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    Diet diabetes 800 calories type 2

    Empowering individuals to take action against type 2 diabetes

    11 September 2020

    A dramatic 800 calorie a day diet that has been shown to reverse diabetes is currently being piloted in the NHS across England. This follows a successful NIHR-funded trial that showed the effectiveness of the liquid diet and a larger trial into how the diet could be rolled out into everyday practice.

    infant RSV test

    Childhood respiratory virus diagnosis without delay

    17 August 2020

    A quick bedside test can deliver diagnosis of respiratory virus infection in children and allow clinicians to treat patients while protecting others from infection. Results from recent trials could change care pathways in the future.

    Vaccination lab

    Efficient and effective vaccination against pneumococcal disease

    04 August 2020

    It is possible to reduce the number of pneumococcal vaccines given to babies and children without increasing their risk of serious and fatal infections. An NIHR-funded trial demonstrated that fewer injections can deliver immunity in the UK, leading to the government changing the pneumococcal vaccine schedule from three doses to two.

    Chipping away at portion sizes

    19 August 2019

    Researchers funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research explored how working with a wholesale supplier could encourage fish and chip shops to offer smaller portion sizes to customers.

    Improving safety for people who inject drugs

    15 June 2019

    NIHR researchers have worked with people who inject drugs to understand their views on new, safer equipment, helping to increase the adoption of this equipment across the UK

    A new drug for a rare disease

    10 June 2019

    NIHR Clinical Research Facilities have supported research on a new drug to treat a rare form of rickets, which is now available on the NHS to children and young people.

    The beautiful game

    05 June 2019

    NIHR-funded researchers from the University of Glasgow evaluated the effectiveness of Football Fans in Training (FFIT) - a programme to help football fans lose weight, feel better and live a healthier lifestyle.

    Curing the most common form of blindness

    02 April 2019

    NIHR Biomedical Research Centres are leading the way in developing innovative new techniques to treat age-related macular degeneration and restore vision.

    Beating the bugs

    02 April 2019

    The NIHR has committed over £91 million into research addressing the use of antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics to help tackle antimicrobial resistance.

    Living well with dementia

    02 April 2019

    The IDEAL study the first large-scale project of its kind to investigate what factors can be targeted to support people to live well with dementia.

    Treating multiple myeloma

    02 April 2019

    NIHR research into myeloma includes clinical trials testing innovative new drugs which may have therapeutic benefit for patients.