A new £2.1m research study investigating the risks of COVID-19 on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) healthcare workers has been launched, after evidence has emerged that higher proportions of associated deaths within these groups were recorded- more than twice that of the white population.Read More
New research by University of Leicester academics reveals lockdown measures imposed in late March, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, may not have been as effective in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities with data showing that cases in these groups continued to rise in the three weeks after the announcement was made.Read More
A study developed by the University of Leicester and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is calling for volunteers to help it understand why some people develop more severe COVID-19 than others – particularly those from black and minority ethnic communities.
A woman from Leicester who feels “on top of the world” following her own personal health drive is sharing her story to mark Diabetes Week. Jashoda Patel was inspired to change her lifestyle by a city-wide campaign to raise awareness of and prevent type 2 diabetes. Soon to be 70, she has been taking part in a diet and exercise programme called Healthy Goals, which is part of the Leicester Changing Diabetes programme. Read More