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Medicine at the University of Warwick

A collection of podcasts and videos from the University of Warwick focussing on research stories in medicine and health.

Oliver Sacks: Hallucinations

09:16 Wed 13 Mar 2013

Dr Annette Rubery interviews Dr Oliver Sacks (Professor of Neurology at NYU and Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick) about his new book, Hallucinations.

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Health & Medicine, Literature

Introduction to the institute of digital healthcare

09:09 Thu 09 Jun 2011

Prof Christopher James and Prof Jeremy Wyatt, Co-Directors of the Institute of Digital Healthcare introduce the institute and talk about their aims for the future.

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Health & Medicine

A question of race and mental health

09:40 Fri 22 Oct 2010

Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry at Warwick Medical School, Professor Swaran Singh discusses his contribution to a special issue of Prospect magazine on race and mental health

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Health & Medicine

Mapping social interaction for predicting how infections spread

11:16 Thu 07 May 2009

Professor Matt Keeling on his research mapping social interaction in order to better predict the spread of infection.

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Health & Medicine

Should we be worried about Swine Flu?

11:15 Thu 07 May 2009

Professor Nigel Dimmock talks about the threat of Swine Flu and how we might respond to a global pandemic.

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Health & Medicine

Mental Health In-patient Care

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Professor Scott Weich talks about recent research into mental health in-patient care

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Psychiatry

Warwick Scientists use Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to Understand "Glass Bones"

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Scientists at Warwick University have helped discover a new bioglass that will change the way we treat broken bones. Professor Mark Smith talks about this research and the collaboration with Imperial College London, and the University of Kent.

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Chemistry, Health & Medicine, Physics

First structured education programme for type 2 diabetes

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Dr Jackie Sturt, from the Health Sciences Research Institute at Warwick Medical School, talks about the trial of the Diabetes Manual, the first one-to-one structured education programme for people with type 2 diabetes in the UK. Alongside her is Debbie Durk the practice nurse at a GP practice in Birmingham, who was part of the trial, and Angela Jones, a person with diabetes, who has been helped by the Diabetes Manual.

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Health & Medicine, Public Health

Pregnancy with diabetes

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Dr Roger Gadsby from the institute of education at Warwick Medical School talks about a study in to how women with diabetes plan for pregnancy which could have major implications for care in this area.

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Health & Medicine

A better mind on drugs?

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

One of the co-inventors of a type of brain improving drug, and leading neuroscientist, Prof Gary Lynch talks about the implications of mind enhancing drugs.

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Health & Medicine

Getting Chinese medicine in to balance

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Director of the Health Science Research Institute and chair of public health Professor Sarah Stuart-Brown talks about some of the fundamentals of Chinese medicine and her own experience of the practice.

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Health & Medicine

Doctor's gender a factor in the diagnosis of coronary heart disease

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Dr Ann Adams, principal research fellow at the Health Sciences Research Institute, talks about her work which shows that women family doctors are not picking up on an important risk factor in the diagnosis of heart disease.

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Health & Medicine

Tackling obesity

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown looks at the recent statements on the obesity gene, food supplements and lifestyle changes and asks which is the most effective for tackling obesity.

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Health & Exercise Science, Health & Medicine, Public Health

Cholesterol busting statins and blood pressure

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Professor Franco Cappuccio from Warwick Medical School talks about his recent research into the effects of cholesterol busting statins on blood pressure. Length: 27 minutes

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Health & Medicine, Public Health

The history and uses of Aspirin

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Professor Mike Stillings talks about the history and uses of Aspirin. Length: 20 minutes

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Chemistry, Health & Medicine, Pharmacology & Toxicology

Developing a test for Pre-eclampsia

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Dr Manu Vatish discusses his work on developing a test for Pre-eclampsia Length: 11 minutes

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Biology, Health & Medicine

Developing a 'Protecting Virus' for flu defense

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Research led by Professor Nigel Dimmock at the University of Warwick is developing an entirely new method of protecting against flu. Length: 26 minutes

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Biology, Health & Medicine, Immunology, Public Health

Are you getting enough sleep?

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Our lives are getting busier and busier and it can often seem that there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. For many of us this means we are cutting down on the amount of time we are asleep. There is plenty of evidence, however, that in doing so we are increasing the risk of serious health problems, such as obesity and heart disease, as well as the problems associated with daytime sleepiness. Professor Franco Cappuccio, Chair of Warwick Medical School's sleep research group, has examined the problems associated with a lack of sleep and explains how you can improve your chances of a good night's sleep. Length: 24 min

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Health & Medicine, Public Health

Tackling Diabetes and Obesity in the UK's South Asian Communities

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Recent research has highlighted the problems of growing rates of diabetes and obesity in the UK's South Asian communities. A number of factors, including diet, lifestyle and genetics, means that there is increased exposure to these conditions and the associated risk of heart disease, strokes and other problems. Researchers at the University of Warwick have been working closely with South Asian communities in Leamington Spa and Coventry to develop strategies for tackling the obesity time bomb. Working with community groups, restaurants and local retailers the researchers are encouraging healthier lifestyles and new approaches to diet and exercise. Professor Sudhesh Kumar is a Professor of Medicine, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Warwick Medical School. Professor Kumar works with a multi-disciplinary research team including basic scientists and clinicians to investigate the pathogenesis and treatment of obesity and its metabolic and cardiovascular complications. Length: 16 Minutes

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Health & Exercise Science, Health & Medicine, Public Health