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  • New research in Bristol to investigate the needs of men with rheumatoid arthritis


    A researcher from UWE Bristol has been awarded new funding from medical research charity Arthritis Research UK to investigate the needs of men with rheumatoid arthritis.

    Men with the inflammatory joint condition, which can have a severe impact on their lives, are outnumbered by women by three to one, and as a result much current educational support is designed for the needs of female patients.

  • New self-help app for anxiety launched with students in mind


    Researchers at UWE Bristol have developed an app for smartphones designed to help students and other users manage their anxiety.

    SAM is believed to be one of the first apps of its kind developed by a university for use by students. It is a psycho-educational tool that runs on smartphones and tablets to help users understand and manage their anxiety. It incorporates a range of self-help activities that are available 24/7 on the users' device.

  • Shifting the gears in favour of a workable cycling infrastructure


    Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol 2 July 2013

    'Shifting Gears', a major conference on health and cycling will take place at UWE Bristol on Tuesday 2 July 2013 at the Exhibition and Conference Centre.

  • Award for revolutionary cholesterol testing device


    A team of European scientists led by UWE Bristol has won a prestigious international award for their research.

    The SIMS project – led by Professor Tony Killard at the Department of Applied Sciences in UWE Bristol - was awarded the prize for best publicly funded project at the organic and printed electronics conference, LOPE-C, in Munich, which is organised by the Organic Electronics Association (OEA).

  • UWE links with new Healing Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research


    A £1.5 million research centre to find new advances in the prevention and treatment of children's burns has just been launched at Frenchay Hospital.

    The Healing Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research will develop new techniques and approaches to prevent burns and scalds and improve the clinical care and recovery of children who have suffered burns. One of the research strands will be into psychological healing and rehabilitation, led by the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol.

  • Double success as UWE nurse and midwife win Student Nursing Times Awards 2013


    UWE Bristol-trained nurses have won two out of seventeen categories at the recent Student Nursing Times Awards 2013.

    Rachel Pass, who is studying for a BSc honours degree in midwifery at UWE, has won the Nursing Times Student Midwife of the Year award. Alice Bevan, who entered nursing as a postgraduate and gained a Master's degree with distinction at UWE Bristol, has won the accolade of Student Nurse of the Year: Post-registration.

  • Could after school dance increase activity levels for Year 7 girls?


    Researchers led by principal investigator, Professor Russ Jago in the University of Bristol's School for Policy Studies have been awarded £743,000 of funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to conduct a large evaluation of the potential of an after-school dance programme to increase the physical activity of Year 7 girls. Professor Jane Powell from UWE Bristol is collaborating on the research.

  • TEDMEDLive comes to Bristol


    Could the quantum computing revolution transform drug development? Are there new approaches for improving sleep? Do people benefit from being diagnosed with early-stage dementia? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at the UK's first TEDMEDLive event to be held in Bristol at the MShed on Thursday 18 April.

    TEDMEDLive Bristol will bring together some of Bristol and the UK's leading thinkers, researchers and innovators and will be the official launch of Bristol Health Partners. The event aims to inspire and provoke, to share ideas and find ways to transform the understanding of, and approach to, key health problems in Bristol and beyond.

  • UWE graduate wins BJN cancer nurse of the year award


    Radiology nursing sister Alice Bevan, who gained a Master's degree with distinction at UWE Bristol, has just been named oncology and haematology Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2013. Alice won the top award for setting up a unique service to improve the treatment of cancer patients.

    Alice, who entered nursing as a postgraduate and works at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, completed her work based learning project at UWE.

  • Shifting Gears: Making cycling a policy priority for health and sustainability


    Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment conference

    This national one-day conference responds to the new opportunities created by the changing policy landscape for cycling in the UK and the challenge of increasing population levels of physical activity.

    It brings together professionals, policy makers and academics to explore the interface between research and the radical shifts in policy, culture and 'infrastructure' provision that are required to support the large-scale uptake of cycling for transport and leisure. By drawing on evidence from research and practice, the conference will explore the benefits of cycling for health and sustainability and the role that public health, built environment and sustainability sectors can play in bringing about wholesale change in the cycling culture of the UK.

  • Patients with schizophrenia benefit from 'adherence therapy'


    More than half of all patients suffering from schizophrenia do not take antipsychotic medication as prescribed, although this is essential for their effective treatment, according to research published today. The main preventable cause of poor symptom control and relapse results from patients not taking their medication as prescribed.

  • UWE Bristol event to explore links between religion, spirituality and sexuality


    A new book on contemporary religion and sexuality will be launched at UWE Bristol's Social Science in the | City event in Bristol on 22 February. The book is co-edited by Dr Stephen Hunt, Associate Professor, UWE, and Andrew Yip, Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham.

  • UWE promotes better care and dignity for old and vulnerable people


    To mark Dignity Action Day on 6 February 2013, UWE Bristol's Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is hosting an 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.

  • Adults with cleft lip or palate wanted for study of their experiences


    A new study into the experience of adults who have a cleft lip/palate has just begun at UWE Bristol, aimed at improving the support available to them.

    Growing up with a cleft lip/palate can pose a number of challenges for those affected and also for their families. Understanding the needs of adults is crucial in ensuring the right support is available throughout life, and for on-going service improvement.

  • Health Disparities Research Symposium


    Emeritus Professor Hugh Barton, former Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, will be delivering the keynote address at the 8th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium in Birmingham Alabama February 28th. The subject of the symposium is 'Health Disparities: where biology, behaviour and socioeconomics converge'. The built environment in a key theme, and Professor Barton's topic will be 'Shaping Neighbourhoods for local health and global sustainability'.

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