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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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Division of Toxicology and Health Science – Sanyo-Onoda City University

The Division of Toxicology and Health Science at Sanyo-Onoda City University aims to extend human life through understanding of hazardous materials.
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Scientists find Pfizer vaccine is 100% effective in young adolescents

The company aim to start vaccinating children by September 2021, as clinical trials reveal that Pfizer is 100% effective in those aged 12 to 15.
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Driving the epilepsy field ahead with new research benchmarks

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), drives the epilepsy field ahead with new research benchmarks, Vicky Whittemore, PhD, Program Director reveals.
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Understanding personality disorders

Dr Deborah J Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, tells us everything we need to know about personality disorders, including how they are diagnosed and treated.
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European Medicines Agency says AstraZeneca vaccine still safe to use

Over the weekend, the Republic of Ireland suspended their use of AstraZeneca due to reports of blood clots in Norway - in response, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) says the AstraZeneca vaccine is still safe to use.
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Nitric Oxide Formation Research

Dr Alan Schechter of the Molecular Medicine Branch at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and his colleagues discuss research during the last two decades that has revealed a second major pathway for Nitric Oxide formation in mammals.
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45% of people living with obesity have healthy blood pressure

Scientists have discovered that up to 45% of people living with obesity have healthy blood pressure, glucose and lipid levels - protecting them from the risk of cardiovascular disease.
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The Californian COVID mutation is more infectious

The Californian COVID mutation appears to be as infectious as the UK or South African mutations - but does it have the potential to be more deadly?
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42% of people on disability allowance live in poverty

The Social Market Foundation report found that 42% of families who rely on disability allowance are simultaneously living in poverty.
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The science behind how loneliness can create internet addiction

The highest risk revealed by this research is for adolescent boys aged 16, who face a strong chance of becoming temporarily addicted to the internet.
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Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre

The UK’s first dedicated Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre, leading vaccine development and manufacture in the UK.
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Star-gazing techniques used to detect cancerous moles

An STFC-funded project, MoleGazer, has successfully implemented astronomical techniques, used for star-gazing, to detect and track the evolution of cancerous moles.
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Medical education: Disruptive change and unintended consequences

L. Maximilian Buja explores the disruptive changes and unintended consequences within medical education in response to scientific advances.
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New data shows that Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine is 50.4% effective

The São Paulo Government and Butantan Institute revealed that the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine is 15.6% less effective than officials previously suggested.
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76% of COVID-19 patients still have one symptom, after six months

While long COVID is slowly becoming more understood, ordinary COVID-19 patients are experiencing lasting effects - scientists discovered that 76% of people have atleast one recurring symptom, six months after the original illness.
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UK’s pandemic policy described as not “the best in the world”

The science and technology committee report describes the outcome of the UK's pandemic policies as not the "best in the world" via an assessment of how science guided decision-making.
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COVID positive smokers are twice as likely to be hospitalised

According to research by King's College London with 2.4 million participants, smokers with COVID-19 are twice as likely to be hospitalised.
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There is not enough research on traumatic brain injury in women

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, there are gaps in knowledge on the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women.
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New research shows how loneliness impacts brain structure

In a year of COVID-19-related death and worry, loneliness has been an accompanying sensation, constant and stubborn - now, scientists believe they know how loneliness changes brain structure.

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