Hard to reach is the term often used to describe people who don’t want to come to ‘town hall’ style meetings, academic talks or committees. It’s a term increasingly and rightly out of fashion, as researchers in universities and hospitals develop sufficient awareness to realise that it’s the institution and the nature of its engagement that is hard to reach. It’s a term I’ve always found absurd, in light of the simple fact that I don’t want to go to committees or town hall style meetings or academic talks outside of work hours myself!Read More
Cycling at moderate intensity during dialysis could drastically improve the heart health of patients with kidney failure and result in significant savings for the NHS, according to new research by the University of Leicester supported by the charity Kidney Research UK and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre.Read More
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.
The majority of survivors who left hospital following COVID-19 did not fully recover five months after discharge and continued to experience negative impacts on their physical and mental health, as well as ability to work, according to results released by the PHOSP-COVID study today. Furthermore, one in five of the participant population reached the threshold for a new disability.Read More
Slow walkers are almost four times more likely to die from COVID-19 and have over twice the risk of contracting a severe version of the virus, according to a team of researchers from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) led by Professor Tom Yates at the University of Leicester. Read More