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Showing 30 articles, in Enabling healthier lives

16 December 2021

Using virtual reality to reduce pain and aid rehabilitation

Our researchers are making life-changing links between virtual reality (VR) and healthcare to help patients recover from serious injuries.


17 November 2021

How we’re giving cancer survivors a better quality of life

Our research about how exercise can help cancer survivors has changed international guidelines on treating cancer — and improved countless lives.


03 November 2021

How our pioneering new healthcare model is helping people stay active

A new model for referring patients with long-term health conditions developed as part of the London 2012 Olympic Legacy is providing answers to one of the biggest health challenges across the world — how to get us all to move more.


01 November 2021

Making HIV nursing care work for patients

There are over 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK. Our research is helping them get the care they deserve.


15 October 2021

Exposing the hidden costs of gambling

Our research is raising awareness of gambling-related harm — and improving support for the families most affected.


14 October 2021

How we’re using exercise to improve the lives of people with MS

Our researchers are rewriting the rulebook on how to treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis — and, in the process, improving the quality of life for thousands of people.


25 August 2021

How community support can help patients and save the NHS

Our researchers have shown how local voluntary groups improve the wellbeing of patients with long-term health conditions — and make us all happier and healthier.


27 July 2021

Blowing the whistle on traditional sports coaching

Over-specialised training methods are driving young people away from sports. Our researcher has created a new gameplan.


05 February 2021

Tackling dental anxiety at its roots

Avoiding the dentist can lead to lifelong health problems. We’re helping children face their fears.


03 February 2021

Helping breast cancer patients make life-changing decisions

Mortality rates are higher for breast cancer patients over 70. We developed a unique tool to help them get the best possible treatment.


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