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Tennis elbow risk could be eased by reduced tension News

18th April, 2016

'Tennis elbow’ is a condition that affects almost half of all tennis players in their lifetime. Now a study by researchers at the University of Dundee has revealed for the first time that reducing racquet string tension can reduce the risk of injury. Professor Rami Abboud and his team at the University’s Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR) examined the forces placed on th...

Trauma support project to help children across the world News

18th April, 2016

A pioneering project to help child victims of war and disaster cope with their trauma and grief is to be made globally available following a successful trial in Palestine led by a team including a trauma expert at the University of Dundee. The 'Children and Grief’ manual tells group leaders how to lead groups of children following traumatic losses. Dr Ian Barron, Reader in Trauma Studies at...

Vitamin pill could prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with kidney disease News

18th April, 2016

A new trial, led by the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow, is underway to discover whether vitamin K can improve heart and blood vessel health in chronic kidney disease patients. People with kidney disease have a significantly greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke as the condition causes a layer of calcium to settle in the wall of blood vessels, making them stiff, which increases blood...

Novartis Medal and Prize for Professor Doreen Cantrell News

1st April, 2016

Professor Doreen Cantrell, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Dean of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, is to be awarded one of the UK’s most prestigious honours in biochemistry, the Novartis Medal and Prize. Professor Cantrell has been chosen to receive the 2017 Novartis Medal and Prize by the Awards Committee of the Biochemical Society. The prize is awarde...

Perth & Kinross Care Home Physical Activity Project wins award News

1st April, 2016

The Perth & Kinross Care Home Physical Activity Project has received an outstanding achievement award for intergenerational work. The project scooped the award at the national Generations Working Together conference in Glasgow. The intergenerational project provides a 12-week activity programme for care home residents incorporating strength and balance exercises, chair-based exercises and ac...

Olympians lend their weight to student’s curling study News

29th March, 2016

Some of Scotland’s greatest curlers have lent their weight to a research project being carried out by a University of Dundee student. Iona Robertson, an Intercalated BMSc student studying Applied Orthopaedic Technology at the University’s TORT Centre, has been working with members of the Men’s British Curling Team from the 2014 Winter Olympics as she collects data for a project...

A vision for medicine precision with new disease data link-up News

23rd March, 2016

Vast amounts of data generated by screening patients for diseases like cancer and arthritis at The University of Manchester will now be used to improve treatment and drug safety in partnership with the University of Dundee. The two universities have joined forces to transform medical treatment through protein analysis technology which identifies biomarkers of disease. This allows doctors to targe...

Celebrating 21 years helping people make healthy choices News

17th March, 2016

The Health Shop based at Ninewells Hospital is celebrating 21 years of health promotion in Tayside. The Health Shop opened its doors in March 1995 with the aim of accommodating 15 callers per day. It now has over 30,000 visitors a year and is open to everyone. People can help themselves to leaflets or ask for information to help them take the first steps to better health or living with a conditio...

Interventions on high-risk prescribing can cut hospital admissions News

17th March, 2016

High-risk prescribing and preventable drug-related complications in primary care are major concerns for health care systems internationally, responsible for up to 4 per cent of emergency hospital admissions. Now a major study of drug prescribing has shown that intervening in primary care health practices can significantly reduce rates of high-risk prescribing of drugs. The results of the study h...

Minister visits Dundee to hear about social prescribing News

11th March, 2016

Mr Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, visited The Crescent in Dundee on Tuesday (8 March) to hear about the impact of the Sources of Support (SOS) social prescribing scheme on the wellbeing and mental health of the people of Dundee. The integration of health and social care has resulted in a partnership approach to how best link patients and clients to servic...