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Study finds 30.8% of hospitalised COVID patients are obese

An international study examined hospitalised COVID patients across 11 countries - finding that obese patients are 73% more likely to need invasive respiratory support.
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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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EU to create new contract with Pfizer for 1.8 billion doses

Yesterday (14 April) EU President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the Commission would create a third contract with Pfizer, for 1.8 billion doses between 2021 to 2023.
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84% of young people willing to get vaccinated

Data from a MyVoice national survey has found that the percentage of young people who say they're willing to get vaccinated has risen to 84%.
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April 2021 Asia Analysis

In the April 2021 edition of Asia Analysis, Maiko Shimmura, from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, speaks about Japan’s efforts toward increasing the use of hydrogen energy.
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Altered immune system linked to Long-Covid

Scientists from the University of Manchester have discovered an alteration in the immune system of COVID-19 patients 6 months after hospitalisation, which could be linked to poorer health outcomes.
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Prioritising maternal and child health in the COVID-19 era

Mahesh Karra, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, discusses the importance of maternal and child health during the COVID pandemic.
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New study investigates link between COVID-19 and risk of blood clots

People who have recovered from COVID-19 may be at risk of developing blood clots due to an overactive immune response, according to a new study.
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New UK study will mix Moderna and Novavax COVID doses

Researchers in the UK started a clinical trial on mixing vaccines in February - today (14 April) a new study will look into mixing Moderna and Novavax doses.
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Asthma drug shortens COVID-19 recovery time

Budesonide, a drug used to treat asthma, has been found to shorten recovery time in COVID-19 patients who are treated at home.
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US stops Johnson & Johnson vaccine to investigate blood clot risk

US authorities paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine as they look into six cases of blood clots that developed in women aged between 18 and 48.
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Clinical trial finds COVID antibody drug can prevent infection

Uninfected people lived with one infected individual as part of the study - the COVID antibody drug gave them 72% protection against catching the virus themselves.
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Case Study: A priority response plan (PRP) for bio-decontamination

Here, we learn how world leading supplier Bioquell devised a PRP for a Biopharmaceutical Production Facility ensuring high-level bio-decontamination in the event of contamination.
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Cannabis as a treatment for COVID-19

Kevin William Simpson, CEO and Founder of OilsBySimpson, tells us about the growing evidence around cannabis as a treatment for COVID-19.
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What are the side effects of the Moderna vaccine?

Here we list some of the most common and uncommon side effects of the Moderna vaccine and discuss the latest trials on pediatric participants.
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A long-term collaborative approach to addressing health inequality

Christine Hancock, Founder and Director at C3 Collaborating for Health, discusses the ongoing issue of health inequality that COVID-19 has exposed, and how to ensure healthy lives for all.
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Over 50% of healthcare workers report one symptom of PTSD

The US is facing a fourth wave of COVID-19, as emergency healthcare workers across the country continue to face the virus and experience levels of burnout that can lead to PTSD.
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Center for Disease Control says surfaces “low-risk” for COVID transmission

New CDC guidelines suggest that surfaces are a "low-risk" for COVID transmission - cleaning surfaces with detergent or soap once a day should be enough to reduce possible virus levels.
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1 in 10 suffer long-term effects 8 months after mild COVID-19 infection

According to a new study, by researchers at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, 1 in 10 people still experience symptoms of COVID-19 8 months after infection.
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Over 700,000 AstraZeneca doses sent from UK to Australia

Today (8 April) it was revealed that over 700,000 AstraZeneca doses manufactured in the UK are being sent to Australia - with a confirmed 300,000 vaccines in Sydney at the end of February.

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