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Making our professional lives more environmentally friendly

Here, we explore how you can tailor your work life to improve your eco-friendly footprint.
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Screening healthcare workers could serve as warning system for viruses

Researchers have suggested that data from healthcare workers could be used to rapidly estimate the severity of future viruses.
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Scientists find that tear gas exposure harms menstrual cycle

In this study, nearly 900 people described an abnormal menstrual cycle after exposure to tear gas - which is legally considered to be "safe" as a crowd control measure.
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Indro Mukerjee appointed new CEO of Innovate UK

Indro Mukerjee has been appointed the new CEO of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.
Telecommuting

Is telecommuting good for the environment?

Here Pascal Paillé, professor of sustainable Human Resource Management, NEOMA Business School, discusses telework and ecology, and explores whether telecommuting is actually good for the environment.
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Doctors stop vaccine-blood clot with heparin alternative

A patient with vaccine-inducted thrombotic thrombocytopenia was successfully treated with a heparin alternative, after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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Air pollution exposure during pregnancy can cause childhood asthma

A population study of children born in a city in Canada found that air pollution exposure during pregnancy could cause childhood asthma.
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Partners of people with schizophrenia & bipolar suffer psychological issues

Almost half of the parents who have children together with a parent with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder suffer from psychological issues themselves.
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Scientists use new strategy to find planets that contain life

Scientists have a list of 4,000 possibly Earth-like planets orbiting stars like the Sun, but only some have the possibility to be planets that contain life - how can they be identified?
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Changes in hospital mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers have published the most comprehensive study of COVID-19 hospital mortality rates in the United States.
COVID-19 conspiracy

Social media users more likely to believe COVID-19 conspiracy theories

A study by Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) researchers has found that users of conservative and social media are more likely to believe COVID-19 conspiracy theories.
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What are the side effects of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?

Here, we discuss some of the common misconceptions about side effects of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.
Glandular fever

Glandular fever increases the risk of depression

A new study from iPSYCH has found a correlation between glandular fever and an increased risk of depression.
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How can the c-suite walk-the-walk on climate change?

Chris Bowden, Managing Director at Squeaky, outlines how the c-suite can walk-the-walk on climate change and the challenges leaders are facing in the race to net-zero.
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Using UVC light on disinfectants makes them safer to use

A new study from the University of Waterloo has found that applying UVC light to common disinfectants makes them safer to use against COVID-19.
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Drinking tea & coffee reduces risk of death in type-2 diabetes by 63%

A new study has found that drinking 4 cups of green tea or 2 cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of death in type-2 diabetes by 63%.
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Philanthropists must follow the governments lead and take a moonshot approach

James Chen, a philanthropist, discusses how philanthropists can follow the governments lead on addressing moonshot issues.
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Dogs can sniff out coronavirus with 96% accuracy

According to a new study, led by the University of Pennsylvania, specially trained detection dogs can sniff out positive COVID-19 samples with 96% accuracy.
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Single COVID-19 vaccine protects against variants in those with previous infection

A new study has found that a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine boosts protection against SARS-CoV-2 variants, but only in those with previous infection.
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UK unable to make post-Brexit fishing deal with Norway

The UK failed to maintain British fishing-rights in Norwegian waters, after taking over negotiations from the EU for the first time in 40 years.

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