Swansea engineer 3D prints face shields to protect NHS staff treating coronavirus patients

David Sims posted an Open Source design for a face shield on Twitter on Sunday. For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you’re outside the UK please see the information on coronavirus from your national and local authorities. He told the BBC “I’ve been creating 3D printed face … Continue reading Swansea engineer 3D prints face shields to protect NHS staff treating coronavirus patients

Study looks at why some patients remain cancer free

Eminent philanthropist and three times cancer survivor Dr James Hull has joined forces with six universities to investigate why cancer returns in some people and not others. Focusing on people who have had successful treatment of advanced cancer and in whom the cancer has not reoccurred for at least five years, Swansea University says its … Continue reading Study looks at why some patients remain cancer free

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

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