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UK flour to be fortified with folic acid: Warwick Medical School expert comments

The UK Government has announced that folic acid is to be added to flour in the UK to help prevent neural tube defects in pregnancy. Professor Ponnusamy Saravanan of Warwick Medical School comments on what the current research on folic acid supplementation tells us.

Tue 21 Sep 2021, 10:45 | Tags: WMS, Research, Health and Medicine, Warwick Medical School

Inclisiran a "belt and braces" approach to cholesterol: Prof Zammit

A "game-changing" anti-cholesterol drug is to be offered to people in England and Wales on the NHS, according to BBC News. Professor Victor Zammit, from Warwick Medical School, comments.

Wed 01 Sep 2021, 09:38 | Tags: NHS, Health, Health and Medicine, Warwick Medical School

A year on from organ donation law change in England: Dr Greg Moorlock comments

As we pass a year since legislation was introduced in England for the 'opt-out' system for organ donation, and reports that 296 people have donated their organs this way, Dr Greg Moorlock from Warwick Medical School comments on the impact it has had.

Thu 20 May 2021, 11:29 | Tags: WMS, Health and Medicine, Warwick Medical School

Warwick Medical School expert comments on government's Women's Health Strategy

In advance of International Women's Day, the government launched a call for evidence for its Women's Health Strategy. Dr Erin Greaves of Warwick Medical School comments on how important it is to address inequalities in women's healthcare, such as in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis, which is the subject of her research.

Mon 08 Mar 2021, 14:49 | Tags: WMS, Research, Health and Medicine, Warwick Medical School

Home smear tests: Dr Sarah Hillman comments

Women are going to be offered home smear tests in an effort to tackle cervical cancer -- see the story in BBC News. Dr Sarah Hillman, a practising GP and clinical lecturer at Warwick Medical School, comments on the news.

Wed 24 Feb 2021, 10:52 | Tags: Health, cancer, Health and Medicine, Women, Warwick Medical School

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