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15/06/2018

Birmingham Brief: Childhood obesity - time for more comprehensive regulation of the food industry

Birmingham Brief: Childhood obesity - time for more comprehensive regulation of the food industry
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Dr Miranda Pallan of the Institute of Clinical Sciences writes for the Birmingham Brief on how the rate of children classed as obese continues to rise.
Date:
15/06/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Professor Julian Bion awarded an OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Professor Julian Bion awarded an OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List
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The significant contribution of Professor Julian Bion for services to intensive care medicine has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Date:
15/06/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
11/06/2018

Vital research into incurable lung condition affecting millions to take place in Birmingham

Vital research into incurable lung condition affecting millions to take place in Birmingham
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A thousand people are needed for ground-breaking research being carried out by the University of Birmingham into an incurable lung condition.
Date:
11/06/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Pioneering children's cancer research role to speed up crucial clinical trials

Pioneering children's cancer research role to speed up crucial clinical trials
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University of Birmingham researchers are leading the way with a ground-breaking role to enable more children with the rare cancer neuroblastoma to access potentially life-saving clinical trials more quickly.
Date:
11/06/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
08/06/2018

Enabling health professionals to respond to domestic violence – lessons from New Zealand

Enabling health professionals to respond to domestic violence – lessons from New Zealand
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Frontline health professionals must be better supported to identify and support victims of domestic violence, according to a report by nurse researcher Dr Caroline Bradbury-Jones, who last year spent eight weeks observing good practice in this area in New Zealand. Her travels were enabled by a Churchill Fellowship, in partnership with the Burdett Trust for Nursing.
Date:
08/06/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Leading neurosurgeon appointed Chair of the newly-established Birmingham Brain Cancer Programme

Leading neurosurgeon appointed Chair of the newly-established Birmingham Brain Cancer Programme
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The Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences recently appointed Professor Colin Watts as Chair of the Birmingham Brain Cancer Programme. He joins Birmingham from the University of Cambridge, bringing with him over 25 years of clinical experience,
Date:
08/06/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
31/05/2018

One in three midwives are willing and able to work in a 'continuity based model'

One in three midwives are willing and able to work in a 'continuity based model'
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One in three midwives are willing and able to work in a planned new system aimed at women having the same midwife throughout pregnancy, labour and birth, according to a University of Birmingham survey.
Date:
31/05/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Trial to test new treatment combination for children and adults with leukaemia

Trial to test new treatment combination for children and adults with leukaemia
Description
A clinical trial testing a new treatment combination in patients with leukaemia launches through the Combinations Alliance, a joint initiative between Cancer Research UK and the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC) Network based at University of Birmingham.
Date:
31/05/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
29/05/2018

Birmingham's expertise lauded in national health data report

Birmingham's expertise lauded in national health data report
Description
In the wake of the Prime Minister's health-focused Industrial Strategy speech, the University of Birmingham has welcomed the publication of a major report into the UK health data landscape – to which it contributed as a founder member of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK).
Date:
29/05/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
24/05/2018

University of Birmingham academic calls for universal thyroid testing to reduce problems in pregnancy

University of Birmingham academic calls for universal thyroid testing to reduce problems in pregnancy
Description
Universal testing for thyroid function in pregnant women could reduce miscarriages and negative neurodevelopmental effects for the baby, a University of Birmingham academic will argue in a debate at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting today.
Date:
24/05/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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