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Nearly a third of UK adults would not attempt CPR, putting lives at risk

Nearly a third of UK adults (30%) wouldn’t perform CPR if they saw someone suffer a cardiac arrest, according to worrying new figures released to mark Restart a Heart Day

Tue 16 October 2018, 10:11 | Tags: news WCTU

Inadequate evidence to guide caffeine intake for breastfeeding mothers, review finds

There is no robust evidence for positive or negative effects of maternal caffeine consumption during breastfeeding on a breastfed child, according to research by Warwick Medical School.

Mon 15 October 2018, 15:14 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Moving location of fruit and vegetables in shops can lead to 15% sales increase

Simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, new research by Warwick Medical School has found.

Mon 15 October 2018, 15:12 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Warwick Medical School professor secures prestigious prize

Congratulations to Professor Mark Achtman, who has been announced as the winner of the highly-esteemed Pettenkofer Prize 2018 for his lifetime work on evolution of bacterial pathogens and their association with humans.

Mon 15 October 2018, 09:45 | Tags: news BMS

Mr Ling Wong recognised for teaching excellence

Congratulations to Mr Ling Wong, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at UHCW and Honorary Associate Clinical Professor at WMS, who has been awarded the accolade for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Education of Warwick Medical Students’ at this year’s UHCW OSCA Awards.

Tue 09 October 2018, 09:26 | Tags: news

Prof Sophie Staniszewska in the news

BioMed Central featured an article about patient peer review in academic journals which mentions that Professor Sophie Staniszewska is part of the patient reviewer survey team.

Tue 25 September 2018, 11:32 | Tags: HS_SSSH

Well done to Dr Lucy Hammond and Dr Debbi Marais

International Networking for Health Education conference

Well done to Lucy Hammond, Alyson Quinn and Debbi Marais, who delivered a symposium on ‘Addressing challenges to enhancing the student experience for part-time professional learners in healthcare’ at the AdvanceHE 29th International Networking for Healthcare Education conference in Cambridge last week, which was very well received.

Wed 12 September 2018, 13:00 | Tags: HS_SSSH

PhD Studentship - Unit of Academic Primary Care, Warwick Medical School

Warwick Collaborative Postgraduate Research Scholarship

"New approaches to managing demand in primary care using digital health applications"

University of Warwick with 'Advanced'

This 3.5 year PhD studentship (3 years fees, 3.5 years stipend) provides a unique opportunity for a promising health services researcher to work in a highly topical area and undertake research aimed at influencing the future design of primary care services.

Tue 21 August 2018, 14:42 | Tags: WPC HealthSciences HS_APC

Deepak Parashar named Turing Fellow

 

Congratulations to Dr Deepak Parashar, who has been named a Turing Fellow with the Alan Turing Institute, commencing 1 October 2018 for two years. During this time he will be engaging with the institute on multidimensional data in cancer research.

Wed 01 August 2018, 12:30

Dr Gregory Moorlock discussing human organ trade

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The Conversation featured an article by Dr Gregory Moorlock discussing how an ex-Barcelona player’s legal liver transplant is focusing attention on the human organ trade.




Wed 01 August 2018, 12:23 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_Ethics

Frances Griffiths named Turing Fellow

 

Congratulation to Professor Frances Griffiths, who is being named a Turing Fellow with the Alan Turing Institute, commencing 1 October 2018 for a duration of two years. During this time she will be undertaking case studies on social and ethical implications of the use of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare. She is already a member of the Alan Turing Institute Data Ethics Group.

Thu 26 July 2018, 08:52 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Evidence of Salmonella Paratyphi C found for the first time in medieval northern Europe

Genome research conducted by Warwick Medical School suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval Europe.

Mon 23 July 2018, 10:52 | Tags: news

Using adrenaline in cardiac arrests results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive - but nearly doubles the survivors’ risk of severe brain damage

A clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests led by Warwick Clinical Trials Unit has found that its use results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive - but almost doubles the risk of severe brain damage for survivors of cardiac arrest.

Mon 23 July 2018, 10:50 | Tags: news WCTU

New method discovered to view proteins inside human cells

Scientists at the University of Warwick have created a new way to view proteins that are inside human cells.

Wed 04 July 2018, 12:13 | Tags: news BMS

WMS teachers highly commended at University's teaching awards

Congratulations to Rebecca Johnson and Jamie Roebuck, who have been highly commended at the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence.

Tue 03 July 2018, 15:09

War, lack of democracy and urbanisation contribute to double burden of malnutrition in adolescents in developing countries

A new study from Warwick Medical School blames macro-level factors for the double burden of malnutrition among adolescents in developing countries.

Wed 27 June 2018, 13:36 | Tags: news HS_APC

Care Companion - Launch of unique personalised online resource for carers of older people

A personalised online resource specifically for carers of older people in the UK has been launched by the University of Warwick.

It has been developed by primary care specialists and researchers at Warwick Medical School, GPs, the NHS and local authority managers, with very close involvement from Age UK Warwickshire and carers group, and funded by the NHS, Warwickshire County Council and Global Initiative's 100k Social Digital Fund.

Called Care Companion www.carecompanion.org.uk, it is being launched during national Carers Week 11-17 June 2018.

Tue 26 June 2018, 12:49 | Tags: WPC HealthSciences HS_APC

Academic Foundation Programme Success for Warwick students

Warwick Medical School has been ranked joint second in the country in a list of the medical schools whose students have been the most successful in applying to join the Academic Foundation Programme.

Mon 11 June 2018, 09:02 | Tags: news

New surgery for groin pain found to be more effective than physiotherapy

As the FIFA World Cup approaches researchers at WMS have found that keyhole surgery could help get injured footballers back on the pitch faster than physiotherapy-led treatments.

Mon 04 June 2018, 13:46 | Tags: news WCTU

Six months of Herceptin could be as effective as 12 months for some women with HER2 positive breast cancer

For women with HER2 positive early-stage breast cancer taking Herceptin for six months could be as effective as 12 months in preventing relapse and death, and can reduce side effects, finds new research by Warwick Medical School.

Wed 23 May 2018, 13:23 | Tags: news

WMS success at University Awards

We were delighted to see several individuals and teams from WMS recognised at Warwick's University Awards on 18 May.

Mon 21 May 2018, 09:54 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Oral drug treatment helps protect cancer patients from potentially deadly DVT and pulmonary embolism

Research led by Professor Annie Young indicates that taking a tablet a day can help treat cancer patients of a potentially deadly condition.

Mon 14 May 2018, 09:26 | Tags: WCTU

Many newborn screening recommendations do not assess key evidence on benefits and harms

Many national recommendations on whether to screen newborn babies for rare conditions do not assess the evidence on the key benefits and harms of screening, according to WMS research.

Fri 11 May 2018, 09:06 | Tags: news

Congratulations to Kate Seers who was awarded honorary membership of the British Pain Society this week

Congratulations to Kate Seers who was awarded honorary membership of the British Pain Society this week “in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the alleviation of pain through personal endeavour and through her work for the Society.”

Thu 10 May 2018, 10:37 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Wild Trials success for WMS medical students

Medical students from the Warwick Wilderness Medicine society have been celebrating their success at the recent national 'Wild Trials' competition, where their two teams came second and third out of a total of 24 teams.

Wed 09 May 2018, 12:48 | Tags: news

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