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Research exposes gaps in mental health support for frontline nurses during pandemic

Researchers have found gaps in mental health support for frontline respiratory nurses and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hospital infections cost NHS Scotland £46 million each year

A world-leading study led by Glasgow Caledonian University has revealed for the first time the full impact of hospital associated infections on patients and cost to NHS Scotland.

Microbiologist wins funding to help find new treatment for bacterial vaginosis

Dr Ryan Kean has been awarded £47,000 to help find new treatments for bacterial vaginosis infections which affect 30% of women of childbearing age in the western world.

Blood cancer research reaches ‘significant milestone’

Research led by Glasgow Caledonian University blood cancer scientist Dr Mark Williams investigating new targeted treatments for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia has reached a 'significant milestone'.

Paramedic students to receive new £10,000 annual bursary

Glasgow Caledonian University, which runs Scotland’s leading full-time undergraduate degree course in paramedic science, welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement to award students a £10,000 annual bursary.

PhD student launches Anger in Sports study

Sports Psychology PhD student Chris Glover has launched a study called 'Anger in Sports' aimed at investigating the level of perceived anger an athlete has according to the sport they play.

Researchers call for mandatory health warnings on alcohol labels

A new world-wide study has found that large alcohol labelling using negative health warnings similar to that used on cigarette packets could help people change their drinking habits.

Nurses feel pressure from patients to prescribe antibiotics

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University battling the global crisis of antibiotic overuse found that nurses felt pressure from patients to hand them out even if they didn’t need them.

Sir Alex-backed university graduate scheme wins global award

A University scheme backed by Sir Alex Ferguson CBE to help graduates get a foot on the career ladder in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has won a global award.

GCU researcher behind hugely successful 'How Racism Shapes our Health' seminar

Community-engaged researcher Dr Ima Jackson recently organised one of the biggest public health events in Scotland focusing on tackling structural racism which is at the root of racialised inequity in health.

New research shows that anxiety makes Parkinson’s disease symptoms worse

A new study has shown that anxiety amplifies the physical signs of Parkinson’s disease, according to people who experience both conditions.

Scientists discover world-first cocktail for a longer life

An international team of scientists led by Glasgow Caledonian University has discovered the perfect cocktail of physical activity that could help you live a healthier, longer life.