Tag / health and life sciences
Press releases • Jul 06, 2020 13:15 BST
Lockdown could be bad for you back. Thanks to measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are now working from home. This means you might not be moving around as much, and your home desk setup (and the posture you adopt while working) might not be as good as it should be. These are all things that can lead to back pain.
Press releases • Jun 29, 2020 12:43 BST
Northumbria University’s growing global reputation for academic excellence has been reinforced after becoming the highest placed UK university in the latest world rankings.
Press releases • Jun 24, 2020 11:34 BST
A Professor in Northumbria University’s Department of Applied Sciences has won a top national award from The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Press releases • Jun 23, 2020 12:21 BST
Researchers at Northumbria University are testing and developing a range of smart digital technologies to help some of the most vulnerable people in society live more independently.
Press releases • Jun 22, 2020 07:00 BST
Psychologists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have provided the first scientific evidence of the link between violent behaviour towards the telecommunications sector and 5G COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs.
Press releases • Jun 20, 2020 22:10 BST
One in four adults in the UK are experiencing food insecurity, which is likely to have left them susceptible to hunger and potential malnutrition, during the COVID-19 pandemic. That is the main finding of a survey published today by Feeding Britain and Northumbria University’s Healthy Living Lab.
Press releases • Jun 12, 2020 12:16 BST
Four out of ten university students have reported they are worried that they will run out of food as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The findings have been submitted to the UK Education Select Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services.
Press releases • Jun 12, 2020 10:53 BST
A team of students selected by the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment, a collaborative initiative between Northumbria and Newcastle universities, will be competing as finalists for their biotech-based design project in the Biodesign Challenge Summit 2020, June 15-19.
Press releases • Jun 08, 2020 10:00 BST
A new study has revealed that almost 13,000 tonnes of microfibres, equivalent to two rubbish trucks every day, are being released into European marine environments every year – but this could be reduced by as much as 30% if we made a small change to our laundry habits. The findings have been published by the scientific journal PLOS ONE for World Oceans Day on Monday 8 June.
Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown
Press releases • Jun 08, 2020 08:30 BST
In a study conducted by Northumbria University around half of the children who received free school meal vouchers are reporting a significant drop in their intake of fruit and vegetables since schools closed due to COVID-19 in March, yet many reported a large increase in consumption of sugary drinks and snacks.
Press releases • Jun 04, 2020 14:45 BST
Our first digital-only edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.
Press releases • May 28, 2020 11:31 BST
The first students to graduate from the UK’s first ever Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship scheme have joined the frontline at Newcastle Hospitals in the midst of the global pandemic.
Press releases • May 27, 2020 12:01 BST
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools and gyms. Dr Tara Hipwood, lecturer in architecture at Northumbria University, suggests that changes in commuting or work habits will prompt a fundamental shift in what people perceive as priority features in the home, with outdoor space and a home office high up the list.
Press releases • May 20, 2020 11:51 BST
The ongoing situation and school closures as result of Covid-19 have a number of different implications for the education sector. Dr Emily Mann and Dr Jackie Shinwell of Northumbria University’s Healthy Living Lab explored the impact of the coronavirus crisis in terms of learning loss in this blog for Schools North East.
Press releases • May 19, 2020 10:52 BST
Scientists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have joined a research consortium backed by the UK government to help fight COVID-19.
Press releases • May 15, 2020 14:34 BST
People who have recently experienced loss of smell are being urged to participate in a survey as a new global research group investigates the symptom as a marker of COVID-19.
Press releases • May 06, 2020 16:15 BST
As the country gears up to commemorate VE Day, academics at Northumbria University are delighted to have played a vital role in the development of a new smartphone app which helps UK military veterans find support services they need; whether that’s health services, jobs or housing.
Press releases • Apr 21, 2020 15:27 BST
Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded £100,000 to Northumbria University to examine the prevalence of social isolation and loneliness among UK war widows.
Press releases • Apr 21, 2020 08:41 BST
If you are finding yourself having extremely weird dreams during lockdown, you are not alone. In an article written for The Conversation, Jason Ellis, a Professor in Psychology at Northumbria University and Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research, explains what’s going on after hours.
EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus is a breeding ground for conspiracy theories – here’s why that’s a serious problem
Press releases • Mar 03, 2020 11:47 GMT
Dr Daniel Jolley, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University and Pia Lamberty PhD Researcher in Social and Legal Psychology at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, explain why the spread of conspiracy theories relating to coronavirus could be as harmful to society as the virus itself.