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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).


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.