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  • UWE enhances student and staff health with smoke-free clinic

    08/03/2012

    UWE is supporting staff and students to cut down and give up smoking in a new partnership with NHS Smokefree Bristol and South Gloucestershire. UWE's health promotion strategy includes the introduction of a new smoke-free clinic which will be launched on Monday 12 March. The new clinic is based on successful models run by the NHS, which allow people to find the help and support they need in a straightforward and accessible way.

  • Researchers develop paper-thin device to test cholesterol levels

    28/02/2012

    Paper-thin sensors that use the latest technology in miniaturisation and printing could revolutionise the way point of care testing is carried out for cholesterol and lead to further applications and developments of the technology.

  • Cardiac arrest treatment study exceeds paramedic recruitment targets

    20/02/2012

    A pilot study by emergency care experts at UWE Bristol to test the best method of airway management to resuscitate out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients has exceeded target recruitment of paramedics from Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS). The research team had hoped to recruit 150 paramedics but over 180 have signed up to be involved.

  • February is the month to 'Feel Good' at UWE Bristol

    02/02/2012

    Students from UWE Bristol will spring into action this month with a series of health and wellbeing events as part of 'Feel Good February'.

    Now in its sixth successful year, 'Feel Good February' is an opportunity for students and staff to focus on their health, fitness and wellbeing through a wide range of activities, taster sessions and events to help them get active and 'feel good'.

  • Cleft lip and palate in children: what is the impact on fathers?

    02/02/2012

    Fathers of children with the condition of cleft lip and palate are being sought for a study aimed at identifying the impacts of this on their lives, and if appropriate, their specific information and support needs. The research is being conducted by Nicola Stock, who is studying for an MSc while working at UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research.

  • Health research showcased at UWE Bristol conference

    30/01/2012

    Wednesday 1 February 2012 09:30-13:00 Exhibition and Conference Centre

    UWE Bristol is hosting a conference that will showcase current health research in a range of specialist areas on Wednesday 1 February at the Exhibition and Conference Centre. The conference is the first of its kind to he hosted by UWE Bristol's Centre for Health and Clinical Research.

  • Flower power is route to health and employment

    26/01/2012

    Senior occupational therapy lecturer Jon Fieldhouse from UWE Bristol is leading an evaluation of South Gloucestershire's Organic Routes horticultural vocational rehabilitation service for mental health service users.

  • UWE hosts Dignity in Care event to promote better care for the old and vulnerable

    26/01/2012

    Date: 1 February 2012
    Venue: UWE Bristol Glenside Campus
    Time: 13:30-16:30

    To mark Dignity Action Day on 1 February 2012, UWE Bristol's Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is hosting a free workshop event for health and social care professionals and students. The event is part of the health and social care profession's response to public concern about dignity of care for older and vulnerable people.

  • Half of care home patients suffer drug errors

    12/01/2012

    Errors in administration of medication are a serious problem in long-term residential care. A new electronic medication management system specifically developed for use in residential and nursing homes has been shown to significantly reducedrug administration errors, according to research completed by UWE Bristol and the University of Warwick.

  • UWE expert says lessons should be learned from breast implant crisis

    12/01/2012

    The social, and psychological reasons women have breast implant surgery are complex and multi-faceted says Professor Julie Kent a sociologist from the Centre for Health & Clinical Research at UWE Bristol. These considerations, as well as ethical issues, need to be part of the debate on faulty breast implants, in order for lessons to be learned from the current crisis says Professor Kent.

  • Scientists discover new way to target cancer

    12/12/2011

    Scientists at UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol have discovered a new way to target cancer through manipulating a master switch responsible for cancer cell growth. The findings, published today [12 Dec] in the journal Cancer Cell, reveal how cancer cells grow faster by producing their own blood vessels.

  • UWE Bristol project to empower individual health awareness

    12/12/2011

    A pilot project being carried out by UWE Bristol with At-Bristol uses new technology to empower individuals to monitor their own health and environment to help them better understand their own health issues

  • Worshipful Company of Musicians awards Fellowship to music therapist for the first time

    11/11/2011

    Dr Leslie Bunt, Professor in Music Therapy at UWE Bristol and one of the world's most respected music therapy practitioners, trainers and researchers, is the first music therapist to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Worshipful Company of Musicians (WCOM). Dr Bunt will also be invited to become a Freeman of the Company. The Musicians' Company Honorary Fellowship lasts for one year starting in November.

  • Online tool helps people with facial disfigurement

    10/11/2011

    Launch event Thursday 17 November – Paintworks - Bristol

    People who have a noticeable facial disfigurement often report staring, comments and curiosity from others, particularly when meeting them for the first time.

    A support tool called 'Face IT online', designed to help people manage these everyday reactions to their appearance, will be launched in Bristol on Thursday 17 November 2011. 'Face IT online' will encourage people with disfigurement, who find that their appearance makes some social situations difficult, to build social skills and self-confidence.

  • How do lesbians' and gay women experience anorexia and bulimia?

    10/11/2011

    A psychology PhD student at UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) is researching lesbians' experiences of anorexia and bulimia and how these experiences may be similar to and different from those of heterosexual women.

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