Subjects: Health Care
Senior lecturer is ‘on board’ with appointment to independent think tank
A globally influential charity which works to promote the benefits of workforce professional development has welcomed a Northumbria University academic to its national board.
Online diary helps NHS and care staff monitor changes in wellbeing and get support
A new online diary has been developed to help health and care staff monitor changes in their wellbeing during the pandemic and signposts where individuals can access help when it is needed.
Midwife’s research features in new national guidance on drinking during pregnancy
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.
New museum resource supports health and social care professionals working with older people
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.
Impact and resistance training boosts bone strength and muscle function in those with Crohn’s disease, according to new research
Research from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has shown the important role specific types of exercise can play in the management of bone loss, fatigue and muscle dysfunction for those with Crohn’s disease.
Students join emergency services in simulated terrorism training incident
Nursing students have taken part in a staged firearms training event designed to give doctors and paramedics a taste of working in a mass casualty terrorist incident.
Funding to help hospital staff manage night shift fatigue
Hospital staff are set to benefit from a new study that aims to help them manage the tiredness and fatigue they experience when working night shifts.
Northumbria projects receive share of £11m digital data research funding
Recent media reports about the use and exploitation of personal data have increased public awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of sharing information online.
BAFTA nomination for virtual reality game that helps dementia research
An innovative virtual reality game co-designed by an architect at Northumbria University which aims to help the fight against dementia has been shortlisted for a BAFTA award.
Funding for new research to end FGM
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle have been awarded more than £350,000 to carry out research which aims to eradicate the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
EXPERT COMMENT: How to talk to your doctor about information you find online
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Elizabeth Sillence and PhD Researcher and Demonstrator, Lauren Georgia Bussey, write about talking to your doctor about what you find online for The Conversation.
Northumbria University hosts European research partners
Academics from four countries travelled to Northumbria University, Newcastle, to discuss the next steps for a three-year education and research patient-safety project.
EXPERT COMMENT - The ‘French paradox’ turned out to be an illusion, but it led to some interesting research
Everybody loved the French paradox. It was a term coined in 1980 by French scientists in their paper on heart disease and fat intake. It refers to the fact that, despite consuming a diet high in saturated fat, French people have relatively low levels of coronary heart disease, especially when compared with people in Britain.
Northumbria University supports world’s first commercial space and deep sea research and training centre
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.
Northumbria academic to address United Nations conference
A biostatistics expert from Northumbria University, Newcastle has been invited to talk at a prestigious United Nations conference about eliminating the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Research into veterans’ substance misuse
Reasons why veterans with substance misuse have difficulty in seeking and engaging with help have been identified in new research by Northumbria University, Newcastle.
First students in the UK due to graduate from a new pre-nursing course
Eleven nursing students from the north east are to become some of the first students in the UK to graduate after completing a new pre-nurse training programme delivered by Northumbria University, Newcastle and the NHS.
North East showcases pioneering course at national nursing conference
A unique approach to nurse training is being showcased at a major conference this week.
Sick and tired – not just a figure of speech
Large-scale study looks at tiredness and its associations with environment, genes, and mental and physical health.