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Preventing brain injury in premature babies

Research date: 1 May 2018 - 30 April 2020
Grant amount: £141,949.00

In the UK, around 61,000 babies are born prematurely each year and sadly, more than 1,000 will die.1-7 Children who survive can experience lifelong conditions such as cerebral palsy, learning difficulties, blindness and hearing loss. Evidence suggests that bacteria can pass into the womb and trigger inflammation, which can cause early labour and damage...

Cerebral palsy: does it benefit children to stand up and exercise during lessons?

Research date: 1 March 2018 - 30 November 2019
Grant amount: £144,436.00

Almost 2,000 babies born each year in the UK have cerebral palsy.1,2 They face lifelong difficulties with movement and coordination, which vary greatly from one child to another, but can mean children spend long periods of time sitting down. Professor Helen Dawes, of Oxford Brookes University, is investigating the potential benefits of a classroom-based...

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Exercise to help children with cerebral palsy

Posted: 26 March 2018 12:16 pm
Daily physical activity is important for healthy growth and development. But sadly, that’s not always easy for children with cerebral palsy – the commonest childhood physical disability. Children with cerebral palsy face lifelong difficulties with movement and coordination. While problems vary from child to child, many children with...
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