Health Sciences News and Events
EX-NBA basketball star John Amaechi OBE visited the University on Monday to share some wisdom with BSc Exercise and Physical Health undergraduates.
The Salford Viewpoint: Why men don’t need to be screened for breast cancer, but should still do regular checks
Screening aims to detect disease in its early stages while there’s still a chance that treatment will be effective. Programmes are usually targeted at people who are at high risk of developing a particular disease. For example, the NHS invites people over the age of 60 to be screened for bowel cancer because age is a risk factor for the disease - the older you are, the greater the risk. And for women, breast screening is automatically offered between the ages of 50-70.
In his speech to the 2015 Labour conference, Jeremy Corbyn, the party’s new leader, spoke of a new kind of politics. This includes using social media to spread his message, rather than old media. A team led by deputy leader Tom Watson will be dispatched to work out how to do it. Luckily for him, some evidence is emerging on how you translate online support into real-world action.
The Salford Viewpoint: Not all online catfish are bad, but strong communities can net the ones that are
The “catfish” phenomenon in which people take on different identities on social media and establish relationships with others who are unaware of their real identity is often cast as a black and white issue – a deception that is inevitably meant to cause harm.
Having an eating disorder can be a lonely experience at the best of times.
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Physiotherapy Lecturer Dale Walker is working with CrossFit athletes who are competing in the European Region finals.
Earlier this week the University of Salford’s Running Performance Clinic held an open day for the North West’s top physiotherapists.
Manchester United’s Class of ’92 and Salford City FC agree unique partnership with University of Salford
The Class of ’92 and the University of Salford have agreed a partnership which will see students and academics heavily involved in the development of Salford City FC, the Old Trafford Supporters’ Club and Hotel Football.
Last week running clubs from across Greater Manchester were treated to a free demonstration of the University of Salford’s 3D running clinic - one of only five in the world.
The University of Salford's Professor Andrew Rowland, who is also a consultant in paediatric emergency medicine at North Manchester General Hospital, has been awarded a prestigious 2014 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship.
The University’s Professor of Public Health, Eileen Fairhurst, has been appointed as the new Chair of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
The University of Salford has launched a new clinic which uses 3D technology to help amateur runners learn how to run more like elite athletes.
Steve Aspinall from the University’s School of Health Sciences, who has chaired the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) for the past eight years, has helped to secure a new standard of rehabilitation healthcare which means that sport rehabilitators are now formally recognised as a healthcare occupation.
The Universities of Salford and Lancaster have won a national transport award for a smartphone app which allows parents to keep track of their child’s walking school bus and aims to reduce congestion at school gates.
The University of Salford held a national conference to bring together researchers, clinicians and the designers and manufacturers of orthopaedic footwear and orthotics (such as shoe insoles) in order to explore how patient services can be improved.