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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.

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.

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.

GCU is “immensely proud of our nursing staff and students”

Heartfelt video message to students from Scotland’s Chief Nursing Officer marks International Nurses Day.

X-ray app to ease burden on lung specialists and save lives

Researchers are working on a form of artificial intelligence that can help medical staff prioritise lung-disease severity – saving lives and easing the burden on hospitals in COVID-hit regions around the world.

Research shows that even older stroke survivors can improve speech given the right support

International research led by GCU Senior Research Fellow Dr Myzoon Ali and Professor Marian Brady has found that people who had access to speech and language therapy made the greatest improvements soon after a stroke.

SHLS Dean says huge thanks to staff on her last day in role

Professor Andrea Nelson steps down as the Dean of the School of Health and Life Sciences on Friday, April 30, to take up her new post as Pro Vice-Chancellor Research with a huge thanks to staff.

Regular physical activity could cut COVID-19 death risk by one third

Regular physical activity cuts the risk of dying from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 by 37 per cent and reduces the chance of catching the virus by 31 per cent, according to new global research.

GCU on top of the world in impact rankings

GCU named number one in the UK for promoting gender equality – and in the top five in the world – in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.