Impact of race and racism within the NHS through literature12 November 2020A new study assesses the impact of race and racism within the NHS through literature. This interdisciplinary research from the University of Bristol will also address the impact of culture and society on the health of black populations.
Finding more pieces for the Nephrotic Syndrome puzzle21 October 2020Research at the University of Bristol is leading the way towards new understanding of a difficult-to-treat kidney disorder in children. Dr Anna Mason is studying the genetic basis of paediatric Steroid Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome.
Patient Oriented Discharge Summary (PODS) could promote selfcare in older patients16 September 2020Hospital discharge forms are written with care professionals in mind. While this is understandable, it can leave the patients themselves confused about the treatments they have received, and what the next steps are. The patients may be unaware of what conditions they have, the results of investigations and the medication required following hospital discharge. They also need to know what they can do to help themselves and where to go to receive ongoing help.
How your internal microbes can keep you healthy11 June 2020There is a vast community of bacteria, viruses and fungi living on your body right now; collectively they are known as the human microbiome; they have hugely greater complexity than the human genome itself. The microbiome, which mostly lives in the gut, plays an important role in immunity, defense against pathogens, increasing availably of nutrients to the host (that’s you and me), and even influencing health and behaviour. Although how the microbiome affects our health and behaviour (or vice versa) is not particularly well understood.