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Study suggests that asthma does not increase the severity of COVID-19

According to a team of Rutgers researchers, asthma does not appear to increase the risk or severity for a person contracting COVID-19.
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WHO report on microplastics in drinking-water

Jennifer De France from the World Health Organization walks us through what we need to know about microplastics in drinking- water.
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Signs of being prone to adult diabetes are already visible at age 8

A new study has shown that early signs of being prone to adult diabetes can be seen in children as young as 8 years old, decades before it is likely to be diagnosed.
Circulatory and Respiratory Health

Circulatory and respiratory health in Canada

Open Access Government looks into the current research priorities and initiatives of Canada’s Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH).
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Artificial beta cells could lead to new diabetes treatment

Researchers from the University of North Carolina and NC State have developed artificial beta cells that automatically release insulin into the bloodstream when glucose levels rise, leading the way for new diabetes treatment.
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Finland: Higher education and research policy priorities

Anita Lehikoinen, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Culture describes her policy priorities for higher education in Finland.
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New NHS recommendation – UK population needs extra vitamin D

Dr Deborah Lee of Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, highlights the importance of taking a daily vitamin D supplement following the NHS' latest recommendation.
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Obesity: The urgent need to tackle Britain’s weight problem

Tam Fry FRSA, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum provides his opinion on the urgent need to tackle Britain’s weight problem.
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Can B vitamins improve cognitive function in older people with mild impairment?

Therese Pei Fong Chow Research Centre for Prevention of Dementia, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, discuss if B vitamins can improve cognitive function in older people.
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Medical Education Today: Unintended Consequences and Risks

Professor L. Maximilian Buja of McGovern Medical School discusses medial education, it's advances and his experience in the field.
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Imcyse presents Imotopes™ – autoimmune disease treatment

ImotopesTM: a radically new approach to the treatment of autoimmune diseases – now entering Ph.2 testing in type 1 diabetes.
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A correlation between global climate change and human health

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group shares her perspective on the correlation between global climate change and human health.
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Could placenta cells save patients with severe COVID-19?

Israeli therapeutics firm, Pluristem, have recently pioneered a breakthrough treatment which administers a unique placenta-based cell therapy to COVID-19 patients who have been identified as high-risk mortality cases.
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Dementia gene doubles risk of developing severe COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine found that a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19.
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Targeting immune mechanisms underlying cardiovascular diseases

János G. Filep, MD from the University of Montreal and Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in Canada, discusses targeting immune mechanisms underlying cardiovascular diseases.
oral health

The NIDCR: Advancing America’s oral health through research and innovation

Here, Megan Warrender looks into the strides being made by the NIDCR to support dental research and innovation, and, in particular, how current initiatives feed into long term plans for dental, oral and craniofacial health and disease in the U.S.
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What is the lockdown impact on alcohol intake, gambling and porn use?

One of the key questions is soon to be answered by researchers, who will track lockdown impact on alcohol intake, gambling habits and porn watching.
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Umbilical cord stem cells have the potential to treat COVID-19

Studies suggest that the use of mesenchymal stem cells collected from umbilical cord blood and tissue are a safe and effective way to alleviate symptoms of coronavirus and promote fast recovery.
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Research links COVID misinformation to conservative social media

Bioweapons, bleach and 'flu' comparisons: Researchers link the circulation of COVID misinformation to the consumption of conservative social media.
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UK switches to Asian COVID strategy as death toll reaches 40,000

Countries like Hong Kong and South Korea have been tracing their potential infection sources since January: How will the UK implement an Asian COVID strategy?

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