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Almost two-thirds of 16 to 34 year olds are sceptical towards the vaccine due to what they have read in the media London, UK (24 February 2021) – According to a new nationwide survey, as many as 40% of the UK…

The course and severity of COVID-19 in individual patients is largely influenced by the interaction between the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the human immune system. Normally, the antiviral immune response of natural killer cells (NK cells) is an important step in…

In the last century, climatic changes induced by human activity have shifted the habitats of the province of Yunnan in the People’s Republic of China – ushering in an additional 40 bat species, who carried around 100 types of bat-borne…

Alzheimer’s Research UK says the government must focus on improving the public’s brain health to reduce the number of people developing dementia, as part of its strategy to reform the NHS. Today (Thursday 11 February), the Department of Health and…

There’s no doubt that 2020 was a challenging year, but it was particularly challenging for the Black community.  A recent Government review* reports that over-exposure to Covid-19 has led to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities being disproportionately affected…

Alzheimer’s Research UK has welcomed the Scottish government’s plan to support people with dementia affected by COVID-19, as it vows to carry out research to find out why so many people with dementia have died during the pandemic.   The…

I am one of three doctors in my local Borough (Calderdale), who has volunteered to lead training sessions with members of the public about the pandemic. Local public health departments across the country, have started programmes of public education, including…

How did different coping strategies affect our wellbeing in the March-April lockdown? .How did we cope? Key findings We wanted to find out what behaviours and activities people have used to cope with lockdowns and how they have helped our…

A new study, involving the University of Cambridge and led by the Pirbright Institute, has identified key genetic changes in SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – that may be responsible for the jump from bats to humans, and…

If we can take any lessons forward from the last 10 months, it’s that the NHS’s strength lies in the dedication and skill of its 1.3 million staff. They’ve worked tirelessly throughout the spring, summer, autumn and winter to keep…

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