Big brands cashed in on Covid-19 – University of Edinburgh

Major producers of alcohol, junk food and soft drinks have used Covid-19 to promote products at the expense of public health, research suggests. A new report involving Edinburgh researchres details hundreds of examples of leading brands leveraging the coronavirus pandemic to further their corporate interests. Manufacturers of unhealthy food and drinks – and producers of alcohol […]

Tests that may give doctors COVID-19 results in minutes rather than days – The University of Manchester

Manchester researchers lead programme to assess instant testing for COVID-19 Researchers from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and The University of Manchester (UoM) are to assess the effectiveness of tests that may give doctors COVID-19 results in minutes rather than days. Testing for coronavirus infection could become quicker, more convenient and more accurate, following […]

Children show increase in mental health difficulties over COVID-19 lockdown – University of Oxford

Parents/carers of children aged 4-10 years of age reported that over a one-month period in lockdown, they saw increases in their child’s emotional difficulties, such as feeling unhappy, worried, being clingy and experiencing physical symptoms associated with worry, according to early results from the Co-SPACE study, asking parents and carers about their children’s mental health […]

Anti-inflammatory drug found to reduce deaths in COVID-19 patients – University of Oxford

In March 2020, the RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) trial was established as a randomised clinical trial to test a range of potential treatments for COVID-19, including low-dose dexamethasone (a steroid treatment). Over 11,500 patients have been enrolled from over 175 NHS hospitals in the UK. On 8 June, recruitment to the dexamethasone arm was halted […]

EU universities coming together to improve well-being during COVID-19 – University of Birmingham

Experts from a group of top European universities are launching a Policy Commission that aims to improve the well-being of people across Europe and beyond living under the shadow of the global Coronavirus pandemic. Researchers from the European University of Well-being (EUniWell) will kick-start the 6-month commission with a live one and a half-hour webinar […]

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