Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: antibody and vaccination data, 18 May 2022, ONS
This study is jointly led by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) working with the University of Oxford and Lighthouse Laboratory to collect and test samples. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to trick your brain into better eating habits
Ditching the cutlery, scoffing a big first bite and discussing the carrots can help rewire our brains and make us more mindful of our mealsBefore diving in at a dinner party, my friend Lizzie always makes a point of asking the host to describe each dish they ’ve made. It’s a way of acknowledging their efforts – but, according to food psychology, she could also be helping herself and her fellow diners eat better by making them more mindful of their meal.Charles Spence is a professor of experimental psychology at Oxford University, who researches the factors that influence what we choose to eat and what we think about ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 17, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Clare Finney Tags: Psychology Food Health & wellbeing Food science Social trends Life and style Society Source Type: news

Ending England ’s Covid restrictions was divisive – but the data shows we were right | Raghib Ali
Despite Omicron worries, England has fared no worse than other nations that kept restrictions in placeRaghib Ali is a clinical epidemiologistIt is now five months since the Omicron variant was first detected in the UK – and although its impact wasless severe than many initially feared, it ’s estimated thatmore than 30 million people in England have been infected, with200,000 hospitalised and even moresuffering with long Covid across the UK, andover 20,000 deaths.Behind these headline figures lies a more complicated reality, yielding important lessons about the impact of government-mandated restrictions that could help ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 12, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Raghib Ali Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science UK news England Source Type: news

Covid is not more likely to cause depression than other respiratory infections, study claims
Oxford University researchers found the risks between developing psychiatric disorders in the long-term were 'similar' between people with Covid and other severe acute respiratory illnesses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: characteristics of people testing positive for COVID-19, ONS (published 11th May 2022)
This study is jointly led by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) working with the University of Oxford and Lighthouse Laboratory to collect and test samples. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine to stop Covid transmission should now be top priority, says leading UK scientist
Oxford University ’s Sir John Bell says sharp fall in death rate due to existing vaccines allows for a change in prioritiesIt is questionable how much longer current Covid-19 vaccines will be used as they have largely done their job in preventing mass deaths, and scientists should focus on developing a vaccine that stops transmission of the virus, according to leading scientist Sir John Bell.The huge success of Covid vaccines in countries able to get them has led tosharp declines in deaths and severe disease from the virus, even though the latest Covid variant, Omicron, has spread rapidly.Continue reading... (Source: Gua...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 7, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Julia Kollewe Tags: Pharmaceuticals industry Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Business Source Type: news

Anxiety can be good for you
It ’s never going to be fun, but it can be healthy – and facing up to it is always better than hidingDr Tracy Dennis-Tiwary was a professor of psychology, immersed in research – evaluating which mental health treatments worked and why – when she first became aware of an uptick in anxiety. This was some 15 years ago in New York City. ‘I work closely with practising clinicians and I remember one of them saying, ‘I’m seeing all these parents and kids coming in and they’re talking about anxiety the way we used to talk about stress,’’ she says. ‘Everything is about anxiety.’Back then, Dennis-Tiwary belie...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 7, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Kate Smith Tags: Anxiety Life and style Society Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Bringing Seeds of Hope to Farmers
By Paul Teng and Genevieve Donnellon-MaySINGAPORE, May 2 2022 (IPS) Amidst a backdrop of rising food insecurity worldwide and a global food supply chain crisis, many countries are attempting to increase the level of food self-production. One improved input for farming which is receiving renewed attention is improved seed. The two most populous countries in the world, China and India, have recently made ground-breaking moves to improve their competitive position by developing new seeds which will improve their food production and increase resilience to climate change. So far, in 2022, new regulations on using biotechnology ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paul Teng and Genevieve Donnellon-May Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought COVID-19 Economy & Trade Europe Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Geopolitics Headlines TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey technical article: cumulative incidence of the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19, ONS
Analysis of the number of people in the UK who have tested positive for COVID-19 using the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey. This survey is being delivered in partnership with University of Oxford, University of Manchester, UK Health Security Agency and Wellcome Trust. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Godfrey Fowler obituary
My friend Godfrey Fowler, who has died aged 90, was a leading and reforming family doctor for 30 years; he was warm, modest and convivial. For much of his career he also headed a department of medical general practice at Oxford University, training students and undertaking research into preventive medicine.Godfrey was founding clinical reader in the new department from 1978, having been persuaded to take this role bySir Richard Doll, then regius professor of medicine. The department became what is now the large and successful Nuffield department of primary care sciences. Godfrey took the role part-time, so he could continu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jake Piper Tags: Medicine Education Higher education GPs Medical research Doctors University of Oxford Health Science NHS Source Type: news

TikTok like a 'candy store' of 'immediate pleasure' for child users, says Oxford University ethicist
James Williams, who was also an advertising strategist at Google, said: 'It's like we've made kids live in a candy store and then we tell them to ignore all that candy and eat a plate of vegetables.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Image quality assessment of three cone beam computed tomography scanners-an analysis of the visibility of anatomical landmarks
Conclusions: CBCT scans performed for orthodontic purposes using a large FoV with reduced parameters (400 µm, 2 to 4 mA and low dose protocols) are acceptable for visualization of large anatomical structures. Further lowering these parameters will not be sufficient to view small anatomical structures. Orthodontic indications will have to define specific anatomical structures to choose adequate scanning protocols to reduce dose and ensure reliable diagnostic visibility.© The Author(s) 2022. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Orthodontic Society. All rights reserved. For permissions, please...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 11, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dementia: Scientists at Oxford University discover ‘neurotoxic’ chemical triggers dementia
DEMENTIA is one of an umbrella of neurodegenerative conditions that results in thousands of deaths every year. The race to find new treatments for the disease is on. Scientists at the University of Oxford believe they may have made a breakthrough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxford University Creates Largest Ever Human Evolutionary Family Tree with 231 Million Ancestral Lineages
The post Oxford University Creates Largest Ever Human Evolutionary Family Tree with 231 Million Ancestral Lineages appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 1, 2022 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicine anatomic pathology Anthony Wilder Wohns PhD BDI Big Data Institute Broad Institute c Source Type: news

Winners of Our Health Heroes Awards 2022 announced
The winners of the sixth annual Our Health Heroes Awards were announced on 24 March 2022 at a glittering awards ceremony held at London Science Museum. UNISON sponsors two of the award categories: Breakthrough Apprentice of the Year and Exceptional NHS Operational Support Worker of the Year. From porters and cleaners to receptionists, gardeners and security guards, these often unsung heroes make up roughly 40% of the NHS’ million strong workforce. Our Health Heroes Awards is a national celebration of their achievements and an opportunity to give thanks for the important role that they play in keeping the health service f...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - March 31, 2022 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News Source Type: news