The Leicester Kidney Lifestyle Team has been involved in the set-up and launch of a new online wellbeing platform for kidney patients called Beam for Kidney Disease. 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
Obese people among black and minority ethnic communities (BME) are at around two times higher the risk of contracting COVID-19 than white Europeans, a study conducted by a team of Leicester researchers has found.Read More
A web-based rehabilitation programme developed by a team of experts in Leicester has granted free access to other health organisations for up to four months to help support patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Leicester COVID-19 research team were championed at the daily government COVID-19 press conference on Tuesday 16 June as being the top recruiter to the national RECOVERY trial. Earlier in the day, the RECOVERY team at the University of Oxford announced the major breakthrough that using the common steroid, dexamethasone, is an effective way to treat patients with severe coronavirus.Read More
A nationwide study led by Leicester academics has shown that a less invasive procedure to treat a common heart problem is just as effective as open-heart surgery.Read More