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Messaging on healthy foods may not prompt healthier purchases: study

28 Jun 2022

Healthy food cues standing alone don’t prompt healthier buying decisions, but they may counter advertising for sugary and fatty foods, says study co-...

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Reducing TV viewing to less than one hour a day could help prevent more than one in ten cases of coronary heart disease

24 May 2022

Watching too much TV is associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease regardless of an individual’s genetic makeup, say a team of...

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New model improves accuracy of machine learning in COVID-19 diagnosis while preserving privacy

16 Dec 2021

Researchers in the UK and China have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that can diagnose COVID-19 as well as a panel of professional...

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Public health experts urge government to put health at centre of levelling up agenda

10 Dec 2021

Health needs to be at the heart of the Government’s levelling up agenda, say researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Newcastle. The team...

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Interactive tool helps you decide how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19

02 Dec 2021

Is it risky to sing in a choir? What are the risks of eating in a small restaurant? How much difference does it make to open windows or clean...

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Two-metre COVID-19 rule is ‘arbitrary measurement’ of safety

23 Nov 2021

A new study has shown that the airborne transmission of COVID-19 is highly random and suggests that the two-metre rule was a number chosen from a...

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Reducing the rise of antibiotic resistance

22 Nov 2021

Rising resistance to antibiotics is a worrying prospect, but a success story happening across the farms of the UK gives hope that something can be...

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The microbiologist tackling humanity’s next biggest killer

17 Nov 2021

Since childhood Stephen Baker says he had a grim fascination with poo. He caught the bug for microbiology and spent 12 years in Vietnam researching...

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Concerns over medical consultations by phone and video – study

02 Nov 2021

A study of rheumatology patients and clinicians has found that while the majority found phone or video consultations more convenient than face-to-...

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Scientists develop model to assess COVID-19 infection risk in offices and schools

06 Oct 2021

As more UK workers and students return to offices and schools, a new model has been developed to predict the risk of airborne COVID-19 infection in...

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Fewer than one in 20 people living with HIV in England expected to be unaware of status by 2025

24 Sep 2021

England is on track to have diagnosed 95% of people living with HIV by 2025, putting it in a strong position to eliminate HIV transmission by 2030...

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Changes to workplace cafeteria menus nudge workers to consume fewer calories

14 Sep 2021

A study carried out at 19 workplace cafeterias has shown that reducing portion sizes and replacing higher calorie food and drinks with lower calorie...

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