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

The Swansea University modelling which suggests Wales’ third wave will peak and start to decline soon

The latest Swansea University modelling suggests we will reach the peak of the current wave of coronavirus in Wales “very soon”. For more than a month Covid infection rates have been soaring in Wales, with the BBC reporting on Friday that the case rate has risen to 522.7 cases per 100,000 people. This week the … Continue reading The Swansea University modelling which suggests Wales’ third wave will peak and start to decline soon

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

Researchers reveal the best methods for cutting Covid risk in the car

Researchers at Swansea University have laid out a step by step guide to reduce exposure to coronavirus when travelling by car, including some important and surprising advice on opening windows. The research team, supported by the Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies (IMPACT), identified key Covid-19 safety measures for car journeys through their … Continue reading Researchers reveal the best methods for cutting Covid risk in the car

3D printed ear will “transform” a girl’s life

The father of a ten year old girl set to get a new lab built ear has said the science will transform her life. The BBC reports Radiyah, from Milford Haven, has a condition known as microtia and was born without a properly formed left ear. Now she is set to get a new ear … Continue reading 3D printed ear will “transform” a girl’s life

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

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