Could a Mediterranean diet and exercise reduce your dementia risk?

Researchers at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham are searching for volunteers to take part in a new study to see whether eating a Mediterranean-style diet and being more physically active could improve brain function and reduce dementia risk. A Mediterranean-style diet is rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts and legumes, wholegrain cereals, fish and olive oil with limited intake of dairy foods, red meat and confectionery, such as sweet pastries. Red wine is the typical … Continue reading “Could a Mediterranean diet and exercise reduce your dementia risk?”

Adrenal tumours: new research recommends update to healthcare guidelines

Global guidelines on managing the care of patients diagnosed with common types of adrenal tumours should be updated, say researchers following a study carried out by an international collaboration. The research, a systematic review and meta-analysis published in Annals of Internal Medicine, is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham – part of Birmingham Health Partners – and the Mayo Clinic in the US.  It was supported by the National Institute for Health Research Birmingham … Continue reading “Adrenal tumours: new research recommends update to healthcare guidelines”

Birmingham in €4m project to train researchers to improve sight-saving treatments

Treatment of diseases of the back of the eye such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease is set to be improved with a €4m EU-funded project led by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in partnership with BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham. The project, ORBITAL, will contribute to research which could lead to more widespread use of less invasive drug delivery methods such as eye drops, contact lenses and microneedle technologies, instead … Continue reading “Birmingham in €4m project to train researchers to improve sight-saving treatments”

UK’s first remote ultrasound performed over 5G network

BHP founder member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) recently hosted the UK’s first demonstration of a remote-controlled ultrasound scan over a public 5G network, at an event which showcased how 5G can transform healthcare and the emergency services. The demo, in partnership with BT and WM5G, was hosted by the Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre’s (MD-TEC) prestigious simulation lab, located in the Institute of Translational Medicine. The showcase brings the concept of … Continue reading “UK’s first remote ultrasound performed over 5G network”

Experts finalise surgical guidelines that will save thousands of lives worldwide

BHP research experts from the University of Birmingham have convened a gathering of medical professionals in Dubai to finalise international surgical guidelines that will help to save thousands of lives in Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMIC) countries. The National Institute for Health Research Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery (NIHR GHRU) gathered experts to finalise International Guidelines on Surgical Site Infection – essential guidance that will help standardise and improve practice in surgery. Surgical … Continue reading “Experts finalise surgical guidelines that will save thousands of lives worldwide”