The research in our Health and Wellbeing theme aims to manage health, disease and disability through technological, creative and scientific developments.

In this research theme blog, we cover topics including self-care, sport and exercise, mental wellbeing, diseases and medical advancements.

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The research in our Health and Wellbeing theme aims to manage health, disease and disability through technological, creative and scientific developments.

In this research theme blog, we cover topics including self-care, sport and exercise, mental wellbeing, diseases and medical advancements.

56 posts found

Is weightlifting the best way to lose weight? One of our sports science experts discusses different ways to lose weight

30 September 2020 4 min read

Weightlifting has become increasingly popular among amateur gym-goers, but is it good way to lose weight and does it really cause people to turn into Arnold Schwarzenegger?

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Does wearing glasses protect you from coronavirus? Examining whether a single study from China has strong implications about protecting our eyes during the pandemic

16 September 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 5 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare and University Ethics Advisor at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about whether a study that found people with glasses less likely to catch covid-19, has useful applications on wearing goggles for protection

Holding glasses out against blurry background

The Oxford vaccine trial has been paused, but this is no reason to panic Any lessons learned from this trial will be carried forward for future vaccine development

09 September 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 5 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the meaning of paused vaccine trials and why they are not necessarily causes for concern

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Changes to public health bodies must be based on evidence and reflection, not scapegoating Why Government should look at long term solutions to the pandemic

17 August 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 7 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about government decisions on healthcare during the coronavirus pandemic

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Children reveal what they really think of adults – in their own research paper A group of children became researchers as they explored their views on grownups

07 August 2020 Dr Emma Maynard 8 min read

Emma Maynard, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about children's perceptions of adults' decision making

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Top tips for staying cool in a heatwave

06 August 2020 Professor Mike Tipton 2 min read

With temperatures set to climb tomorrow in parts of the UK, Professor Mike Tipton provides five helpful tips for staying cool in the sunshine.

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How lockdown changed people's feelings about drinking and going back to the pub Many people expressed concerns over the safety of returning to these public spaces

03 August 2020 Dr Emily Nicholls 6 min read

Emily Nicholls, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation and the prevalence of alcohol consumption during the coronavirus pandemic

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Does your homemade mask work? Dr Simon Kolstoe examines some ways to decide if our masks are effective

24 July 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 7 min read

Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare, from the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the effectiveness of face masks during the pandemic

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