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Heart failure in the UK continues to rise; poorest people worst affected

Heart failure in the UK continues to rise; poorest people worst affected

The number of people being diagnosed with heart failure in the UK continues to grow, and the poorest people are significantly more likely to be affected by the condition, new research from The George Institute for Global Health has found.

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

Global Health

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries, by new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

Initiative to collect women's health data in Northern Cyprus supported by multiple donations

Initiative to collect women's health data in Northern Cyprus supported by multiple donations

Global Health

A project set up to provide the first systematically collected population health data for women in Northern Cyprus has received a number of generous donations. This support will enable researchers to better understand health and illness patterns, as well as the personal, social and economic burden of disease, in this relatively isolated region.

Engaging schools with STEM - Bronze Employer Award

Engaging schools with STEM - Bronze Employer Award

General

Celine Jones and Kevin Coward - key senior teaching staff for the Dept's MSc in Clinical Embryology, have been awarded a Bronze Employer Award for their excellent engagement with local school children interested in careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The award was given by Science-Oxford and The Careers and Enterprise Company.

Women with heart disease less likely to reach treatment targets than men

Women with heart disease less likely to reach treatment targets than men

Global Health

Women with coronary heart disease are less likely to achieve treatment targets than men, finds a study published by the journal Heart. The authors, including Dr Sanne Peters, from The George Institute for Global Health UK, say a better understanding of sex disparities is needed to treat women with coronary heart disease more efficiently in all regions, especially in Asia and the Middle East.

MitOX 2017 - 1st December

MitOX 2017 - 1st December

Cancer Reproductive Medicine & Genetics Research

The Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology invites you to MitOX 2017 - an annual meeting with talks on mitochondrial genetics, physiology, neurosciences and cancer.

Pregnant women to help test vaccine against childhood virus

Pregnant women to help test vaccine against childhood virus

Maternal & Fetal Health

Pregnant women receiving antenatal care in the Women’s Centre at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital may be asked to take part in a world-first clinical trial to find a vaccine against a common and potentially serious viral infection in babies.

Honour for George Institute UK Executive Director

Honour for George Institute UK Executive Director

General Global Health Maternal & Fetal Health

Executive Director of The George Institute, UK, Professor Terry Dwyer has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Trinity College Dublin for his extensive work in child health.

Louise Angelou: the opportunity to do something truly transformational

Louise Angelou: the opportunity to do something truly transformational

General

"People often wonder what it’s like to have to ask people for money, but I don’t see it that way. What I do is give people an opportunity that they can’t get anywhere else to do something truly transformational that will make them feel amazing."

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s heart attack and stroke risk

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s heart attack and stroke risk

Global Health Maternal & Fetal Health

Breastfeeding is not only healthy for babies, it may also help to reduce mothers’ risk of having a heart attack or stroke later in life, according to new research published in today’s issue of Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The work is based on a large prospective cohort study of 300,000 adult women in China.

Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive

Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive

Cancer

Cancer tumours manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival suggesting that controlling this mechanism could stop progress of the disease, according to new research led by Professor Ahmed Ahmed at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. This discovery could help clinicians identify and inhibit the process, giving them much better control of a person's cancer.

Executive Committee of the British Andrology Society

Executive Committee of the British Andrology Society

General

Congratulations to Celine Jones (Laboratory Manager for NDOG’s MSc in Clinical Embryology) who has been elected to the Executive Committee of the British Andrology Society.

Dr Bec Dragovic wins Most Acclaimed Lecturer Award

Dr Bec Dragovic wins Most Acclaimed Lecturer Award

General

Congratulations to Dr Bec Dragovic, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow for the department's MSc in Clinical Embryology - she has won the Most Acclaimed Lecturer (Medical Sciences category) at the 2017 Oxford University Students Union Teaching Awards.

Women’s health policies should focus on NCDs

Women’s health policies should focus on NCDs

Global Health

Science and medicine were not subjects of dinnertime conversations in the Norton household in Christchurch, New Zealand, but Professor Robyn Norton grew up observing her parents’ commitment to equity and social justice in improving people’s lives. It left an indelible impression on her young mind.

Cannabinoid biomedicine research programme launched

Cannabinoid biomedicine research programme launched

Cancer Research

Oxford University and Kingsley Capital Partners have launched a new research programme to investigate the role of cannabinoids in biology and medicine.

Multi-centre collaboration awarded NIH grant funding for endometriosis study

Multi-centre collaboration awarded NIH grant funding for endometriosis study

General Reproductive Medicine & Genetics Research

Funding for a five-year, $3 million multi-centre collaborative study into the causes of endometriosis has been awarded by the US National Institutes of Health to Oxford Professors Krina Zondervan and Christian Becker, Directors of the Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre.

Disadvantaged women at greater risk of heart disease than men

Disadvantaged women at greater risk of heart disease than men

Global Health Publication Research

Women from low socioeconomic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, a major new study has found.

In the Aftermath of the National Children’s Study

In the Aftermath of the National Children’s Study

Global Health Publication Research

Is Large Birth Cohort Data Still a Priority?

INTERGROWTH-21st team receives grant to improve infant health and development

INTERGROWTH-21st team receives grant to improve infant health and development

Global Health Maternal & Fetal Health Research

A global research project that aims to improve the health, nutritional status and development of preterm infants has been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF).

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