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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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Spread of Delta SARS-CoV-2 variant driven by combination of immune escape and increased infectivity

06 Sep 2021

Findings suggest infection control measures against variants will need to continue in the post-vaccination era.

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Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant were more likely to be admitted to hospital compared to patients with Alpha variant

31 Aug 2021

Largest study to date analysing more than 40,000 COVID-19 cases finds a two-fold increased risk of hospitalisation from delta versus alpha variant...

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Rare genetic variants confer largest increase in type 2 diabetes risk seen to date

07 Jul 2021

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified rare genetic variants – carried by one in 3,000 people – that have a larger impact on the...

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British consumers complicit in forty-year ‘healthy eating’ failure, new study suggests

01 Jul 2021

‘Healthy eating’ campaigns have largely failed in Britain for the last four decades because consumers have adapted confusing advice, and incorporated...

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Trinity Challenge announces inaugural winners

25 Jun 2021

The Trinity Challenge has announced the winners of its inaugural competition, and is investing a £5.7 million (US$8 million) charitable pledged prize...

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Fighting anxiety with science: exploring the links between self-control and wellbeing

25 Jun 2021

Dr Olivia Remes has spent her career researching mental health and wellbeing. In her new book, The Instant Mood Fix, she brings together the research...

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New risk calculator to help save many more lives from heart attack and stroke

14 Jun 2021

A new risk calculator will better predict people at high risk of heart and circulatory diseases years before they strike, and is ready for use across...

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England on track to achieve elimination of HIV transmission by 2030 as model shows sharp decrease in HIV incidence

10 Jun 2021

The annual number of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men in England is likely to have fallen dramatically, from 2,770 in 2013 to 854...

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Many of us could carry up to 17kg of fat due to a change in a single gene

27 May 2021

New research has found that one in every 340 people might carry a mutation in a single gene that makes them more likely to have a greater weight from...

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