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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New interactive exhibit in At-Bristol challenges assumptions about appearance

    27/04/2012

    Researchers from UWE Bristol Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) are embarking on a new project that will result in an interactive exhibit 'Does Appearance Matter?' that challenges us all to think about assumptions we make about people on the basis of how they look.

  • UWE offers training to help people with facial disfigurement

    04/04/2012

    A training day for health professionals on Face IT, a new online psychological support tool for people with altered appearance, is being held at UWE Bristol on 17 April.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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