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01/10/2020 - How virus affected breast screening Europe-wide
The pressure on breast screening programmes across many European countries during the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an increase in deaths from cancer, a conference will hear today. More

01/10/2020 - Care homes to test anti-inflammatory virus treatment
An anti-tumour necrosis factor drug is to be tested as a community treatment for COVID-19 infection, it has been announced. More

29/09/2020 - Targeted COVID-19 more effective than random testing
A focused COVID-19 strategy that tests groups that are most at risk of having and passing on the disease should be introduced, scientists have urged. More

28/09/2020 - Masks cut transmission rates - conference hears
Consistent wearing of masks together with social distancing and regular handwashing are effective means of preventing the spread of COVID-19, a European conference of infectious disease experts has heard. More

24/09/2020 - NHS app launched as infection surge continues
The long-awaited NHS contact tracing app was being launched today in a bid to revive contact tracing and help stem the surge in COVID-19 infections. 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

23/09/2020 - What does COVID-19 mean for type 1 diabetes?
The pandemic has led to new patients with type 1 diabetes presenting with increasingly severe symptoms, a European conference will hear today. More

15/09/2020 - Pandemic places pressure on addiction services
The pandemic lockdown triggered a huge upsurge in heavy drinking – leaving addiction services ill-equipped to deal with the problems, psychiatrists say today. More

11/09/2020 - Europe struggles with vaccine doubts
Europe may struggle to get the public to use any approved COVID-19 vaccine, according to an analysis published yesterday. More

07/09/2020 - Vaccines may not be silver bullet
Experts have warned against excessive optimism over COVID-19 vaccines – with one senior scientist warning they would not be a “silver bullet.” More

02/09/2020 - COVID-19 risk in pregnancy analysed
Pregnant women with COVID-19 infection were less likely than other seriously ill patients to present with fever, according to a major new analysis published 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

24/08/2020 - Blood pressure medication improves COVID-19 outcomes
Anti-hypertensive medication could reduce the severity of COVID-19 and improve survival rates, new UK research claims today. More

21/08/2020 - Virus caused maternal deaths
At least eight women died during or shortly after pregnancy from COVID-19 infection, mostly women from ethnic minorities, according to a new analysis by two royal colleges. 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

18/08/2020 - Face coverings significantly reduce spread of COVID-19
Wearing a face covering significantly lowers the risk of spreading COVID-19 to others when speaking and coughing, according to new research. More

13/08/2020 - Doctors among post-COVID chronic fatigue sufferers
Hundreds of doctors may be suffering long-term effects from having undergone COVID-19 infection, it was revealed today. 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

10/08/2020 - Eosinophils linked to viral over-reaction
Eosinophils are the white blood cells that may play a key role in the damaging over-reaction of the immune system to COVID-19 infection in severe cases, according to Swedish researchers. More

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