- Cloudy with a chance of pain!
It’s a mystery that’s perplexed people for over 2,000 years, but now University of Manchester scientists are on the verge of working out if the weather affects pain in people with arthritis and other conditions, all thanks to the British public and their smartphones.
- Infants under 12 months most at risk of physical abuse
Infants under the age of 12 months are most at risk of serious physical abuse, reveals a large study of severely injured children published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.
- Study highlights risks of prescribing or monitoring errors in UK general practice
Around one in 100 patients in a study of over 500 UK general practices are at risk of receiving an inappropriate prescription and around one in 250 have no record of monitoring within the recommended time period, finds a study in The BMJ this week.
- Northern brains undervalued at £8.75 per head, say researchers
University of Manchester researchers have shown that government spending on research in ‘the Northern Powerhouse’ is increasing at only a third of the rate of that in the south.
- Hand washing focus in hospitals has led to rise in worker dermatitis
A new study from The University of Manchester has revealed that the incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in health care workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections such as MRSA has kicked in.
- University of Manchester hold charity football match to celebrate diamond jubilee of research
To mark the diamond jubilee of Arthritis Research UK funding research in Manchester and the recent launch of two major arthritis research centres at the University of Manchester, academic staff are organising a charity football match to raise vital funds.
- What does ‘population health’ mean to you?
The University of Manchester is launching a free online MOOC (massive open online course) to enable anyone to make better decisions about their own healthcare and for health workers to make more informed decisions about patients within their care.
- New approach to prostate cancer screening needed
The UK needs to invest in testing for those men most at risk of prostate cancer rather than follow a cast-the-net-wide approach targeting the whole population, a leading scientist from The University of Manchester has argued at an international conference this week.
- Managers, not bosses, get things done, finds research
Long suffering and much criticised middle-managers, not the people at the top, are the most likely people to tackle the nation’s health challenges - according to research at the University of Manchester.
- Childhood obesity can only be tackled with broad public health interventions
Public health researchers from The University of Manchester have found single dietary interventions are not effective at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among overweight children and will not halt the global epidemic in childhood obesity.
- Urban Health Centre 2.0 lands in Manchester
The Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health has secured its third major EU grant worth over €600,000 for the development of urban health research in Manchester.
- Manchester will join forces with organisations across the globe to produce a new health indicator toolkit
The University of Manchester will join forces with organisations across the globe in a new health indicator toolkit.
- Major new study finds clues to the genetic causes of osteoarthritis
Researchers from nine institutions across the UK have described the findings as a significant breakthrough in understanding the genetic risk factors that cause the disease.
- Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health to present at the European Urban Health Conference September 2012
Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health (MUCH) based at the University of Manchester has been running a European Urban Health Indicators System (EURO-URHIS 2) project.
- British Society for Rheumatology prizes awarded to staff in the Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit
Two members of the Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit in the School of Translational Medicine at the University of Manchester have been awarded highly prestigious prizes by the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR). Dr Kimme Hyrich, a Senior Lecturer in the unit won the esteemed Michael Mason Prize, awarded by the BSR Heberden Committee for excellence […]
- Genetic screening trial could reduce drug side effects
Patients with a range of common inflammatory diseases that also have genetic variations leading to low levels of a particular enzyme in their bodies are at greater risk of suffering side-effects from the widely-used drug azathioprine.
- Research reveals genetic link to human intelligence
University of Manchester scientists, working with colleagues in Edinburgh and Australia, have provided the first direct biological evidence for a genetic contribution to peoples intelligence.
- CIGMR Green Initiative
CIGMR is proud to have been chosen as one of thirteen teams taking part in the University of Manchester’s *Green Impact initiative, which aims to empower individuals and departments to reduce their environmental impact by encouraging, rewarding and celebrating practical environmental improvements. (June 2010).