Trial of potential new treatment for type 1 diabetes

Researchers at Cardiff University and Swansea University are running a new trial to investigate whether a medicine currently used for the skin condition psoriasis could also be used to help people with type 1 diabetes produce some of their own insulin. Over three hundred thousand people in the UK have Type 1 diabetes and the … Continue reading Trial of potential new treatment for type 1 diabetes

Report looks at the health and wellbeing of young people in Wales

Researchers say schools and society as a whole have a role to play in helping young people tackle numerous challenges around their health and wellbeing. The School Health Research Network is led by Professor Simon Murphy at Cardiff University and is the largest network of its type in the world. The network includes every Welsh … Continue reading Report looks at the health and wellbeing of young people in Wales

New drug prevention programme to be trialled in schools

Researchers at Cardiff and Bristol Universities are running the largest ever trial of a peer led drug prevention programme in schools across South Wales and the west of England. Cardiff University says FRANK Friends will run over three years, across forty eight schools, and involve around five thousand six hundred and fifty five students. It … Continue reading New drug prevention programme to be trialled in schools

Pharmabees to make honey cosmetics

Cardiff University is joining forces with PharmaGroup to produce a new brand of natural cosmetics, Celtic Wellbeing. Cardiff University says honey and medicinal Welsh plants identified by its @Pharmabees project will help Conwy based PharmaGroup make a range of products, including a honey based lip balm. The partnership is the latest in a series of … Continue reading Pharmabees to make honey cosmetics

A healthy diet in pregnancy lowers the risk of a small baby

A healthy diet in pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of giving birth to a small baby, according to a study in South Wales. Professor Ros John, from Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences, who led the study, said “Our findings suggest that by focusing support on encouraging healthier eating habits in identified areas of Wales, we … Continue reading A healthy diet in pregnancy lowers the risk of a small baby

People in Wales least aware poor diets can cause cancer

People in Wales are the least aware in the UK that having a poor diet increases the risk of cancer, according to a survey by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). The charity said, after not smoking, eating a healthy diet and being physically active are the most important ways to reduce the risk of … Continue reading People in Wales least aware poor diets can cause cancer

E-cigarettes don’t normalise smoking for young people

Young people’s views about smoking have continued to become more negative since the introduction of e-cigarettes, according to a study led by Cardiff University researchers. Cardiff University says the analysis, which was conducted in collaboration with colleagues from Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow and Bristol Universities, focused on three national surveys containing the views of 248,324 people … Continue reading E-cigarettes don’t normalise smoking for young people

Using space science to help prevent food waste

Researchers at Cardiff University are developing new technology which will be able to “smell” when fruit or vegetables are going off, potentially saving tonnes of waste. According to the UK waste advisory body WRAP, 1.2 million tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables are needlessly wasted each year. Cardiff University reports a UK based research team … Continue reading Using space science to help prevent food waste

Namibian Government recognises Phoenix Project work

Cardiff University’s Phoenix Project has been recognised by the Namibian Government after creating more than thirty eight joint projects in the country. Cardiff University reports its Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan met Dr Nangolo Mbumba, the Vice-President of Namibia, and other senior members of the Namibian Government on a recent visit to consolidate the growing partnership. … Continue reading Namibian Government recognises Phoenix Project work

New insight into gestational diabetes

Researchers at Cardiff University have found women taking metformin and/or insulin during gestational diabetes could reduce the risk of long-term complications for their child. Cardiff University reports the team discovered that the placentas of women treated with the drugs didn’t exhibit DNA alterations associated with type 2 diabetes, while those of women not treated with … Continue reading New insight into gestational diabetes

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