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COVID-19 long-term effects on young adults’ heart health

A novel study has indicated long-term blood vessel and heart health impacts for young adults who have suffered minor COVID-19 symptoms. The research, conducted by...
The European Commission discusses cancer, COVID-19, and collaboration

The European Commission discusses cancer, COVID-19, and collaboration

HEQ speaks to European Commission officials about the goals and prospective benefits of the EU Beating Cancer Plan In February 2021, the European Commission launched...
Supporting nurses on the frontline

Supporting nurses on the frontline

International Editor Clifford Holt spoke to the EFN’s Secretary General Paul de Raeve about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Europe’s nurses and what...
Cutting-edge UK lab to fast-track COVID-19 variant vaccines

Cutting-edge UK lab to fast-track COVID-19 variant vaccines

A new state-of-the-art lab in the UK will test the effectiveness of vaccines against new variants of COVID-19. The new testing lab based at Porton...
Health Europa Quarterly Issue 17

Health Europa Quarterly Issue 17

Welcome to the 17th issue of Health Europa Quarterly, which focuses on the fast-growing worlds of infection prevention and control and digital health technology;...
UV light improves efficacy of common disinfectants against COVID-19

UV light improves efficacy of common disinfectants against COVID-19

The application of ultraviolet light (UVC) light could improve the efficacy of 400 common disinfectants against COVID-19, as well as making them safer for...
Physical tokens for COVID-19 contact tracing

Physical tokens for COVID-19 contact tracing

Experts, customers, policymakers, and entrepreneurs came together for an EIT Health discussion exploring the use of physical tokens for COVID-19 contact tracing. By Stephanie Price At...
Lateral flow tests not accurate at detecting low COVID-19 viral loads

Lateral flow tests not accurate at detecting low COVID-19 viral loads

A new study has suggested that lateral flow tests are not sufficient for testing COVID-19 infection in individuals with low viral loads. The new study...
UK aims to be a life sciences superpower following COVID-19

UK aims to be a life sciences superpower following COVID-19

The UK is set to improve research, treatment, care, and clinical decision-making as part of plans to make the country a life sciences superpower...
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Treatment for neglected tropical diseases currently disrupted by COVID-19

A pulse survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasised that the COVID-19 pandemic is persistently affecting health services for neglected tropical...
Nanoparticle ‘traps’ and immune system create novel COVID-19 treatment

Nanoparticle ‘traps’ and immune system create novel COVID-19 treatment

A novel treatment for COVID-19 has been developed using nanoparticles that capture the virus in the body and use the immune system to destroy...
Copper foam could be used as microbe filter in facemasks and air cleaners

Copper foam could be used as microbe filter in facemasks and air cleaners

In a new study, researchers have demonstrated how copper foam could be used as a highly efficient, durable filter for reusable masks and air...
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COVID-19 testing strategy improves result speeds for healthcare workers

A team of scientists have generated an innovative system to accelerate COVID-19 testing times for healthcare workers. The team, comprised of scientists from the University...
The gender perspective in the COVID-19 crisis and post-crisis period

The gender perspective in the COVID-19 crisis and post-crisis period

Our societies have so much potential by pivoting to work for women after this pandemic, in many different fields. This starts with employment, job creation...
AI model helps researchers understand immune system defence

AI model helps researchers understand immune system defence

Researchers have used an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model to predict which key of the immune system opens the locks of coronavirus, to understand the...
COVID-19 testing will still be needed following full vaccination

COVID-19 testing will still be needed following full vaccination

New findings suggest that testing for COVID-19 following vaccination will still be necessary, as contracting a COVID-19 infection is still possible following full vaccination. The...
Modelling shows high COVID-19 spread with rapid air exchange

Modelling shows high COVID-19 spread with rapid air exchange

New modelling has suggested that rapid air exchanges can spread COVID-19 in high concentrations from one room to another. A team of researchers at the...
All-in-one test provides solution for detection and surveillance of COVID-19

All-in-one test provides solution for detection and surveillance of COVID-19

Researchers have developed a new all-in-one COVID-19 test which provides a solution for detection and surveillance of viruses that could help mitigate COVID-19 infection...
UK to roll out innovative at home COVID-19 treatments

UK to roll out innovative at home COVID-19 treatments

The UK Government is to roll out innovative COVID-19 treatments for patients to use at home in order to mitigate the spread of the...
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Cognitive impairment increase shown in hospitalised COVID-19 patients

New research has indicated that hospitalised COVID-19 patients demonstrate substantial cognitive impairment within four months of discharge. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal European Neuropsychopharmacology,...

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