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Can drinking cocoa make you smarter?
Can drinking cocoa make you smarter?
Description
Increased consumption of flavanols – a group of molecules which occur naturally in fruit and vegetables – can increase your mental agility, according to new research.
Date:
24/11/2020
A few kilograms weight loss nearly halves the risk of diabetes, large scale research study finds
A few kilograms weight loss nearly halves the risk of diabetes, large scale research study finds
Description
Providing support to help people with prediabetes make small changes to their lifestyle, diet and physical activity can almost halve the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.
Date:
11/11/2020
matchFit app uses football to provide resources and support to vulnerable groups
matchFit app uses football to provide resources and support to vulnerable groups
Description
An new app which uses football as a theme to provide positive resources and support for vulnerable groups including the young and the homeless has been launched by the Street Soccer Foundation.
Date:
19/10/2020
Athletes using sport supplements are more open to doping - study
Athletes using sport supplements are more open to doping - study
Description
Athletes using legal performance enhancing and medical sport supplements are more likely to dope than those using sport foods and superfoods, a new study reveals.
Date:
08/10/2020
Cardiac rehabilitation programme wins BMJ award
Cardiac rehabilitation programme wins BMJ award
Description
A home-based rehabilitation programme that could help thousands of heart failure patients to achieve a better quality of life has won a prestigious BMJ award.
Date:
08/10/2020
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
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