The University of Birmingham and BGI, a leading genomics organisation in China, have today announced a major joint initiative in environmental and human health research.
Tim Mason, professor of chemistry at Coventry University, has been awarded an honorary degree from one of Europe’s most prestigious scientific institutions, in recognition of his contribution to the field of sonochemistry.
Oxford University is targeting state school students from Birmingham to help those considering applying for one of Oxford’s most competitive courses – Medicine.
University of Birmingham researchers investigating the effects of bereavement on the immune system are looking for volunteers to help with a pioneering study.
Ammalife, the medical charity officially backed by this site, has produced its own video to show the work it carries out around the world.
Heart scientists in Birmingham have been awarded prestigious grants of more than £580,000 by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as part of a multi-million pound boost for research in the UK.
The British Heart Foundation have launched a new campaign to urge people to take their medicine, ‘just like that’
Adding chemo to radiotherapy halves risk of dangerous cancer returning. Laurie Southgate reports Bladder cancer patients given low doses of chemotherapy combined with radiotherapy were nearly 50 per cent less likely to relapse with the most lethal form of the disease compared to patients given radiotherapy alone, a major Birmingham trial funded by Cancer…
Midwife Amie Wilson is running the Paris Marathon with her pal Sophie Webster to raise cash for this website’s official charity- Ammalife. It raises funds to save lives for pregnant mothers in developing countries. Here’s Amie’s latest report on the eve of the race. So we arrived safely in Paris, me from East Midlands…
A scheme to help emergency heart victims has been set up in the West Midlands.
West Midlands Ambulance Service has issued advice on safe enjoyment during the forthcoming onslaught.
Up to 24,000 people with diabetes are dying each year from causes that could be avoided through better management of their condition.
For the past month Richard Lutz has collected news stories about what to do and not do to improve his health. He’s more confused than ever. Warning…this story could either cure your troubles or make you ill from worry. And that’s because, I have been manically collecting health cure/ scare stories from the wonderful…
Local residents are being asked to think before dialling 999 on Wednesday.
With winter approaching, West Midlands Ambulance Service are reminding us to help the NHS by helping ourselves.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is urging heart patients in the West Midlands to get the flu jab this winter.
Students in Birmingham are urged to spot the signs of deadly brain bug meningitis – and not to confuse symptoms with a hangover…
A revolution in the drug discovery industry is underway, with universities across the West Midlands leading the effort
At last – something worth visiting a motorway service station for.
Simone put on her walking shoes today and warmed up to launch Alzheimer’s Society’s Birmingham Memory Walk.
Local bikers are being asked to join a new scheme that may one day save their lives.
Nick Clegg has undergone a secret operation today on his Inner Coalition organ – and experts say it may change the way he speaks.
A health warning has been issued ahead of what promises to be another scorching weekend.
This year’s Great Birmingham Run has attracted celebrity backing
The European Tour Operator’s Association has issued the following press release in relation to the outbreak of E-Coli which has been in the news today.
Birmingham City Hospital reports decrease in frontline diabetes nurses as NHS cost-cutting bites
It’s not good news for dentists in the West Midlands: people more nervous of dentists than spiders or snakes.
Birmingham named as the hub of a unique new clinical trial network with access to millions of pounds worth of life-saving drugs for blood cancer patients.