Wednesday, 15 October 2014

ScHARRNews - Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th October 2014



Adopt a Care Home Scheme
Prince Edward SchoolThe Adopt a Care Home scheme is being discussed on BBC Radio Sheffield's Breakfast Scheme on Friday 17th October. The scheme is being evaluated by Laura Di Bona from the University of Sheffield's School of Health and Related Research.The Adopt a Care Home scheme links care homes with local schools. The Adopt a Care Home scheme hopes to teach children more about dementia and old
NICE ACD on ulcerative colitis (and biosimilars)
The NICE says in draft guidance that infliximab, adalimumab and golimumab is not recommended for the treatment of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.Professor Carole Longson, NICE Health Technology Evaluation Centre Director, said: “The independent committee concluded that there is currently not enough evidence to prove that infliximab, adalimumab and golimumab is clinically and cost effective


Can cartoons teach medical students to be better doctors?
Still from one of my animations using  GoAnimate!
Around three years ago now, I took on a new teaching commitment, to deliver a "Masterclass ILA", (Inquiry Based Learning Activity), for our Year 3 and 4 students at the Medical School at University of Sheffield.The aim of this short course was to help students develop the skills to have difficult con
Comment: However unconvincing that scam seems to you, some brains trust more than others
Rebecca Slack, a PhD researcher in Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield, comments on how our brains decide to trust someone.
Effects of high-risk Parkinson’s mutation are reversible
Researchers from the University of Sheffield have found vital new evidence on how to target and reverse the effects caused by one of the most common genetic causes of Parkinson’s.
Alive Inside!
Two researchers from the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology  (RAT) Research Group , Becky Field and Sarah Smith went to the UK premiere of the  documentary film "Alive Inside", shown as part of the Sheffield SENSORIA music/film/digital festival. It was moving documentary about the power of music to help people with dementia. We really enjoyed watching it, as well as discussing our r

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