News and feature stories from the NIHR ARC-OxTV
Three out of four people with heart failure could be diagnosed sooner, potentially improving quality of life and reducing costs to the healthcare system
30 November 2021
Researchers from the University of Oxford have today reported that only 1 in 4 people diagnosed with heart failure received a simple, recommended blood test that could have resulted in an earlier diagnosis at a more treatable stage.
15 November 2021
The debilitating arm and shoulder disability and pain that some women who have had breast cancer surgery experience as a side effect of their surgery can be reduced by following a physiotherapy-led exercise programme after their operation, a new study has found.
4 October 2021
The OxWell School Survey 2021 highlights that younger children and adolescents are the least willing to have the COVID-19 vaccination. These young people come from the most socioeconomically deprived backgrounds, feel less belonging to their school community and think they have probably had COVID-19 already.
10 May 2021
ARC OxTV Mental Health across the Lifecourse theme lead, Professor Cathy Creswell is among a number of UK academics calling, in Journal of Mental Health, for targets for mental health research in order to meet the healthcare challenges of the next decade.
New study shows potential link between bodyweight and risk of severe COVID-19, especially for younger adults
29 April 2021
The first large study to report the effect of bodyweight on risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19 across the full range of body mass index (BMI) is published today in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal.
1 March 2021
The proportion of secondary school aged girls with emotional problems in January 2021 was at the highest level reported since March 2020, highlights latest report from the ARC OxTV supported Co-SPACE study. It also shows parent and carer reported behavioural, emotional, and restless/attentional difficulties in their offspring have increased again since the latest national lockdown was introduced.
10 February 2021
While treatment for high blood pressure is not associated with falls, there is some evidence to suggest patients who take blood pressure lowering medications may be more likely to faint or suffer kidney problems which lead to hospital admission, finds a study from ARC OxTV supported researchers.
9 February 2021
A new review, launched by the Department for Health and Social Care and Led by NIHR ARC OxTV supported Dr Ben Goldacre, will focus on the more efficient and safe use of health data for research and analysis for the benefit of patients and the healthcare sector.
20 January 2021
Parental stress, depression, and anxiety have again increased since new national restrictions have been introduced according to the latest report from the NIHR ARC OxTV supported and Oxford University-led COVID-19 Supporting Parents, Adolescents, and Children in Epidemics (Co-SPACE) study, based on data from over 6000 UK parents.