Traumatic brain injuries can increase risk of stroke for up to five years

Stroke risk for patients with traumatic brain injuries is at its highest in the four months following injury and remains significant for up to five years post-injury, finds a new systematic review led by a team at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a global health problem affecting over 60 … Continue reading “Traumatic brain injuries can increase risk of stroke for up to five years”

98% of over 80s have strong antibody response after second Pfizer dose

A study led by BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham and supported by the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium has found that 98% of people aged 80 or over who had two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine had a strong antibody immune response. The research involved 100 people aged 80 to 96, who were living … Continue reading “98% of over 80s have strong antibody response after second Pfizer dose”

Entrepreneur Academy launched to support health and social innovators across West Midlands

The Meridian Health and Social Care Entrepreneur Academy is launching this month (April 2021) which aims to support health and social care innovators across the West Midlands. The Academy is being led by BHP member the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) and will be supported by the Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainability … Continue reading “Entrepreneur Academy launched to support health and social innovators across West Midlands”