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  • World's biggest ever cleft lip and palate research programme

    27/03/2012

    Parents of children born with a cleft lip and/or palate are being invited to enrol in the world's largest ever cleft research programme, launched in London today (Tuesday 27 March). Academics from the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol will bring their expertise in the psychology of appearance to the research project. The Universities of Bristol and Manchester will lead the research in partnership with a number of other universities and NHS partners including UWE Bristol.

  • Have I got cancer or haven't I? Medical staff confuse women with ductal carcinoma in situ

    21/03/2012

    Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) need clear communication and tailored support to enable them to understand this complex breast condition, which has divided the medical profession when it comes to its perception and prognosis. That is the key finding of a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

  • UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit is a Centre of Excellence

    20/03/2012

    Groundbreaking research, innovative practical projects and world class postgraduate programmes have won the UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit (SCU) recognition as a Centre of Excellence.

  • 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

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