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World expert advises 20 minutes exercise a day during lockdown

World-renowned exercise expert Professor Sebastien Chastin has shared his mood-boosting top tips to help us cope during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Research shows incontinence linked to sitting too long

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have found the first direct link between sitting too long and urinary incontinence in older women.

New University status awarded to three life-changing NHS Lanarkshire units

Glasgow Caledonian University has awarded University status to three NHS Lanarkshire clinical departments in recognition of life-changing research, education and service excellence.

Scottish businessman's donation fits like a glove

Veteran entrepreneur Gio Benedetti has kindly donated award-winning medical equipment to help boost the clinical skills of nursing students at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Campaign launched to thank nursing students on the COVID-19 frontline

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is today (May 12) marking International Nurses Day by launching a social media campaign to say a massive thank you to past and present nursing students on the COVID-19 frontline.

Scotland's first heroin assisted treatment service goes under the microscope

Addictions experts at Glasgow Caledonian University are leading a new study into Scotland's first heroin assisted treatment service.

Honours for Rose Reilly and Mal Young among others

Nine honorary guests from a range of disciplines will be recognised at our winter graduations next week.

Researchers investigate impact of alcohol price law on homeless people

Scotland's first study into the impact of new alcohol minimum unit pricing law on homeless drinkers is being led by experts from the University’s Substance Use and Misuse research group.

Hospital mattress research helps find effective way to reduce bedsores

Glasgow Caledonian University's School of Health and Life Sciences Dean, Professor Andrea Nelson, has been involved in a major study which found that mattresses costing the NHS £1,000 were "only marginally better" at preventing

Leading expert on ageing gives advice to older people to help cut long hospital stays

Glasgow Caledonian University Ageing and Health Professor Dawn Skelton is urging older people in Scotland to seek simple help to prevent a lengthy stay in hospital.

Flashback to '80s homophobia could be damaging the health of older men, research reveals

Scottish sexual health researchers have found that older gay men could be put off getting tested for HIV because they are still haunted by “mass homophobia of the 1980s”.

GCU researchers lead the way to elimination of hepatitis C in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced plans to treat more people annually for hepatitis C which will see Scotland effectively eliminate the condition six years ahead of the World Health Organization’s expectations.