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March 24, 2009

South Asians with diabetes more likely to lose their eyesight earlier than White Europeans

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South Asians with type 2 diabetes are significantly more at risk of losing their eyesight and losing it at an earlier age, compared to White Europeans with the same condition.

March 17, 2009

Vitamin D may not be the answer to SAD

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A lack of Vitamin D, due to reduced sunlight, has been linked to depression and the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), but research by the University of Warwick shows there is no clear link between the levels of vitamin D in the blood and depression

March 12, 2009

Extremely premature children at high risk of learning difficulties by age 11

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Children born extremely prematurely are at high risk of developing learning difficulties by the time they reach the age of 11.

March 09, 2009

Shakespeare on the Brain

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As part of International Brain Awareness week, a free public event using Shakespeare to explore the workings of the brain is being held at the University of Warwick next week.

March 02, 2009

Modern life making women 'ignorant and ill–equipped' to deal with motherhood

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The growing trend to move miles away from hometowns and family for work is leaving many women feeling ‘ignorant and ill-equipped’ to cope with pregnancy and childbirth.

February 13, 2009

Below–knee cast speeds up recovery for severe ankle sprain

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Research led by the University of Warwick shows immobilising a severely sprained ankle in a below-knee cast for a short period of time promotes rapid recovery.

January 26, 2009

GPs and nurses could slash diabetes patients waiting times for psychological care

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GPs and nurses should be trained to deliver psychological therapies shown to help people struggling to cope with type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Warwick.

December 08, 2008

Vitamin B1 could reverse early–stage kidney disease in diabetes patients

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Researchers at the University of Warwick have discovered high doses of thiamine – vitamin B1 – can reverse the onset of early diabetic kidney disease.

December 03, 2008

More evidence needed to show ‘what works’ in prevention of child abuse

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A paper commissioned by The Lancet on child abuse shows more evidence is needed to discover ‘what works’ to prevent child maltreatment.

A collaborative study involving the University of Warwick and academic colleagues from Canada, New Zealand, and America looked at interventions aimed at preventing the occurrence of abuse, and those aimed at preventing its recurrence

November 12, 2008

Over 50% of People High Blood Pressure Unaware They Have Condition

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More than half of people diagnosed with high blood pressure do not have it under control and many more go undiagnosed, according to research carried out at the University of Warwick.

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