Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:17:00 GMT
Research by IHW's Dr Sara Macdonald and colleagues has found that while people over the age of 60 are much more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than younger people they feature far less often within media representations of the disease, with a possible impact on their perception of risk and attendance of screening.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:54:00 GMT
"Living Life to the Full" by IHW's Professor Chris Williams has been added to national "Reading Well" mental health reading list, with multiple copies made available in every library in England and Wales for GPs to prescribe to patients with low mood.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:54:00 GMT
Using UK Biobank data, IHW's Professor Frances Mair, Dr Peter Hanlon and colleagues have identified an association between frailty, multimorbidity, specific long-term conditions, and mortality in a middle-aged and older aged population.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:27:00 BST
Call now open. The University allocates funding to support knowledge activities across the campus through the Glasgow Knowledge Exchange (GKE) Fund; we now invite applications for knowledge exchange activity to be submitted by 9.00am on Monday 16th July
Thu, 10 May 2018 13:23:00 BST
11.3% of young people report having attempted suicide and 16.2% report self-harm at some stage in their lives, according to a new study led by the University of Glasgow. 6.5% reported a history of both behaviours
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:45:00 BST
The 2018 Research Away Day on 15th March was attended by over 150 staff and PhD students. The focus of the meeting was current research across the Institute and the three strategic research themes: Data science, Determinants of health and health inequalities, and Solution-focused research.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:16:00 GMT
Road traffic accidents (RTA) are recognised to be an important cause of death and injury in serving military personnel but little is known about the risk in veterans. We used data from the Scottish Veterans Health Study to examine the risk of RTA in a large national cohort of veterans, in comparison with people who had never served.
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:34:00 GMT
Dr Terry Quinn (ICAMS) has been appointed as the chair of the Organisation for Psychological Research into Stroke (OPSYRIS), while Dr Satu Baylan (IHW/ICAMS) has been appointed as the treasurer and PhD student Bogna Drozdowska (ICAMS) as the secretary of the group.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:17:00 GMT
Those who value quantitative and scientific evidence are faced with many current challenges, including claims of a reproducibility crisis in scientific publication, and of a post-truth society abounding in fake news and alternative facts. Both issues are concerned with the appropriate acknowledgement of uncertainty, and both relate to trust in expertise.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:04:00 GMT
The Abercorn Secondary School Science Club is an example of the inclusive community and public engagement that is prioritised in the University of Glasgow, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Strategy 2017-2021. But it's not public engagement as we currently know it.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:51:00 GMT
Stephanie Chambers, Research Fellow MRC/CSO SPHSU, is lead author on a recently published systematic review in PLOS ONE, ‘A systematic review of grandparents’ influence on grandchildren’s cancer risk factors’.
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:36:00 GMT
New Directions in Research on Multiculturalism, Interculturality and Migration: A workshop for Early Career Researchers across the Disciplines
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:59:00 GMT
Dr. Claire Bynner, Research Associate in Public Service Reform, recently attended the 2017 Universitas 21 Early Career Researcher Workshop hosted by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. The theme was “Interculturality and Multiculturalism: The Challenges for Changing Societies.”
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:57:00 BST
Professor Ewan MacDonald, whose research on healthy working lives has played a key role in developing Scottish Government policy, said older workers should be routinely offered apprenticeship-style "re-skilling" to enable them to remain in the workforce as their physical abilities change, and called for greater investment in rehabilitation. He suggested that patients could be sent to leisure centres to improve their aerobic fitness and physical strength in order to stay fit for work.
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:57:00 BST
Rising inequality during the 1980s increased the risk of drug-related deaths among members of so-called Generation X, according to new research. The analysis found that a cohort of poorer males within Generation X - those born between 1960 and 1980 - were at increased risk because of the economic and social conditions of the decades.
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:45:00 BST
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:05:00 BST
The Department of Health has announced that an MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit led project is one of 33 successful recipients of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Fund to establish new Global Health Research Units and Groups.
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:38:00 BST
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” – Mark Twain. Helen has been thinking about this statement, as she runs a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a treatment for families who have abused or neglected their children.
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:32:00 BST
It’s an unfortunate reality that, in general, the rich tend to be healthier and the poor sicker. The gap between the two is intractable and widening. As an epidemiologist and geographer, Professor Rich Mitchell is interested in the way physical and social environments are linked to the health of communities.
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:21:00 BST
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:23:00 BST
Members of the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory team presented at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) Health Special Interest Group conference in Belfast this month.
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:13:00 BST
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:43:00 BST