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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Beer belly is biggest body issue for men

    06/01/2012

    New research shows that men have serious issues and that talking about your body is no longer confined to women.

    A major national study[i] examining British men's attitudes to their appearance reveals that over four in five (80.7%) men regularly engage in conversation about one another's body and that most are unhappy with their muscularity. The study found that men talk most about their unhappiness with their stomach, referred to most commonly as their beer belly.

  • 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.

  • Gloucestershire College + UWE Bristol launch new education and business centre in Gloucester

    28/10/2011

    Gloucestershire College and UWE Bristol are hosting a lunchtime launch event on Friday 28 October 2011 to mark the opening of a brand new higher education and business centre located at the heart of the Gloucester Docks.

  • UWE Bristol opens pain management research centre in Bath

    24/10/2011

    Launch event Friday 28 October 2011 17:00 at RNHRD

    UWE Bristol and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) NHS Foundation Trust are joining forces to open a new Pain Management Research Centre that will be based in Bath at the RNHRD. The Centre will be launched at the RNHRD on Friday 28 October at 17:00.

  • Lancet study shows how general practice can substantially improve care for women experiencing domestic violence

    13/10/2011

    A programme of training and support for GPs, practice nurses and GP receptionists can substantially increase the identification of women experiencing domestic violence and their referral to specialist advocacy services, according to new research published in the Lancet today. The study is the result of a collaboration between UWE Bristol, the University of Bristol, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Next Link and the Nia project.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Stephen Golledge

    14/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Stephen Golledge in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of UWE's health provision and continuing input to the National Health Service.

  • Men and Cancer - find out more at UWE seminar

    23/06/2011

    Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, UWE

    Saturday 2 July 2011 09:30 to 16:30

    Many people are unaware that men have poorer survival from cancer, not only from those cancers that are specific to men, such as prostate cancer but also from cancers which affect both sexes, such as lung and bowel cancer. To highlight this important health issue, the University of the West of England is hosting a one day conference on 'Men and Cancer' at the Exhibition and Conference Centre on the Frenchay Campus on Saturday 2 July 2011.

  • UWE animator makes film for pilot NPH awareness campaign in Bristol

    26/05/2011

    A talented animation student from the University of the West of England has created a short animated film highlighting the symptoms of a little known condition that mainly affects people over 60 called NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus).

  • School meal budget cuts and U-turn on cooking skills in schools could affect childhood obesity

    23/05/2011

    New evidence commissioned by a leading partnership of food charities shows that a whole school approach to food that links practical food education with quality school dinners leads to a better family diet and can improve academic performance and behaviour.

  • 30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight and shape

    31/03/2011

    Latest research conducted for new eating disorder charity The Succeed Foundation, in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE), has found that 30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight and shape.

  • How can we make things better for health in Bristol?

    22/03/2011

    A unique exhibition, the first of its kind to be held in Bristol, will showcase the outstanding health innovation achievements in the city that have had a positive impact on people's lives and offer a glimpse into the future at what new developments might bring. The Bristol Health Innovation Showcase is the first exhibition from BRIG-H (Bristol Research and Innovation Group for Health), a partnership of universities and NHS Trusts committed to improving the health of people in Bristol and beyond through research, innovation and closer collaboration.

  • New web resource shows diversity in health sector jobs

    22/03/2011

    The huge diversity of work opportunities connected to the health sector existing beyond traditionally recognised jobs like nursing or physiotherapy is not widely known. In order to broaden awareness about the huge range of possible career paths, two experts from the University of the West of England have worked in partnership with a range of South West organisations to develop a web resource that highlights the diversity of roles needed to keep the health sector working. The project was commissioned by South West Strategic Health Authority to help people understand that the NHS workforce is changing and new roles are emerging so it is essential that people are aware of new opportunitites and different ways of accessing work.

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