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gender inequality

Gender inequality within healthcare exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic

Blandine Mollard of the EIGE discusses the findings from the Gender Equality Index 2021 and explores how gender inequality needs to be addressed within...
Psychological distress associated with increased risk of COVID-19

Psychological distress associated with increased risk of COVID-19

A new study has found that people that experienced psychological distress at the start of the pandemic were at greater risk of COVID-19 infection. The...
risk calculator

Reducing vaccine hesitancy with new COVID-19 risk calculator

Australian researchers have created a COVID-19 risk calculator to encourage discourse about getting vaccinated. Health Europa spoke to Dr Kirsty Short, virologist and co-lead...
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Wearing face masks reduces COVID-19 transmission in schools

New research suggests that the spread of COVID-19 can be curbed in schools and preschools through adults wearing face masks. The study, performed in Germany,...
Study shows positive data on rare heart condition after COVID-19 vaccination

Study shows positive data on rare heart condition after COVID-19 vaccination

A study published by The BMJ provides more reassuring data on the risk of heart inflammation (myocarditis or myopericarditis) after a COVID-19 vaccination. It confirms...
First double lung transplant after COVID-19 performed in Portugal

First double lung transplant after COVID-19 performed in Portugal

Doctors in Lisbon have reported that a 61-year-old man has received a double lung transplant after his lungs were damaged by COVID-19. The patient contracted...

Birmingham Biotech: Innovating COVID-19 testing and technologies

Michael Hsu, Managing Director of Birmingham Biotech, details how the company’s unique business model has facilitated the development, manufacturing, and distribution of cutting-edge COVID-19...
The impact of multiple sclerosis treatment on Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness

The impact of multiple sclerosis treatment on Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness

Multiple sclerosis treatment that helps people manage their condition can reduce the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, according to research from Cardiff University and the...
UK economy

UK economy set to lose £3bn due to COVID-19 work changes

Novel research has estimated that the UK economy will lose around £3bn in the coming year due to changes in working behaviours. A new study...
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine neutralise the Omicron variant

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine neutralise the Omicron variant

Preliminary laboratory studies demonstrate that three doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine neutralise the Omicron variant whilst two doses showed significantly reduced neutralised titers. Pfizer...
XPhyto Therapeutics: rapid PCR test for COVID-19 in development

XPhyto Therapeutics: rapid PCR test for COVID-19 in development

XPhyto Therapeutics Corp. is a German-Canadian biotech company focused on next-generation drug formulations, diagnostics and novel pharmaceutical agents. The company is currently developing its...
Allergies linked to low COVID-19 infection risk

Allergies linked to low COVID-19 infection risk

A new study published in the respiratory journal Thorax, found that individuals with allergies such as hay fever, rhinitis, and atopic eczema, may have...
second vaccine dose

Risk of COVID-19 infection steadily increases after second vaccine dose

A research team based in Israel has identified that the risk of infection from COVID-19 gradually increases after receiving a second vaccine dose. Research emerging...
unborn baby

COVID-19 demonstrates the ability to infect an unborn baby

Researchers have identified that an unborn baby can potentially contract COVID-19 infection, uncovering the mechanism behind catching the virus. A study, led by researchers from...
UK first to approve antiviral pill for COVID-19

UK first to approve antiviral pill for COVID-19

The antiviral pill known as Lagevrio (molnupiravir) has now been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for use in the...
SSRI antidepressants

SSRI antidepressants observed to protect COVID-19 patients from death

Novel research from the US has identified that SSRI antidepressants may possess qualities that help to reduce deaths in COVID-19 patients. In a study conducted...
Fewer cases of children with cancer diagnosed during COVID-19 pandemic

Fewer cases of children with cancer diagnosed during COVID-19 pandemic

A study showed that in England, fewer children and young adults with cancer were diagnosed during the COVID pandemic. It also revealed that children...
dialysis treatment

Investigating the impacts of COVID-19 variants on dialysis treatment

A team of international researchers has examined the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for patients undergoing dialysis treatment. The study, led by experts at the Marien...
community diagnostic hubs

Healing from the COVID-19 pandemic with community diagnostic centres

With mounting pressure on NHS services, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peter Harrison, Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers GB&I, outlines the benefits...
US approves vaccine for COVID-19 in children over five

US approves vaccine for COVID-19 in children over five

The US has recommended that children aged five to 11 be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, allowing providers to begin the vaccination...

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