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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 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. The research raises important questions about the future use of adrenaline in such cases and will necessitate debate amongst healthcare professionals, patients and the public.


Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive (mental) impairment in older people with dementia, finds a trial led by a University of Warwick researcher

Thu 17 May 2018, 10:22 | Tags: Health, NHS, dementia, Health and Medicine

Six months of Herceptin could be as effective as 12 months for some women with HER2 positive breast cancer

Study that finds 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.

Thu 17 May 2018, 08:32 | Tags: Health, NHS, cancer, WMS, Health and Medicine

Oral drug treatment helps protect cancer patients from potentially deadly DVT and pulmonary embolism

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that taking a tablet a day can help treat cancer patients of a potentially deadly condition.

Fri 11 May 2018, 09:55 | Tags: Health, NHS, research, cancer, WMS, Health and Medicine

NHS highlights new back pain advice featuring Warwick expertise

The NHS website NHS Choices has published details of recommended changes to treatment of low back pain following a series of papers which featured expertise from the University of Warwick’s Medical School

Thu 29 Mar 2018, 08:37 | Tags: Health, NHS, WMS, pain, Health and Medicine

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