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Improving cancer care through primary care

We are both hugely fortunate to work as both general practitioners in North Wales and as researchers within the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research, Bangor University, where we lead research projects to improve cancer care in North Wales. We work closely with doctors and nurses within the general practices and hospitals within Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board on the programme of work called ‘Diagnose Quickly Follow Up Safely’. Our work is constantly inspired by our contact with patients the general practices where we work. All of our work is focused on influencing clinical practice or cancer policy.

Publication date: 23 February 2015

Climate change should not affect near elimination of malaria

Some good news in the face of climate change has emerged from health economists: a study into the health economics of combatting malaria in countries nearing elimination has shown that climate change will not have too great an effect and should not dissuade health organisations from continuing to scale- up their current elimination methods.

Publication date: 16 February 2015

Bangor Psychology students pitch for victory

For the fourth year running Bangor Psychology MSc students have reached the finals of the Brolio/The Pitch 2015. Brolio/The Pitch is organised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and part funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and gives students the opportunity to ‘pitch’ their ideas in a prestigious marketing competition.

Publication date: 9 February 2015

There may be more influencing your exercise endurance than you think

Now that we’re in to February, are you struggling to stick to your New Year’s resolution exercise plan? There may be more to your success or failure than meets the eye.

Researchers at Bangor University and the University of Kent have found that being shown positive or negative images subliminally, or so fleetingly that you’re not even aware of having seen them, had an effect on when individuals reached their point of exhaustion while exercising.

Publication date: 6 February 2015

Times Higher magazine asks the questions

The Times Higher magazine speaks to Professor Jo Rycroft Malone, one of the most highly cited global researchers, about her move to become director of the health services and delivery programme at the NIHR

Publication date: 5 February 2015

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