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.

60 posts found

Child mental health: how acting out during COVID can be a coping mechanism, and what parents can do to help

06 April 2021 6 min read

Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten writes for The Conversation on how the mental health of children has been impacted by the Covid19 pandemic

Child peeking over a mans shoulder

Investigating SARS-CoV-2 in university settings – an update

09 March 2021 5 min read

Dr Sam Robson writes for COG-UK about COVID-19 infections in higher education institutes

Image from University of Portsmouth coronavirus testing centre

Gulf War Illness: depleted uranium ruled out as a cause of mystery condition – new study

21 February 2021 5 min read

Professor Randall Parrish writes for The Conversation on his research that found depleted uranium is not the cause of Gulf War illness

Soldiers with guns

Temperature scanners aren’t good at telling who has COVID-19 – here’s how to fix that

11 February 2021 6 min read

Professor Mike Tipton writes for The Conversation on overcoming the ineffectiveness of temperature scanning in detecting Covid-19

someone getting their temperature checked

Bob Nichol Lateral Flow Testing Lateral flow tests are cheap, fast and readily available and can halt outbreaks of COVID-19., say Professor Bob Nichol and Dean Machin.

07 February 2021 5 min read

Lateral flow tests have proved controversial in the scientific community. But they are cheap, fast and readily available, say Professor Bob Nichol and Dean Machin.

Coronavirus swab test

AstraZeneca, Germany and over-65s: how to interpret confusing vaccine data

29 January 2021 6 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe writes for The Conversation on interpreting vaccine data, following Germany's decision to not administer the vaccine to over-65s 

A vial labelled Coronavirus Vaccine

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

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