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Increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and type two diabetes later in life for child abuse survivors, new study finds

People who have experienced maltreatment during childhood are significantly more likely to develop conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and type two diabetes in adulthood, a new UK study has found.

Fri 15 May 2020, 15:42 | Tags: Health, medicine, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

New STM technique with super sharp frozen carbon monoxide needle points way to new and purer pharmaceuticals

Using a carbon monoxide tipped super sharp needle frozen to 7 Kelvin (minus 266 degrees centigrade), researchers at the University of Warwick can identify whether bonds are hydrogen or halogen, and are also able to pick up minute defects in these materials. These results could be of high relevance to help creating new pharmaceuticals that are purer than ever.

Thu 30 Apr 2020, 10:00 | Tags: medicine, Chemistry, Sciences

UKRI fellowships awarded to Four University of Warwick Academics

Four academics at the University of Warwick have been awarded a UKRI Future Leader Fellowship, providing world class research in topics ranging from stellar explosions, medieval medical texts for modern medicines, synthetic biology and climate –related financial risks.


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

Researchers recommend early walking in a brace for Achilles tendon rupture

A new study from the University of Warwick and the University of Oxford reveals a breakthrough for sportsmen and women in the treatment of Achilles tendon rupture. Researchers found that early walking in a brace provides similar outcomes to plaster casting with no increase in the risk of complications, paving the way for a big change in the way that patients are treated.


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