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How do we deal with more frequent heatwaves?

Now is the time to act, not only to mitigate against irreversible damage to the planet, but also look at the practicalities of the way we live in order to protect the most vulnerable, explains Dr Raquel Nunes, a public health expert specialising in the effect of heatwaves.

Is it time to substitute sports sponsors for healthier alternatives?

Sport has long been sponsored by unhealthy products, but maybe it’s time to give them the red card, suggests Dr Oyinlola Oyebode, expert in public health from Warwick Medical School.

Cardiac arrest: Christian Eriksen benefitted from the quick action of bystanders, not their medical training

Danish footballer, Christian Eriksen’s collapse was because his heart had stopped. Yes, he was lucky to have a highly-skilled medical team immediately by his side, but primarily he was lucky to have someone start CPR and use the AED as soon as possible, says Dr Chris Smith from Warwick Medical School.

Fri 18 Jun 2021, 13:46 | Tags: Public Health Patient Care Health & Medicine Disease

How should Steve Arnott tackle his painkiller addiction? A health psychologist’s perspective

Dr Harbinder Sandhu, a health psychologist and expert on pain management from Warwick Medical School, looks at how DI Arnott from the hit series Line of Duty could tackle his problem and begin the regain control of his symptoms.

International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day we talk to four members of our research community about their experiences growing up, their ambitions, experiences and advice for other women.

Women in science, innovate in science

On the UN's International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we hear from young researchers at Warwick and ask them about their hopes for their research and the importance of equality in their chosen field.

COVID Christmas: how to negotiate Christmas 2020 so that we all feel better

The news that many of the pandemic restrictions we have been learning to live with in the UK over the last nine months will be lifted for five days over Christmas will delight some, but it may not be good news for everyone, explains Professor Sarah Stewart Brown, expert in public health and wellbeing from Warwick Medical School.

Put feelings first to avoid tensions at home -advice for children and parents

It’s not surprising that some families find that tensions grow in close quarters. Families are having to find ways of living together that they are entirely unused to, when many of their usual ways of coping have been taken away says Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown from Warwick Medical School.

Five ways mindfulness could help you and your family during lockdown

Mindfulness is often described as a state of being where our awareness is focused on the present-moment flow of experience without commentary, analysis or judgement. In this state the mind has less chance to wander and worry about other things, explains Dean Howes from Warwick's Centre for Lifelong Learning.

How our relationship with ourselves will be key in the coming weeks

Dr Harbinder Sandhu, Associate Professor in the Clinical Trials Unit at Warwick Medical School and clinical psychologist, explains some of the feelings we may all experience in the coming weeks and shares some tips for looking after our own wellbeing.

How looking after our mental health can help boost our immune system

Looking after our wellbeing and mental health is vital in difficult times. Fear and anxiety can suppress our immune system, so finding ways to be kind to ourselves and others while we deal with the spread of COVID19 will boost our immune system and help fight infection explains Sarah Stewart-Brown, Professor of Public Health and expert in mental wellbeing from Warwick Medical School.