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Mortality from all causes over 40% higher in female domestic abuse survivors

Women who have experienced domestic abuse appear to be more than 40 per cent more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population, a study led by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham suggests. The researchers have also identified an increased risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in those who have experienced domestic abuse, although more research is required to determine what other factors specifically lead to an increase in their mortality.

Mon 17 Feb 2020, 10:34 | Tags: research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Electric superbike designed by students to race this summer

In a race to be clean and green the motor industry is changing, which has inspired 40 Warwick students to make an electric superbike to race this summer, 2020.

Sugar levels in UK soft drinks lowered, research finds

The UK government’s Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL), introduced in April 2018 to help combat childhood obesity and related conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, has resulted in soft drinks manufacturers in the UK lowering the sugar levels in their drinks, a team including a University of Warwick researcher has found.

Wed 12 Feb 2020, 10:56 | Tags: research, WMS, Warwick Medical School

New wound treatment method no more effective than cheaper standard dressings

A new method of treating wounds after major trauma costing nearly £150 per dressing may be no more effective in reducing infections than a standard wound dressing priced under £2, a new clinical trial involving the University of Warwick has found.

Tue 11 Feb 2020, 17:22 | Tags: research, WMS, Warwick Medical School

EUTOPIA invests €10.2m in young researchers tackling real-world challenges

€10.2 million to be invested in EUTOPIA Science & Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme (EUTOPIA-SIF), with €5.6 million by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme

Mon 10 Feb 2020, 15:54

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