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  • UWE Bristol Professor to lead new rehabilitation service for women with radiation-induced injuries

    10/08/2012

    UWE Bristol's Professor Candy McCabe is to lead a new Breast Radiotherapy Injury Rehabilitation Service for women who have suffered radiation-induced injuries following breast cancer treatment.

  • UWE Bristol and HP partner to bring clean energy to Kenyan orphanage

    27/07/2012

    UWE Bristol in partnership with HP, has unveiled a new biodigester* at Baraka Children's Home, an orphanage in Nguu Tatu village just north of Mombasa, Kenya. This is the first step in a wider initiative to improve the quality of life for Kenya's children: the Empower Kenya project.

  • Learning to sniff bad breath can help diagnose oral disease

    26/07/2012

    An unusual course is being run at UWE Bristol for health professionals who want to help patients with bad breath. According to the microbiologists running the course, bad breath - or oral malodour - is the third most common reason for people to visit their dentists. However dentists are not trained to distinguish the causes of oral malodour using their sense of smell.

  • UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Gerald Lee

    24/07/2012

    UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Business Administration to Gerald Lee in recognition of his leadership and transformation of St Monica Trust and for its role in providing groundbreaking services to the elderly and those with dementia.

  • UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Professor Gabriel Scally

    17/07/2012

    UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Gabriel Scally in recognition of his outstanding and innovative achievements in promoting public health in South West England and, in particular, his encouragement and support working with the University to build practical programmes linking health, environment, sustainability and planning.

  • Study finds alcohol could be involved in 640,000 hospital admissions each year

    05/07/2012

    Alcohol may be involved in up to 640,000 hospital admissions and nearly 2 million visits to emergency departments in England and Wales every year, according to research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.

  • Changing Lives, Changing Society

    04/07/2012

    This year's inspiring conference from ISHE brought together a wide range of professionals, policy makers and academics to debate how we can support the widespread transition to healthy and sustainable behaviours. Over a hundred people attended on 28 June to hear a range of excellent presentations and work togther to explore new approaches to encouraging sustainable behaviour.

  • Adolescent girls who over use internet and social media suffer lower self-esteem and negative body image

    02/07/2012

    NetGirls project findings presented at the 5th Appearance Matters international conference Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July, 2012, Wills Building, Bristol UK.

    Adolescent girls, who spend long periods each day on the internet, engaging and communicating on social media, are more likely to suffer low self-esteem and negative body image, according to new research to be presented at the Appearance Matters 5 conference in Bristol on Tuesday 3 July

  • Global perspective on body image and appearance research at Appearance Matters conference in Bristol

    25/06/2012

    5th Appearance Matters international Conference on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July 2012, Wills Building, Queens Road, Bristol, UK

    The renowned Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will make a vital contribution to addressing some of the public health concerns identified in the recent All Party Parliamentary Group report on body image through the Appearance Matters 5 conference on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July 2012 in Bristol.

  • Psychological screening before cosmetic surgery vital say UK cosmetic surgeons and researchers at UWE Bristol

    20/06/2012

    New cosmetic screening tool explained at Appearance Matters 5 international conference on 3 and 4 July 2012

    Findings from the first study to implement and evaluate a psychological screening tool for cosmetic surgery patients in routine private practice in the UK are to be reported at Appearance Matters 5, an international conference, organised by the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR), UWE Bristol.

  • Research team says 'talking bollocks' could save your life

    18/06/2012

    UWE Bristol Social Marketing Centre, patient support group 'It's in the Bag' and Bristol Testicular Cancer Service based at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) are working in partnership to encourage young male students to get involved in designing a campaign to build awareness of the symptoms of testicular cancer.

  • Reorganisation of NHS cleft services shows improved care for children

    13/06/2012

    A new study has found the reorganisation of NHS services for children in the UK with cleft lip and palate has improved standards of care. It has also led to a co-ordinated approach to national cleft research that has the potential to improve health and treatment worldwide. Professor Nichola Rumsey from UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research is one of the authors of the paper.

  • Healthy planet indicator bugs and blubber gloves at UWE Bristol's Festival of Nature display

    12/06/2012

    Visitors to UWE Bristol's tent at this year's Bristol Festival of Nature will be able to look for indicator bugs, lichens and micro-organisms under the microscope and learn how their presence or absence reveals the health of the environment.

  • Single parents need more support in search for jobs, says new research

    11/06/2012

    Despite wanting to work, single parents on Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) are not getting the support and training they need to gain quality employment, according to major new research by the Single Parent Action Network (SPAN) and UWE Bristol. The report's Bristol launch will take place at UWE on 21 June 2012.

  • UWE hosts breast cancer conference to highlight local and international clinical and service developments

    11/06/2012

    Friday 15 June 2012 09:00 to 16:00

    UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre

    Scientists, clinicians and cancer care service providers will present a range of initiatives happening locally and internationally, at a special conference about breast cancer. Breast Cancer- United Care will highlight how co-ordination between services and clinicians is the key to providing the best service to breast cancer patients.

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