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Artificial Intelligence tool shows 50% COVID-19 mortality reduction

Artificial Intelligence tool shows 50% COVID-19 mortality reduction

The use of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool aiding personalised COVID-19 treatment decisions has been shown to lead to a 50% reduction in COVID-19...
WHO delivers training and infection control in South Sudan

WHO delivers training and infection control in South Sudan

Jemila M Ebrahim of the World Health Organization speaks to HEQ about how it is supporting South Sudan with infection control during the COVID-19...
CBD blockchain tracing: new levels of transparency and accountability

CBD blockchain tracing: new levels of transparency and accountability

The Cannabinoid Association of the Netherlands has launched a free to use blockchain-based search tool. In a bid to drive higher levels of transparency and...
Innovating healthcare with remote treatment for COVID-19 recovery

Innovating healthcare with remote treatment for COVID-19 recovery

A new project is looking at the best ways to deliver remote treatment for people with long-term physical conditions, and those recovering from COVID-19. As...
“The science should not get in the way”

“The science should not get in the way”

With more than a quarter of the world’s confirmed cases of COVID-19, can the USA reopen? More than 25% of all confirmed cases of COVID-19...
Rare diseases: innovation, collaboration, and genomics

Rare diseases: innovation, collaboration, and genomics

Professor Hackett discusses public-private collaboration, secure data sharing, and the potential of genomic sequencing for the treatment of rare diseases. Professor Joanne Hackett, General Partner,...
COVID-19 in the EU Member States

COVID-19 in the EU Member States

How have EU Member States responded to the COVID-19 pandemic? On 13 March, following a rise in new cases of COVID-19 throughout Europe, the World...
Promise of a new route of treatment for Huntington’s Disease

Promise of a new route of treatment for Huntington’s Disease

An enzyme has been identified that can pave the way for the development of a new route of treatment for Huntington's Disease. Scientists at EPFL's...
SAGE subcommittee to advise universities on COVID-19 infection control

SAGE subcommittee to advise universities on COVID-19 infection control

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is to establish a new subcommittee to advise universities and higher education institutions on COVID-19 infection control. As...
“The case for action on obesity has never been stronger”

“The case for action on obesity has never been stronger”

Public Health England has launched a campaign to address obesity, a key risk factor in COVID-19. Following a growing body of evidence that being overweight...
COVID-19 and infection control in Canada

COVID-19 and infection control in Canada

As Canada extends its travel ban, HEQ explores Canadian successes and failures in dealing with COVID-19 infection control. Canada has extended its border closures to...
Successful initial results using cannabis terpenes to treat COVID-19

Successful initial results using cannabis terpenes to treat COVID-19

A study to test the efficacy of a unique cannabis terpene formulation for the treatment of viral infections, including COVID-19, has shown early promising...

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