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20/01/2022

Lack of trust in public figures linked to COVID vaccine hesitancy says new research

Lack of trust in public figures linked to COVID vaccine hesitancy says new research
Description
New research says lack of trust in public sector officials has played a key role in low uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations among groups termed 'high risk'.
Date:
20/01/2022
14/01/2022

New ethnicity report highlights variation in health outcomes in rheumatology practice

New ethnicity report highlights variation in health outcomes in rheumatology practice
Description
Dr Kanta Kumar together with rheumatology teams across the UK has played a key role in the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership report.
Date:
14/01/2022
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
06/01/2022

Parasitic roundworm poses lung health threat to European men

Parasitic roundworm poses lung health threat to European men
Description
Young men exposed to parasitic roundworm may be at increased risk of developing asthma and serious lung damage, a new study reveals.
Date:
06/01/2022
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
04/01/2022

University of Birmingham professor awarded Damehood for services to general practice

University of Birmingham professor awarded Damehood for services to general practice
Description
Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Professor of GP Education at the University of Birmingham, has been awarded a Damehood in the 2022 New Year Honours.
Date:
04/01/2022
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

University of Birmingham professor awarded MBE for services to oral and dental health

University of Birmingham professor awarded MBE for services to oral and dental health
Description
Professor Iain Chapple, Professor of Periodontology and former Head of the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham, has been awarded an MBE in the 2022 New Year Honours.
Date:
04/01/2022
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Researchers reveal scale of prevalence of a condition that can cause type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure

Researchers reveal scale of prevalence of a condition that can cause type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure
Description
Scientists are calling for changes to healthcare policy following research showing the scale of the impact of a condition associated with benign tumours that can lead to type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
Date:
04/01/2022
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
22/12/2021

Booster vaccination strongly enhances COVID-19 immunity in care home residents and staff – study

Booster vaccination strongly enhances COVID-19 immunity in care home residents and staff – study
Description
A COVID-19 booster vaccination markedly increases immune response in residents and staff within care homes, making it vital that people living and working in these settings get their third 'jab', a new study reveals.
Date:
22/12/2021
21/12/2021

China-wide study will boost understanding of fatal surgical complication

China-wide study will boost understanding of fatal surgical complication
Description
Older patients in hospitals across China took part in a major multi-centre open-label randomised clinical trial that showed there was no difference in post-operative delirium in older people with a hip fracture.
Date:
21/12/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
20/12/2021

Birmingham Perspective: How might Omicron impact potential future COVID-19 variants?

Birmingham Perspective: How might Omicron impact potential future COVID-19 variants?
Description
Adam Cunningham, Professor of Functional Immunity, speculates on how might the Omicron variant might affect future COVID-19 variants.
Date:
20/12/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Gum disease increases risk of other illness such as mental health and heart conditions, study finds

Gum disease increases risk of other illness such as mental health and heart conditions, study finds
Description
A University of Birmingham-led study shows an increased risk of patients developing illnesses including mental ill-health and heart conditions if they have a GP-inputted medical history of gum disease.
Date:
20/12/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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