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New guidelines for the investigation of sudden unexpected death in infancy launched University of Warwick expertise contributes to report

National guidance for professionals handling cases of sudden unexpected child death which draws upon University of Warwick expertise are published today (30 November 2016).


Home cooked meals for infants not always better than shop bought one

Home cooked meals specifically designed for infants and young children, are not always better than commercially available baby foods.

That’s suggested by research by the University of Warwick and the University of Aberdeen published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Wed 20 Jul 2016, 14:41 | Tags: obesity, children and babies, Health, Medicine and Health

Research highlights adolescent abuse and neglect risk

New research from the University of Warwick reveals an increase in the number of adolescents who died or were seriously harmed as a result of abuse or neglect.


BAFTA-nominated actor narrates anti-bullying film

A new animated film narrated by the star of the BBC drama In The Flesh highlights the issue of the bullying of disabled children and young people.

Luke Newberry, who also appeared in the 2012 film Anna Karenina and BBC’s Sherlock, has lent his voice to the video which is based on research co-authored by Dr Stella Chatzitheochari from the University of Warwick.

Mon 06 Jun 2016, 11:29 | Tags: children and babies, Social Sciences, Community, Film

Bereaved parents should be given full details about how to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome risk factors

A new study indicates that health professionals should tell bereaved parents about what they could have done to reduce the risk of the sudden death of their baby.

The University of Warwick research, funded by The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK and contradicts the current practice of many paediatricians who don’t discuss risk factors for fear of causing grieving mothers and fathers additional upset.

Fri 20 May 2016, 08:29 | Tags: Warwick Medical School, children and babies, NHS, Women