Screening is ‘not effective’ in the fight against domestic violence13 May 2014One in three women around the world have experienced physical or sexual violence from a partner. Although domestic violence is associated with a range of adverse health impacts, even after the abuse has ended, it is not easily identified by health care professionals, prompting some countries, notably the United States, to introduce screening programmes in healthcare settings. A new study, published online by the BMJ today [13 May], has found no evidence to support domestic violence screening.
Making schools healthier places17 April 2014New research into the effectiveness of the World Health Organisation's Health Promoting Schools framework has just been published in The Cochrane Library. This is a holistic, whole-school approach to health promotion focusing on the school’s health curriculum, its ethos and environment, and its links with families and communities.
Men who started smoking before age 11 had fatter sons2 April 2014Men who started smoking regularly before the age of 11 had sons who, on average, had 5-10kg more body fat than their peers by the time they were in their teens, according to new research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol. The researchers say this could indicate that exposure to tobacco smoke before the start of puberty may lead to metabolic changes in the next generation.
Bristol Surgical Trials Centre Launch Event24 March 2014Bristol Surgical Trials Centre Launch Event 28 March 2014, 10 am Friday 28th March 2014, 10am – 4pm Mshed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN There is no charge but, registration is required.
Alastair Hay inaugural lecture24 March 2014Professor Alastair Hay will give his inaugural lecture on Friday 28 March 2014 at 6 pm at the Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1 RJ. It is entitled: "A brief history of antibiotics in primary care – and using prisms to reduce repeat offending." 80% of all antibiotics consumed are prescribed by GPs and nurses in primary care. Professor Hay will present a brief historical perspective on the increasing use and abuse of antibiotics since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 and how recent primary care research could help prolong effectiveness for the 21st century.
Bristol Surgical Trials Centre launch21 March 2014A new centre that brings together expert scientists and surgeons to raise surgical standards and help deliver better care to thousands of patients will be officially launched on 28 March.