Gluten-intolerant coeliacs at higher risk of heart disease, Oxford University scientists find
Scientists at the University of Oxford have now found that coeliacs - when the body overreacts to gluten - have a higher risk of heart trouble (stock photo) that increases the longer they have had the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK ’s model for funding higher education is a ‘broken system’
UNISON assistant general secretary Jon Richards opened the national higher education conference yesterday with a damning critique of the government’s approach towards university education, and of ministers who are out of touch with the crisis affecting so many of the country’s population. “We meet at yet another really difficult time in higher education,” Mr Richards, who was once the union’s head of education, told delegates. “We’ve had a continued funding crisis for years, but it’s becoming particularly acute. The funding models across the UK seem to be broken. “The English model of fees, particularly, ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 3, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2023 National Higher Education Conference Source Type: news

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Increased for Patients With Celiac Disease
TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2023 -- Patients with celiac disease have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in BMJ Medicine. Megan Conroy, from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 31, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study links viral infections to Alzheimer ’s, Parkinson’s—with many caveats
A massive data mining study has found numerous associations between common viruses like the flu and devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). The findings expand on previous research linking individual viruses to neurological diseases. But experts caution that the study, which relied on electronic medical records rather than biological samples, merely describes correlations and doesn’t prove causation. Still, it’s “really exciting,” says Kristen Funk, a neuroimmunologist who studi...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 19, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Covid-19 UK: Experts plead with Brits to meet their friends and lovers online
Dr Trish Greenhalgh, a primary healthcare expert and GP at the University of Oxford, told MailOnline people should avoid seeing their friends and family face-to-face to slow transmission of the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China is flying blind as pandemic rages
Most scientists believe China’s decision to end its zero-COVID policy was long overdue. But now they have a new worry: that the country is collecting and sharing far too little data about the rough transition to a new coexistence with the virus. China abruptly dropped virtually all controls a month ago, after protests, a sagging economy, and the extreme transmissibility of the virus’ latest variants made clinging to zero COVID untenable. Now, “SARS-CoV-2 has an open goal in front of it: a population with very low levels of standing immunity,” says evolutionary biologist Edward Holmes of the University of Sydn...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 3, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Have we learnt nothing from being caught off guard by covid?
The story of how this vaccine was designed, developed and licensed at breathtaking speed - in under a year - by the labs of Oxford University has become scientific legend. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Ways the World Got Better In 2022
Over the past year, the headlines have been dominated by alarming events: the Russian invasion of Ukraine, high inflation, supply chain shortages, and the threat of food insecurity for many nations. But 2022 was also a year of milestones toward a better future, scientific breakthroughs, and stories of hope. Here’s a look at 10 stories of human progress from the last 12 months. 1. We found out that civilization reached peak agricultural land For nearly all of human history, producing more food required more land. But starting in the early 1900s, and continuing through the next 100 years, four powerful forces—syn...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tony Morley Tags: Uncategorized climate change freelance global health Health Care healthscienceclimate Londontime Source Type: news

Uber and Amazon blasted for poor working conditions for gig workers in India
Research firm Fairwork India blasted Ola, Uber, Dunzo, PharmEasy and Amazon Flex in a report Tuesday, saying the firms scored zero in its assessment of whether they created fair conditions for their gig workers. The research project, which collaborated with partners at the University of Oxford,…#pdf #fairworkindia #tigerglobal #amazon #swiggy #manishsingh #uber #fairwork #urbancompany #flipkart (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly sharp points found in Idaho could be first American-made tools
Lethally sharp projectile points found along the banks of a river in southwestern Idaho, dated to nearly 16,000 years ago, could represent the oldest evidence of the first tool technology brought to the Americas. Apparently deposited into a series of shallow pits by an ancient group of hunter-gatherers, the points are examples of “stemmed point technology,” which allowed people back then to fashion spear tips from a wide range of available materials. Based on the objects’ similarities to earlier artifacts, their discovers argue, the blueprint for making them may have come from East Asia. A lot more work w...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 23, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pill for Covid does not reduce risk of hospitalisation or death, UK study finds
Oxford University ’s Panoramic trial suggests molnupiravir can speed up recovery in vaccinated but vulnerable patientsAn oral antiviral pill for Covid speeds up recovery among vaccinated yet vulnerable patients, but does not reduce their likelihood of needing hospital care or dying, research has suggested.The UK became the first country in the world in November 2021to approve molnupiravir for Covid, with the pill – which can be taken twice a day at home – given to patients through the Panoramic (Platform Adaptive trial of NOvel antiviRals for eArly treatMent of Covid-19 In the Community) trial.Continue reading... (So...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 22, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Drugs Medical research Science Microbiology World news University of Oxford UK news Source Type: news

FDA approves Roche ’s Actemra for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalised adults
Actemra is the first FDA-approved monoclonal antibody to treat COVID-19Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than one million peoplehospitalised with COVID-19 have been treated withActemra worldwideActemra is approved for this use in more than 30 countries for the treatment of COVID-19Basel, 21 December 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Actemra ® (tocilizumab) intravenous (IV) for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalised adult patients who are receiving systemic corticosteroids and require supplemental oxygen, non-invasive or invasi...
Source: Roche Media News - December 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

News Publishers Worldwide Are Posting On TikTok: Study
News publishers across the globe are posting on TikTok, in part to appeal to younger audiences and to combat misinformation, according to the 2022 Digital News Report, a study by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and University of Oxford. Of top publishers studied in 44 countries,…#ukraine #tiktok #hongkong #digitalnewsreport #reutersinstituteforstudyofjournalis #institute #newman #nicnewman #blacklivesmatter (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multiple infections could make us much sicker – strep A, RSV and flu are a dangerous mix | Daniela Ferreira
The pandemic has changed the seasonal pattern of infectious diseases, and risky, little-understood blends are the resultAround this time last year, my young daughter caught chickenpox. I thought it was a standard case of a normal childhood illness – we’d manage it by trying to ease the itching and everything would be fine.Instead, my daughter got worse. She developed a sore throat, then a body rash, and struggled to drink liquids. Again, I thought this was a normal progression of her infection and she would eventually get better. It was only after I started talking to my colleagues that I learned that group A strep cas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Daniela Ferreira Tags: Strep A Infectious diseases Microbiology Coronavirus Children Flu UK news Source Type: news

Uganda: First Batch of Ebola Vaccines Arrives in Uganda For Clinical Trials
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Uganda has received a shipment of 1,200 Ebola vaccine doses from the World Health Organization today, writes Elias Biryambarema for Reuters. Three vaccine options - one from the University of Oxford and Serum Institute of India, another by the Sabin Vaccine Institute and a third by Merck & Co Inc. will be considered for use in the clinical trial. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news