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06/10/2021

One in seven patients miss cancer surgery during COVID lockdowns - study

One in seven patients miss cancer surgery during COVID lockdowns - study
Description
One in seven cancer patients around the world have missed out on potentially life-saving operations during COVID-19 lockdowns, a new study reveals.
Date:
06/10/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
26/08/2021

Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record

Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record
Description
A study led by University of Birmingham experts has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the world's largest scientific collaboration - involving over 140,000 patients in 116 countries.
Date:
26/08/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
01/04/2021

Dual dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits strong antibody immune responses in older people

Dual dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits strong antibody immune responses in older people
Description
A University of Birmingham-led study has found that 98% of people aged 80 or over who had two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine had a strong antibody immune response.
Date:
01/04/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
11/03/2021

COVID positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk

COVID positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk
Description
Surgery should be delayed for seven weeks after a patient tests positive for COVID-19 – as operations taking place up to six weeks after diagnosis are associated with increased risk of death.
Date:
11/03/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

COVID-19 risks to pregnant women and their babies outlined in global research review

COVID-19 risks to pregnant women and their babies outlined in global research review
Description
Pregnant women remain at increased risk of severe COVID-19, and their risk of being admitted to intensive care or needing invasive ventilation is higher than non-pregnant reproductive aged women with the virus.
Date:
11/03/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
23/11/2020

Obesity, age and BAME ethnicity associated with higher COVID-19 antibody levels

Obesity, age and BAME ethnicity associated with higher COVID-19 antibody levels
Description
Researchers studying a group of UK healthcare workers discovered that non-white individuals recovering from COVID-19 displayed higher antibody levels than white individuals.
Date:
23/11/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
02/11/2020

Cellular immunity to SARS-CoV-2 found at six months in non-hospitalised individuals

Cellular immunity to SARS-CoV-2 found at six months in non-hospitalised individuals
Description
Cellular (T cell) immunity against SARS-CoV-2 is likely to be present within most adults six months after primary infection, a new pre-print from the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) suggests.
Date:
02/11/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
30/09/2020

Global experts support maternal health professionals during pandemic

Global experts support maternal health professionals during pandemic
Description
Global health professionals are joining the latest in a series of online expert workshops aimed at improving the care of pregnant women during the current COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in low income countries
Date:
30/09/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
15/09/2020

Experts support maternal health professionals during COVID-19 pandemic

Experts support maternal health professionals during COVID-19 pandemic
Description
Health professionals around the globe can join a series of online expert workshops aimed at improving the care of pregnant women during the current COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in low- and middle-countries.
Date:
15/09/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/06/2020

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
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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