A pain in the back study

A new research programme is set to start looking in to common ailments involving chronic pain like back problems.

The study at the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele University will look at the patterns of such problems to try and improve treatment.

Dr Kate Dunn will also look at how patients’ families influence their health and specifically study if back pain runs in the family.

For more details see Keele University.

Wanna be a doc?

Interested in becoming a doctor?

Keele University is offering the chance to find out what the job’s like at a medicine careers day on Wednesday, March 12.

It’s aimed at school students aged 15-16 who want to find out more about the career.

For more see Keele University.