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Personalised virtual reality (VR) technology which enables new forms of self-reflection could help to improve and maintain positive mental health.

Posted: September 17, 2019, 8:28 am

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded £67,000 from the Health Foundation’s Advancing Applied Analytics programme to develop innovative new software which could transform NHS outpatient care.

Posted: September 6, 2019, 3:48 pm

A new report from the University of Sheffield has shown the value of Epilepsy Specialist Nurses (ESNs) in caring for people living with epilepsy.

Posted: August 28, 2019, 1:53 pm

A new and novel training aid has been developed by a University of Sheffield academic to help healthcare professionals support victims of domestic violence and abuse (DVA).

Posted: August 19, 2019, 8:15 am

A pioneering new technique that could make light-based cancer treatment more effective and safer for patients, while reducing its cost, has been developed by researchers from the University of Sheffield.

Posted: August 16, 2019, 8:53 am

The first ever large-scale research into attitudes towards emergency care from the most recent British Social Attitudes Survey reveals significant differences in perspectives by a range of socio-demographic factors, such as area deprivation, age, young children in the household and gender.

Posted: August 14, 2019, 8:07 am

A Sheffield academic has been awarded £100,000 of funding by the Virtual Biotech Programme - the drug development arm of charity Parkinsons’ UK - to develop a new treatment that could protect brain cells affected by Parkinson’s disease, potentially slowing, or stopping its progression for the first time.

Posted: August 6, 2019, 9:40 am

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

While our supermarket shelves remain fully stocked with fresh fruit and crusty bread we’ll probably continue to take food for granted. But a combination of population growth, resource scarcity and climate change have left our food supplies vulnerable. Experts at the Institute for Sustainable Food are working out how we can produce food in a way that can withstand these challenges.

Posted: June 30, 2019, 3:49 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