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The Brain: an unexpeted target of COVID-19

Here, Professor Pamela Lein at University of California, Davis, discusses the relatively unexplored issue of the human brain as a target of COVID-19.
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Study finds 47% of US critical care nurses at risk of PTSD

When it comes to facing the COVID pandemic, healthcare professionals were at the frontline and new research suggests that 47% of critical care nurses are at risk of PTSD.
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Study says 66% of Indian public blame Muslim population for COVID

Researchers at Monash Business School surveyed the Indian public in Uttar Pradesh, finding that 66% blame the Muslim population for the spread of COVID.
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New mothers twice as likely to have post-natal depression during pandemic

During the first COVID lockdown, almost half of women with babies aged six months or younger experienced post-natal depression, according to UCL researchers.
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Report finds UK social care system will “collapse” without unpaid carers

The Social Care 360 Report finds that unpaid carers contributed time worth £400 million to the UK social care system - daily, since the COVID-19 pandemic begun.
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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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Researchers say missing second COVID dose could “prolong pandemic”

The study found that missing a second COVID dose could "prolong" the pandemic, with more than 5 million people in the US not taking their scheduled dose.
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Turning the national illness service into the national health service

Robin Stern, Chair at Future Perfect (Healthcare), discusses how patient journeys currently reflect a national 'illness' service, not a national health service.
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EU begins lawsuit against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries

Yesterday (26 April), the EU sued AstraZeneca over a perceived failure to deliver COVID vaccines.
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Vitamin D does not help hospitalised COVID-19 patients

A new Brazilian study found that a high dose of vitamin D did not improve the condition of hospitalised COVID-19 patients.
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Foot test can detect heart rhythm disorder in diabetic patients

A simple annual foot test can help detect atrial fibrillation in patients with diabetes, according to research presented at EHRA 2021.
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New study will investigate long-term effects of COVID-19 lung damage

A new national study, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will investigate the long-term effects of COVID-19 lung damage.
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NHS contract given to Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s family company

According to HSJ, Health Secretary Matt Hancock's family-owned company were awarded an NHS contract for services - but the Secretary failed to declare any connection to Topwood Ltd.
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One in four HIV patients experience intimate partner violence

According to the CDC, one in four HIV patients in the United States experience intimate partner violence - which could be anything between physical assault to stalking.
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Scientists create blood test for depression and bipolar disorder

Indiana University of Medicine researchers spent four years developing a blood test to identify depression and bipolar disorder - they say this work will bring psychiatry from "the 19th century into the 21st".
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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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A support model for foster care – KAKENHI Basic Scientific Research

Research into foster care at the Osaka Prefecture University to develop effective support and provide a sustainable environment for foster children.
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Healthy under-30s should take alternative vaccine to AstraZeneca

The UK's medical authorities cleared continued use of AstraZeneca, but say that 18-29 year olds should take an alternative vaccine to AstraZeneca if possible.
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Moderna COVID vaccine rollout begins in UK

The Moderna COVID vaccine will initially be given to patients in Wales - which brings the UK up to three approved vaccines.
HealthTracker

HealthTrackerTM for patients, clinician & researchers

Professor Paramala Santosh, CEO of HealthTracker Ltd, co-developed the HealthTrackerTM platform – developed by clinicians, assisted by patients for patients, clinicians & researchers, more of which we learn about here.

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