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News 2013

New study compares leg ulcer treatments

Posted on Tuesday 10 December 2013

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of York has found that compression stockings perform just as well as traditional bandages for the treatment of venous leg ulcers.

Barbara Hanratty has been awarded the Strutt and Harper research grant from the British Medical Association

Posted on Friday 6 December 2013

Barbara Hanratty has been awarded the Strutt and Harper research grant, from the British Medical Association, to investigate terminal care for non-cancer patients.

BaBY is growing: researchers to examine depression during pregnancy and early motherhood

Posted on Tuesday 3 December 2013

University of York researchers and their clinical NHS colleagues are expanding a project to investigate the health and well-being of newborn babies and their parents to include a study of depression during pregnancy and early motherhood.

York nursing student one of health’s top innovators

Posted on Thursday 21 November 2013

A University of York nursing student has been named as one of the UK’s top 50 innovators in healthcare by the Health Services Journal.

Five discipline-hopping internship projects available for 2014

Posted on Thursday 31 October 2013

Five discipline-hopping internship projects are available for 2014. The projects include two involving Health Sciences: Capturing the health and environmental costs of chronic disease risk factors (Health Sciences and Environment) and Using data sonification to promote public health risk communications (Theatre, Film and TV and Health Sciences).

Best improvement for children and young people

Posted on Thursday 17 October 2013

A collaboration between the Department of Health Sciences and Leeds Children's Diabetes team has been awarded a 2013 QIC award.

Chief Nursing Officer opens newly-modernised healthcare teaching unit

Posted on Thursday 17 October 2013

NHS England’s Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings officially opened the University of York’s newly extended and modernised Clinical Simulation Unit this week.

International award for York health scientists

Posted on Tuesday 8 October 2013

Two University of York academics are to receive an international award at the European Parliament in recognition of their development of a new approach to social justice.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Posted on Friday 4 October 2013

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Health Sciences has received an Athena SWAN Bronze award.

Is the world listening? Tackling the chronic health issues of adolescents

Posted on Friday 27 September 2013

A striking multi-media installation focusing on the challenges facing young people coping with chronic disease has its premiere at the University of York this week.

University of York celebrates the work of NHS mentors

Posted on Monday 23 September 2013

The University of York’s Department of Health Sciences is celebrating the outstanding contribution of NHS mentors to student nursing and midwifery education with the presentation of its annual mentor awards.

University of York launches new Biomedical Sciences degree

Posted on Tuesday 17 September 2013

The University of York is launching a new undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences focusing on the science underpinning medicine.

Copper bracelets and magnetic wrist straps fail to help rheumatoid arthritis, says York research

Posted on Tuesday 17 September 2013

Copper bracelets and magnet wrist straps have no real effect on pain, swelling, or disease progression in rheumatoid arthritis, according to new findings from a study conducted at the University of York.

Out of sight, out of mind?

Posted on Friday 13 September 2013

Care home residents are often not included in studies about older people’s health, according to research published today in Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society.

An Introduction to Applied Multilevel Analysis

Posted on Tuesday 10 September 2013

We are pleased to offer 'An Introduction to Applied Multilevel Analysis' a postgraduate course due to run from the 4-7 December 2013.

Chair in Cardiovascular Health

Posted on Wednesday 4 September 2013

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic research leader involved in major collaborations in cardiovascular health.

Acupuncture can be considered as one of the physical therapies for relieving osteoarthritis knee pain

Posted on Thursday 29 August 2013

A new systematic review by academics at the University of York suggests that acupuncture is at least as effective as other physical therapies for short-term relief from the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee.

YUSU Award for Amy Bascombe

Posted on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Second year nursing student, Amy Bascombe, has swept the board at the recent York Students’ Union award ceremony.

Nursing lecturer wins Supervisor of the Year award

Posted on Thursday 25 July 2013

Congratulations to Steph Millns-Sizer, a nursing lecturer in the Department, who has been awarded ‘Supervisor of the Year 2013’ at a recent celebration event at the University of York.

Student nurses raise funds for charity to help colleagues in India

Posted on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Student nurses at the University of York are raising money to send equipment and textbooks to help to provide free healthcare to some of the poorest and most in need people in rural communities in Southern India.

Study demonstrates link between reclassification of cannabis and cannabis psychosis

Posted on Friday 19 July 2013

Researchers from the University of York have demonstrated that the change in cannabis declassification in 2009 has coincided with a significant increase in hospital admissions for cannabis psychosis - rather than the decrease it was intended to produce.

Making Memories, making history

Posted on Tuesday 16 July 2013

A newly published book of fictional stories, written by University of York students and inspired by the memories of York's older residents, includes a foreword by Dame Joan Bakewell.

Two funded PhD studentships from the Departments of Health Sciences and Environment

Posted on Wednesday 10 July 2013

We are delighted to invite applications for two innovative and interdisciplinary PhD studentships to investigate the links between population health and ecosystem health. The full-time 3-year studentships will commence in January 2014.

New Masters in Public Health student video

Posted on Wednesday 19 June 2013

A snapshot of what it's like to be a student on the programme.

Health Sciences PhD student awarded the 2013 Fred Yates prize

Posted on Wednesday 12 June 2013

PhD student Jaime Delgadillo, from the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group, who has been awarded the 2013 Fred Yates prize.

Researchers recommend clearer national guidance on the role of community nursing assistants

Posted on Tuesday 11 June 2013

A pioneering study led by researchers from the University of York highlights the role and contribution of community nursing assistants and their potential impact on patient experience.

Improving patient care

Posted on Friday 31 May 2013

National report highlights York nursing students’ role in NHS Change Day

Yorkshire and Humber research support service receives major award

Posted on Monday 13 May 2013

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has renewed its funding of £5.25m to the University of Sheffield to manage the Yorkshire and Humber Research Design Service (RDSYH) – a collaboration that includes the University of York - for a further five years.

Study reveals pressure ulcer research uncertainties

Posted on Wednesday 8 May 2013

A new study involving researchers at the Department of Health Sciences has revealed substantial areas of doubt and uncertainty about the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

Funding award for Clinical Research Group as part of the national Mental Health Research Network

Posted on Tuesday 7 May 2013

Dr Liz Hughes has been awarded a grant to convene a Sexual Health and Mental Health Clinical Research Group.

Learning Disability Student wins national Student Nursing Times award

Posted on Thursday 2 May 2013

Jemma Pogson, a third year Health Sciences learning disability student, has won the Nursing Times Outstanding Contribution to Practice Placement Award at the 2013 Student Nursing Times Awards. The awards are open to all nursing students across the UK and this award is a generic award that spans all fields of practice, across the whole of the UK, and is an outstanding achievement.

'Smoking and mental health' a new report by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Posted on Monday 8 April 2013

Professor Simon Gilbody, Steve Parrott and Qi Wu have contributed to a new report by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

New study suggests social status, ethnicity and maternal age can predict which women are at an increased risk of operative births in the UK

Posted on Wednesday 20 March 2013

Independent maternal demographic factors such as social status, ethnicity and maternal age can predict the likelihood of operative births in the UK, according to a new study by researchers from the University of York.

York nursing students swap uniforms for pyjamas

Posted on Friday 8 March 2013

University of York nursing students will swap their uniforms for pyjamas this week as they find out what it’s like to be a patient.

New research to test success of prison drugs initiative

Posted on Friday 22 February 2013

New research led by the University of York will carry out a detailed appraisal of Drug Recovery Wings which have been established in 11 prisons in England and Wales.

Unsung in his own land, John Snow is a hero who saved countless lives

Posted on Tuesday 19 February 2013

A Yorkshire Post interview with Professor's Karl Atkin and Hilary Graham about John Snow.

3 PhD Research Studentships in Health Sciences

Posted on Thursday 31 January 2013

Applications are now invited for three PhD studentships to start in October 2013.

York delegation, including Anne Phillips from Health Sciences, explores health links with India and Sri Lanka

Posted on Friday 18 January 2013

A delegation from the University of York and Hull York Medical School is visiting India and Sri Lanka to promote new health-focused and academic links with the two countries.

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