Medical research

Medics should treat gender and sex differently

Patients' sex and gender are being confused by doctors at the risk of reducing the effectiveness of treatment, a group of senior medical researchers, led by the University of St Andrews, has concluded.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Community groups a 'lifeline' in post-COVID UK

A new report highlights the vital role community groups play in staving off isolation and forging a sense of identity among vulnerable people—and researchers even suggest using such groups could be prescribed by GPs in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World-first tool to improve COVID-19 diagnosis, free and online

The world's only online image-based COVID-19 diagnosis improvement tool for healthcare workers is launched today by University of Sydney spinoff DetectED-X, drawing on its global experience and outcomes in breast cancer detection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Report helps develop WHO guidelines for COVID-19

The World Health Organisation's (WHO's) new ethical guidelines for research on COVID-19 have been developed using a report co-authored by an expert from the University of York.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO says China virus evacuations not needed: report

Evacuating foreign nationals from the epicentre of China's deadly virus outbreak is unnecessary, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday according to state media.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Over 3,000 killed by measles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola outbreaks, such as the current one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has claimed 2,074 people's lives, are widely covered in the media. But another virus is ravaging the DRC with minimal publicity. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why it's proving hard to eliminate the eye disease trachoma by 2020

Trachoma is a disease that can cause blindness and visual impairment in about 1.9 million people every year. Poor communities in rural areas of countries in Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle ...

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