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FDA finalises cybersecurity guidance
The FDA has announced that it has finalised guidance on managing "cybersecurity" risks. It aims to protect patient privacy and devices from malfunctioning due to viruses. To date, concerns have mainly been around viruses on network connected devices or devices with poor password security.To read more about this pertinent issue, please click here.

OCT 03

Comment: How much does a person's lifestyle affect their fertility?
Dr Allan Pacey, Senior Lecturer in Andrology at the University of Sheffield, says that there's no need for men who want to start a family to become teetotal – although binge drinking could affect semen quality.
Mendeley Open Day 2014
It just seems at the moment that I don’t seem to be in the office that much (to the relief of my colleagues), following on from the Altmetrics and MmIT conferences and the joint Sheffield universities’ social media symposium in the last few weeks I’ve not stopped on my travels. And one event I could not miss was Mendeley’s Open Day 2014. Seeing as I had been to the previous three held at Mendeley
Could Star Terk be the future?
Two UK companies have made it to the final stages of a worldwide competition (Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, launched in 2012) to make a real life version of Star-Trek's medical tricorder to diagnose health conditions. To find out more, click here.

OCT 02

Minimum alcohol pricing would be up to 50 times more effective than below cost ... - University of Sheffield News
University of Sheffield NewsMinimum alcohol pricing would be up to 50 times more effective than below cost ...University of Sheffield NewsProfessor Alan Brenann, Professor of Health Economics and Decision Modelling, from the School of Health and Related Research, said: “The additional analyses suggest that the relative scale of impact between a ban on below cost selling and a minimum ...New Sheffi
Below cost selling of alcohol evaluation
This is follow up work the minimum unit pricing (MUP) work undertaken in recent years, and compares MUP to the government’s preferred policy of banning below cost selling (BCS) of alcohol.  The ban below cost selling means that price could not be lower than tax payable on the product.The proportion of the market affected by the two strategies is 0.7% for BCS and 23.2% for a 45p minimum unit price.
New Sheffield study says minimum pricing is 50 times more effective than below ... - Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review
Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade ReviewNew Sheffield study says minimum pricing is 50 times more effective than below ...Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade ReviewProfessor Alan Brenann, Professor of health economics and decision modelling, from the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield, said: “Despite some study limitations we found that a minimum unit price of 45p would
Complex Evaluation Methods - Masters Module
Steven Ariss and Nasrin Nasr have developed a 15 credit master module "Complex Evaluation Methods" which  introduces key principles for evaluating complex health and social care interventions. It gives broad perspectives while focusing on health programmes and technologies as examples.  Participants/students are introduced to complex situations, complex interventions and relevant innovat

OCT 01

Minimum alcohol pricing could 'save 600 lives' - Yorkshire Post
The IndependentMinimum alcohol pricing could 'save 600 lives'Yorkshire PostHealth economist Prof Alan Brenann, from the university's School of Health and Related Research, said: “Despite some study limitations, we found that a minimum unit price of 45p would be expected to have 40-50 times larger reductions in consumption and ...New Sheffield study says minimum pricing is 50 times more effective t
Sheffield scientist honoured for his outstanding contribution to pioneering fertility research
A world-leading fertility expert from the University of Sheffield has been made a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in recognition of his pioneering research into male fertility over the past 20 years.

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