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‘Morning sickness’ is misleading and inaccurate, new study argues

The term ‘morning sickness’ is misleading and should instead be described as nausea and sickness in pregnancy, argue researchers led by the University of Warwick who have demonstrated that these symptoms can occur at any time of the day – not just the morning.

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 11:42 | Tags: Health, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

University of Warwick joins major programme to help develop Covid-19 antibody tests to track level of infection in the community

Medical students from the University of Warwick are helping to develop antibody tests for Covid-19 by conducting tests for key workers recruited from the police and fire service in the West Midlands.

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 11:39 | Tags: Health, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

The early pandemic paradox: fewer deaths in the first 4 months from December 2019 to March 2020 compared to the previous 5 years

Professor Theo Arvanitis, Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of WarwickAn analysis of national weekly mortality rates between December 2019 – March 2020, compared to the same period for the previous five years, by researchers at WMG and WMS, University of Warwick, has shown that there have been fewer deaths registered this year during the lead up to the Covid-19 pandemic. Researchers have called this the SARS-CoV-2 Paradox - which could be due to early social distancing measures.

Mon 22 Jun 2020, 09:51 | Tags: WMG, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Including patients in hospital discharge communication would improve outcomes of care

Sending discharge letters to patients as well as their GPs when they leave hospital could make a substantial difference to patient outcomes, according to a new study by University of Warwick researchers.

Tue 16 Jun 2020, 10:47 | Tags: research, WMS, Warwick Medical School

New diagnostic tool for rapid detection of Coronavirus being developed by University of Warwick and Partners

Coronavirus diagnostics currently require centralised facilities and collection/distribution of swabs and results are ‘next day’. A new diagnostic tool being developed by the University of Warwick and its partner Iceni Diagnostics may allow on-the-spot detection of Coronavirus infection, without out facilities using a simple disposal device.

Mon 15 Jun 2020, 10:17 | Tags: Chemistry, Warwick Medical School, Sciences

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