving immunity through physical activity and exercise – new advice for healthcare professionals
Improving immunity through physical activity and exercise – new advice for healthcare professionals
Description
Emerging data from across the world indicates that these lockdowns have resulted in reduced physical activity and increased sedentary time in society- guidance for healthcare professionals has been created.
Date:
17/09/2020
Improving immunity through exercise – new advice for healthcare professionals
Description
New advice to help healthcare professionals promote exercise as a way of improving immunity has been launched by a team of medical experts and exercise scientists.
Date:
17/09/2020
High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no current benefit in preventing or treating Covid-19
High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no current benefit in preventing or treating Covid-19
Description
Scientists from the UK, Europe and the USA, including experts from the University of Birmingham, have published a vitamin D consensus paper warning against high doses of vitamin D supplementation.
Date:
21/05/2020
Researchers investigate role of social media on health and wellbeing during a pandemic
Researchers investigate role of social media on health and wellbeing during a pandemic
Description
How are people using social media to support their health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic? Researchers at the University of Birmingham are launching new study to find out.
Date:
12/05/2020
Home-based cardiac rehabilitation training offered free to cardiac teams affected by COVID-19
Home-based cardiac rehabilitation training offered free to cardiac teams affected by COVID-19
Description
NHS staff are being offered free training to deliver a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme to support heart failure patients affected by restricted access to cardiac rehabilitation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date:
07/05/2020
Dr Maria Kavussanu contributed to Consultation on Character and Sport
Dr Maria Kavussanu contributed to Consultation on Character and Sport
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Dr Maria Kavussanu contributed to Consultation on Character and Sport
Date:
20/04/2020
New research may help older adults stay physically capable for longer
New research may help older adults stay physically capable for longer
Description
Drug therapies that help older adults maintain their skeletal muscle mass and physical function for longer could be a step closer after researchers identify a key mechanism driving the clearance of damaged mitochondria.
Date:
24/03/2020
A more balanced protein intake can reduce age-related muscle loss
A more balanced protein intake can reduce age-related muscle loss
Description
Eating more protein at breakfast or lunchtime could help older people maintain muscle mass with advancing age – but most people eat proteins fairly unevenly throughout the day, new research has found.
Date:
16/03/2020
Cardiac rehabilitation programme shortlisted for BMJ award
Description
Cardiac rehabilitation programme shortlisted for BMJ award
Date:
09/03/2020
Fika and the University of Birmingham bring app-based mental skills training to students
Fika and the University of Birmingham bring app-based mental skills training to students
Description
Emotional fitness app Fika has captured a mental skills training programme created by the University of Birmingham, turning it into app-based workouts aimed at students UK-wide.
Date:
17/02/2020
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Seminars & Events

Undergraduate Open Day
Undergraduate Open Day
Date
17/10/2020
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
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