Professor Chris Whitty awarded honorary doctorate by Northumbria University
The UK government’s Chief Medical Advisor, Professor Chris Whitty, has received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Northumbria University in recognition of his clinical and academic contributions and his outstanding leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chair of the Royal College of Physicians honoured by Northumbria University
Chair of the Royal College of Physicians, Professor David Croisdale-Appleby OBE, has received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Northumbria University, Newcastle, in recognition of his distinguished career in health and social policy and his commitment to representing the interests of oppressed, vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the world.
Leading academic receives prestigious children's food award
A leading academic at Northumbria University, Newcastle has received a prestigious award for her pioneering work into school breakfast clubs and holiday hunger.
Twins on a mission to raise staggering £100,000 for the British Heart Foundation
Northumbria University alumnus Jonathan Stretton-Downes and his twin brother David are aiming to raise £100,000 with the ‘SIX TIMES OPEN’ campaign, inspired by Jonathan’s sixth heart surgery in Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital in early 2017.
EXPERT COMMENT: Smoking harms not just your physical health, but your mental health too
Tom Heffernan, Programme Leader in Psychology with Criminology, and Anna-Marie Marshall, PhD researcher and demonstrator at Northumbria University, write about smoking for The Conversation.
Experts gather as infant mental health comes under the spotlight
Almost 200 specialists from across the region have gathered at Northumbria University to find out about the support it can offer practitioners on issues surrounding infant mental health.
High blood pressure lowers significantly after drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice
Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication, according to new research from Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Global experts to debate the latest in diet, exercise and sports performance
Some of the world’s leading researchers will present the latest findings in how diets, supplements and exercise can affect health and sporting performance at a major conference in Newcastle next week (15-17 December).
COMMENT: Living longer, sicker lives? Make lifestyle changes to remain healthier in old age
Life expectancy across the world is growing, but the number of those extra years in which we’re healthy is not rising at the same rate.
Better care by nurses for older people
New research from Northumbria University could revolutionise the way nurses care for the older people.
COMMENT: Does the food children eat for breakfast fuel exam grades?
Pam L Graham, Senior Research Assistant in Health and Life Sciences, discusses how a good breakfast influences how we think and learn.
Honour for inspirational health visitor
The Institute of Health Visitors has recognised a Northumbria lecturer as an exceptional leader who is making a real difference to children and families in England.
University enhances the health of communication in hospitals
Northumbria University is delivering master classes to equip health care professionals with the skills and confidence needed when dealing with difficult clinical conversations.
NHS lung transplant patients fare better than publicly-insured Americans
British cystic fibrosis patients who receive lung transplants fare significantly better in the long-term than Americans with either public or private health care insurance according to a new study published today (Tuesday 24 March).
Experts examine footballers’ impact on school children’s fitness
Experts from Northumbria University are examining the impact of a school wellbeing course offered by the Newcastle United Foundation.
Research aims to improve Travellers’ health
Health care services have a challenge in meeting the multiple and complex needs of Traveller communities according to new research published by Northumbria University, Newcastle.
International expert in medical education visits Northumbria
One of the world’s leading experts in medical and health professions education will present a series of public lectures at Northumbria University, Newcastle later this month.