26 Aug 2016

Smokers asked to help measure effects of electronic and tobacco cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes and the habit of vaping are being used by more and more people to help them stop smoking, but are they actually safer or less bad for our health than traditional cigarettes? Smokers in Tayside are being asked to help answer this vital question by taking part in a new study being launched by the University of Dundee which will compare the effects of e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes on blood vessel function, which is a key health indicator. “E-cigarettes are sold on the principle that they are a much safer alternative to traditional cigarettes because they don’t contain h...

Smokers asked to help measure effects of electronic and tobacco cigarettes

25 Aug 2016

Last chance to take in the 2016 Masters Show

Visitors have until this weekend to immerse themselves in work examining the past, present and future, the individual and the societal, at this year’s Masters Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Visually stunning art and engaging design projects which address a range of practical and creative issues produced by 44 students on some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting postgraduate courses – Animation & VFX, Art & Humanities, Art Society & Publics, Forensic Art & Facial Identification, and Medical Art – are on display until Sunday, 28th Augus...

Last chance to take in the 2016 Masters Show

25 Aug 2016

Feedback for GPs helps to reduce high-risk prescription rates, study shows

Regular feedback to GP practices reviewing the safety of their prescribing of drugs to patients can help significantly lower the risk of adverse drug reactions, a new study co-led by the University of Dundee and University of Strathclyde, in collaboration with NHS Scotland, has shown. Prescription drugs significantly improve patient outcomes but are also a major cause of harm in both primary and hospital care, with approximately 1 in 20 hospital admissions caused by adverse drug events. At least half of these adverse events are preventable. In a study that involved over 260 GP practices around Scotland, re...

Feedback for GPs helps to reduce high-risk prescription rates, study shows

24 Aug 2016

IARC identifies eight additional cancer sites linked to overweight and obesity

A new evaluation carried out by the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention programme has concluded that overweight/obesity is a risk factor for more cancer sites than previously established. Based on a systematic review of the published scientific literature, the Working Group for IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 16: Body Fatness provided the latest evaluation of the cancer-preventive effects of the absence of excess body fatness. A summary of the results is published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. A Working Group of 21 independent international experts - including Professor Annie And...

IARC identifies eight additional cancer sites linked to overweight and obesity

24 Aug 2016

‘Ballads of Battle - Joseph Lee, Poet and Artist’ – exhibition opens on Friday, 26th August

A new exhibition celebrating the life and work of the Dundee war poet Joseph Lee, whose verse from the trenches captured the horrors of WWI, will open at the University of Dundee this week. As part of the on-going commemorations of the centenary of the Great War the University will host ‘Ballads of Battle - Joseph Lee, Poet and Artist’, which features original sketches and artwork, manuscripts of poems, Lee’s journals kept while he was a prisoner of war, photographs and correspondence, and examples of some of Lee’s work as a journalist in early 20th century Dundee. The exhibition ma...

‘Ballads of Battle - Joseph Lee, Poet and Artist’ – exhibition opens on Friday, 26th August