Over 300 members of staff at Leicester’s Hospitals and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have joined a study investigating immune responses to COVID-19 in healthcare workers. The study, named DIRECT, aims to find out whether there are differences in immune responses to COVID-19 infection and vaccination between ethnic groups.
A study supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University – and NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands (ARC EM) into the effects of a vegan diet in people with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes has concluded that a plant-based lifestyle may help control blood glucose levels.
Today (3 January 2021) is the Festival of Sleep. It’s common knowledge that it’s important to get enough sleep, but did you know that when you sleep and wake may have a big impact on your health?
An international team including researchers from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, has found that patients who were diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) in the past 12 months benefit from early rhythm control therapy.
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Regular use of airway clearance devices can reduce exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by 50 per cent after just six months’ use, and significantly improve symptoms, according to Leicester researchers.
A major UK research study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 on hospitalised patients has been launched today (Sunday 5 July).