An international study finds that people who rate coronavirus conspiracy theories as more reliable are much less likely to say they will get vaccinated.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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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
July 27, 2020 • ~5 min
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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
July 22, 2020 • ~5 min
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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
July 7, 2020 • ~5 min
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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
June 12, 2020 • ~3 min
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Even basic homemade masks significantly reduce transmission at a population level, according to latest modelling. Researchers call for information campaigns that encourage the making and wearing of facemasks.
June 10, 2020 • ~5 min
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Most young people with increased suicide risk only display ‘mild to moderate’ mental distress – study
Around 70% of young people who report self-harming or suicidal thoughts are within normal or non-clinical range of mental distress.
May 20, 2020 • ~6 min
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Rolling 50/30 day cycle of lockdown and relaxation could be a useful option for managing COVID-19, model suggests
An alternating cycle of 50 days of strict lockdown followed by 30 days of easing could be an effective strategy for reducing the number of COVID-19-related deaths and admissions to intensive care units, say an international team of researchers.
May 20, 2020 • ~7 min
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Men and women aged 40–79 are at significantly lower (25–27%) risk of long or frequent hospital admissions if they do some form of physical activity, a new study suggests.
May 7, 2020 • ~5 min
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People who live in areas of higher than average deprivation are more likely to be admitted to hospital and to spend longer in hospital, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The difference was particularly pronounced among manual workers and those with lower education level.
Dec. 18, 2019 • ~5 min
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