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Obesity and BME status may place individuals at high-risk of contracting COVID-19

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.
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Police and health officials visit garment factories in Leicester

Investigation follows concerns about inadequate protection against Covid-19 at local firms Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe National Crime Agency and the workplace safety watchdog visited factories and businesses across Leicester on Friday as they sought to address concerns that inadequate standards at garment manufacturers played a role in the city’s second wave of coronavirus.The Health and Safety Executive visited 11 premises, in some cases alongside officials f...
Tags: Health, Fashion, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Leicester, NCA, Leicestershire, National Crime Agency, Safety Executive, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Leicester lockdown: Sharma to investigate unsafe factories claim and Covid-19 rates

Business secretary pledges to deal with any workplace safety breaches as HSE plans spot checks on textile firmsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAlok Sharma, the business secretary, has pledged to investigate claims that Leicester garment factories ordered sick employees to carry on working as normal despite the Covid-19 pandemic, over concerns such action precipitated a surge of cases in the city.The allegations concerning factory employees being forced to work despite...
Tags: Health, Poverty, Social exclusion, Leicester, Garment Workers, Sharma, Labour Behind the Label, Coronavirus outbreak


No 10 accused of sowing confusion over Leicester lockdown

Shadow health secretary says government must pinpoint how new restrictions will workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Downing Street has been accused of sowing confusion and anxiety in Leicester after imposing the first local lockdown to combat a surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, amid growing concern about how the measures will work.As part of hardened restrictions, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, announced on Monday night that schools will shut to most children...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, Health policy, Leicester, Downing Street, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


No 10 accused of sowing confusion over Leicester lockdown extension

Shadow health secretary says government must pinpoint how new restrictions will workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Downing Street has been accused of sowing confusion and anxiety in Leicester as it imposes the first local lockdown to combat a surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, with the health secretary facing demands to pinpoint how the measures will work.In an evening statement to the Commons on Monday, Matt Hancock announced that schools would shut to most child...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, Leicester, Downing Street, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Leicester lockdown extension will mean change in law, Hancock says

City is first place in England to reintroduce measures to try to stop spread of coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Enforcing an extension to the Leicester lockdown will mean changes to the law, Matt Hancock has said.The city is the first place in England to reintroduce restrictive measures to try to stop the spread of coronavirus after 950 cases were reported in a two-week period. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, UK News, Leicester, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: Leicester could be first city to go into local lockdown amid 'spike' in COVID-19 cases

The home secretary has confirmed that Leicester could be the first city to go into a local lockdown, over reports of a spike in COVID-19 cases. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said on Sunday that Leicester was an area of concern and urged residents to be vigilant against the virus. It stopped short of saying a local lockdown was likely, but The Sunday Times reported that Health Secretary Matt Hancock had been examining legal aspects of the shutdown following a rise in cases.
Tags: Health, News, Leicester, Sunday Times, Matt Hancock, Department of Health and Social Care DHSC


Hope Against Cancer calls upon the people of Leicestershire and Rutland to help beat cancer

Hope Against Cancer is doubling the size of their Clinical Trials Facility at Leicester’s Royal Infirmary - and are calling upon the people of Leicestershire and Rutland to help them do it.
Tags: Health, Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland


Exercise can significantly improve heart function in patients with type 2 diabetes

Researchers in Leicester have shown that the function of the heart can be significantly improved in patients with type 2 diabetes through exercise.
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The Latest: Trump could call for Congress to reconvene

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days.— New York state nearing 1,000 coronavirus deaths.—Britain on emergency footing for first time since WWII.___WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Congress should re-convene if some Americans d...
Tags: Health, New York, Texas, London, News, Congress, Australia, Washington, White House, New York City, Chicago, Britain, NHS, Cigna, National Health Service, Moscow


Scientists discover three genes linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham have discovered parts of the DNA that put some people at higher risk of an incurable lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Tags: Health, Nottingham, Leicester


People with fast walking pace have a long life expectancy

People who report that they have a slower walking pace have a lower life expectancy than fast walkers, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the National Institute for Health Research Leicester Biomedical Research Centre - a partnership between Leicester's Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University.
Tags: Health, Leicester, University of Leicester


Althea and Samsung team up to benefit X-ray services for patients in Leicester

Althea has delivered state-of-the-art imaging systems to Leicester General Hospital, through their long-term vendor-independent managed service.
Tags: Health, Samsung, Leicester, Althea, Leicester General Hospital


Urine test to check if patients take their medications will save the NHS money, say researchers

A research team led by scientists and doctors in Leicester and the Netherlands has shown that a urine test to measure whether patients are taking their medications will save the NHS money.
Tags: Health, NHS, Netherlands, Leicester


Personalized scheduling of radiotherapy using genetic data could reduce side effects

A new clinical study led by the University of Leicester and conducted in the HOPE clinical trials facility at Leicester's Hospitals has revealed the pivotal role that changing the time of day that a patient receives radiotherapy could play in altering radiotherapy toxicity.
Tags: Health, Leicester, University of Leicester


Innovative questionnaire reveals most common symptoms reported by people with kidney disease

A team of researchers from Leicester has developed an innovative questionnaire which helps to shed light on the most common symptoms reported by people suffering from kidney disease.
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Exercise reduces symptoms and fatigue in patients with chronic kidney disease

Just 12 weeks of aerobic and strength-based exercise reduces symptoms and levels of fatigue in patients with chronic kidney disease, a study in Leicester has found.
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Where does the blame lie when something goes wrong at hospital?

NHS colleagues claim Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was ‘scapegoated’ after Jack Adcock’s death in 2011Who is to blame when something goes wrong in a hospital and a patient suffers injury or a setback, or even dies, as a result? Is it an individual or team or, given the complexity of healthcare, have the flaws been in a wider system, and hinged on available resources, not just clinical decisions? Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba’s role in the death of six-year-old Jack Adcock in 2011, and especially the series of leg...
Tags: Health, UK News, NHS, Doctors, Leicester, Jack Adcock, Hadiza Bawa Garba


Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba wins appeal against being struck off

Court of appeal reinstates one-year suspension after death of six-year-old Jack AdcockA doctor convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence over the death of a six-year-old boy in her care has won her bid to be reinstated to the medical register.Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, a junior doctor specialising in paediatrics, was held responsible for the death of Jack Adcock, who suffered heart failure after going into septic shock while in her care at Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2011. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Law, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Doctors, Leicester, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Jack Adcock, Hadiza Bawa Garba, Jack AdcockA


Research highlights need to better treat heart disease patients with additional comorbidities

A new study by researchers from the Universities of Leicester and Keele, has highlighted the need for better treatment of heart disease patients suffering from additional chronic conditions.
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The benefit of being 112 on Facebook | Brief letters

John Rothenstein | Green getaway | Jennie Lee and Aneurin Bevan | Facebook | Memorable sick noteIt is to be hoped that John Rothenstein’s diary (Report, 26 March) will also tell how he persistently refused the gift to the Tate, from the German-Jewish art historian Rose Schapire in gratitude for her safety in Britain, of a collection of German Expressionist paintings, pre-eminently by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. He was said to have described her as “a conceited fool who no more understands art than a ...
Tags: Health, Art, Facebook, Politics, Technology, Media, Education, Social Networking, Germany, Environment, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Britain, Art and design, Ethical and green living


Leicester research could help identify people with asthma of different severities

A team of researchers from the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University - has identified biological variations in lung tissue samples that for the first time can help identify people with mild asthma from those with moderate or severe asthma.
Tags: Health, Leicester, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre


Longer sedentary time linked to higher levels of internal and abdominal fat

A team of researchers from the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, UK - a partnership between Leicester's Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University - has found new evidence to suggest that longer periods of sedentary time (defined as any sitting/reclining activity with low energy expenditure) are more strongly associated with the amount of fat deposited around internal organs.
Tags: Health, Leicester, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre UK


Leicester to become part of global program to tackle diabetes in urban areas

Leicester will join the likes of Copenhagen, Mexico City, Rome and Shanghai in becoming part of the Cities Changing Diabetes program to tackle the dramatic rise of type 2 diabetes in urban areas.
Tags: Health, Shanghai, Leicester, Copenhagen Mexico City Rome


Slow walkers could be at higher risk of heart disease, say researchers

A team of researchers at the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, UK - a partnership between Leicester's Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University - has concluded that middle-aged people who report that they are slow walkers could be at higher risk of heart disease compared to the general population.
Tags: Health, Leicester, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre UK


New research finds that statins may have potential role in lowering risk of venous thromboembolism

Further evidence has been found by Universities of Leicester and Bristol researchers to suggest statins could "significantly reduce" the occurrence of blood clotting in certain parts of the body.
Tags: Health, Bristol, Leicester


New book features research that exploits space-age technology for medical benefits

Research from the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham that exploits space-age technology for medical benefits is featured in a new publication.
Tags: Health, Nottingham, Leicester


Researchers recruit 20,000th participant to landmark genetics study to improve risk prediction of coronary disease

A team of researchers from the University of Leicester and NIHR Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit (LCBRU) in conjunction with colleagues from Primary Care and Leicester and Leicestershire CCGs have recruited their 20,000th participant to a landmark genetics study.
Tags: Health, Leicester, Leicestershire, University of Leicester


UK’s Network Locum makes first acquisition to expand its reach

 U.K. startup Network Locum, which has built a staffing platform and workplace management software targeting the U.K.’s National Health Service, has acquired a smaller locum GP-booking platform, Leicester-based RLocums, which operates across the East Midlands. Read More
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, TC, Europe, UK, Tech, United Kingdom, Leicester, Booking Platform, Network Locum


Link feast

Our editor's pick of this week's 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:Leicester's Lesson In LeadershipA leader is not "the special one", but "the one who makes us special", argue S. Alexander Haslam and Stephen D. Reicher at The Psychologist.The Imposter's Survival Guide (BBC radio show)Oliver Burkeman explores the imposter phenomenon. That inexplicable feeling of fraudulence that plagues the working lives of so many people.Why You Should Never Spank a Child - Major Research Project Confir...
Tags: Psychology, Bbc, Leicester, Research Digest, Christian Jarrett, BPS Research Digest, Minda, Oliver Burkeman, Suzanne O'Sullivan, Alexander Haslam, Stephen D Reicher, StudyRob Dimeo, Psychotherapy University of Salford, FictionDavid Robson



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