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27/10/2020 - Air pollution link to some COVID-19 deaths
About 15% of COVID-19 deaths globally could be attributed to long-term exposure to air pollution, a new study claims today. More

21/10/2020 - Asthma treatments linked to bone health
Some asthma treatments may be linked to a raised risk of osteoporosis and fracture, researchers warn today. More

20/10/2020 - Hospitalised COVID-19 patients suffer symptoms for months
Many hospitalised COVID-19 patients were still experiencing symptoms of breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety and depression up to three months after contracting the virus, according to a new study. More

14/10/2020 - COVID-19 triggers permanent hearing loss
A case of permanent hearing loss linked to COVID-19 infection has been confirmed in a UK patient. More

08/10/2020 - Long COVID clinics promised
England is to have a network of long COVID clinics aimed at identifying and providing treatment for the syndrome, it has been announced. More

06/10/2020 - Long COVID guideline to be developed
A guideline on the persistent effects of COVID-19, known as Long COVID, is to be developed by NICE, the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). More

23/09/2020 - One fifth of COVID cases likely asymptomatic
About a fifth of people infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic – although the proportion may be greater among health workers, according to new studies. More

04/09/2020 - Social smokers face disproportionate lung disease and cancer risk
So-called “social smokers” are more than twice as likely to die of lung disease and more than eight times as likely to die from lung cancer than non-smokers, a European conference hears today. More

26/08/2020 - COVID-19 social distancing advice may be mistaken
The one or two metre physical distancing measures used as guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic are based on inaccurate science, it was claimed today. More

19/08/2020 - Evidence for honey improving cough
Honey is more effective than the usual treatments for upper respiratory tract infections, according to a new analysis supporting the use of one of the world’s most ancient remedies for coughs and colds. More

19/08/2020 - Smell and taste loss in COVID-19 explained
Scientists have announced new insights into how COVID-19 infection can cause loss of taste and smell. More

12/08/2020 - Sweden's relaxed lockdown failed to achieve herd immunity
Sweden, among European countries, took a deliberately relaxed approach to the COVID-19 lockdown – but this has failed to deliver herd immunity, according to an analysis published today. More

10/07/2020 - Different treatment needed for non-smoking lung cancer patients
Lung cancer in non-smokers is a different disease from that found in smokers and is likely to require different treatment, a new study published last night has found. More

08/07/2020 - Could an anaemia drug help COVID-19 patients?
Scientists are investigating whether a common anaemia drug, erythropoietin, could become an effective treatment for COVID-19. More

30/06/2020 - Warning on new swine flu threat
Pigs in China carry a flu virus with potential to cause pandemic in humans, researchers warned last night. More

30/06/2020 - New drugs tested for SARS-Cov-2 treatment
Seven existing kinase inhibitor drugs have potential against SARS-Cov-2, European researchers say. More

17/06/2020 - Dexamethasone cuts Covid-19 mortality - trial
The UK is to introduce the corticosteroid dexamethasone rapidly into the treatment of seriously ill Covid-19 patients following the success of a clinical trial, it was announced yesterday. More

27/05/2020 - Dementia gene linked to severe Covid-19 disease
People who carry two faulty copies of the APOE gene - linked to dementia - are at twice the risk of developing severe Covid-19, scientists have reported. More

22/05/2020 - Study to look at Covid-19 impact on blood cancer patients
A new UK study is to be launched that will examine how patients who receive stem cell transplants for blood cancers and blood disorders react to severe Covid-19 infection. More

22/05/2020 - 'Focus on blood clotting in Covid-19 patients'
There is an urgent need to focus on medications that address dangerous blood clotting in Covid-19 patients, according to a leading haematologist. More

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