The Welsh scientist whose cancer research is literally saving lives

A young woman from Merthyr Tydfil is helping to develop a blood test that may help treat cancer. WalesOnline reports former Cyfarthfa High School pupil Caitlin Davies is researching a test that would be able to detect resistance to commonly used chemotherapy in men with prostate cancer. It means patients could be offered an appropriate … Continue reading The Welsh scientist whose cancer research is literally saving lives

Scientists may have found “the trigger” that leads to extremely rare blood clots after the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

An international team of scientists believe they may have found a molecular mechanism behind the extremely rare blood clots linked to adenovirus Covid-19 vaccines. Cardiff University reports their scientists, and colleagues from Arizona State University, worked with AstraZeneca to investigate vaccine induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT), also known as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), a … Continue reading Scientists may have found “the trigger” that leads to extremely rare blood clots after the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

What adverse childhood experiences are costing European economies

New research shows the estimated costs of adverse childhood experiences to the affected adults and to society across twenty eight European countries. Adverse childhood experiences or ACEs include suffering maltreatment, witnessing violence in the home or community, and living with family difficulties such as parental substance abuse. Exposure to such stressors is linked to poorer … Continue reading What adverse childhood experiences are costing European economies

Breast milk shown to protect newborn babies against Covid-19

Newborn babies could have extra protection against Covid-19 by drinking their mother’s breast milk, according to a new study. WalesOnline reports researchers at Swansea University and the University of Aberdeen found the ACE2 protein, which is commonly found in breast milk, acts as a “decoy” for the virus, trapping it in biological fluids and preventing … Continue reading Breast milk shown to protect newborn babies against Covid-19

Improving the recognition and treatment of sepsis in hospital

Early recognition and treatment of sepsis, a life threatening reaction to infection, can save lives. Bangor University reports new research by Eirian Edwards and Lorelei Jones, from its School of Medical and Health Sciences, looked at sepsis knowledge, skills and attitudes of ward nurses and whether sepsis training for ward nurses can improve care. While … Continue reading Improving the recognition and treatment of sepsis in hospital

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

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