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Could yoga benefit older people with long-term health conditions?

Posted on Monday 3 December 2018

Researchers are investigating the clinical benefits and cost effectiveness of a specially-adapted yoga programme for older people with multiple long-term health conditions.

Early warnings of the health impacts of climate change are becoming louder and stronger

Posted on Thursday 29 November 2018

More people worldwide are vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change than ever before, according to a major new report involving researchers at the University of York.

Research priorities for children and young people with life-limiting conditions: MHRC researchers publish review of papers

Posted on Friday 9 November 2018

There is limited high-quality research in many aspects of care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

Comment: Inequality of education in the UK among highest of rich nations

Posted on Friday 2 November 2018

Many people, across the political spectrum, see education as the key to solving all inequalities.

Widening North-South gap blamed on poverty related deaths in younger adults

Posted on Thursday 1 November 2018

A major study involving the University of York has identified socioeconomic deprivation as a major factor in a sharp rise in deaths among 25 to 44-year-olds living in the North of England.

Expert reaction: Home Office reschedules cannabis-based products for medicinal use

Posted on Thursday 18 October 2018

An expert in addiction and mental health reacts to the Home Office announcement that cannabis-based products can be used to treat some medical conditions from 1 November 2018.

Student has surprising finish to her nurse training

Posted on Wednesday 26 September 2018

Final year nursing student Emma Bower wins award

Student to take part in Nursing Times Careers event

Posted on Tuesday 11 September 2018

Third year mental health student to take part in national Nursing Times event

York awarded funding for mental health network

Posted on Thursday 6 September 2018

The University of York has secured £1.2m funding to form an innovative mental health network which will focus on improving physical health and reducing health inequalities for people with severe mental illness.

More support needed to give overseas doctors confidence in interpersonal skills

Posted on Monday 3 September 2018

More emphasis should be put on improving the interpersonal skills of overseas doctors wanting to work in the NHS as GPs, a new study has suggested.

Secondhand smoke causing thousands of still births in developing countries

Posted on Friday 27 July 2018

Exposure to secondhand smoke is causing thousands of still births in developing countries

Students complete Council of Deans student leadership programme

Posted on Tuesday 24 July 2018

Three nursing students and one midwifery student have just completed a four month Student Leadership programme run by the Council of Deans.

NHS at 70

Posted on Tuesday 10 July 2018

In the 70th year of the NHS, we look at the University's role in the rise of evidence-based healthcare

Department welcomes student on internship from University of Pennsylvania

Posted on Tuesday 3 July 2018

Jordan Lindekens, a fourth year nursing student from the University of Pennsylvania, is doing an eight-week internship with us

Department visited by former student

Posted on Wednesday 27 June 2018

Charlotte Campbell recently visited the Department to catch up with Child branch lead Claire Metcalfe about her nursing career since she qualified in 2015.

Social media use in research

Posted on Tuesday 26 June 2018

Researchers face complex ethical considerations when using social media data

Taking the inequality debate to the next level

Posted on Wednesday 20 June 2018

How do you follow up one of the most successful books "The Spirit Level?"

University researchers secure £2.4m for five-year programme.

Posted on Tuesday 19 June 2018

A team led by the University of York and Hull-York Medical School has secured a £2.4m grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

How much should we spend on the NHS?

Posted on Friday 15 June 2018

As the NHS approaches its 70th birthday, consensus is growing that it needs more money.

Rising number of older and female cannabis users developing health problems

Posted on Thursday 14 June 2018

Researchers at the University of York have shown that there has been a 118% rise in those aged over 40 presenting to specialist drug treatment services citing cannabis as their primary health concern.

Baby Friendly successful re-accreditation

Posted on Thursday 10 May 2018

The Department of Health Sciences is delighted that its undergraduate BA (Hons) Midwifery Practice has been successfully re-accredited as ‘Baby Friendly’ by UNICEF.

NIHR Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber (RDS YH) secured funding

Posted on Wednesday 9 May 2018

Five-year contract awarded to the NIHR Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber (RDS YH)

Mental health Student Nurse of the Year awarded to Health Sciences student

Posted on Monday 30 April 2018

Joe Atkinson, a third-year nursing student from the Department, has been named Student Nurse of the Year in the category of mental health at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018.

Student shortlisted for an award by the Student Nursing Times magazine

Posted on Thursday 12 April 2018

Third year mental health student nominated for Student Nurse of the Year award

University SWAT team to improve UK medical trials

Posted on Friday 6 April 2018

A team led by researchers at the University of York will be testing ways to improve clinical trials in the NHS.

Senior Midwifery Lecturer receives Travel Fellowship Award

Posted on Monday 19 March 2018

Dr Cathryn Britton, Senior lecturer in Midwifery and Lead Midwife for Education has been awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship.

Why some older people turn to cannabis for pain relief

Posted on Tuesday 20 February 2018

45 to 65 age group are showing the highest proportion of household spending on cannabis, rather than the younger generation

Sigma award given to Professor Steven Ersser

Posted on Friday 9 February 2018

Professor Steven Ersser, has been recognised for the International Nurse Researchers Hall of Fame Award.

Midwifery Society to host Baby Loss and Bereavement Care Conference

Posted on Thursday 8 February 2018

MidSoc, the University of York’s student midwifery society are delighted to be hosting a conference on Baby Loss and Bereavement Care.

Announcing the passing of Professor Alan Maynard

Posted on Monday 5 February 2018

The University of York is deeply saddened to announce that Alan Maynard, Emeritus Professor of Health Economics and Founding Director of the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, has passed away.

Gap between rich and poor widening, according to Oxfam report

Posted on Tuesday 23 January 2018

The gap between the super-rich and the rest of the world widened last year as wealth continued to be owned by a small minority, a report by Oxfam has revealed.

Key role in antimicrobial resistance workshop

Posted on Thursday 11 January 2018

York researchers convene the UK-India workshop on drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Study suggests screening could prevent a quarter of hip fractures

Posted on Monday 18 December 2017

Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women, new research involving the Department of Health Sciences suggests

Health Sciences student wins Sue Pembrey award 2017

Posted on Monday 11 December 2017

Freedom Nwokedi was one of two winners of the national 2017 Sue Pembrey Award.

Children bear the brunt of second-hand smoke in Bangladesh

Posted on Monday 11 December 2017

Children in Bangladesh are being exposed to high levels of second-hand smoke despite laws banning smoking in public spaces, a study carried out by the researchers in the Department of Health Sciences

Researcher to help improve access to psychological therapies (IAPT)

Posted on Thursday 7 December 2017

Senior lecturer within the Department to work alongside colleagues at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust in a new study

York Trials Unit celebrates 21 years of success in healthcare

Posted on Tuesday 28 November 2017

The University of York is celebrating the 21st anniversary of its ground breaking trials unit, which has helped improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare.

Women and drugs - mental health lecturer to feature in Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4

Posted on Monday 27 November 2017

Ian Hamilton, mental health lecturer in the Department, has recently been looking at the issue around women and drugs.

Drug deaths increase as fewer people access treatment

Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017

The latest drug-treatment figures from Public Health England show that the UK’s current approach is failing to reduce drug-related deaths, which are now at an all-time high.

Yorkshire Inner Wheel clubs raise over £4,800 for pioneering blood cancer research project

Posted on Wednesday 8 November 2017

Fundraisers from across Yorkshire have presented researchers in the Department with a cheque for £4,812.06 towards a unique research project into blood cancers.

PhD student wins New Investigator Award

Posted on Tuesday 31 October 2017

A PhD student from the Department has received an award for research as part of his studies

Global experts report on climate change and health

Posted on Tuesday 31 October 2017

Professor Hilary Graham from the Department is one of the expert speakers at the launch of a major report on global progress in addressing health and climate change.

Street Lottery

Posted on Wednesday 18 October 2017

Researchers contribute to a new report calling for regulation of cannabis

Staff and students to take part in Restart a Heart day

Posted on Friday 13 October 2017

Staff from the Department of Health Sciences and Chemistry, together with nursing students, are taking part in this year’s Restart a Heart campaign on 16 October.

Prisoners recovering from addiction encounter ‘cliff edge’ with little support on release

Posted on Thursday 5 October 2017

A new report warns that drug recovery work in prison is largely futile unless suitable accommodation and support are available to prisoners after release.

Women’s deaths from drug misuse up 95 per cent in a decade

Posted on Monday 2 October 2017

Channel 4 news highlights issue with rise in death from drug misuse in women

Breaking through despite the odds

Posted on Monday 2 October 2017

Department welcomes Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu to present public lecture

Department chairs lecture in support of World Mental Health Day

Posted on Friday 29 September 2017

Don't let my past be your future

Frontline police benefit from specialist mental health training

Posted on Monday 11 September 2017

Providing frontline police officers with specialist training in mental health issues greatly improves their knowledge, attitude and confidence in responding to such incidents, a trial reveals.

Successful registration of York Trials Unit as a UKCRC Clinical Trials Unit

Posted on Friday 25 August 2017

York Trials Unit (YTU) has been successful in its registration as a UKCRC Clinical Trials Unit (CTU).