The ScHARR Alumni Newsletter has been re-launched, with a new editor – Paul Richards from HEDS. ScHARR has a vibrant Alumni – we are regularly in contact with our old students, collaborate with them, give talks in their current organisations and we love to hear from them.So, read the newsletter to catch up on teaching developments, collaborations, ex and current students. If you want to write som
A vital sign sensor for a chair has been approved by the FDA. The rationale is that one of the first signs of improvement for some patient's in hospital is the transition from spending the day in a bed, to sitting in a chair. The equipment is places underneath the chair's cushion and takes vital signs without the patient having to wear a cuff or leads.You can find out more by clicking here.
A third of mothers claimed vouchers for breastfeeding their baby up to eight weeksUniversity of Sheffield NewsPrincipal investigator Dr Clare Relton from the University of Sheffield's School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), said: “For several decades now the majority of babies in the UK have not been getting enough breast milk, and despite many efforts ...
Sheffield TelegraphEarly results in breastfeeding vouchers trialBBC NewsInitial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise, researchers say. Mothers in three areas of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire where breastfeeding rates were low - between 21% and ...Scheme offering shopping vouchers to mothers who breastfeed to be extendedM
The GuardianScheme offering shopping vouchers to mothers who breastfeed to be extendedThe GuardianThe principal investigator, Dr Clare Relton from the University of Sheffield's School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), said: “For several decades now the majority of babies in the UK have not been getting enough breast milk, and despite many ...
A pioneering project aimed at boosting breastfeeding rates in areas where levels remain stubbornly low will be tested in a large-scale trial by researchers at the Universities of Sheffield, Dundee and Brunel.
Another FDA cleared device: a HealthPatch MD which is a small wireless sensor that a patient wears on their chest. The patch detects a number of vital signs and transmits the data, wirelessly, to a smartphone. The vital signs include single-lead ECG, heart rate monitor, heart rate variability respiratory rate, temperature, steps taken and body posture. The data then gets relayed to a healthcare pr