Proper fit of face masks is more important than material, study suggests

A team of researchers studying the effectiveness of different types of face masks has found that in order to provide the best protection against COVID-19, the

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Feb. 11, 2021 ~5 min

Successive governments’ approaches to obesity policies have destined them to fail, say researchers

Government obesity policies in England over the past three decades have largely failed because of problems with implementation, lack of learning from past

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Jan. 19, 2021 ~8 min

Open-source toolkit helps developing countries meet demand for COVID-19 research and diagnostics

Researchers have developed a free, open-source toolkit that allows laboratories in developing countries to produce their own tools for COVID-19 research and

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Dec. 8, 2020 ~6 min

Lack of understanding of common heart condition leads to missed treatment opportunities, study suggests

Poor awareness of a condition known as Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) – the cause of a half of all cases of heart failure in England –

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Nov. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Study measures effectiveness of different face mask materials when coughing

A team of researchers have tested everything from t-shirts and socks to jeans and vacuum bags to determine what type of mask material is most effective at

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Oct. 29, 2020 ~6 min

Popular COVID-19 conspiracies linked to vaccine ‘hesitancy’

An international study finds that people who rate coronavirus conspiracy theories as more reliable are much less likely to say they will get vaccinated.

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Oct. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Existing evidence suggests face coverings do not lead to false sense of security

Existing limited evidence suggests that wearing face coverings to protect against COVID-19 does not lead to a false sense of security and is unlikely to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 27, 2020 ~5 min

Phone-based HIV support system repurposed for COVID-19 monitoring in Uganda

A cost-effective phone-based system developed by a Cambridge researcher and her Ugandan colleagues to support HIV patients has been rapidly adapted by the team

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July 22, 2020 ~5 min

Desk-based jobs may offer protection against poor cognition in later life

People who work in jobs that require less physical activity – typically office and desk-based jobs – are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than

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July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Striking differences revealed in COVID-19 mortality between NHS trusts

A University of Cambridge team led by Professor Mihaela van der Schaar and intensive care consultant Dr Ari Ercole of the Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine

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June 12, 2020 ~3 min

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