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
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.
Simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, new research by Warwick Medical School has found.
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.
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.
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.
Well done to Dr Lucy Hammond and Dr Debbi Marais
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.
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.
Dr Gregory Moorlock discussing human organ trade
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists at the University of Warwick have created a new way to view proteins that are inside human cells.
Congratulations to Rebecca Johnson and Jamie Roebuck, who have been highly commended at the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We were delighted to see several individuals and teams from WMS recognised at Warwick's University Awards on 18 May.
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.
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.
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.”
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.