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London Underground polluted with metallic particles small enough to enter human bloodstrem

15 Dec 2022

The London Underground is polluted with ultrafine metallic particles small enough to end up in the human bloodstream, according to University of...

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Fitness levels accurately predicted using wearable devices – no exercise required

01 Dec 2022

Cambridge researchers have developed a method for measuring overall fitness accurately on wearable devices – and more robustly than current consumer...

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The “zero-chance” doctor who now advises government

19 Oct 2022

Growing up on free school meals at one of the lowest performing state schools in the country, Raghib Ali went on to become a leading epidemiologist...

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Just over half of six-year-olds in Britain meet physical activity guidelines

11 Aug 2022

Fifty-three percent of six-year-olds met the recommended daily guidelines for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in a study carried out pre-...

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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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