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ALSPAC beats Banksy, Wallace and Gromit, Brunel and Concorde! 29 May 2014 An artist has filled in an image of a hot air balloon left empty on his hand-drawn map of Bristol after asking local people for their design ideas.
  • ALSPAC beats Banksy, Wallace and Gromit, Brunel and Concorde! 29 May 2014 An artist has filled in an image of a hot air balloon left empty on his hand-drawn map of Bristol after asking local people for their design ideas.
  • New BMJ editorial published on why schools should promote well-being 16 May 2014 An editorial in the BMJ co-authored by Prof. Rona Campbell
  • Bristol Professors elected to Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowships 14 May 2014 Two Professors in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry have been recognised for their contributions to medical science with their election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
  • Screening is ‘not effective’ in the fight against domestic violence 13 May 2014 One 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.
  • Ground-breaking research centre set to revolutionise asthma care 13 May 2014 A new research centre to improve the lives of people with asthma is being launched today [13 May], bringing together experts from across the UK to find better treatments and make them available faster than ever before.
  • Making schools healthier places 17 April 2014 New 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 sons 2 April 2014 Men 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 Event 24 March 2014 Bristol 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 lecture 24 March 2014 Professor 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 launch 21 March 2014 A 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.
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