The health behaviours team at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health are working to bring together the views of the public, healthcare professionals, researchers and those with an interest in weight-related research to identify the most important questions that will help set the research agenda for the next five years.
A study led by researchers at 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 – has highlighted chronic levels of physical inactivity in people with kidney disease.
A clinical researcher at 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 – has won the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Early Career Investigator Award, and first prize at the British Society of Heart Failure (BSH) Early Career Investigator Competition.
Over 35,000 adults undergo cardiac surgery in the UK every year with a further 1 million worldwide. While short-term results of surgery are excellent, many patients fail to obtain long-term benefits the reasons for which remain unclear. Academics from the University of Leicester are researching why this is and have defined the top priorities for UK cardiac surgery research.
More high-quality medical research is set to take place in the Midlands, following the launch of a new organisation. The Midlands Health Alliance (MHA) has been developed to showcase what the region has to offer with its cutting-edge health research – and is inviting industry partners to invest in the region.Read More
A vascular surgeon from Leicester’s Hospitals has been awarded a four-year grant worth over £1 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Dr Athanasios Saratzis, who is also an Associate Professor at the University of Leicester, has been awarded the fellowship to develop and test a health intervention for men with aortic abdominal aneurysms (AAAs) to improve their health and reduce their chances of heart attacks and strokes.Read More