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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO REVOLUTIONISE SUPPORT FOR LGBT+ VETERANS

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO REVOLUTIONISE SUPPORT FOR LGBT+ VETERANS

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2021 07:00 GMT

Northumbria University and Fighting With Pride - The LGBT+ Armed Forces Charity – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a shared mission of transforming support for LGBT+ Veterans.

INNOVATIVE ANTIVIRAL COATING TO REDUCE SPREAD OF COVID-19

INNOVATIVE ANTIVIRAL COATING TO REDUCE SPREAD OF COVID-19

Press releases   •   Feb 15, 2021 07:00 GMT

Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have been backed by the Government’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to develop an antiviral coating suitable for use on everyday surfaces.

14 COULD BE PEAK AGE FOR BELIEVING IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES

14 COULD BE PEAK AGE FOR BELIEVING IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES

Press releases   •   Feb 09, 2021 08:04 GMT

Belief in conspiracy theories is heightened as adolescents reach 14 years of age, reveals new research led by Northumbria University.

Research highlights powers of recovery with Montmorency cherries
EXPERT COMMENT: Lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation: how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health

EXPERT COMMENT: Lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation: how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health

Press releases   •   Jan 26, 2021 14:59 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Tom Heffernan, Programme Leader in Psychology with Criminology, Northumbria University, explores how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health.

Northumbria staff on frontline supporting the Covid vaccination roll-out

Northumbria staff on frontline supporting the Covid vaccination roll-out

Press releases   •   Jan 18, 2021 15:32 GMT

Nursing academics from Northumbria University have been delivering Covid-19 vaccinations to priority patients, as part of the University’s continued efforts to support the frontline response to the pandemic.

Midwife’s research features in new national guidance on drinking during pregnancy

Midwife’s research features in new national guidance on drinking during pregnancy

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2021 11:45 GMT

​As thousands of people are committing to giving up alcohol during Dry January, research from a midwifery lecturer at Northumbria University has been included in new national guidance on the harms of consuming alcohol both before and during pregnancy.

EXPERT COMMENT: Walking can relieve leg pain in people with peripheral artery disease

EXPERT COMMENT: Walking can relieve leg pain in people with peripheral artery disease

Press releases   •   Jan 05, 2021 14:27 GMT

​Exercise has been used in the treatment of many medical conditions, including heart and lung diseases. But it can also play an important role in treating peripheral artery disease. Our latest review shows that for people with peripheral artery disease, exercise programmes may help improve walking ability and quality of life by relieving symptoms of leg pain, cramps, and fatigue.

Research with life-saving potential for adults with learning disabilities and autism

Research with life-saving potential for adults with learning disabilities and autism

Press releases   •   Dec 16, 2020 10:40 GMT

​A research team at Northumbria University have launched a major project exploring how carers recognise and manage deterioration in the health of people with learning disabilities and autism.

Transforming treatments for Parkinson’s disease

Transforming treatments for Parkinson’s disease

Press releases   •   Dec 15, 2020 13:28 GMT

​A revolutionary approach to targeting and treating walking problems in people with Parkinson’s disease is being developed at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Breakthrough forensic approach to help crack down on the sale of fake drugs

Breakthrough forensic approach to help crack down on the sale of fake drugs

Press releases   •   Dec 09, 2020 12:54 GMT

Fake medicines are one of the biggest health problems in the world today.

Government call for greater financial support for those waiting for Universal Credit

Government call for greater financial support for those waiting for Universal Credit

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2020 12:56 GMT

​A Northumbria University academic is calling on the Government to provide financial support to people waiting for their first Universal Credit payment.

Sleep research programme to offer free treatment to those suffering with disturbed sleep amid the pandemic

Sleep research programme to offer free treatment to those suffering with disturbed sleep amid the pandemic

Press releases   •   Nov 18, 2020 11:42 GMT

Those experiencing poor sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic are being invited to take part in an online treatment study run by sleep experts at Northumbria University.

International research to investigate the impact of social distancing measures on mental health

International research to investigate the impact of social distancing measures on mental health

Press releases   •   Nov 02, 2020 08:00 GMT

Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are investigating the effects of social distancing on mental health, quality of life and the use of social media amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

New museum resource supports health and social care professionals working with older people

New museum resource supports health and social care professionals working with older people

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2020 12:10 GMT

Northumbria University and ​Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) have joined forces to show health and social care professionals how TWAM’s museum resources and collections can support quality of life improvements for older people.

Transformative learning programme to improve workplace wellbeing and cut business costs

Transformative learning programme to improve workplace wellbeing and cut business costs

Press releases   •   Oct 27, 2020 11:06 GMT

Organisations across the UK and beyond are set to benefit from a unique NHS- academic partnership which sees a focus on staff safety and morale – and delivers significant cost savings.

Seven awards shortlisting showcases Northumbria’s nursing excellence

Seven awards shortlisting showcases Northumbria’s nursing excellence

Press releases   •   Oct 26, 2020 12:30 GMT

​Northumbria University’s reputation for excellence in nursing is being recognised at a national level after being shortlisted for a record seven titles in the annual ​Student Nursing Times Awards.

Ground-breaking projects celebrated at regional tech awards

Ground-breaking projects celebrated at regional tech awards

Press releases   •   Oct 22, 2020 15:19 BST

Ground-breaking technology projects, led by Northumbria University, have won awards and received a special commendation at an event showcasing the best of the North East’s talent.

Northumbria climbs into top 30 of UK university league table

Northumbria climbs into top 30 of UK university league table

Press releases   •   Sep 08, 2020 17:13 BST

​Northumbria University is now ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK after a significant 20 place rise in ​The Guardian University Guide 2021.

North of Tyne back scientists in green revolution

North of Tyne back scientists in green revolution

Press releases   •   Aug 27, 2020 12:14 BST

The North of Tyne Combined Authority is backing the scientists of the future with plans to boost green technology and manufacturing in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.