Investment in students is the next step to a North Wales medical school

The Welsh Government has announced more medical students will spend all of their training in North Wales as part of moves towards establishing a medical school there. In a written statement, Eluned Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Services, said “I would like to thank Professor Elizabeth Treasure, chair of the North Wales Medical School … Continue reading Investment in students is the next step to a North Wales medical school

New regional health economics network for North Wales

A new regional health economics network is being launched by Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards of Bangor University. The Public Health and Prevention Economics Research Group network will link researchers working in the economics of public health and preventative interventions across Bangor University and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB). As the UK emerges from the … Continue reading New regional health economics network for North Wales

Children living with someone who has mental health issues are 63% more likely to experience similar difficulties

The risk of children developing mental ill health increases significantly when they have lived with someone who also has a common mental health disorder, according to new research from Cardiff University. The study showed children who had grown up living with someone with mental health difficulties were 63% more likely to experience any mental health … Continue reading Children living with someone who has mental health issues are 63% more likely to experience similar difficulties

The UK public is likely to take the Covid-19 pandemic less seriously once restrictions are lifted

Psychologists have found lockdown in itself was a primary reason why so many people were willing to abide by the rules from the start, believing the threat must be severe if the government imposes such drastic measures. Cardiff University says its researchers, and colleagues from the universities of Bath and Essex, examined the reasons behind … Continue reading The UK public is likely to take the Covid-19 pandemic less seriously once restrictions are lifted

Study finds aspirin could cut the risk of death in cancer patients

Patients with a wide range of cancers who take aspirin as part of their treatment could help to reduce their risk of death by 20%, according to a major review of existing research. Cardiff University says its researchers carried out a systematic review of a hundred and eighteen published observational studies in patients with eighteen … Continue reading Study finds aspirin could cut the risk of death in cancer patients

Study finds Covid-19 in pregnancy is not linked with stillbirth or baby death

Covid-19 infection in pregnancy is not associated with stillbirth or early neonatal death, according to a new study. However, Cardiff University says the research, from more than four thousand pregnant women with suspected or confirmed Covid-19, also found women who had a positive test had a higher risk of premature birth. The research, led by … Continue reading Study finds Covid-19 in pregnancy is not linked with stillbirth or baby death

Your chance to be part of research into how a nasal spray could help combat Covid-19

Swansea University is looking for volunteers from South Wales to be part of vital research into how an over the counter nasal spray could help protect against Covid-19. Swansea University says its scientists are investigating if Carragelose, which contains a form of seaweed, could prevent Covid-19 or reduce the severity of its symptoms. They are … Continue reading Your chance to be part of research into how a nasal spray could help combat Covid-19

Covid-19 genome sequencing project gets a major upgrade

Supercomputing facilities set up to track the spread and evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic have received £1.2m in government funding to expand globally. Cardiff University says the new funding will enable the CLIMB COVID-19 project, which it leads with the University of Birmingham, to carry out significant upgrades to computational equipment to process and store … Continue reading Covid-19 genome sequencing project gets a major upgrade

Clinical criteria for diagnosing autism is inadequate for people with genetic conditions

A study has concluded that people with certain genetic conditions are likely to have significant symptoms of autism, even if they do not meet all diagnostic criteria. Cardiff University says their findings show clinical services need to adapt so that people diagnosed with autism-linked genetic conditions are not denied access to vital support and interventions. … Continue reading Clinical criteria for diagnosing autism is inadequate for people with genetic conditions

Researchers to develop a test for children most at risk of severe short sightedness

Researchers are developing a genetic test to identify people with severe short sightedness (high myopia) who are most at risk of permanent damage to their eyesight and would therefore benefit from more frequent monitoring. The test may also help to identify children who are most at risk of developing severe short sightedness. Researchers at Cardiff … Continue reading Researchers to develop a test for children most at risk of severe short sightedness

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