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Medical students volunteer to join the NHS fight against COVID-19 across Coventry and Warwickshire

L to R, Casie Sweeney, Professor Kiran Patel, Chief Medical Officer at UHCW, Jodie Taylor, Adeola Salau, Jonny Kaberry and Mariam Pereira.Medical students are from today (1 April) supporting health services across Coventry and Warwickshire to help fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 120 final year students from Warwick Medical School at The University of Warwick will initially be employed by the NHS locally to deliver vital support to existing medical and other clinical staff to help with the response to Coronavirus.

Wed 01 Apr 2020, 08:39 | Tags: Health, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Video consultations with GP are viable alternative during social distancing measures

Patients and general practice staff are receptive to greater use of video consultations in general practice, however concerns about accessibility and technical challenges have been an obstacle to the technology being widely adopted, a University of Warwick study has found.

Wed 25 Mar 2020, 11:00 | Tags: Health, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Support for polycystic ovary syndrome’s lifelong conditions lacking, survey reveals

Treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as only a fertility condition is leaving those with the condition at greater risk of developing related long-term health conditions, according to women surveyed and interviewed in University of Warwick research. Researchers found support and awareness lacking for other symptoms of PCOS, such as obesity, sleep apnoea, hirsutism, acne, and increased risks in developing type 2 diabetes and mental health issues.

Thu 12 Mar 2020, 09:50 | Tags: research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

New analysis highlights impact of poverty and exploitation on children’s lives

The damaging impact of poverty on children and their families and the growing problem of exploitation are revealed in a new report by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and University of Warwick.

Wed 04 Mar 2020, 11:03 | Tags: WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Opioids for chronic non-cancer pain doubled in quarter century

A review of 24 years of global research has shown opioid prescribing doubled between 1991-2015, with demand most common for chronic conditions such as chronic lower back pain, finds research involving the University of Warwick.

Tue 25 Feb 2020, 16:25 | Tags: medicine, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

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