health

1506, 2017

The UK Can Still Lead ‘Mission Innovation’ on Cleaning Urban Air

By |June 15th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

by Dr Michaela Kendall, Visiting Professor at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Air Pollution in Cities is Nothing New

Since the VW emissions scandal broke, air pollution in cities has remained a top public health concern. With such stories rarely out of the news, you could be forgiven for thinking that […]

2505, 2017

Can this beloved 80 year old ever be stopped from killing people?

By |May 25th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

Head of Psychology at Birmingham City University, Professor Craig Jackson, joins in the celebrations of the 80th Birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most iconic and symbolic engineering achievements in the United States. He asks if current measures proposed to tackle the bridge’s darker reputation as a suicide hotspot will do enough […]

202, 2017

It’s time to talk

By |February 2nd, 2017|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on It’s time to talk

Kim Moore. Senior Lecturer in Mental Health.
Life is full of ups and downs so there will be many eventful days in your life, some will be good and leave you feeling on top of the world, but others can make you feel bad.  While many of us enjoy good mental health, there are times when […]

908, 2016

Pokémon Go and the Rise of the Phone Zombie

By |August 9th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Pokémon Go and the Rise of the Phone Zombie

Mark Brill, Senior Lecturer in Future Media at Birmingham City University looks at the health and safety implications surrounding the Pokémon Go app – and suggests this is nothing new.

A study by Facebook found that smartphone users checked their devices around 150 times per day. That was three years ago. If we now included Pokémon […]

2605, 2016

Forty Years of War: The crisis of Terminology and Drug Policy

By |May 26th, 2016|Opinion|Comments Off on Forty Years of War: The crisis of Terminology and Drug Policy

by Jonathan Jackson, lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

Since the dawn of civilisation, war has been the most destructive element of the human psyche. It has seen the collapse of great empires and the disappearance of whole civilisations, many of which submerge into the dark waters of history. However war has also continued to […]

2405, 2016

Doping athlete cheats: why we shouldn’t be surprised…

By |May 24th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Doping athlete cheats: why we shouldn’t be surprised…

by Katinka van de Ven, lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

Lately it seems that not even a week can go by without an athlete testing positive for doping. The most recent revelation is that 31 athletes from the 2008 Beijing Games who had their samples retested using the latest techniques, have tested positive and […]

403, 2016

Air Pollution: 8 ways to stop killing people

By |March 4th, 2016|In The News|Comments Off on Air Pollution: 8 ways to stop killing people

By Aldo Mussi, Tutor in Health Promotion/Public Health, Birmingham City University

“The time has now arrived to take air pollution, as currently encountered in the UK, much more seriously. It should be considered a major public health problem”, according to a new report in The Lancet last month.

Sixty years on from the first Clean Air Act, this […]

2402, 2016

Women being given £3,000 ‘birth budgets’ doesn’t hide the fact that services are under resourced

By |February 24th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Women being given £3,000 ‘birth budgets’ doesn’t hide the fact that services are under resourced

Alison Edwards, senior lecturer in Midwifery at Birmingham City University

Provision of women’s choice has always been high on the midwifery agenda however, there are a number of blocks that may hinder the implementation of ‘birth budgets’, announced in the news this week.

Just because a woman is given money to access services doesn’t alter the fact […]

501, 2016

Beating the January blues

By |January 5th, 2016|Here to Help!, Opinion|Comments Off on Beating the January blues

Kim Moore, senior lecturer in Mental Health at Birmingham City University

It’s January, and after the Christmas rush you may feel tired and run down with the New Year stretching out in front of you into the great unknown. The cold weather and dark nights in combination with Christmas indulgences (and overspend) and last year’s unachieved […]

1908, 2015

Why won’t women talk vaginas?

By |August 19th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Why won’t women talk vaginas?

by Dr Elle Boag, senior lecturer in Social Psychology at Birmingham City University

A recent survey has confirmed that 66% of 1000 18-24 year old British female participants reported that talking about their vagina or other gynaecological issues is deeply embarrassing, and 48% report that they are afraid of being intimately examined. Sadly, this has profound […]