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Bad cholesterol: ‘Slim down’ fat-carrying particles to reduce its spread

The enzyme that ‘loads up’ fat-carrying particles in the liver before they are transported around the body has been identified for the first time by scientists at Warwick Medical School.

Mon 11 February 2019, 13:41 | Tags: news

Low-cost changes in hospital canteens could ‘nudge’ customers to healthier diets

Making healthy food easier to access in hospital canteens and food outlets, as well as increasing healthy options and reducing portion sizes, are the most effective ways of encouraging healthcare staff to improve their diets according to a new study from WMS.

Mon 11 February 2019, 13:40 | Tags: news HealthSciences

WMS medical students win national Wild Trials competition

Two teams from Warwick Medical School have held off competition from 20 other medical school teams to come first and second in a national pre-hospital wilderness medicine competition, Wild Trials 2019.

Thu 07 February 2019, 08:56 | Tags: news

WMS Statement on recent disciplinary hearings

Fri 01 February 2019, 14:45 | Tags: news

Winter Graduation 2019 - WMS celebrates student success

On Wednesday 16 January we held our WMS Winter Graduation Reception Buffet and Prizegiving Ceremony. The event was an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our CPD, master's and PhD students who graduated this January.

Tue 29 January 2019, 12:03 | Tags: news

Hannah Andrews, awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing for her PhD

Hannah Andrews, who has been awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing for her PhD on ‘The Experience of Self-Care and Self-Compassion in Nursing’. Hannah was supervised by Kate Seers and Stephanie Tierney in the Division of Health Sciences.

Thu 17 January 2019, 08:38 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Starving, sprouts and strolls: how to step into Christmas healthily

Worried about putting on a few pounds over the festive period? Dr James Gill is here to answer your questions with his guide 'Starving, sprouts and strolls: how to step into Christmas healthily!'

Thu 20 December 2018, 09:29 | Tags: news

Reducing energy costs and social isolation ‘essential opportunities’ in supporting older adults in extreme weather

The cost of heating and cooling the home, and increasing social isolation are significant factors in health risk of older adults during extreme weather, according to a new study by Warwick Medical School.

Thu 20 December 2018, 09:27 | Tags: news

Variation in treatment for vomiting during pregnancy costs the NHS an estimated £60 million

The economic cost to the NHS of vomiting and nausea during pregnancy is over £60 million, higher than previously thought, according to new estimates by Warwick Medical School.

Thu 20 December 2018, 09:26 | Tags: news

Prizegiving evening celebrates student success

Our 2018 MB ChB Prizegiving Evening took place last week, 6 December, celebrating the fantastic work and achievements of our medical students over the last year and recognising teaching excellence amongst our staff.

Tue 11 December 2018, 11:43 | Tags: news

MSci Integrated Science

We're excited to have launched a new undergraduate course for 2020 entry, MSci Integrated Science, incorporating principles from biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computing. Find out more about it.

Tue 11 December 2018, 09:14 | Tags: BMS

Professor Franco Cappuccio

Nature featured research by Professor Franco Cappuccio which shows that day-to-day variations in sleep quality affect standing balance in healthy adults. Read the Warwick press release to find out more about this work.

Wed 05 December 2018, 12:01 | Tags: HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_STATS

Noel McCarthy

Noel McCarthy

Congratulations to Noel McCarthy who has been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, mentored by Kate Seers. WMS staff seeking this teaching accreditation, in particular those without formal teaching qualifications, are supported in preparation by the Learning and Development Centre. Find out more.

Tue 04 December 2018, 11:38 | Tags: HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_STATS HS_APC HS_Ethics

Falls are more likely when you’ve had a bad night's sleep

Disturbances during sleep decreases capability to control posture and balance according to researchers from Warwick Medical School and the University of Warwick's Department of Engineering.

Mon 03 December 2018, 08:51 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Self-assessing back pain by app just as effective as traditional methods, study shows

Patients can assess their own back pain using an app on their phone or tablet as effectively as current paper methods, a new study from Warwick Medical School has shown.

Fri 30 November 2018, 08:45 | Tags: news WCTU

Standard chemotherapy treatment for HPV-positive throat cancer remains the most effective, study finds

A new study funded by Cancer Research UK and sponsored by the University of Warwick has found that the standard chemotherapy used to treat a specific type of throat cancer remains the most effective.

Mon 19 November 2018, 11:42 | Tags: news WCTU

Student team retain title in the 2018 Game Show Jamboree

A team of four second year MB ChB students, the 'Titanic Swim Team', have been crowned winners of this year's WMS Game Show Jamboree - for the second year in a row!

Fri 16 November 2018, 12:36 | Tags: news

This week's press covering

This week's press coverage

The Guardian, the BBC and many others featured work by Ola Uthman on female genital mutilation.

Church Times featured an article by Reverend Mark Bratton on the film The Children Act, which tackles some profound medical-ethical issues.
Community Practitioner reported that a study from the University of Warwick by Dr Joanna Garstang and Dr Peter Sidebotham analysed the causes of sudden unexpected deaths in infants (SUDIs) in England.


Thu 15 November 2018, 15:51 | Tags: HS_PET HS_STATS HS_APC HS_Rehab HS_Ethics

This week's press coverage

The BBC featured an article in which Professor Franco Cappuccio discusses salt’s effect on the body.

WKZO, Channel NewsAsia and others featured comments by Dr Joanna Garstang on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in an article discussing the safest bedding for infants.

Eurofresh Distribution reported that simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, according to WMS research. The article includes comments by Dr Oyinlola Oyebode.

Education Executive featured an article about mental wellbeing at work which includes comments from Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown.

WIRED UK included comments by Dr Michelle Miller on the link between sleep quality and physical health.

Thu 08 November 2018, 10:57 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_STATS HS_Rehab HS_Ethics

This week's press coverage

Market Business News (and others) reported that simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, according to research by WMS. The article includes comments by Dr Oyinlola Oyebode.

World Leisure Jobs reported that the FHT Award for Complementary Therapy Research was awarded to Nicola Brough, clinic director at Torus Wellbeing Clinic and Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown for their initiative: 'Development and validation of the Warwick Holistic Health Questionnaire (WHHQ): assessing changes in health and wellbeing of Craniosacral Therapy/CAM users'.

Yahoo included comments by Professor Roger Gadsby on the lack of specialist support for NHS staff.

Practice Business included comments by Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown on mental health and wellbeing.


Thu 01 November 2018, 11:12 | Tags: HealthSciences

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

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