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Phone screens can be used to accurately detect COVID-19

Taking a sample from mobile phone screens is as accurate at testing for COVID-19 as antigen lateral flow tests, new research suggests. The new screening...
Over 2 million people in England may have had long COVID

Over 2 million people in England may have had long COVID

New research from the largest studies of COVID-19 shows that over 2 million people may have had long COVID. The findings from the REACT-2 studies...
Post-COVID syndrome: after the pandemic, the pulmonary consequences

Post-COVID syndrome: after the pandemic, the pulmonary consequences

Digital ultrasonic spirometry is a new clinical solution perfectly suited to acute and chronic COVID-19 management. Pulmonary fibrosis is caused by lung inflammation such as...
Clinicians urged to spot Guillain-Barre syndrome after COVID-19 vaccines

Clinicians urged to spot Guillain-Barre syndrome after COVID-19 vaccines

Clinicians have urged for vigilance in looking for the rare neurological disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome in individuals following COVID-19 vaccination. Clinicians in India and England have...
Collecting saliva in a tube to test for COVID-19

Collecting saliva in a tube to test for COVID-19

The Norwegian municipality of Trondheim will be the first in the country to test for coronavirus by collecting saliva in a tube. Trondheim in Norway...
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Prescription-free contraception could mitigate issues caused by pandemic

Better data collection and measures such as prescription-free contraception could improve women’s health care during disasters, researchers have recommended. Researchers at the University of Warwick...
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50% increase in COVID-19 infections since May, REACT-1 report confirms

The latest REACT-1 report looking into COVID-19 infections in England has shown a 50% increase since the last study in May of this year,...
Researching cannabis-based drugs for COVID and glyblactoma multiforma

Researching cannabis-based drugs for COVID and glyblactoma multiforma

Global thought leaders in cannabis came together for the GCI Summit from 8 to 10 June which explored policy, research, investment and more across...
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Insights on blood clots in COVID-19 patients could inform new therapies

A new understanding of how and why some COVID-19 patients develop life-threatening blood clots could lead to new preventative treatments. Previous research has established that...
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Common cold can help combat COVID-19 infection

Exposure to the rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, can protect from the virus which causes COVID-19, research has found. A new...
AstraZeneca treatment unsuccessful at preventing symptomatic COVID-19

AstraZeneca treatment unsuccessful at preventing symptomatic COVID-19

AstraZeneca’s antibody treatment – AZD7442 – has been unsuccessful in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in patients recently exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The results of AstraZeneca’s...
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Can we make sure that COVID-19 is the last pandemic?

The Honourable Mark Dybul MD speaks to us about the findings of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. The Independent Panel for Pandemic...
Redefining critical care ventilation for the next surge event

Redefining critical care ventilation for the next surge event

CorVent Medical is delivering a simple solution for resource-limited institutions to increase the ventilatory capacity to save lives. The COVID-19 pandemic was a rough wakeup...
Testing for COVID-19 with saliva

Testing for COVID-19 with saliva

Detecting COVID-19 could be improved with the addition of a simple processing step for saliva samples, which would eliminate the challenges of nasopharyngeal testing...
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How has COVID-19 impacted child mental health?

Childline Service Head Alex Gray discusses the mental health struggles among children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to NHS estimates, around one...
Cannabis exports licence applications opened by Isle of Man Government

Licence applications for cannabis exports opened by Isle of Man Government

The Isle of Man Government has now opened licence applications for the production, distribution, and export of medical cannabis from the Island, expecting the...
European Civic Prize on Chronic Pain: Collecting Good Practices

European Civic Prize on Chronic Pain: Collecting Good Practices

Active Citizenship Network (ACN) is holding the ‘Patients’ right to avoid pain: reducing the burden of COVID-19, promoting best practices across EU’ event this...
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Warmer temperatures lower COVID-19 transmission

Warmer conditions lower the spread of COVID-19 but are not enough alone to prevent transmission, scientists have demonstrated. Researchers at Imperial College London conducted a...
Securing COVID-19 vaccine certificates with distributed ledger

Securing COVID-19 vaccine certificates with distributed ledger

Alex Fryer at Zebra Technologies discusses global vaccine certification systems combined with the use of distributed ledger technology to improve data security and prevent...
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The importance of medical innovation in the wake of COVID-19

Andrew Thelwell, Chief Commercial Officer at Sky Medical Technology, outlines why continuing to fast-track innovation after the pandemic is essential. The COVID-19 virus has had...

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