Social media isn’t causing more eating disorders in young people

There is ongoing debate about whether eating disorders are more common in modern society. Some people say, because they are exposed to and sharing images of themselves in an unprecedented way, social media is affecting young people’s body image and may have an impact on their eating. According to a large survey conducted in 2017, … Continue reading Social media isn’t causing more eating disorders in young people

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

Signum Health part of NHS Digital Innovation Accelerator

Signum Health has been selected as one of thirty four companies to be recognised as offering the highest potential to help NHS England meet the challenges of an ageing population and scarce resources. The prestigious accelerator scheme, which has already saved over £50m for the NHS, is designed to work intensively with digital companies to … Continue reading Signum Health part of NHS Digital Innovation Accelerator

Collaboration to encourage innovation in cardiology

Swansea University has collaborated with the Graig Foundation, a newly formed charity, to encourage innovation and advancements in the field of cardiology. Swansea University reports the Graig Foundation have partnered with its School of Management to draw on their academic talent, the skills and knowledge of the Bevan Commission and expertise of the world renowned … Continue reading Collaboration to encourage innovation in cardiology

Brexit fears stop clinical trials in the UK

Clinical trials of a new heart drug have been halted because of concerns over Brexit. The BBC reports medical research company Recardio was due to try the drug dutogliptin on patients in Clydebank, Leeds and Exeter. It has suspended all UK activities due to uncertainty about how new medicines will be approved after Brexit. The … Continue reading Brexit fears stop clinical trials in the UK

Welsh resuscitation device could save babies in Uganda

Hundreds of thousands of babies’ lives could be saved each year in developing countries thanks to a device manufactured in a North Wales Rehabilitation Engineering Unit. MediWales reports the BabySaver, developed by Professor Andrew Weeks, a consultant obstetrician at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, is a simple plastic device that can be used to resuscitate babies without … Continue reading Welsh resuscitation device could save babies in Uganda

Researchers take digital health messages to Westminster

A team from the University of Bath and University of Salford have presented preliminary findings from a new research project on young people and digital health at an event held in the House of Commons. The University of Bath reports the policy event, hosted by Dr Lisa Cameron MP, was attended by researchers, young people, … Continue reading Researchers take digital health messages to Westminster

New database to reduce childhood mortality announced

A new National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) is being developed at the University of Bristol that aims to reduce premature mortality by analysing data on all deaths in children in England. Around four thousand children and adolescents die every year before their nineteenth birthday in England, according to the Office for National Statistics. The UK … Continue reading New database to reduce childhood mortality announced

£2.1m trial into Parkinson’s at the University of Bristol

A UK-wide trial into Parkinson’s disease led by Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol is set to go ahead, thanks to a £2.1m grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The University of Bristol reports it will test whether a commonly prescribed dementia drug could prevent debilitating … Continue reading £2.1m trial into Parkinson’s at the University of Bristol

Network launched to help develop drugs for children

A new network, involving paediatric specialists from across the world, has been launched to help facilitate the development of new drugs for children in Europe. The University of Liverpool reports the members of the Collaborative Network for European Clinical Trials for Children (conect4children/c4c), which include specialists from the University of Liverpool, Alder Hey Children’s NHS … Continue reading Network launched to help develop drugs for children

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