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Living near a canal cuts chronic disease risk, researchers find

People from deprived areas can cut their risk of developing chronic life-shortening diseases by up to 15% if they live within 700m of a well-developed canal, according to new research.

Sign of The Times for sexual health expert Professor Claudia Estcourt

Professor of Sexual Health and HIV Claudia Estcourt has featured in The Times newspaper explaining how we can stop the Scottish spread of HIV in eight years.

GCU students praised for commitment and contribution to the NHS during COVID-19

Thousands of Glasgow Caledonian University nursing, paramedic and AHP students are part of a 12,000-cohort heading out on practice placement to work with the NHS over the next few months in the continued battle against COVID-19.

Study reveals best dose of speech therapy to maximise recovery for stroke patients with language problems

A world-first study led by Glasgow Caledonian University researcher Professor Marian Brady has revealed insights into the best dose of speech therapy to maximise recovery of stroke patients with language problems.

Dragon’s Den success for stroke researcher

Stroke expert Professor Maggie Lawrence’s pitch on non-medical prevention was a surefire winner at a Dragon’s Den-style event during the UK Stroke Forum Online Annual Research Conference.

World-renowned hepatitis C expert behind landmark report on liver disease in Europe

World-renowned hepatitis C expert Professor Sharon Hutchinson is behind a new Lancet Commission report on tackling liver disease deaths in Europe.

Sport and exercise psychology stars take international conference by storm

Eight trainees and graduates from GCU’s Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology took an international research conference by storm - winning awards and giving outstanding presentations.

GCU at forefront of mental health stigma research

A first-of-its-kind survey is calling on people with experience of complex mental illnesses to share their views and experiences of stigma and discrimination to help shape policy, support and services in Scotland.

Global health researcher wins highly cited award for second year running

GCU Professor of Health Behaviour Dynamics Sebastien Chastin has been hailed one of the world's most influential researchers by Clarivate for the second year running.

Health and climate experts warn of climate-related health crisis

Health professionals and climate experts from around the world called for urgent action to tackle the growing climate-related health crisis, at Glasgow Caledonian University.

'Eat less meat, save the planet', says GCU nutrition expert

Nutrition expert Emma Kinrade took centre stage at the high-profile Girls@COP26 conference to discuss how moving to a more plant-based diet can improve physical health and help save the planet.

GCU health scientist at forefront of COP26 ‘Canals Do Net Zero’ event

A global health expert from Glasgow Caledonian University will play a key role in a major COP26 'Canals Do Net Zero' event.