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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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Deprivation strongly linked to hospital admissions

18 Dec 2019

People who live in areas of higher than average deprivation are more likely to be admitted to hospital and to spend longer in hospital, according to...

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Women in STEM: Emma Glennon

17 Oct 2019

Emma Glennon is a PhD candidate in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Here, she tells us about her research on...

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Menu labelling linked to less fat and salt in food at major UK restaurant chains

16 Oct 2019

Food sold at restaurants whose menus display energy information is lower in fat and salt than that of their competitors, according to new research...

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