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  • Cancer: Exercise reduces tiredness

    14/11/2012

    Aerobic exercise can help relieve the fatigue often associated with cancer and cancer treatment, according to Cochrane researchers. Their systematic review strengthens findings from a previous review on cancer-related fatigue published in The Cochrane Library.

  • Robotics set to 'revolutionise the UK economy in the next 20 years'

    13/11/2012

    Britain's desire to be at the forefront of robotics research has been reinforced by universities minister David Willetts, who saw world-leading technology when he visited the Bristol Robotics Lab yesterday [Monday, 12 November].

  • Making meat healthier

    07/11/2012

    Meat is an important source of proteins, fatty acids and other nutrients in a human diet. However there is evidence to suggest that the global increase in meat consumption is linked to an increase in major diseases such as cancer. This is largely related to a high consumption of total fat and undesirable saturated fatty acids present in meat. High consumption of total and saturated fatty acids has also been demonstrated to be positively related to the development of coronary heart diseases, diabetes and obesity.

  • UWE Bristol plays host to visiting nurses from China

    05/11/2012

    UWE Bristol is playing host to four senior nurses from China who will be visiting the University on Friday 9 November.

  • UWE Bristol Travel Challenge - which journey was the quickest?

    19/10/2012

    In the second annual UWE Bristol Travel Challenge, cycles were narrowly pipped to the finishing line by the motorcycle as the quickest way to commute to Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE Bristol launches new community garden

    16/10/2012

    Sustainability Week, Monday 15 to Friday 21 October 2012

    UWE Bristol will mark sustainability week by unveiling plans for a new community garden on Frenchay Campus.

  • Award hat-trick as UWE student is named Radiographer of the Year

    16/10/2012

    David Evans has won the Therapeutic Radiographer of the year award – the third year running that a student from UWE Bristol has received this national accolade from the Society of Radiographers.

  • UWE Students' Union hosts Mental Health Awareness Road Show

    08/10/2012

    UWE Students' Union in partnership with UWE's Healthy University group and Wellbeing Services will mark World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10 October) with a weeklong road show, aimed at raising students' awareness of mental wellbeing and the advice and support services on offer to them at the University.

  • Behavioural Change or Societal Change?

    05/10/2012

    UWE's new MSc Sustainable Development in Practice is now underway with a fantastic cohort of students representing a diverse range of backgrounds. One of the main aims of the course is to engage students with the human and social challenges of sustainable development. In a recent post on Two Degrees (a web-based network for sustainability professionals), one of the course tutors Dr Tim Chatterton outlines why a simplistic emphasis on behaviour change often ends in failure and argues that insights from sociology have much to offer those charged with designing low carbon strategies for both business and government. Read Tim's blog here.

  • Health Integration Team (HIT) proposal success!

    01/10/2012

    Marcus Grant, Deputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Planning has co-led a successful application to establish a Health Integration Team in Bristol focussing on the nature and quality of residential built environments as wider determinants of health.

    Marcus co-led the bid with Suzanne Audrey, Research Fellow with the DECIPHer (Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health improvement) UKCRC research centre of excellence in the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol. The bid was supported by a strong team of representatives from public health, local government and academia who have already been central in establishing Bristol as a centre of excellence for research on the impact of the built environment on the wider determinants of health.

  • New study reveals the benefits of Alexander Technique Lessons for chronic pain

    19/09/2012

    Chronic pain sufferers may benefit from learning the Alexander Technique in NHS outpatient pain clinics according to a new service evaluation project. More than half of the service users in the study stopped or reduced their use of medications between the start of the lessons and three months, making cost savings to the NHS.

  • UWE appoints Gabriel Scally as director of WHO research centre

    11/09/2012

    Professor Gabriel Scally has been appointed as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, which is based at UWE Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol researchers develop virtual consulting room to help doctors' spot early signs of cancer

    10/09/2012

    An on-line virtual patient simulation called GP Sim, designed to help GPs learn more about the early signs of cancer, has been applauded by doctors at trial stage. The impact of this tool is likely to be significant following recent concerns voiced by Cancer UK and reported in the media about delayed cancer diagnosis.

  • Emergency ambulance redesign wins international award

    28/08/2012

    UWE Bristol researcher Professor Jonathan Benger provided the clinical expertise for a radical design overhaul of the ambulance interior that has won an international design award. The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has awarded the Emergency Ambulance Project a Silver Award for Research in its 2012 International Design Excellence Awards.

  • Teenagers with conditions that affect their appearance wanted to test new support programme

    14/08/2012

    The Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol is looking to recruit young people aged 13 – 18 to test out a new support programme for those with a condition that affects their appearance.

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