E-whiteboards helping to share vital health information

Innovation experts at Swansea University are playing a key role in improving the way hospitals use information about patients. 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. The university says staff from the … Continue reading E-whiteboards helping to share vital health information

How you could help researchers understand more about living through coronavirus

Has living with isolation and social distancing inspired you to put pen to paper? If so, you could be part of an unique social research project examining how society lives through a pandemic. 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 … Continue reading How you could help researchers understand more about living through coronavirus

South Wales consortium established to support NHS coronavirus response

Teams from across Swansea University are coming together to support a newly established consortium, SWARM (The South Wales Additive and Rapid Manufacturing Consortium), in its mission to support NHS Wales’ coronavirus response. 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 … Continue reading South Wales consortium established to support NHS coronavirus response

Snake venom did not evolve for self-defence

It’s estimated that every year, over one hundred thousand human deaths can be attributed to snakebite from the world’s seven hundred venomous snake species, all inflicted in self-defence when the snakes feel threatened by encroaching humans. However, Swansea University reports new research by its experts and colleagues from Bangor University has concluded snake venom didn’t … Continue reading Snake venom did not evolve for self-defence

Monthly survey to gauge the mental health of the UK under coronavirus

A mental health charity has teamed up with universities across the UK to monitor the country’s psychological wellbeing. 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. The Guardian reports they will conduct monthly … Continue reading Monthly survey to gauge the mental health of the UK under coronavirus

Masks, ventilators, and door handles being developed across Wales to tackle coronavirus

Since the outbreak, doctors, scientists and designers have been working on ideas to stop coronavirus spreading. 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. Last week we reported on the Covid Emergency Ventilator, … Continue reading Masks, ventilators, and door handles being developed across Wales to tackle coronavirus

Swansea University playing key role in dementia research

Health records from over 80% of the Welsh population have been used to create the UK’s first national scale health database for dementia research, which is housed at Swansea University. Swansea University reports its researchers have used Welsh NHS records to create the new resource, which is kept in the SAIL Databank, allowing doctors and … Continue reading Swansea University playing key role in dementia research

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

Study looks at ways to prevent suicide in young Welsh people

Reducing adverse childhood experiences, preventing alcohol and substance misuse, and improving education and training opportunities are some key ways to help prevent suicide in Welsh children and young people. A new review published by Public Health Wales and Swansea University, examines the deaths of all children and young people in Wales who died by suicide … Continue reading Study looks at ways to prevent suicide in young Welsh people

Patients to help trial new bowel cancer test

Hundreds of patients are being asked to help trial a test that could detect or rule out bowel cancer without the need for hospital investigations. The test could one day mean that people showing possible bowel cancer symptoms would no longer require a colonoscopy or a CT scan. Swansea Bay University Health Board says this … Continue reading Patients to help trial new bowel cancer test

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