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23/04/2018

The Conversation: Artificial sweeteners linked to diabetes and obesity

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Dr Alex Conner, Senior Lecturer in Medical Sciences, writes for The Conversation UK on recent findings that have suggested a link between artificial sweeteners and diabetes and obesity.
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23/04/2018
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Medical and Dental Sciences
20/04/2018

New research suggests possible link between sudden infant death syndrome and air pollution

New research suggests possible link between sudden infant death syndrome and air pollution
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A study led by the University of Birmingham suggests a possible association between exposure to certain pollutants and an increased risk of so-called 'cot death'.
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20/04/2018
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Medical and Dental Sciences
19/04/2018

New educational video helps South Asian rheumatoid arthritis patients manage condition and understand treatment pathway

New educational video helps South Asian rheumatoid arthritis patients manage condition and understand treatment pathway
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients of South Asian origin now have extra help in living with a painful and incurable condition – thanks to a new educational video that encourages them to understand when and why they need to move from standard treatment to treatment with a biologic.
Date:
19/04/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Fresh hope for liver transplant patients thanks to ground-breaking research

Fresh hope for liver transplant patients thanks to ground-breaking research
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Preserving livers at body temperature may improve transplant outcomes and increase the availability of viable donor livers, ground-breaking research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has revealed.
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19/04/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
14/04/2018

Birmingham Brief: What can we do about tooth decay, and will the sugar tax come to our rescue?

Birmingham Brief: What can we do about tooth decay, and will the sugar tax come to our rescue?
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Dr John Morris of the Institute of Clinical Sciences writes for the Birmingham Brief and asks what can we do about tooth decay?
Date:
14/04/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
12/04/2018

Three Birmingham researchers receive prominent NIHR health awards

Three Birmingham researchers receive prominent NIHR health awards
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Professors Chris Buckley, Arri Coomarasamy and Paul Moss from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences have been appointed National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigators.
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12/04/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Medical students challenge celebrity team in five-a-side Sport Relief football match

Medical students challenge celebrity team in five-a-side Sport Relief football match
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Fourth year Medical students challenge celebrity five-a-side football team in 12 hours of non-stop football for Sport Relief 2018.
Date:
12/04/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Students
11/04/2018

Birmingham Brief: Quality must be at the heart of 'universal health coverage' in maternity care

Birmingham Brief: Quality must be at the heart of 'universal health coverage' in maternity care
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Dr David Lissauer of the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research writes for the Birmingham Brief on how maternal health suffers from some of the most stark health inequalities.
Date:
11/04/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
29/03/2018

Excessive male hormones leave women with polycystic ovary syndrome at double the risk of liver disease, study finds

Excessive male hormones leave women with polycystic ovary syndrome at double the risk of liver disease, study finds
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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have found that increased male hormones result in women with polycystic ovaries having a two-fold increased risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Date:
29/03/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
20/03/2018

Trial results shows safety of drugs for patients undergoing treatment for an irregular heartbeat

Trial results shows safety of drugs for patients undergoing treatment for an irregular heartbeat
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A trial led by the University of Birmingham has found that two types of blood thinning drugs are safe to use in patients with an irregular heartbeat when they are undergoing surgery aimed at stopping the condition.
Date:
20/03/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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