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Sugar purchased in soft drinks fell 10% following introduction of industry levy

10 Mar 2021

The amount of sugar purchased by households through soft drinks fell by 10% in the year following the introduction of the UK Soft Drinks Industry...

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Proper fit of face masks is more important than material, study suggests

11 Feb 2021

A team of researchers studying the effectiveness of different types of face masks has found that in order to provide the best protection against...

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Safety screens

03 Feb 2021

Since the start of October, a dedicated team drawn from across the University and its Colleges has been running an innovate programme to screen its...

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Successive governments’ approaches to obesity policies have destined them to fail, say researchers

19 Jan 2021

Government obesity policies in England over the past three decades have largely failed because of problems with implementation, lack of learning from...

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Beyond the pandemic: re-design our public health system

09 Dec 2020

COVID-19 has highlighted debilitating flaws in England’s public health systems decades in the making. Carol Brayne and John Clarkson from Cambridge...

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Open-source toolkit helps developing countries meet demand for COVID-19 research and diagnostics

08 Dec 2020

Researchers have developed a free, open-source toolkit that allows laboratories in developing countries to produce their own tools for COVID-19...

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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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