Media Releases

Leading health experts across the north, including from the University of Sheffield, have today (18 July 2019) joined together to respond to worsening health inequalities between the north and the rest of England, which show over half of the north has a lower life expectancy than the worst area in the South.

Posted: July 18, 2019, 3:01 pm

Health Minister Nicola Blackwood has announced yesterday (12 July 2019) multi-million pound funding for research that could transform the lives of millions of people living with a range of conditions, including dementia, mental ill health and obesity.

Posted: July 12, 2019, 10:25 am

A team from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust led by two University of Sheffield Honorary Professors, has been named the national winner of the NHS Future Award at the NHS Parliamentary Awards at the House of Commons on Wednesday 10 July.

Posted: July 11, 2019, 2:16 pm

Smoking increases both men’s and women’s risk of a major heart attack at all ages, but women smokers have a significantly higher increased risk compared to men - especially those aged under 50, according to research led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with the University of Sheffield.

Posted: June 25, 2019, 2:10 pm

A new breakthrough test offering a more convenient and less invasive way to diagnose adrenal insufficiency is to be pioneered in a clinical trial conducted by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Posted: June 25, 2019, 9:10 am

The University of Sheffield has further strengthened its partnership with China's leading Nanjing University by signing an agreement to boost research collaborations between the two institutions.

Posted: June 20, 2019, 9:23 am

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a novel behaviour of the blood vessels of the brain in zebrafish that may explain some forms of stroke in humans.

Posted: June 19, 2019, 11:26 am

Scientists from the University of Sheffield are part of an international collaboration to develop a new class of drugs to treat a common genetic kidney disease which is a major cause of kidney failure.

Posted: June 18, 2019, 11:20 am

The UK’s first ever Age of Love Cafe where people aged 60 and older can gather to eat cake, drink tea and talk about relationships and intimacy is being launched by a researcher from the University of Sheffield.

Posted: June 13, 2019, 12:35 pm

An innovative online tool devised by researchers from the University of Sheffield will give patients unique personalised information about the risks and benefits of having a joint replacement for the first time.

Posted: June 7, 2019, 7:00 am

UK dentists 37 times less likely to prescribe opioids than dentists in US

Posted: May 24, 2019, 3:00 pm

Dead cells disrupt immune responses and undermine defence against infection, new research has found.

Posted: May 20, 2019, 4:00 pm

A scientist from the University of Sheffield has been recognised for his exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy, through his research into cancer treatment.

Posted: May 16, 2019, 6:00 am

A new national public health research consortium led by the University of Sheffield is set to drive policy reform in order to tackle inequalities and improve the population’s health.

Posted: May 9, 2019, 7:59 am

The University of Sheffield has launched four flagship research institutes which will address some of the biggest global problems through pioneering real-world solutions.

Posted: April 30, 2019, 9:10 am

Students from the University of Sheffield are the first in the world to study a new module for orthoptists, which will allow them to independently supply certain medicines to patients.

Posted: April 16, 2019, 1:08 pm

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have been awarded 2.1 million euros in funding to help develop technology to monitor how well people walk – a vital sign of health and wellbeing.

Posted: April 11, 2019, 10:46 am

Academics from the University of Sheffield will bring the genius of Leonardo da Vinci to life through their world-leading research during a series of free talks at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery.

Posted: April 9, 2019, 2:57 pm

Fungus can imitate signals from our immune system and prevent our body from responding to infection, new research from the University of Sheffield has found.

Posted: March 28, 2019, 6:00 pm

Researchers at the University of Sheffield are to study if ‘turning off’ a protein could help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Posted: March 25, 2019, 3:38 pm