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Is being a night owl bad for your health?

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 12:35 GMT

Night owls may have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and type 2 diabetes than early risers. In the first ever international review of studies analysing whether being an early riser or a night owl can influence your health, researchers have uncovered a growing body of evidence indicating an increased risk of ill health in people with an evening preference.

£1.4m grant to assess how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions

£1.4m grant to assess how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions

Press releases   •   Nov 29, 2018 10:40 GMT

A major £1.4 million study investigating the benefits that yoga brings to older people with multiple long-term health conditions is about to begin at Northumbria University, Newcastle. It aims to determine both the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a specially-adapted yoga programme for older adults with multimorbidity.

Huge fall in FGM among girls across Africa

Huge fall in FGM among girls across Africa

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 09:15 GMT

The prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGMC) among girls up to the age of 14 has fallen sharply in most regions of Africa over the past three decades, reveals the first analysis of its kind.

Researchers develop a walking frame that could keep older adults active, for longer

Researchers develop a walking frame that could keep older adults active, for longer

Press releases   •   Aug 13, 2018 11:59 BST

A robotic walking frame that could help older people recover more quickly after a fall or injury, reducing the length of time they need to stay in hospital, is being developed in partnership with researchers at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Nordic nations, North Americans and Antipodeans rank top in navigation skills

Nordic nations, North Americans and Antipodeans rank top in navigation skills

Press releases   •   Aug 09, 2018 16:24 BST

People in Nordic countries, North America, Australia, and New Zealand have the best spatial navigational abilities, according to a new international study involving Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Northumbria University supports world’s first commercial space and deep sea research and training centre

Northumbria University supports world’s first commercial space and deep sea research and training centre

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2017 14:06 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle is supporting the launch of Blue Abyss, the world’s first commercial space and deep sea research and training centre to be built at RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire.

What makes an expert

What makes an expert

Press releases   •   Feb 16, 2017 14:45 GMT

A leading psychologist at Northumbria University, Newcastle believes that the human brain is adaptable enough to enable anyone to become an expert if they practice correctly.

Sick and tired – not just a figure of speech

Sick and tired – not just a figure of speech

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 16:22 GMT

​Large-scale study looks at tiredness and its associations with environment, genes, and mental and physical health.

New research trial tests benefit of exercise before and after cancer surgery

New research trial tests benefit of exercise before and after cancer surgery

Press releases   •   Feb 09, 2017 13:44 GMT

A national research trial has been launched to see if patients can benefit from a structured exercise programme before and after major abdominal surgery for colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer.