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The parents of a baby boy who died in hospital have appeared in court accused of child cruelty. Hannah Henry, 20, and Alistair Walker, 26, faced magistrates charged in connection with the death of three-month-old Ah'kiell Walker. Ah'kiell died at Bristol Children's Hospital on Sunday evening, having been rushed to…
When considering admitting patients over the age of 65 for acute hospital care, alternatives such as hospital at home, admission to a local community hospital or extended stays and treatment in A&E are a viable option say researchers from the University of Bristol and the University for the West of…
Parents of children who died on a cardiac ward have slammed an independent review into the hospital which cared for them as a "cover-up and a whitewash". The review found families were let down by Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, with low staffing levels meaning a ward was under strain…
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded a team of UK scientists a £1.75m grant to study how a specific genetic variant known to increase risk for dementia affects the brain. The researchers – from Cardiff, Bristol and Oxford Universities – are combining their expertise to study how patterns of…
Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and City University London say the findings of a study on female genital mutilation could help prevent the practise in the UK. The study led by Dr Aida Abzhaparova (UWE Bristol) and Professor Debra Salmon (City University London) was…
Researchers at the University of Bristol have received more than £2.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for research that aims to increase the safety and well-being of victims of domestic violence and abuse (DVA). Reaching Everyone Programme of Research On Violence In diverse Domestic Environments (REPROVIDE)…
Many children suffering from the trauma of sexual abuse can benefit from a therapy using creative methods, according to a study by Durham and Bristol universities. The therapy offered by the NSPCC, called Letting the Future In, gives children a chance to talk about their abuse experiences and to express…
A new research study launched today identifies the key factors that influence how well children in care do in schools in England. The fact most children in care lag behind their peers in their educational achievement has long been a concern. However, this latest research from the universities of Bristol…
Seven men have been charged by police as part of an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Bristol. The men, aged between 21 and 28, face a string of allegations including rape, trafficking and supplying drugs. Police said the alleged incidents took place between 2009 and 2013, involving seven girls…
A psychiatrist has told an inquest there were "significant failings" in the months leading up to a mentally-ill women throwing herself off a cliff while cradling her newborn baby. Charlotte Bevan walked out of St Michael's Hospital in Bristol on December 2 last year with Zaani Tiana Bevan-Malbrouck. Both Ms…
A study led by the University of Bristol, in collaboration with University of Central Lancashire, found many GPs and practice nurses are uncertain how to manage consultations involving children exposed to domestic violence. The research has led to the development of a new training programme for clinicians dealing with some…
A booklet written by a researcher from the University of Bristol with the aim of helping friends and family members to support victims of domestic abuse is being distributed to hundreds of locations across the city. Called ‘It might be nothing, but it could mean everything’, the 20-page booklet was…
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