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How will a changing climate affect the future of vector borne diseases?

With a changing climate, animal, insect, and plant species will either adapt or die under new environmental and climate conditions - this brings new challenges in the study of vector-borne infectious diseases.
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Congo: Pathogen sequencing for infectious disease epidemics

Dr Placide Mbala-Kingebeni and Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, discuss the contribution of pathogen sequencing in the management of infectious disease epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Investigation finds Instagram aware of mental health impact

According to the Wall Street Journal, Instagram has been aware of severe mental health impacts on teenage girls for the past three years.
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Cabinet reshuffle preps party for 2024 General Election

Yesterday (15 September), Prime Minister Boris Johnson conducted a Cabinet reshuffle - former education secretary Gavin Williamson fired, and Liz Truss replacing Dominic Raab as foreign secretary.
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Is UK healthcare still creating barriers for transgender people?

Despite societal progression and increased LGBTQ+ acceptance, the transgender population still have to jump through hoops to receive healthcare in the UK.
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UK approves COVID vaccination for 12-15 year olds

The UK's Chief Medical Officers have approved COVID vaccination for young people aged between 12-15 years old, to begin by 22 September, 2021.
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Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors

Here, Dr Sean Lawler investigates if immunotherapy can be used to treat brain cancers - with expert analysis on the role of T cells.
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Report documents 17% higher rate of COVID death in North England

The Northern Health Science Alliance report says the North of England experienced a 17% higher rate of COVID death than the South - because of "higher deprivation and worse pre-pandemic health".
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Is a lot of free time good for your mental health?

When it comes to time and how to use it, there are plenty of clashing opinions - what do scientists now think about how free time impacts your mental health?
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UK approves Pfizer and AstraZeneca for third COVID dose

The UK medicine regulator approved both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines as a third COVID dose - for use in a new UK booster scheme.
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Do breastfeeding mothers have COVID vaccine side effects?

Researchers found that breastfeeding mothers and their infants faced no significant COVID vaccine side effects from the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
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People with HIV more likely to experience heart attacks

Research by the American Heart Association found that people with HIV are more likely to experience heart attacks - with "higher rates of sudden cardiac death".
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Study reveals one in five older patients marked “do not resuscitate”

A study, published in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, found that one in five older, sick patients are recorded as "do not resuscitate" on admission.
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Scientists begin work on COVID vaccines which can survive heat

Scientists at the University of California San Diego are developing COVID vaccines that can survive heat - using ideas from plants and bacteria.
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Evaluation of older adults with severe dementia

Professor Timothy Kwok of Jockey Club Centre for positive ageing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, explores how to reliably evaluate older adults with severe dementia.
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Embarking on a disruptive way to treat Multiple Sclerosis and other serious immune diseases

Isabelle Ote and Valérie Barette, Project Leaders at Belgian immunotherapy expert Imcyse, discuss its next phase of growth, and how to apply ImotopeTM technology to the treatment of MS.
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COVID-19: Antibody levels for the double-jabbed are waning

Dr Quinton Fivelman, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at London Medical Laboratory, reveals that antibody levels for the double-jabbed are now waning. He asks was the UK Government unwise to relax most COVID precautions in July?.
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Public health response to dementia

Chris Lynch, Deputy CEO at Alzheimer’s Disease International, sheds light on the WHO Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025.
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WHO leader says “there is no vaccine for the climate crisis”

A new editorial, published across 220 journals, expresses the climate concerns of healthcare professionals and researchers - with Dr Ghebreyesus saying "there is no vaccine for the climate crisis".
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EU and AstraZeneca agree new deadline for vaccine deliveries

The EU have dropped their court case against AstraZeneca, as a new deadline for vaccine deliveries is agreed between the two parties.

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