The high-tech sports and medical projects which could bring over 1,000 jobs to Swansea

Major plans for a new £132m life science, wellbeing and sports campuses project in Swansea are gathering pace. The project is one of nine forming part of the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City Deal investment across the Swansea Bay City Region. Estimated to be worth more than £150m to the regional economy, Swansea Council says the … Continue reading The high-tech sports and medical projects which could bring over 1,000 jobs to Swansea

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

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

Sixfold rise in a brain pressure disorder linked with obesity and deprivation

A brain pressure disorder that especially affects women, causing severe headaches and sometimes permanent sight loss, has risen sixfold in fifteen years, and is linked to obesity and deprivation, according to a new study by Swansea University researchers. Rates of emergency hospital admissions in Wales for people with the disorder were also five times higher … Continue reading Sixfold rise in a brain pressure disorder linked with obesity and deprivation

Brother Engineering gets the green light to supply the NHS in Wales

Swansea based Brother Engineering has become the first mask manufacturer in Wales to gain the regulatory approval needed to be able to supply the Welsh NHS. The engineering company has adapted its way of working in recent months to support the Welsh Government’s efforts to produce and supply vital PPE items. The move, which the … Continue reading Brother Engineering gets the green light to supply the NHS in Wales

Funding boost for research looking at the provision of eyecare in the community

A new project set up to study the best way to care for patients with long standing eye conditions in the community has secured a major research grant. Swansea University reports Dr Pippa Anderson and Dr Mari Jones, from their Centre for Health Economics (SCHE), are part of a multidisciplinary team which has just been … Continue reading Funding boost for research looking at the provision of eyecare in the community

Trials in Swansea to see if a popular Boots cold remedy can stop coronavirus

A trial of a cold remedy containing seaweed which could potentially combat coronavirus is underway in Swansea. WalesOnline reports a research study by Swansea University involving four hundred and eighty frontline NHS workers in the city is examining the efficacy of Boots Dual Defence in preventing Covid illness and reducing the severity of its symptoms. … Continue reading Trials in Swansea to see if a popular Boots cold remedy can stop coronavirus

Medical student designs “Essential Diagnosis” game

A former Cardiff University medical student has created a game that helps future medics sharpen their diagnostic thinking and history taking skills. Cardiff University reports Essential Diagnosis was developed by hospital doctor Chris Baker in his final year at the university’s School of Medicine. The role play board game, which simulates a conversation between a … Continue reading Medical student designs “Essential Diagnosis” game

Specialist nurse scripts short film to improve insulin safety

A Swansea Bay UHB diabetes specialist nurse has shared in an award following her role in improving the insulin safety knowledge and skills of health care providers across the country. Chris Cottrell, ThinkGlucose Lead based in Neath Port Talbot Hospital, collaborated with eHealth Digital Media, a production company based in Swansea, to create short healthcare … Continue reading Specialist nurse scripts short film to improve insulin safety

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