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Meaningful and Measurable, a collaborative action research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) brought together three academic organisations, eight practice partners and four national stakeholder organisations (across Scotland and Wales) with a shared interest: adopting a focus on personal outcomes in health, social care and other…
Professor Fiona Nolan has taken up her position as Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Mental Health Nursing Practice Research at the University of Essex. The new Professorship, in the School of Health and Human Sciences at Essex, is the result of a new strategic partnership between the University, the…
High blood pressure - especially in middle age - is linked to dementia, the American Heart Association (AHA) has said in a statement. A review of existing studies led AHA experts to conclude that high blood pressure "disrupts the structure and function of cerebral blood vessels". This leads to damage…
Researchers from City, University of London have developed a serious game in collaboration with mental health service users to support and prepare people being discharged from secure mental health services into the community. The study, which is published in the journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, shows how such…
New research offered at London South Bank University (LSBU) will enable social work students to learn to see through the eyes of experts. LSBU has received funding support from the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust to launch a research project to establish whether final year social work students can learn…
A simple brain training technique is helping people with long-term medical conditions manage their diagnosis better than those who do not, according to new research. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to and focusing on what is happening around you at that moment. It is a simple form of…
A new study conducted by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool (MCPCIL) shows the positive impact and reach podcasts can have on palliative care globally. MCPCIL was formed in 2004 and is a partnership between the University of Liverpool, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and…
Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March – the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D – according to a new study led by the University of Glasgow. The study, which is published in the AmericanJournal of Epidemiology,…
A recent study from academics at City, University of London has shown that the 2008 recession in Europe was associated with adverse health outcomes, as the crisis was linked to an increase in the number of suicides and mental health problems. However, in the review of studies the City authors…
Jeremy Hunt has published details of how a record £816 million investment in NHS research - announced in the spending review - will be spent. Research projects covering mental health, dementia and antimicrobial resistance have all secured a slice of the investment, the Health Secretary announced. Mr Hunt said: "The…
Regular exercise could cancel out the risk of death from serious illnesses linked to alcohol, research has shown. A study has found that moderate physical activity counteracts the "biological disease pathways" of high alcohol intake, which can lead to fatal heart disease, stroke and several type of cancer. Researchers, who…
Tiny particles breathed in and taken into the brain through air pollution could be linked to diseases such as Alzheimer's, research has found. Experts have discovered the presence of magnetic nanoparticles, which have previously been associated with the development of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, in the human brain. But,…