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April 09, 2009
Researchers find promotion is bad for mental health and stops you visiting the doctor
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/researchers_find_promotion/
New research by economics and psychology researchers at the University of Warwick has found that promotion on average produces 10% more mental strain and gives up to 20% less time to visit the Doctors.
July 24, 2008
Research Says Fat Friends and Poor Education Helps People Think Thin
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/research_says_fat/
Research by economists at the University of Warwick, Dartmouth College, and the University of Leuven, finds that people are powerfully but subconsciously influenced by the weight of those around them. Without being aware of it, the researchers believe, human beings keep up with the weight of the Joneses.
July 02, 2008
Reduction in junior doctors’ hours will be beneficial
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=juniordoctorshours.mp3
Franco Cappuccio, Professor of cardiovascular medicine and epidemiology at Warwick Medical School, talks about his study which has shown for the first time that the planned reduction in junior doctors’ hours will not compromise patient safety and suggests the reduction will actually improve patient care.
June 27, 2008
Project set to improve care for parents of premature babies
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/icast/archive/s2week28/Premature
The Poppy project, run by researchers at the Royal College of Nursing Research Institute at Warwick University, aims to improve the support and care given to parents of premature babies.
June 03, 2008
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=diabetesmanual.mp3
Dr Jackie Sturt from the Health Sciences Research Institute at Warwick Medical School talks about the trial of a diabetic manual, the first one-to-one structured education programme for people with type II diabetes ever undertaken in the UK. Alongside her is Debbie Durk the practice nurse at a GP practice in Birmingham, which was part of the trial, and diabetic patient Angela Jones who has been helped by the manual.
April 09, 2008
Pregnancy with diabetes
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=pregnancydiabetes.mp3
Dr Roger Gadsby from the institute of education at Warwick Medical School talks about a study in to how women with diabetes plan for pregnancy which could have major implications for care in this area.
March 25, 2008
The case for embryo research
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=stemcells.mp3
Professor of reproductive biology at Warwick Medical School Justin St John explains his proposed work in creating very early stage hybrid human-animal embroyos for research – what is involved, what the result will be and the benefits that could come from the research.
February 01, 2008
Getting Chinese medicine in to balance
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=chinesemedicinefinal.mp3
Director of the Health Science Research Institute and chair of public health Professor Sarah Stuart-Brown talks about some of the fundamentals of Chinese medicine and her own experience of the practice.
October 08, 2007
Doctor’s gender a factor in the diagnosis of coronary heart disease
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=chdfinal.mp3
Dr Ann Adams, principal research fellow at the Health Sciences Research Institute, talks about her work which shows that women family doctors are not picking up on an important indicator in the diagnosis of heart disease.
September 24, 2007
Overcoming claims of racism in the UK’s psychiatric services
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/psychiatryfinal.mp3
Professor Swaran Singh talks about research which shows that claims of racism in psychiatric services cannot be supported by evidence. He discusses a new study aimed at tackling some of the social factors that make people from an ethnic minority background more likely to suffer psychosis.