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Lack of understanding of common heart condition leads to missed treatment opportunities, study suggests

03 Nov 2020

Poor awareness of a condition known as Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) – the cause of a half of all cases of heart failure in...

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Study measures effectiveness of different face mask materials when coughing

29 Oct 2020

A team of researchers has tested everything from t-shirts and socks to jeans and vacuum bags to determine what type of mask material is most...

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Popular COVID-19 conspiracies linked to vaccine ‘hesitancy’

14 Oct 2020

An international study finds that people who rate coronavirus conspiracy theories as more reliable are much less likely to say they will get...

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Existing evidence suggests face coverings do not lead to false sense of security

27 Jul 2020

Existing limited evidence suggests that wearing face coverings to protect against COVID-19 does not lead to a false sense of security and is unlikely...

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Phone-based HIV support system repurposed for COVID-19 monitoring in Uganda

22 Jul 2020

A cost-effective phone-based system developed by a Cambridge researcher and her Ugandan colleagues to support HIV patients has been rapidly adapted...

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Desk-based jobs may offer protection against poor cognition in later life

07 Jul 2020

People who work in jobs that require less physical activity – typically office and desk-based jobs – are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition...

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Striking differences revealed in COVID-19 mortality between NHS trusts

12 Jun 2020

A University of Cambridge team led by Professor Mihaela van der Schaar and intensive care consultant Dr Ari Ercole of the Cambridge Centre for AI in...

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Widespread facemask use could shrink the ‘R’ number and prevent a second COVID-19 wave – study

10 Jun 2020

Even basic homemade masks can significantly reduce transmission if enough people wear them when in public, according to latest modelling. Researchers...

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Found in translation

03 Jun 2020

How Cambridge researcher Dr Ebele Mogo helped tackle a coronavirus public health language gap across Africa in four weeks and 18 languages with 30...

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Most young people with increased suicide risk only display ‘mild to moderate’ mental distress – study

20 May 2020

Around 70% of young people who report self-harming or suicidal thoughts are within normal or non-clinical range of mental distress.

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Rolling 50/30 day cycle of lockdown and relaxation could be a useful option for managing COVID-19, model suggests

20 May 2020

An alternating cycle of 50 days of strict lockdown followed by 30 days of easing could be an effective strategy for reducing the number of COVID-19-...

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Moderate exercise in middle and older age cuts time spent in hospital

07 May 2020

Men and women aged 40–79 are at significantly lower (25–27%) risk of long or frequent hospital admissions if they do some form of physical activity...

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