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Using ribavirin to treat Lassa fever might not be backed up by evidence

  • 1 September 2022
Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford, funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and by the NIHR Bristol BRC, found that there was only limited evidence to support using ribavirin, an antiviral medication, to treat patients diagnosed with Lassa fever. Ribavirin has been used to…

“I will use these valuable skills for the rest of my life”

  • 18 August 2022
Nino is a member of our Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG), who’s been involved with a new project looking at gender construction in schools in the UK and Ghana, and its impact on gender-based violence. In this blog, he tells us all about what motivated him to…

Majority of countries see no increase in suicide rates during first months of COVID-19 pandemic

  • 8 August 2022
Overall suicide rates did not increase in the majority of countries during the first 9-15 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. An international team of researchers, including some from the Bristol BRC, looked at data from 33 countries to get a better picture of how the pandemic was impacting the mental…

COVID-19 pandemic reduced number of people using health services after self-harming, systematic review suggests

  • 3 August 2022
The number of people presenting to health services after self-harming reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic in many high-income countries, according to a systematic review of 51 studies carried out by researchers at the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West (ARC West), the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (Bristol BRC), the University…

Landmark study shows consistent approaches to surgical innovation are urgently needed

  • 3 August 2022
A consistent approach to NHS policies on surgical innovation is urgently needed, a landmark study by University of Bristol researchers has shown. The INTRODUCE study, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) published in the British Journal…

Improving shared decision making and informed consent for surgical innovation – stakeholder workshop

  • 27 July 2022
National stakeholders got together on 4 July 2022 at a workshop organised by the Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (Bristol BRC) to talk about standards for shared decision making and informed consent in surgical innovation. They also discussed how to implement this into the wider health service. Attendees took part in…

Award win for video about social media and young people's mental health

  • 27 July 2022
A video created by Lizzy Winstone and members of ARC West and Bristol BRC’s Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG) about social media and young people’s mental health has won a best use of social media for involvement award. The accolade was given at the inaugural Young People’s Involvement in Digital…

Concerns about effects of fertility treatment on children’s development are unwarranted, large study suggests

  • 27 July 2022
Differences in the growth, weight, and body fat levels of children conceived through fertility treatment are small, and no longer apparent by late adolescence, finds new research. The University of Bristol-led study, published in JAMA Network Open today [26 July], sought to address concerns around whether fertility treatment is associated…

Developing good practice indicators to help mental health professionals talk to young people about their life online

  • 21 July 2022
Good practice indicators guiding mental health professionals on how to engage young people in conversations about their online activities have been developed by researchers from the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West (ARC West), the University of Bristol and NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (Bristol BRC). Researchers found that young people…