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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).


North-South health divide bigger than ever with alarming rise in deaths of northern 25-44 year olds

Posted on Wednesday 9 August 2017

Dying early (under age 75) is 20% more likely in northern compared with southern England, according to research conducted by the Universities of York and Manchester.


Graduating students awarded prizes

Posted on Friday 14 July 2017

Congratulations to all our students who graduated today at a ceremony held in Central Hall, at the University of York.


Midwifery student wins award

Posted on Tuesday 4 July 2017

Midwifery student wins Iolanthe student award


Scientists call for consistent guidelines on social media use in research

Posted on Wednesday 14 June 2017

Researchers from the Department have called for guidelines to be made available to researchers who are considering using social media


Former PhD student awarded Heart's Paper of the Year

Posted on Monday 5 June 2017

Congratulations to former PhD student, Nicole Valtorta, whose paper on the health risks of loneliness was selected as the Best Paper of 2016 by Heart


Tobacco the 'silent killer' of HIV patients say researchers

Posted on Friday 2 June 2017

Researchers from the Department have shown that tobacco use is more common among HIV positive individuals than HIV negative individuals.


Researcher awarded Newton Fund international workshop award

Posted on Wednesday 31 May 2017

Dr Noortje Uphoff, Research Fellow within the Department, has been granted a Newton Fund international workshop award.


Experts gather at York to discuss drug use among women

Posted on Thursday 25 May 2017

Some of the country’s leading experts on mental health and substance abuse will gather at the University of York next month to “end the silence” surrounding women and addiction.


Cannabis isn't the health problem - it's the tobacco you mix it with

Posted on Wednesday 24 May 2017

Europe may seem like an increasingly divided continent, but there is one thing that unites its people: an obsession with using tobacco to smoke cannabis.


Department of Health Sciences launches innovative part-time course aimed at qualified nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and physiotherapists

Posted on Friday 19 May 2017

An innovative new part-time course, MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, has been launched for September 2017 entry, which is open to qualified nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and physiotherapists.


More than half of mental health NHS patients experience relapses

Posted on Wednesday 3 May 2017

A new study has shown that approximately 53 per cent of NHS patients displayed clinical symptoms of depression and anxiety within a year after completing psychological treatments.


Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists

Posted on Friday 21 April 2017

Scientists have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total users.


New guidance issued on sexually transmitted infections: condom distribution schemes

Posted on Friday 7 April 2017

Researcher from the Department of Health Sciences involved in producing new guidelines to cover condom distribution schemes


New research will address the palliative care needs of people with motor neurone disease

Posted on Wednesday 5 April 2017

New partnership between Marie Curie and Motor Neurone Disease Association creates funding for research


Interested in starting nursing in September 2017?

Posted on Wednesday 5 April 2017

We are still accepting and reviewing limited applications for exceptional candidates on our learning disability, adult and mental health nursing programmes starting Autumn 2017


New therapy focus for depression in young people

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2017

A therapy which focuses on finding ways to engage in activities that generate positive emotions and combat negative ones could be an effective way of treating young people with depression, researchers from the Department of Health Sciences say.


Descendants of pioneering 19th Century York doctor who beat cholera to unveil memorial

Posted on Friday 10 March 2017

A memorial is to be unveiled next week in honour of the pioneering York doctor who identified that cholera is a waterborne disease.


How we could make cannabis safer for users

Posted on Thursday 2 March 2017

Researchers are calling for ways to make cannabis safer


£1.9 million to help children from deprived areas brush up on oral health

Posted on Wednesday 1 March 2017

The York Trials Unit will work with the Universities of Dundee and Sheffield on a £2million project to investigate ways of improving the oral health of young people living in deprived areas.


Innovative treatment for depression in older people is effective

Posted on Thursday 23 February 2017

An innovative psychological treatment can help older people who are suffering from lower-severity depression, say researchers in the Department of Health Sciences. It can also prevent more severe depression from developing.


Legally regulating cannabis market could help those at high risk, say experts

Posted on Tuesday 7 February 2017

A legally regulated cannabis market would result in more effective strategies aimed at helping drug users to access the right support and guidance, say researchers in the Department of Health Sciences.


Prepare for the worst: this inequality rift will tear our society apart

Posted on Friday 3 February 2017

Homelessness and child poverty have risen, the NHS is in dire financial straits, understaffed prisons have record suicide rates, the elderly lack social care – yet the rich continue to get richer, and continue to avoid taxes. This is an expression of abject moral bankruptcy.


LEGO therapies study launches new child mental health centre

Posted on Monday 30 January 2017

A new child mental health centre which uses LEGO therapies to help children with autism has been launched by staff from the Department of Health Sciences and the Hull York Medical School.


York diabetes expert Anne Phillips receives National Teaching Fellowship award

Posted on Friday 27 January 2017

Following an announcement in December 2016, Anne Phillips recently travelled to London to receive a National Teaching Fellowship.


Improving lives in one of the harshest environments in the world

Posted on Thursday 26 January 2017

The quality of life for people living in one of the harshest regions in Afghanistan has significantly improved following the implementation of a community-led programme, an evaluative study by the University of York has revealed.


MRI scans for suspected prostate cancer could improve diagnosis

Posted on Monday 23 January 2017

A researcher from the York Trials Unit and the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) has helped design and set up a study which has been hailed as the biggest leap in diagnosing prostate cancer in decades.


Society actually does want policies that benefit future generations

Posted on Thursday 19 January 2017

Rich societies like the UK are changing the planet – for the worse. Human life is taking a heavy toll on the Earth, its climate and its various ecosystems.


Hematology project aims for faster, better care for patients with blood diseases

Posted on Thursday 12 January 2017

Patients struggling with blood disorders may look forward to more rapid and efficient treatment from the outcomes of the HARMONY project, an initiative that aims to create a roadmap for better access and care for patients with various blood diseases with the use of big data.


Review shows limited progress in digitising NHS records

Posted on Wednesday 11 January 2017

Health scientists at the University of York have shown that in the 25 years since the NHS was tasked with digitising patient records there has been limited progress made.


70% of heart attack programmes failing to meet minimum standards for patient care

Posted on Tuesday 10 January 2017

More than two-thirds (70%) of heart attack programmes are failing to meet the minimum requirements for patient care, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and carried out by the Department of Health Sciences.


York collaborates with children's hospice for major new venture

Posted on Tuesday 10 January 2017

The University of York and Martin House Children’s Hospice is to launch a revolutionary new multi-disciplinary centre committed to leading research on the management, care and support of children with life-limiting conditions and their families.


York diabetes expert awarded National Teaching Fellowship

Posted on Thursday 8 December 2016

A University of York specialist practitioner has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship - the most prestigious individual award for excellence in teaching in higher education.


Nursing associate trainers

Posted on Monday 5 December 2016

The Department of Health Sciences has joined forces with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to train students in the new nursing associate role.


Record number of heart patients taking part in rehabilitation - But female patients being left behind

Posted on Friday 2 December 2016

Record numbers of people are taking part in rehabilitation following a heart attack, according to new figures released by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).


The pathways of patients

Posted on Wednesday 23 November 2016

Artist Jacob van der Beugel has collaborated with Health Sciences’ Epidemiology and Cancer Statistics Group (ECSG) and the Haematological Malignancy Research Network (HMRN) to highlight certain aspects of haematological malignancies, commonly known as blood cancers.


Global experts launch report on climate change health crisis

Posted on Monday 14 November 2016

A University of York academic is one of 48 world leading experts to contribute to the inaugural Lancet report amid warnings of a “catastrophic risk to human health” from climate change.


Classroom-based sex education programmes largely ineffectual, but incentives to stay at school can help

Posted on Tuesday 8 November 2016

A global review of school-based interventions for preventing HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and pregnancy in adolescents shows sex education programmes have no impact in lowering numbers of young people affected, although staying on at school can reduce pregnancy and some STIs.


Loneliness in later life

Posted on Tuesday 18 October 2016

Mental health researchers from the Department of Health Sciences have contributed an article to an NHS magazine about loneliness in later life.


Restart a Heart Day 2016

Posted on Monday 17 October 2016

Students and staff from Health Sciences help teach others how to 'restart a heart'.


Ian Hamilton presents to the House of Lords

Posted on Friday 14 October 2016

A lecturer from the Department of Health Sciences has been asked to present evidence to the House of Lords.


Research paper of the year award for Peter Coventry

Posted on Tuesday 4 October 2016

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has named a research study led by Dr Peter Coventry (Mental Health and Addiction Research Group) Research Paper of the Year in the neurology, mental health and dementia category.


Department hosts Thalidomide seminar

Posted on Thursday 29 September 2016

The historical and contemporary perspectives around the legacy of Thalidomide will be discussed at a seminar hosted by the Department of Health Sciences this week.


Top UN challenges

Posted on Friday 23 September 2016

A new study assessing the status of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has revealed that overweight children, adult drinking and death caused by violence continue to be significant hurdles in many nations’ development.


Olivia new Learning Disabilities editor

Posted on Wednesday 21 September 2016

Student Olivia Lindsay-Gould has become the Student Nursing Times editor for Learning Disability Nursing.


To move forwards on inequality we must not go back to grammar schools

Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2016

Income inequality is strongly correlated with low social mobility, with lower average educational performance and with bigger gaps in educational attainment between rich and poor children.


Calls for greater transparency in the release of clinical trial data

Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2016

Researchers have called for greater transparency in the public release of clinical trial data after a study revealed significant under-reporting of side effects in medical treatments.


Cancer pain toolkit wins award

Posted on Wednesday 14 September 2016

A toolkit about tackling cancer pain was highly commended at the BMA Patient Information Awards in London.


No clear threshold to diagnose and treat diabetes during pregnancy

Posted on Wednesday 14 September 2016

A new study conducted by researchers at the Universities of York and Bristol, and the NHS Bradford Institute for Health Research shows there is an urgent need to find the best threshold to balance the potential benefits and harms of diabetes treatment during pregnancy.