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Seeking Editorial Assistant and Systematic Reviewer - Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care, Oxford, UK
Main Area: Pain MangementHours: Full time, 37.5 hours per weekLocation: Oxford, UKSalary:£26,565 to £35,577 per annumClosing: 19 October 2017Interviews: 20 November 2017We would like to invite applications for this interesting and challenging opportunity to support the day-to-day running of the editorial office, and to contribute to the development of Cochrane systematic reviews in the field of pain, and palliative and supportive care.The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group (PaPaS) is part of Cochrane. This is an international network of individuals and organisations committed to preparin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Cochrane Systematic Reviewer - Cochrane Airways, London, UK
Salary:£32,548 to £38,883 plus London Allowance of £3,027Type: Fixed TermClosing Date: Monday 23 October 2017Interview Date: Wednesday 01 November 2017We are looking for a full-time systematic reviewer to join Cochrane Airways for three years to undertake a set of reviews about respiratory conditions. The reviews will use diverse methods and will be conducted in conjunction with the editorial team, international authors, the NIHR Complex Review Support Unit and NICE.The successful candidate will be a graduate with experience in and enthusiasm for systematic review. The post-holder will be familiar with re...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Vitamin D may prevent asthma worsening for some
Conclusion This review gathers the available trial evidence to address the specific question of whether giving people with asthma vitamin D supplements could have an effect on how many asthma exacerbations they have. The review has many strengths. It only included double-blind trials, where participants and assessors didn't know if people were taking vitamin D or a placebo. Researchers also made careful attempts to gather all relevant data and information on confounding factors, and all but one trial had a low risk of bias. But there are some limitations to bear in mind: With the relatively small number of trials and par...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Seeking Cochrane Managing Editor - Common Mental Disorders Group, York UK
Based at: University of York - Heslington CampusHours of work: Full-timeContract status: Fixed termSalary:£38,832 - £47,772 Per yearApply by: 29/10/2017Applications are invited for the post of Cochrane Managing Editor for the Common Mental Disorders Group within the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York.You will have experience of international research management or scientific/medical publishing. With knowledge of the scientific methods used in health-related research and systematic reviews, you will be able to lead the management and publishing aspects of the CMD Group. Your knowledge...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

High-precision radiotherapy for prostate cancer 'shows promise'
Conclusion This study shows some promising results for targeted pelvic lymph node radiotherapy for men with advanced localised prostate cancer. However, these results can only be treated as preliminary findings for now. This was an early-stage trial that aimed to investigate whether the treatment approach is safe and to get an idea of what doses may be suitable for assessment in further trials. Although it can give an indication of effectiveness, this was not the main aim of the study. Men were not randomised to a treatment group, which means there may have been some differences in the cancers or patient characteristics of...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Findings from a survey of stakeholders on the future of health and healthcare in England
This report presents findings from a survey to gather and synthesise stakeholder views on the future of health and healthcare in England in 20 to 30 years'time. The aim of the research was to generate an evidenced-based picture of the future health and healthcare needs in order to inform strategic discussions both about the future priorities of the National Institute for Health Research and the health and social care research communities more broadly (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking therapy given by parents shows promise for childhood anxiety disorders
Brief guided cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered by parents was as good as a commonly used treatment, delivered by a therapist, in improving anxiety levels in children. Anxiety continued to improve after the end of treatment and by six months about 70% had recovered. The brief CBT was potentially the more cost-effective option. This NIHR-funded trial compared recovery from a range of common anxiety disorders in children aged five to 12 following these brief psychological treatments. CBT was delivered by parents instructed and supported in its use by a mental health worker. It was compared with a treatment common...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autumn issue of The Endocrinologist now available online
The autumn edition of the Society’s quarterly magazineThe Endocrinologist is now available to read online for free.This edition, entitled‘From genetics to therapeutics: Thyroid covered’, is dedicated to that‘quintessential’ endocrine organ: the thyroid. We hear about a new campaign to promote better eye care for thyroid eye disease, examine the genetic basis of congenital hypothyroidism, consider L-T3 treatment in hypothyroidism, look to the future with thyroid regenerative therapy, and consider therapeutic strategies in radioiodine refractory thyroid cancer. We al...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The life sciences, Brexit and the UK Government ’s Industrial Strategy
In this report, we highlighted the benefits that collaboration has delivered for European science, and ultimately how this has improved the health of patients and the public across the European Union. The study has already proven influential and was widely referenced in the Government’s recent Brexit position paper on its ambitions for UKscience and innovation published earlier this month, which included the aim of continued future collaboration with the EU. The Life Sciences Industrial Strategy In response to the Industrial Strategy, sector leaders from the life sciences, including the Association of Medical Researc...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - September 24, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New study aims to find the best moisturiser for treating eczema in children
Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Nottingham and Southampton have been awarded £ 1.4 million by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme to discover which is the best emollient (moisturiser) for treating childhood eczema. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Lightning Process 'could help children with chronic fatigue syndrome', study claims
Conclusion The results from this very small randomised controlled trial showed that people having LP therapy in addition to usual CFS/ME care had improved physical function, fatigue and anxiety symptoms at six months, and improved school attendance and depressive symptoms at 12 months. However, there are a number of limitations to this research that need to be considered: Participants in both groups improved, so both treatments were effective to some extent. This was a very small trial, and the results analysis involved fewer than the 100 people recruited. It would need to be repeated in a much larger group to demonstr...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

Future of Health: Findings from a survey of stakeholders on the future of health and healthcare in England (September 2017)
The report presents findings from a survey to gather and synthesise stakeholder views on the future of health and healthcare in England in 20 to 30 years'time. The aim of the research was to generate an evidenced-based picture of the future health and healthcare needs, and how it might differ from today, in order to inform strategic discussions about the future priorities of the NIHR and the health and social care research communities more broadly. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bristol-led grant to harmonise and improve bereavement care research
Dr Danya Bakhbakhi, Academic Clinical Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Bristol and Southmead Hospital, has been awarded £ 367,000 for a National Institute for Health Research [NIHR] Doctoral Research Fellowship to investigate outcomes after stillbirth. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

No change to alcohol guidelines for pregnancy
Conclusion The results of this review found that low-to-moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy was linked with a slightly increased risk of having a baby small for gestational age. However, there was no evidence for any other links, including any difference in the average birth weight of babies born to drinkers and non-drinkers. There are some important limitations of the research to note: • The evidence still doesn't prove that drinking directly increases the risk of a baby born small for gestational age. Studies were observational and varied widely in accounting for the extensive number of confounding fa...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Cochrane Skin Group celebrate 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases
World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis, and acne as theCochrane Skin Group marks its 20th anniversary this week.   The effects of the 120 plus published Cochrane Skin Reviews have been far-reaching and have had real impacts on patient care. These include skin cancer, skin allergies, and acne, blistering diseases, hair disorders like alopecia, fungal infections and psoriasis as well as tropical parasitic disea ses.The group is coordinated by the University of Nottingham ’s Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Going to university may cut your risk of heart disease
Conclusion This study indicates there may be some genetic support for the idea that spending longer in education contributes to lowering the risk of CHD. The researchers also demonstrate that this may be because people who spend longer in education have a lower BMI and are less likely to smoke. However, there are some limitations to this research that need to be considered: The genetic variations identified as being associated with education may not be markers for education at all, but more basic biological pathways. The authors do not account for the fact that differences in education might be due to brain function, w...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Extending liaison psychiatry service at the Bristol Royal Infirmary improves care and reduces costs for self-harm patients
Extending the operating hours of the liaison psychiatry service at the Bristol Royal Infirmary ’ s (BRI) Emergency Department has led to improved care and outcomes for patients who have self-harmed, NIHR-funded research has found. Self-harm is a strong risk indicator for suicide, so getting psychiatric support for these patients has the potential to save lives. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

GP practices urged to join public health network
The National Institute for Health Research is appealing for general practices to join the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, a national organisation dedicated to improving public health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diabetes drug may be helpful for Parkinson's disease
Conclusion This research shows some interesting early findings, though the magnitude of effect was very small compared to the improvements in symptoms with current dopaminergic drugs. The study was well conducted but did have some limitations: The number of people taking part was quite small. This may have meant it was hard to detect any other benefits or harms of taking the drug other than the effects on motor scores. The period of time people were given the drug and followed up meant that longer-term effects could not be measured. The benefit of the drug observed so far might not be big enough to make a difference ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Events and Office Coordinator - Oxford, UK
14-month maternity coverCochrane UK is seeking an organized and enthusiastic individual to join our small, friendly team at the UK Cochrane Centre in the role of Events and Office Coordinator. This is an exciting time to join us, as we are organizing a global healthcare evidence conference for 1200 delegates in September 2018. This role is vital to the organization of the event and offers an opportunity, as a 14-month post, to organize and deliver an inspiring and successful conference.Main responsibilities include day-to-day running of the office, coordination of our training programmes, diary management and events organi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Calls for GPs to offer HIV screening in high-risk areas
Conclusion The results of this study suggest it seems to be cost-effective to screen new patients for HIV when they register at a GP practice in areas where HIV is particularly prevalent. This conclusion is based on projections making use of a wide range of data from the UK, and making certain assumptions about HIV prevalence over time and the behaviour of people who've been newly diagnosed with HIV. The researchers used good methods, and their recommendation to roll out screening in areas where there are high rates of HIV is consistent with current National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. Stud...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

Unmet need for care
This report, conducted in partnership with the NIHR School for Social Care Research, NatCen Social Research, Age UK and Independent Age, highlights the experiences of unmet need for care among older people living in their own homes. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Unmet need for care
This report, conducted in partnership with the NIHR School for Social Care Research, NatCen Social Research, Age UK and Independent Age, highlights the experiences of unmet need for care among older people living in their own homes. It finds that despite varying measures of unmet need, by any measure over half of older people with care needs have unmet needs. People eligible for local authority support as well as self-funders are affected by unmet need and those who live alone are particularly vulnerable. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for applications for research advisory group leads
Since 2007 Arthritis Research UK has supported seven Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs) to (i) generate nationally-agreed research strategies and priority questions for clinical studies and trials across the fields of musculoskeletal disease and (ii) to support the design and development of specific studies aiming to address those priority areas. In 2017 we're evolving the CSG operations to work with our newly established Disease, Treatment and Health subcommittees.Six of our seven CSGs formally completed their activities as of 31 March 2017.  Our Paediatric rheumatology CSG remains in operation embedded within ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 16, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Research advisory group leads - call for applications
Since 2007, we've supported seven Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs) to:Generate nationally-agreed research strategies and priority questions for clinical studies and trials across the fields of musculoskeletal diseasesupport the design and development of specific studies aiming to address those priority areas.In 2017 we're evolving the CSG operations to work with our newly established Disease, Treatment and Health subcommittees.Six of our seven CSGs formally completed their activities as of 31 March 2017. Our Paediatric rheumatology CSG remains in operation embedded within the National Institute for Health Rese...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 16, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Study discovers anticoagulant drugs are being prescribed against safety advice
(University of Birmingham) The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded £ 7 million to the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh and Warwick to establish a joint research unit focused on developing global surgical research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

£ 1.5 million grant awarded to tackle psychosis in India
(University of Warwick) University of Warwick researchers are to improve the lives of India's millions of psychosis sufferers. The National Institute of Health Research's (NIHR) Global Health Research Unit has awarded the University's Warwick Medical School £ 1.5 million (almost USD 2 million) to work with this highly vulnerable and disadvantaged group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

LSTM awarded £ 11 million by National Institute for Health Research
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) LSTM has been awarded £ 11 million by the National Institute for Health Research as part of their latest UK-wide call for funding into Global Health Research Units. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of Birmingham launches £ 2million global research project
(University of Birmingham) The University of Birmingham has secured £ 2 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to launch a research group aimed at improving healthcare for patients with lung diseases around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of Birmingham launches £ 7 million global surgical research unit
(University of Birmingham) The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded £ 7 million to the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh and Warwick to establish a joint research unit focused on developing global surgical research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women speak out about experiences of domestic violence and abuse to help others
A new web resource designed to support women experiencing domestic violence and abuse has been launched on the HealthTalk charity website today. The resource, developed by researchers at the University of Bristol with funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), includes over 30 video- and audio-recorded interviews with women who describe a range of abuse, including physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse, and coercive and controlling behaviour, which became a criminal offence in 2015. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Social and Community Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 1.8m for major study into management of bleeding after childbirth
The UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has awarded a collaboration led by Liverpool, Bristol and Sunderland £ 1.8m to run a large study into the drug treatment of bleeding after childbirth (also called postpartum haemorrhage or PPH). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Risk of aspirin-related bleeding is higher in the over-75s
Conclusion This valuable cohort study helps to quantify the extent of bleeding risk in people taking aspirin for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Aspirin is well known to carry bleeding risk – particularly in older adults – but this study suggests the risk may be higher than previously thought. The researchers say that for adults under the age of 75, the annual bleeding risk at around 1% is similar to that suggested by previous trials, as is the ratio of bleeds to the number of cardiovascular events. However, this risk increases for older adults, especially for major bleeds of the stomach and upp...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Older people Source Type: news

Speed limit study set to reveal if twenty is plenty on city streets
(University of Edinburgh) The impact of 20mph speed limits is to be evaluated in two British cities as part of a new major study funded by NIHR. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Care homes needed for new research into managing falls - Mckew M.
Academics conducting a £1.8 million research project are recruiting care homes to test a new falls procedure. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the three-year project involves trials of a new training package and guidelines designed by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Cochrane-REWARD prizes for reducing waste: 2017 winners
The first Cochrane-REWARD prizes for reducing waste in research have just been awarded. This year ’s winners were theAdding Value in Researchprogramme of the English National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), theSystematic Review Center foranimal Experimentation (SYRCLE) in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and theCore Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials (COMET) Initiative coordinated in Liverpool, England. The ceremony took place during the 5th World Conference on Research Integrity in Amsterdam on May 30th. The prize, of GBP 2500, recognizes local or pilot initiatives that could lead to reductions in research waste. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 29, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Options in the care of people with depression
Depression may affect more than one in ten of the UK population at any one time, and cost the NHS in excess of £ 500m per year, with high additional costs in informal care and lost working time. Depression is typically a recurring condition, and more than half of people who experience depression once will go on to have at least one more episode. Up to 90% of patients with depression are treated in primary care, but care can be complex, involving a number of different specialists and requiring access to different forms of treatment. In practice care can become fragmented and reactive rather than proactive.There is al...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New hope for patients with severe lung disease
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy ’ s and St Thomas ’ and King ’ s College London) Patients suffering from severe lung disease could see their lives transformed thanks to a 'game-changing' clinical trial carried out by UK experts and led by the team from the Lane Fox Respiratory Service based at Guy's and St Thomas' in London.The HOT-HMV trial (Home Oxygen Therapy-Home Mechanical Ventilation), which involved giving selected patients a breathing machine to be used in their home in addition to oxygen therapy, was found to reduce readmissions to hospital following an acute infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A supported web-based programme helps people lose weight in the short term
The NHS needs low-cost weight loss programmes to tackle the burden of obesity-related disease. This NIHR research showed that the web programme, with phone or email support from nurses, had a modest benefit and was probably cost-effective. It represents one option that could be offered to patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Better prescribing might prevent thousands of strokes in the UK
Expert commentary is provided of a study which found that based on data from almost 30000 people who had a stroke, 60% had risk factors that meant they may have been eligible to take cholesterol-lowering, antiplatelet or BP medication, but 54% had no recent prescription for these (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical trial discovers new way to prevent children with arthritis and eye disease losing their sight
A new drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis and prevent them from serious complications, including blindness, has been discovered by researchers and thanks to a trial funded by Arthritis Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Clinical trial discovers a new way to prevent children with arthritis and eye disease losing their sight
This study demonstrates the benefit of adalimumab in children with uveitis. This is the first randomised trial of its kind worldwide and the results will have a major impact in children with uveitis all around the world."Finding the best way of caring for children with arthritis and uveitisProfessor Beresford from University of Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust said: "This landmark trial has demonstrated the commitment and leadership of colleagues across the UK in working closely with patients and parents in tackling a key priority of finding the very best way of caring for children wi...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 26, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Trial investigates use of asthma drug for patients with heart conditions
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy ’ s and St Thomas ’ and King ’ s College London) Researchers at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust have launched an innovative new trial which aims to improve the recovery of patients with serious heart conditions. The CXCR2 inhibition and coronary heart disease (CICADA) study will test if a drug, known as AZD5069, originally developed to treat patients with respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), can improve recovery from severe angina or heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

£ 850k to help develop life saving device for women in childbirth
(University of Liverpool) The University of Liverpool has been awarded £ 850,000 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to further develop an award-winning device that could save the lives of women all over the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre: £ 21 million research partnership launches
A £ 21 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in Bristol will launch this week [1 April]. The research centre, awarded to University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) and the University of Bristol by the NIHR, will conduct cutting-edge research to develop new, ground-breaking treatments, diagnostics, prevention and care for patients in a wide range of diseases. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International, Health; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Physiology and Ph Source Type: news

Shaping the future of health innovation
(Newcastle University) Future advances in healthcare will be aided by a new £ 10 million facility -- the National Institute for Health Research Innovation Observatory based at Newcastle University, UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Can playing Tetris help prevent PTSD?
Conclusion Involvement in a traumatic event such as a traffic accident can have long-lasting effects on mental health. Some people have months or years of distressing, intrusive flash-backs, feelings of guilt or helplessness, anxiety and depression. At present, there are no treatments that can be given straight away to prevent such long-term effects. The lack of long-term effects in the study results mean we need to be cautious about claims that playing Tetris could "prevent" PTSD. Limitations of the study – such as an untested control intervention, and the relatively small number of participants – me...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news