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Child of the North - Children in Care Report

Children in the North are at greater risk of entering care compared to their southern counterparts, a new study has revealed.
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IAA Celebration of Impact - Award Nomination

We are pleased to announce that Wolfson Fellow and Pain Academy Lead Paul Chazot and the IAA project team have been shortlisted for an award at the Celebration of Impact event.
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WRIHW Newsletter 127 is out now!

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Defining an Ageing-Related Pathology: International Consensus Statement

In 2019, the International Classification of Diseases, 11th revision (ICD-11) called for a systematic and comprehensive classification and staging of ageing-related pathologies at the metabolic, tissue, organ and systemic levels. It was recommended that such a classification system should be adopted by the ICD, to guide policy and practice and to enable appropriate clinical guidance, systems, resources, and infrastructure.
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Child of the North Report 2 is out now - An evidence-based plan for addressing poverty with and through schools

The second report in a year-long series, co-lead authored by Wolfson Fellow Charmele Ayadurai – seeks to deliver a country that works for all children and young people, and sets out a new plan to take the battle to reduce child poverty inside the school gates.
Photograph of school children with school dinners

Clinical effectiveness of an online supervised group physical and mental health rehabilitation programme for adults with post-covid-19 condition

In adults with post-covid-19 condition, an online, home based, supervised, group physical and mental health rehabilitation programme was clinically effective at improving health related quality of life at three and 12 months compared with usual care.
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The Unmasking Pain Project report released

The Unmasking Pain (UP), the Fuse Health Award winner for Innovative and Creative Communications, emerged and was led by Balbir Singh, Director of Balbir Singh Dance Company, to enable the person with pain through the creative arts process to unlock themselves from the fear, anger, depression, physical limitations and lack of social and creative engagement. This project was conceived to enable people discover themselves and build self-confidence in their differing self-identity and health.
Unmasking Pain

WRIHW Newsletter 125 is out now!

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Rugby saved me after an incredibly rare health condition overhauled my life

Durham University Biosciences MRes student working in the WRIHW Brain, Body and Behaviour Academy on the concussion programme, and Blaydon RFC player, Toni Robinson, says "rugby saved her" after an incredibly rare health condition overhauled her life, for this month’s Grass Roots inspirational feature in the World Rugby magazine.
Rugby Saved Me

WRIHW Newsletter 124 is out now!

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Enlightening Intensive and Palliative care in India the Durham way

Over the last few weeks, our amazing new WRIHW Fellow, Gilly Burn has been educating over a 1000 nursing students and medics all over India in empathetic Intensive and Palliative care, the "Enlightened Durham way".
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Multiple concussions in rugby players change proteins in their blood

A new study shows that retired rugby players who have suffered multiple concussions have abnormal levels of certain proteins in their blood.
Male rugby players in a game.