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regulation of hepatitis B

Multi-step regulation of hepatitis B virus entry

Koichi Watashi, Senior Researcher from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan, explores the trick for cell invasion in reaching regulation of hepatitis B entry.
back-to-school burnout

How teachers can banish back-to-school burnout

Here Dr Margot Sunderland – leading child psychologist and Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health – explores back-to-school burnout and provides teachers with advice on how stay fit and healthy.
cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases – how to prevent them

Cardiovascular diseases are on the rise, but so is confusion as to how to prevent them. Shaun Ingram, MD of Cardiac Science takes a look at the data, shares his views and strikes a cautious note of optimism.
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Europe’s silent killer: The air we breathe

Monika Kosinska, Programme Manager, Governance for Health Division at the World Health Organization explains why the air we breathe is Europe’s silent killer.
artificial intelligence apps, peer to peer lending

What is the EU doing to understand if Artificial Intelligence apps are trustworthy?

Here, we discuss an EU-funded project on financial technologies which intends to create an open-source risk management platform for blockchain and AI apps in finance.
effects of microplastics, plastic pollution

Research on effects of microplastics needed, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls for a further assessment on the effects of microplastics, following new research related to microplastics in drinking-water.
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Long working hours shorten life expectancy by 9 years

Working weeks that exceed 48 hours may shorten life expectancy by up to 9 years, new research shows.
sitting down

Office workers spend 75% of their waking hours sitting down

Research from the British Heart Foundation shows Brits spend around 67 hours a week sitting down– making us inactive for up to three out of seven days.
infection prevention

Infection prevention: Overcoming challenges in sepsis diagnosis

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group discusses the concerns with overcoming challenges in sepsis diagnosis.
lower blood cholesterol, saturated fats

Report confirms less saturated fat will lower blood cholesterol

A report published by Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition on the role of saturated fats and health concludes there's no need to change current advice to help lower blood cholesterol.
#AirWeShare

British Safety Council welcomes #AirWeShare campaign to tackle pollution

British Safety Council, alarmed by new research, welcomes the #AirWeShare campaign in calling for urgent action on protecting outdoor workers from air pollution.
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WHO removes ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ diagnosis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed 'Gender Identity Disorder' from their diagnostic guidelines; meaning that Trans individuals should not be dismissed by Governments as 'mentally ill'.
outside per week

Toddlers are spending less than 3 hours outside per week

A recent study, by Kiddi Caru, has revealed that parents said their children get 3 hours or less outside per week.
antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

UK’s approach to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) gets UN recognition

The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has awarded official designation to the UK International Reference Centre for antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
proper diabetic retinopathy

Proper diabetic retinopathy (DR) monitoring improves health and saves money

Petri Huhtinen from Organisation Optomed OY Ltd argues that proper diabetic retinopathy (DR) monitoring improves health and saves money.
Tackling tuberculosis

Tackling tuberculosis (TB) in Africa

While Africa has made progress in tackling tuberculosis (TB), it still has one of the highest TB rates in the world and remains a priority.
infection prevention and control

Implementing infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes worldwide

We spoke with Prof Benedetta Allegranzi at the World Health Organization (WHO) to find out about the importance of implementing infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes to reduce healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) and sepsis worldwide.
environmental risk to health

Air pollution: A major environmental risk to health

In this in-depth question and answer interview with Charles Ndika Akong, Technical Officer and Dr Magaran Bagayoko, Senior Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), we find out why air pollution is a major environmental risk to health.
iron deficiency, anaemia

Anaemia: Challenges and concerns on iron deficiency

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group provides an overall perspective and analysis on the public health concern of anaemia, including the challenges and concerns when it comes to iron deficiency.
UK Aid for cyclone, cyclone idai in mozambique

Extra £12 million in UK aid for Cyclone Idai

UK Aid is sending £12 million to the survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawai and Zimbabwe, in addition to the £6 million announced on Monday.

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