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2012-10-26 12:40:05

Group chaired by University of Leicester forensic pathology expert recommends Department of Health should create national autopsy imaging service The NHS should implement a non-invasive alternative to autopsies, according to a Department of Health-commissioned report by leading UK experts within the field of post-mortem cross-sectional imaging. The NHS Implementation Sub-Group of the Department of Health's Post Mortem, Forensic and Disaster Imaging Group (PMFDI) has called on the NHS to...

2012-10-09 14:15:44

Research will include widest range of groups to be investigated in a single study Britain's most comprehensive study of hate crime is being launched this month in Leicester by a specialist research team at the University of Leicester. Criminologists from the University are starting a major two-year project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, examining the experiences of those who are victimized because of their identity, vulnerability or perceived 'difference' in the...

2012-10-03 15:27:18

Mental health workers are more likely to be depressed or anxious when they experience discrimination from their managers than when it comes from patients, a study has found. Discrimination from the patients' visitors also causes more distress than discrimination from the patients. A research team led by Professor Stephen Wood at the University of Leicester's School of Management looked at the effects of prejudice, including sex, racial and age discrimination, from different groups of...

Plastic And Papyrus Used In Restoration Project
2012-09-20 11:52:24

Environmental scheme funded by the German REWE Group aims to create 'floating islands' of recycled plastic bottles, containing the plant used to make the first paper Plans are being implemented to create plastic floating islands containing papyrus plants to help protect the ecosystems of a renowned lake in the Rift Valley, Kenya. The German REWE Group is funding a papyrus restoration partnership between UK-owned tea producer and flower grower Finlays and Dr David Harper, a Senior...

2012-09-18 22:53:02

Research highlights differing methods of reporting central line infections in hospitals Published in the leading US policy journal Milbank Quarterly, the research found huge variability in how English hospitals collected, recorded and reported their rates of central line infections to a patient safety program. The study was funded by the Health Foundation, a major UK charitable foundation aiming to improve quality of care. "Central line infections occur in tubes used in treating...

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2012-09-12 20:26:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Archaeologists are saying they have uncovered some human remains during their search for King Richard III. It is yet to be confirmed that the remains that have been found actually belong to the late king, but they are digging in an area where they believed him to be buried. The University of Leicester team said that the examination of the remains revealed possible wounds that are consistent with battle wounds King Richard III...

'Huge Step Forward' In King Richard III Search Announced By Archaeology Team
2012-09-05 16:32:45

University of Leicester team confirms it has found medieval Grey Friars Church — the burial place of Richard III Archaeologists from the University of Leicester who are leading the search for King Richard III have announced they have overcome the first significant hurdle of their investigation — and made a huge step forward in the search for the King by locating the church where he was buried. The University of Leicester is leading the archaeological search for the burial...

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2012-08-08 21:42:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It may seem like poppycock, but the methods utilized in the popular movie Armageddon wouldn't work, according to science. Students from the University of Leicester were the ones to burst everyone's bubble by using a popular arch-nemesis when it comes to battling the reality of a movie: physics. In the 1998 film, Bruce Willis, an old-drilling platform engineer, must save Earth from being pummeled by an asteroid by drilling to the...

2012-06-27 22:42:40

'Women faced problems at every stage of adult life' says report from University of Leicester and University of Essex Women working in hedge funds struggle to be taken seriously at work, according to a new study from two leading management experts. The report from the universities of Leicester and Essex looked into the concept of "adulting" which is defined as the attempt by people to be seen as mature and responsible, professionally and socially. The academics, who looked at men and...

Ongoing and Sustained Clinical Support Required By People With Type 2 Diabetes
2012-06-13 16:36:08

Study analyses impact of one-off advice session and ongoing support for patients diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes Research led by the University of Leicester concludes that people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes need ongoing advice from GPs sustained over a number of years rather than a one-off session when they are first diagnosed. Although a single programme for people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes mellitus shows sustained improvements in some illness beliefs at three years,...


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