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Operation Moonshot proposals are scientifically unsound, experts argue

Operation Moonshot proposals are scientifically unsound, experts argue
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Proposals made by the government as part of Operation Moonshot could do more harm than good, a group of UK experts have argued in a new article published by the BMJ.
Date:
25/09/2020

Lockdown could have lasting effect on survivors of sexual violence and the services that support them, experts argue

Lockdown could have lasting effect on survivors of sexual violence and the services that support them, experts argue
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The lack of public acknowledgement of sexual violence against women and children during lockdown could have long-term implications not only for individuals but for support services, Birmingham experts argue.
Date:
25/09/2020

Patients set to benefit from new guidelines on artificial intelligence health solutions

Patients set to benefit from new guidelines on artificial intelligence health solutions
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Patients could benefit from more effective introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) innovations to diagnose and treat disease thanks to the first international standards for reporting of clinical trials for AI.
Date:
09/09/2020

Preparing for the unthinkable: New paper reveals how lessons learned during COVID-19 could prepare us for nuclear attack

Preparing for the unthinkable: New paper reveals how lessons learned during COVID-19 could prepare us for nuclear attack
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Preparing for the unthinkable: New paper reveals how lessons learned during COVID-19 could prepare us for nuclear attack
Date:
09/09/2020

Customers buying home testing kits for COVID were often misled by third-party websites, new study finds

Customers buying home testing kits for COVID were often misled by third-party websites, new study finds
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Home-testing kits sold online in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic were provided with incomplete and in some cases, misleading information on how accurate they were, a new UK study has found.
Date:
21/08/2020

Preventing virus spread within households could be key to controlling new outbreaks of COVID-19

Preventing virus spread within households could be key to controlling new outbreaks of COVID-19
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More effective measures to prevent infection spreading within households are a vital part of preventing a second wave of COVID-19, say researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick.
Date:
17/08/2020

Professor Melanie Calvert receives prestigious award for achievement in Patient-Reported Outcomes

Professor Melanie Calvert receives prestigious award for achievement in Patient-Reported Outcomes
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Professor Melanie Calvert has been awarded the prestigious Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust John Ware and Alvin Tarlov Career Achievement Prize in Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures.
Date:
10/07/2020

High levels of PPE prevented transmission of COVID-19 for frontline healthcare workers in China, new study finds

High levels of PPE prevented transmission of COVID-19 for frontline healthcare workers in China, new study finds
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High levels of personal protective equipment provided to frontline healthcare workers in China treating patients with COVID-19, prevented the transmission of the infection, a new international study has found.
Date:
01/07/2020

Grant awarded for trial into respiratory disease

Grant awarded for trial into respiratory disease
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Researchers have been successful in securing a £650,000 NIHR Health Technology Assessment trial grant to test ambulatory oxygen in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Date:
01/07/2020

Antibody tests may help detect COVID-19 infection - if used at right time

Antibody tests may help detect COVID-19 infection - if used at right time
Description
Scientists have analysed data from around the world to examine the accuracy of antibody tests for COVID-19 - discovering that timing of testing is critical.
Date:
25/06/2020
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