27 March 2017 15:09 pm
Charlie Paterson has been one of our most loyal runners over the last decade and his various costumes have ensured he’s popped up on TV screens too. His reason for running remains the same – to help babies like his son, who was born too soon.
Charlie, from Hull, first ran the Great North Run for Action Medical Research back in 2008, dressed...
15 November 2016 09:35 am
Researchers at University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health have the go ahead to start work developing a new, simple test to identify early on in pregnancy women who are at risk of premature labour.
The study has been made possible with a grant of £91,171 from children’s charity Action Medical Research....
12 September 2016 15:21 pm
Premature babies are incredibly vulnerable. Sadly, some don’t survive. A new treatment is being tested that could help prolong pregnancy in women at risk of giving birth too soon.
Premature birth is the biggest killer of babies in the UK. Tragically, around 1,200 babies die here each year after being born too soon. Many who survive develop...
8 September 2016 14:39 pm
A father from Hull is getting ready to run in a Paddington BearTM suit when he competes in the Great North Run for the sixth time in memory of his son Daniel.
Charlie Paterson, 45, will don the costume for the 13.1-mile race in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday, 11 September, to raise funds for Action Medical Research, PaddingtonTM’s favourite UK...
19 April 2016 09:02 am
During a seemingly normal second pregnancy, Tracy was shocked when a routine antenatal check found worrying signs of pre-eclampsia. She was admitted to hospital straight away and further tests revealed both mother and baby were at serious risk. Doctors quickly decided they had to deliver tiny baby Emily early.
At 14 months old, Emily is happy, lively...
24 March 2016 13:49 pm
A Northamptonshire dad has been inspired by his premature twins to take to two wheels and ride for a reason in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.
Malcolm Vincent, from Ringstead near Kettering, will be taking part in RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday, 31 July, to raise money to save and change the lives of sick and disabled...
11 December 2015 11:10 am
Three brothers are getting ready to run for a reason by tackling next year’s Virgin London Marathon in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.
The trio have kicked off their training programme after gaining places on the world-famous event on 24 April 2016.
And it’s a family affair with Will, Ferg and George Bostock...
21 April 2015 14:23 pm
When Jo was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery 29 weeks into her pregnancy, nobody knew what the outcome would be for mother or baby. Thankfully, Jo and husband Will are now the proud parents of Samuel, who survived being born at just 30 weeks. At three months old, Samuel is still quite small but is doing well.
For Jo and Will, visiting...
2 March 2015 11:26 am
Supporter takes on Five Challenges in Five weeks for children’s charity
Norfolk based Elgan Hallett has always been relatively fit and enjoyed exercise but it wasn’t until he lost his daughter, Seren, who was born prematurely last July, that he decided to do something active to support the children’s charity Action Medical...
10 November 2014 12:11 pm
Up until around five years ago, Chris Hollister admits that he was ‘unfit, a smoker and a couch potato’. That all changed when his partner Catherine fell pregnant – he stopped smoking and started jogging regularly, gradually increasing his fitness. Then everything came to a crashing halt for nearly eight months as tragedy struck......
21 March 2012 16:10 pm
Premature birth is the biggest killer of babies under one in the UK and survivors are often left with lifelong disabilities. To date there’s been no sure way to identify mums and babies most at risk, so Action funded scientists at Kings College London to research possible indicators which may help predict premature birth.
With some premature...
21 February 2012 17:06 pm
Around 160 schoolchildren from London and Leicestershire are taking part in a pioneering study, funded by Action Medical Research, to try to understand the links between being born very prematurely and struggling with mathematics.
Over 10,000 babies are born very prematurely (more than eight weeks early), each year in the UK. Sadly, many go on to...
11 January 2012 17:01 pm
Action Medical Research – the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children – has today announced grants worth more than £1.3 million for top researchers across the country.
The charity has been supporting significant medical breakthroughs for nearly 60 years, and today announced its latest round of...
29 September 2011 15:27 pm
Your support has helped further understanding about the causes of premature birth. Research teams in London and Edinburgh have conducted studies funded by Action Medical Research looking at different proteins and found results that could lead to new treatments.
Over 60,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK every year. Tragically, around 1,500 of...
31 May 2011 10:50 am
Researchers are investigating a possible new treatment which could stop women from going into labour too soon and protect their vulnerable babies from brain damage, thanks to a grant from children’s charity Action Medical Research.
Over 60,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK every year. Premature birth is the biggest killer of...
19 May 2011 13:46 pm
Researchers in Birmingham and Bristol are working to develop a brand new sensor which could be used in neonatal units to detect a devastating condition which affects premature babies, before it makes them seriously ill, thanks to funding from children’s charity Action Medical Research.Each year in the UK, around 3,000 babies develop a serious bowel problem...
5 April 2011 10:29 am
Researchers at King’s College and St George’s University London have identified a new way of suppressing uterine muscle contractions which could lead to novel treatments to help stop premature birth.
The research funded by children’s health charity Action Medical Research, baby charity Tommy’s and King’s College London...
28 March 2011 13:58 pm
Over 60,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK every year. Tragically, 1,500 of them die and those that survive can be left with lifelong conditions. Many more babies suffer debilitating illnesses or survive pregnancy complications that can leave them disabled.
Action Medical Research’s Touching Tiny Lives appeal aimed to tackle the problem of...
15 February 2011 13:14 pm
Researchers funded by children’s charity Action Medical Research, have made an important step forward in the search for a novel treatment to help prevent premature birth.About 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK[i] and those born very early are at risk of dying, or developing serious disabilities.The research team from the Institute of...
18 October 2010 10:29 am
Children’s health charity Action Medical Research is highlighting the importance of research into pregnancy complications and finding the best ways to care for sick and vulnerable babies to mark Baby Loss Awareness Day this Friday (October 15).
The charity has recently funded grants worth more than £800,000 for top researchers...
4 October 2010 10:08 am
A lack of understanding about what starts labour and which proteins are involved in controlling contractions have hindered efforts to stop premature births. But doctors now understand more about what causes preterm delivery thanks to a project funded by Action Medical Research.Dr Joanne Lymn and her team have identified two proteins, phospholipase...
31 May 2010 23:00 pm
Children’s health charity Action Medical Research is launching Walk for Tiny Lives this summer, a series of fun, family-friendly sponsored walks to raise vital funds for research into premature birth.
Taking place at locations across the UK, Walk for Tiny lives events are designed for mums, dads, grandparents and, of course, children. They offer...
24 March 2010 16:49 pm
If babies are born very prematurely they may have problems with movement, speech or learning disabilities later on.Clearly, it is better to know as soon as possible whether a problem is likely to occur so that treatments which may help them overcome their difficulties may be started or planned in advance.Researchers from Imperial College, London...
24 March 2010 16:40 pm
More than 50,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK. More than 25 of these babies die each week because of complications that arise from their early birth. Premature birth is also a major cause of disability.Dr Vasso Terzidou of Imperial College, London, and her team are focusing on the role of a hormone called oxytocin which is...
10 November 2009 11:45 am
Action Medical Research is heartened to see Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh highlighting the urgent need for more research into preventing premature birth on ITV’s Tonight: Born Too Soon programme (shown on Monday 9 November). This is an issue our charity is dedicated to tackling and our special appeal, Touching Tiny Lives, funds vital...