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.

66 posts found

Expert reaction to new national lockdown announcement Our experts comment on the impact on children and their education and the pressures on the NHS.

05 January 2021 5 min read

Following the announcement of a new national lockdown by the Prime Minister last night (4 January), University of Portsmouth experts comment on the new restrictions.

Nurse in PPE conducting Covid swab test on patient

Here are 10 reasons why you should get vaccinated If you’re among those feeling hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccine, Alessandro Siani explains why you should consider getting vaccinated

05 January 2021 6 min read

If you’re among those feeling hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccine – or if you’re wondering why vaccines are considered one of humanity’s greatest achievements – here are 10 reasons why you should consider getting vaccinated.

Woman injecting elderly male patient with vaccine

Ravelin Sports Centre: Why variation in architecture matters Justin Moorton, architect at FaulknerBrowns, explores the design of Ravelin Sports Centre's terracotta cladding

04 January 2021 3 min read

Variations of surface textures, shapes and colours help us to navigate our world and create our memories. Discover the theory and design processes behind the construction of our new sports centre.

Close up of terracotta cladding on the new Ravelin Sports Centre

Battling Bad Bacteria Dr Fouch's sweet approach to tackling bad bacteria in catheters

17 December 2020 2 min read

Patients undergoing hospital treatment can face a challenge to recovery due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics.

Dr Sarah Fouch smiling wearing a scarf - life solved logo in left corner

How stress shapes our brains Stress and trauma can shape the physical processes of our nervous systems

07 December 2020 3 min read

Professor Jerome Swinny is building new connections between our mental wellbeing and the health of our bodies in the latest episode of Life Solved.

Image of lots of brain scans with a blue hue and life solved logo in corner

The Next Generation of Antibiotics Tackling one of the biggest problems facing contemporary medicine: antimicrobial resistance

25 November 2020 2 min read

Professor Anastasia Callaghan and her team in the School of Biological Sciences are tackling one of the biggest problems facing contemporary medicine: antimicrobial resistance.

Professor Anastasia Callaghan smiling and looking to her left, Life Solved logo in the corner

Using Citizen Science approaches to ask questions about Covid-19

23 October 2020 9 min read

ACT Nairobi utilises a number of different creative methodologies to explore issues around COVID-19, including cellphilming, music, puppetry and visual arts.

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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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