In the Media

Well Leaks, Not Fracking, Are Linked to Fouled Water

16 September 2014  New York Times
A study in the USA shows that tainted drinking water in areas where natural gas is produced is caused by leaky wells rather than the process of hydraulic fracturing. Includes reference to earlier work conducted by Professor Richard Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor.   

Do sleeping pills give you Alzheimer's?

16 September 2014  Daily Mail
New study suggests a link between taking benzodiazepines and a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Includes comment by Heather Ashton, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychopharmacology and references her work.

Can a phone app really tell if that mole is cancerous?

16 September 2014  Daily Mail
An overview of smartphone apps taking readings to identify and monitor potentially life-threatening problems. Roy Taylor, Professor of Medicine and Metabolism at Newcastle University, discusses a diabetes monitoring app.

Would you accept donor lungs from a heavy smoker?

16 September 2014  Daily Mail
One in five lung transplant patients receives organs from 20-a-day smokers, according to research revealed earlier this year. Paul Corris, Professor of Thoracic Medicine at Newcastle University is quoted.

Overdone the sun? Our after-summer rescue plan will repair most of the damage - and leave your skin with a healthy glow

14 September 2014  The Mail on Sunday
An article about the negative effects of sun exposure and ways to repair the damage, quoting Newcastle University’s Dr Anne Oyewole.

Can banking be ethical?

13 September 2014  BBC online
David Campbell, Professor of accounting and corporate governance at Newcastle University, has helped produce a BBC web feature - part of the iWonder series.

Will there be a Scotland effect?

13 September 2014  Saturday's Northern Echo
Dr Alistair Clark talks about the effects of Scottish independence on the North East.

Pick the perfect painkiller

13 September 2014  Daily Mail
An overview of various pain relief drugs and methods. The article mentions a study conducted at Newcastle University, which has found that inversion therapy reduces the need for back or spinal disc surgery.

Reserve your place at the Executive of the Year dinner

13 September 2014  The Journal
The Business School is sponsoring the North East Business Executive of the year awards, to be announced on 13 November.

Tragedy creates cancer cure hope

11 September 2014  The Journal
Fundraisers gain a better understanding of the complex research carried out at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research after tour guided by Professor Herbie Newell.

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