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EXPERT REACTION TO RAT STUDY LOOKING AT ANTIOXIDANT TREATMENT IN PREGNANT RATS AND MEMORY IN ADULT RAT OFFSPRING

A study published in FASEB J looks at maternal antioxidant treatment during pregnancy and memory function in adult rat offspring. Prof...

EXPERT REACTION TO ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN ANTIVIRALS TASKFORCE

The government has announced the launch of a COVID-19 Antivirals Taskforce that will aim to identify treatments for patients who have...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO THE EMA FINDING A POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN THE JANSSEN COVID-19 VACCINE AND VERY RARE CASES OF UNUSUAL BLOOD CLOTS WITH LOW BLOOD PLATELETS

The European Medicines Agency has published a press release stating it finds a possible link between the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine and...

EXPERT REACTION TO OBSERVATIONAL STUDY LOOKING AT SLEEP DURATION IN MIDDLE AGE AND DEMENTIA RISK

An observational study published in Nature Communications looks at sleep duration in middle and old age and incidence of dementia. Prof...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO ONS STATS ON DEATHS REGISTERED WEEKLY IN ENGLAND AND WALES, PROVISIONAL: WEEK ENDING 9 APRIL 2021

The Office for National Statistics have released provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT SUPPLEMENTS AND THE RISK OF TESTING POSITIVE FOR SARS-COV-2

An observational study published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health looks at the effects of dietary supplements on the risk of testing...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROF LUCY CHAPPELL FMEDSCI AS THE NEW CSA FOR THE DHSC

Professor Lucy Chappell has been announced as the new Chief Scientific Advisor and National Institute for Health Research lead for...

EXPERT REACTION TO CASES OF VARIANT B.1.617 BEING INVESTIGATED IN THE UK

Several cases of the variant first detected in India, B.1.617, have now been detected in the UK. Dr Jeffrey Barrett, Director of the...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT PRECONCEPTION ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IN MEN AND INCIDENCE OF BIRTH DEFECTS

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics looks at preconception paternal alcohol consumption and fetal birth defect risk. Prof Rod Mitchell,...

EXPERT REACTION TO THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION'S REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE GLOBAL CLIMATE 2020

The World Meteorological Organization has released its report on the State of the Global Climate 2020. Dr Samantha Burgess, Deputy...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO NEW JCVI ADVICE ON COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

The JCVI has advised that pregnant women should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the rest of the population, based...

LAUNCH OF HUMAN CHALLENGE TRIAL TO STUDY IMMUNE RESPONSE IN PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY HAD COVID-19 INFECTION

Researchers at the University of Oxford are launching a human challenge trial to look at what kind of immune response can stop people...

 
 
 

THE EVENTS RESEARCH PROGRAMME

The science-led Events Research Programme pilots will be run across a range of settings, venues and activities, starting with the World...

EXPERT REACTION TO LATEST DATA FROM THE ONS INFECTION SURVEY

The Office for National Statistics have released the latest data from their COVID-19 Infection Survey. Prof James Naismith, Director...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO LATEST R NUMBER AND GROWTH RATES ESTIMATES, PUBLISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT

The government have published the latest estimates for the COVID-19 R number and growth rates. Prof Kevin McConway, Emeritus Professor...

EXPERT REACTION TO LATEST WEEKLY STATISTICS FOR NHS TEST AND TRACE : 1 APRIL TO 7 APRIL 2021

The government have released the latest statistics from the COVID-19 Test and Trace system. Prof Kevin McConway, Emeritus Professor...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO MEDIA REPORT SUGGESTING ‘82% OF POSITIVE RAPID TESTS ‘WERE CORRECT'', AS REPORTED BY THE BBC

In an article by the BBC, it's suggested that analysis of data from Public Health England shows 82% of positive rapid tests sent off...

WHAT IS THE RISK OF CVT FOLLOWING COVID-19, AND HOW IT COMPARES TO THE RISK WITH VACCINES

We now know that Cerebral venous thrombosis has been reported to occur in about 5 in a million people after first dose of the AZ-Oxford...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO ONS DATA ON CORONAVIRUS AND SELF-ISOLATION AFTER TESTING POSITIVE IN ENGLAND: 8 MARCH TO 13 MARCH 2021

The Office for National Statistics have released data from the COVID Test Trace Cases Insights Survey on self-isolation after testing...

EXPERT REACTION TO PRESS RELEASE FROM THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY ON A CONFERENCE ABSTRACT LOOKING AT RED MEAT AND HEART DISEASE

The European Society of Cardiology have published a press release on an observational study looking at intake of red and processed...

 
 
 



Liverpool could face Premier League punishment despite Super League exit

Liverpool could face Premier League punishment despite Super League exit

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Covid lockdown UK: Moment woman, 69, screams 'you're breaking my arm' as...

Covid lockdown UK: Moment woman, 69, screams 'you're breaking my arm' as police make arrest

Footage shows Janie Bailey being arrested by Greater Manchester Police for allegedly causing criminal damage by posting 'anti-coronavirus literature' in Wythenshaw on Saturday... Read more ...

William and Kate back at work as Queen spends 95th birthday without Philip

William and Kate back at work as Queen spends 95th birthday without Philip

Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the RAF Air Cadets in East Ham, London, where a tribute was paid to Philip as the Queen's 95th birthday came four days after his funeral Read more ...

John Travolta expresses his heartbreaking experience with grief after losing...

John Travolta expresses his heartbreaking experience with grief after losing wife Kelly Preston

John Travolta has opened up about the pain of losing his wife Kelly Preston to cancer last... Read more ...

Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez hails Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey: ‘He...

Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez hails Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey: ‘He can be one of the best in the world'

Arsenal signed Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid last summer Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez has hailed ‘incredible' Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey and says his former... Read more ...

Late night hosts react to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict in George Floyd...

Late night hosts react to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict in George Floyd murder trial: ‘There is more work to be done'

US late-night hosts insisted there is still work to be done as they reacted to Derek Chauvin's being found guilty of George Floyd's murder Late-night television hosts Jimmy... Read more ...

Conor McGregor's net worth after his proposal to buy Man Utd

Conor McGregor's net worth after his proposal to buy Man Utd

Ed Woodward's role in both the formation of the European Super League and the Red Devils' temporary involvement left him with little other option but to stand down Read more ...

Katie Price still married to Kieran Hayler despite announcing divorce

Katie Price still married to Kieran Hayler despite announcing divorce

Kieran Hayler has revealed that he's actually still married to Katie Price despite her announcing that she was "free" in an excited statement about her divorce last month Read more ...

Dave Bautista rules out wrestling return: WWE star Batista will ‘never go back'

Dave Bautista rules out wrestling return: WWE star Batista will ‘never go back'

The former world champion has reiterated his retirement Dave Bautista will ‘never go back' to WWE after retiring in 2019. The Guardians of the Galaxy actor - best known to pro... Read more ...

Peter Andre wants to be frozen after he dies which sounds pretty chill

Peter Andre wants to be frozen after he dies which sounds pretty chill

Peter Andre has got some pretty chill plans for the afterlife Peter Andre wants to be cryogenically frozen after he dies - because why not? The Mysterious Girl singer has... Read more ...