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Latest releases

WATCH: Europe in union to make falls prevention flash mob video
(10 November 2015)
A video featuring more than 500 people in ten countries taking part in a flash mob is demonstrating exercises that can help reduce the risk of falls in the over-65s.

Manchester sets CPR World Record!
(16 October 2015)
More than 800 people have set a new Guinness World Record today (16 October) at a University of Manchester-organised CPR relay, in aid of European Restart a Heart Day.

Manchester bid to wrest CPR relay world record from New York
(15 October 2015)
The University of Manchester will attempt to break a Guinness World Record next Friday with more than 700 people performing CPR on campus.

Campaign to get the whole family involved in preventing falls among older people
(1 October 2015)
Ahead of International Day of Older Persons (1 October) experts at The University of Manchester, are raising awareness of strength and balance programmes, which can halve the risk of falls and potentially prevent many thousands of injuries each year.

NICE launches Obesity e-learning tool
(28 September 2015)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a new online learning tool – Obesity – that uses interactive activities and case studies to support the implementation of NICE guidance. It is part of a series of educational tools available on the NICE website.

Greater Manchester to lead the way in creating world-class health innovation
(2 September 2015)
Leaders across healthcare research, academia and industry have today, Wednesday 2 September, come together to launch a unique partnership.

Bid to cut childbirth mortality with game for African midwives
(11 August 2015)
Researchers at The University of Manchester have developed a new board game which will help African midwives to detect prolonged and obstructed labour to prevent women dying in childbirth.

Psychologists to help Dr Google
(7 May 2015)
Psychologists are to improve online health information on lung cancer after research showed that family members are more likely to search online to encourage loved ones to seek help.

New method helps establish south Asian perceptions of dementia
(16 April 2015)
Dementia care for south Asian people could be improved after researchers from The University of Manchester adapted a commonly used tool for judging perceptions of the disease.

Manchester and Monash scientists share research funding awards
(16 March 2015)
International research collaborations to improve the health of pregnant women, prevent older people in hospital from having falls and enable early detection of hearing problems have all been awarded funding through a unique UK/Australian partnership.

Presentation is key in antenatal information, research suggests
(13 March 2015)
The font type of written text and how easy it is to read can be influential when it comes to engaging people with important health information and recruiting them for potentially beneficial programmes, new research by The University of Manchester and Leeds Beckett University has found.

New Vice-President and Dean announced for Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
(5 March 2015)
The University of Manchester has appointed Professor Ian Greer as the new Vice-President and Dean to lead the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences.

Experts’ advice for preventing a fall this winter
(2 March 2015)
Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among older people, but even though the weather continues to be wet and icy, experts from The University of Manchester are showing that this doesn’t have to be the case.

University part of new family drug and alcohol courts unit
(18 February 2015)
Researchers from The University of Manchester are part of a new national unit which will establish Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDAC) across England.

Outstanding REF result for School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
(22 December 2014)
Outstanding achievement for the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work in the 2014 Research Assessment Framework (REF) results, the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

University of Manchester confirmed as research powerhouse
(18 December 2014)
The University of Manchester’s place as one of the UK’s top research universities is confirmed in the results of the independent Research Excellence Framework (REF) published today (Thursday, 18 December 2014).

Depression in dementia more common in community care, study finds
(16 December 2014)
A University of Manchester study of over 400 people in eight EU countries with severe dementia has found that those residing in long-term care homes are less likely to suffer from depressive symptoms than those living in the community.

Manchester Centre for Global Women’s Health named WHO Collaborating Centre
(3 December 2014)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially partnered with a research centre at The University of Manchester which promotes improvements in women’s health in low and middle income countries.

UK forces personnel who are ‘early leavers’ more likely to have mental health problems than non-early leavers
(1 December 2014)
Each year, some 22,000 personnel leave the UK regular forces. Many leave before completing their service and are classed as ‘early leavers’. New research published in The Psychiatric Bulletin shows that early leavers are more likely to have mental health problems than non-early leavers, and that these mental health problems are likely to respond to specialist psychological treatment services.

Manchester researchers develop computer games to prevent falls in the elderly
(24 November 2014)
A team from Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and The University of Manchester has developed new computer games in collaboration with MIRA Rehab Limited and tested by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Falls Prevention Team and its patients, designed to significantly reduce the likelihood of falls at home and in the community among older people.