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12-May-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Study Shows Children’s Physical Activity Levels Fell Below National Guidelines in Wake of Pandemic
University of Bristol

New research has revealed children’s physical activity levels in the UK were significantly lower by the time the COVID-19 pandemic public lockdown restrictions were lifted.

Released: 28-Apr-2022 1:30 AM EDT
UK wildlife watchers welcome 'ecological refugees'
University of Exeter

Wildlife watchers generally welcome species that have arrived in the UK due to climate change, new research suggests.

Newswise: Before Stonehenge monuments, hunter-gatherers made use of open habitats
21-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Before Stonehenge monuments, hunter-gatherers made use of open habitats
PLOS

Study investigates habitat conditions encountered by first farmers and monument-builders.

Newswise: UK plants flowering a month earlier due to climate change
Released: 2-Feb-2022 5:05 PM EST
UK plants flowering a month earlier due to climate change
University of Cambridge

Climate change is causing plants in the UK to flower a month earlier on average, which could have profound consequences for wildlife, agriculture and gardeners.

Released: 10-Dec-2021 6:10 PM EST
City centres could lose £3 billion due to permanent changes caused by Covid-19, new study reveals
University of Sheffield

In 2022 the average UK worker will be working from home 20 per cent more (one day a week) than they were prior to the pandemic, having huge consequences for retail and hospitality industries

Released: 11-Nov-2021 8:10 AM EST
Media Availability: UNH British Historian to Comment on Queen and Britain’s Remembrance Day
University of New Hampshire

Nicoletta Gullace, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire who studies 20th century and modern British history, is available to discuss the significance of this Remembrance Sunday for the Queen Elizabeth II and what her attendance, or absence, could signal to Britain and the world.

Released: 22-Oct-2021 5:05 PM EDT
No ‘silver bullet’ for UK reaching net zero carbon emissions for electricity
Imperial College London

CO2 emissions from electricity in the UK fell by two thirds in the last decade due to several factors working together, rather than a single panacea.

Released: 20-Oct-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Europeans want climate action but show little appetite for radical lifestyle change -– new polling
University of Cambridge

Europeans want urgent action on climate change but remain committed meat-eaters and question policy proposals such as banning the sale of new petrol vehicles after 2030, according to a new poll from the YouGov-Cambridge Centre for Public Opinion Research that surveyed environmental attitudes in seven European countries, including the UK.

Released: 19-Oct-2021 5:40 PM EDT
US ranked world No 2 for salt content of processed meat/fish products
BMJ

The salt (sodium) content of processed meat and fish products is so high in the US that it ranks second in the world, finds a 5-country study published in the online journal BMJ Open.

Newswise: Mini ‘mod’ homes can help rough sleepers get off the streets for good – UK study
Released: 19-Oct-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Mini ‘mod’ homes can help rough sleepers get off the streets for good – UK study
University of Cambridge

A new study on the first modular mini-homes in England created for those experiencing homelessness has found that – combined with “wraparound support” – these small, inexpensive units made from factory-built components help to restore the health, relationships and finances of residents.

Released: 1-Oct-2021 1:55 PM EDT
UK police find missing Brits quicker, at home or abroad.
University of Portsmouth

A new report shows that British citizens who are missing abroad were more than twice as likely to be found by UK police as police in the country of disappearance. Research by the Centre for the Study of Missing Persons (CSMP) at the University of Portsmouth also shows they were likely to be missing for much longer than if they’d disappeared in the UK.

Released: 27-Sep-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic Healthcare 与保柏英国保险公司宣布达成新协议
Mayo Clinic

知名医疗服务提供方妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic)设在伦敦的机构 Mayo Clinic Healthcare(妙佑医疗国际医疗保健) 与英国领先的健康保险公司保柏(Bupa)宣布达成了为期两年的新协议,双方将为保柏的客户提供医疗服务。

Released: 27-Sep-2021 3:05 PM EDT
مايو كلينك للرعاية الصحية وبوبا للتأمين في المملكة المتحدة تعلنان عن اتفاقية جديدة
Mayo Clinic

أعلنت مايو كلينك للرعاية الصحية، منشأة لندن التابعة لمايو كلينك والتي تقدم أفضل خدمات الرعاية الصحية، وبوبا، شركة التأمين الصحي الرائدة في المملكة المتحدة، عن اتفاقية جديدة مدتها سنتان لتقديم الرعاية لعملاء بوبا

Released: 27-Sep-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic Healthcare e Bupa UK Insurance anunciam um novo acordo
Mayo Clinic

A Mayo Clinic Healthcare, instalação da aclamada Mayo Clinic localizada em Londres e a Bupa, principal operadora de planos de saúde do Reino Unido anunciam um novo acordo de dois anos para fornecer atendimento aos clientes da Bupa.

Released: 23-Sep-2021 12:20 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic Healthcare y Bupa UK Insurance anuncian nuevo acuerdo
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Healthcare, que son las instalaciones en Londres del elogiado proveedor de atención médica Mayo Clinic, y Bupa, la principal compañía de seguros en el Reino Unido, anunciaron un nuevo acuerdo de dos años para la prestación de cuidados de salud a los clientes de Bupa.

Released: 23-Sep-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic Healthcare and Bupa UK Insurance announce new agreement
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Healthcare, the London facility of acclaimed healthcare provider Mayo Clinic, and Bupa, the UK’s leading health insurer, have announced a new two-year agreement to deliver care to Bupa’s customers.

Released: 17-Sep-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Endocrine Society celebrates UK Court of Appeal decision to preserve access to gender-affirming care
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society applauded the Court of Appeal’s ruling that transgender and gender diverse teenagers are competent to give consent to treatment to delay puberty.

Newswise: The Lancet Infectious Diseases: COVID-19 vaccines are effective at reducing severe illness and hospitalisation, new UK study confirms
Released: 2-Sep-2021 3:45 PM EDT
The Lancet Infectious Diseases: COVID-19 vaccines are effective at reducing severe illness and hospitalisation, new UK study confirms
Lancet

After two vaccines doses, the odds of hospitalisation were reduced by more than two-thirds and breakthrough infections were almost two times more likely to be completely asymptomatic.

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Released: 10-Aug-2021 1:30 PM EDT
FSU expert reflects on US-UK relationship and 80th anniversary of Atlantic Charter
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: August 10, 2021 | 1:00 pm | SHARE: In 1941, the United States and the United Kingdom were already preparing for the aftermath of World War II.In August of that year, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met in Canada for a series of discussions. Those talks became the basis of the Atlantic Charter, a statement from the two nations issued on Aug.

Released: 22-Jul-2021 2:40 PM EDT
New Map Shows Where Millions of UK Residents Struggle to Access Food
University of Sheffield

In one out of every six local authorities, rates of hunger are more than 150 per cent (one and a half times) the national average.

Released: 16-Jul-2021 1:45 PM EDT
New UK Study Reveals Extent of Brain Complications in Children Hospitalized with COVID-19
University of Liverpool

Although the risk of a child being admitted to hospital due to COVID-19 is small, a new UK study has found that around 1 in 20 of children hospitalised with COVID-19 develop brain or nerve complications linked to the viral infection.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Identification of Over 200 Long COVID Symptoms Prompts Call for UK Screening Programme
University College London

Patients who experience long COVID have reported more than 200 symptoms across 10 organ systems*, in the largest international study of 'long-haulers' to date, led by UCL scientists together with a patient-led research collaborative.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Transgender Teenagers Deserve Same Access To Medical Care As Other Youth
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society and a coalition of LGBTQ+ youth and reproductive health organizations argued in a joint submission to the High Court of England and Wales that transgender teenagers should be able to give informed consent to treatment the same way teenagers with other medical conditions can.

Released: 8-Jun-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Report calls for 'comprehensive action' to tackle poverty in UK city
Staffordshire University

Rising unemployment, inadequate benefits and low paid work are the main causes of poverty and destitution in Stoke-on-Trent according to the findings of a new study.

Released: 25-May-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Research finds half of UK residents willing to adopt vaccine passports for travel
University of Surrey

On 17 May 2021, the UK moved to step three of the Government's Roadmap out of Lockdown - which allowed for the lifting of a ban on foreign travel.

Released: 14-May-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Health outcomes differ between UK and US children with cystic fibrosis
University of Liverpool

A new study led by University of Liverpool researchers has confirmed that children with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the US have better lung function than UK children with the disease.

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Released: 20-Apr-2021 12:10 PM EDT
UK waters are home again to the bluefin tuna
University of Exeter

Atlantic bluefin tuna have returned to UK waters and can once again be seen during the summer and autumn months.

Released: 10-Mar-2021 11:55 AM EST
Media Availability: UNH British Historian to Comment on Harry and Meghan Interview and Fate of Modern Monarchy
University of New Hampshire

Nicoletta Gullace, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire who studies 20th century and modern British history, is available for comment around Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview and Queen Elizabeth's statement saying the issues raised were “concerning.” She can discuss the underlying historical influences around the royal family’s continued attempts to remain relevant and popular at this difficult time.

Released: 9-Mar-2021 1:10 PM EST
A new predictive model helps identify those at risk for severe COVID-19
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Researchers at the Buck Institute analyzed data from the COVID-19 Symptom Tracker app used by 3 million people in the United Kingdom, adding the use of immunosuppressant medication, use of a mobility aid, shortness of breath, fever, and fatigue to the list of symptoms and comorbidities that increase the risk for severe COVID-19.

Released: 1-Feb-2021 4:35 PM EST
UK life expectancy declining after financial crisis
Newcastle University

Increases in life expectancy in the UK and elsewhere had slowed even before 2016 - and COVID-19 is expected to further eliminate any gains, Newcastle University studies show.

Released: 1-Feb-2021 9:20 AM EST
Innova Medical Group COVID Antigen Tests Capable of Detecting UK, South Africa and Brazil Variants
Innova Medical Group, Inc.

Innova Medical Group, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of rapid antigen test kits and leader in COVID-19 testing solutions globally, confirmed today that the company's SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test kits have successfully detected the several mutated strains that have become more widespread around the world in recent weeks.

20-Jan-2021 11:10 AM EST
UK public supports usage of tracking technology and immunity passports in global pandemic
University of Bristol

New research suggests the majority of people in the UK are willing to use privacy-encroaching tracking technology and support the introduction of ‘immunity passports’ to protect themselves and others in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 21-Jan-2021 10:55 AM EST
What Do the New Coronavirus Variants Mean?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New coronavirus strains — some more contagious than the prevalent strain — continue to be identified across the globe. David Cennimo, a pediatric infectious disease expert and assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, discusses what we know about the new variants and how to stay safe.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 8:55 AM EST
The First Dose of the Pfizer Vaccine Gives About 50% COVID Protection, Not 91% Claimed by Those Who Want to Speed Up Immunization
Newswise

The NEJM paper actually states that the efficacy between the first and second doses was found to be 52 percent when given 21 days apart. After the second dose, the efficacy raises to 95 percent.

22-Dec-2020 8:00 AM EST
Facial Recognition Technology Can Expose Political Orientation From Naturalistic Facial Images
Stanford Graduate School of Business

We show that facial recognition algorithms can expose people’s political views from their social media profile pictures, posing dramatic risks to privacy and civil liberties.

Released: 21-Dec-2020 3:30 PM EST
New COVID-19 strain NOT a result of the vaccines, but it is more contagious
Newswise

Hours after the United Kingdom raised alarm about the new variant of the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, social media, including Twitter, is brimming with theories on the timing of this news. Many people have remarked that the timing of this news coming on the heels of the new vaccines is suspicious.

Released: 15-Dec-2020 5:10 PM EST
The UK’s Modern Slavery Act isn’t enough to tackle modern slavery
University of Warwick

Currently there are 24 million victims of modern day slavery or forced labour around the world, with a significant amount working on project-related activities.

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Released: 15-Dec-2020 7:45 AM EST
‘Alarmingly high’ vitamin D deficiency in the United Kingdom
University of South Australia

Over 50 per cent of Asians living in the UK are severely deficient in vitamin D, leaving them more vulnerable to respiratory infections such as COVID-19 and musculoskeletal disorders, according to a large-scale population study published this week.

Released: 2-Dec-2020 1:10 PM EST
Brexit opens the door to tougher anti-smoking measures
University of Bath

Brexit offers the UK opportunities to strengthen its world-leading tobacco control measures, by creating greater flexibility to respond to industry action and market developments, according to new research from the University of Bath.

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Released: 2-Nov-2020 8:30 AM EST
WMG helped keep Tetley tea on shelves during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
University of Warwick

As the UK entered lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, panic buying of essential items including tea caused a massive spike in demand.

Newswise: Queen’s University Belfast Academics elected to the Academy of Social Sciences
Released: 30-Oct-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Queen’s University Belfast Academics elected to the Academy of Social Sciences
Queen's University Belfast

Two academics from Queen’s University Belfast have been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences.

24-Sep-2020 9:25 AM EDT
Loneliness levels high during COVID-19 lockdown
Newswise Review

During the initial phase of COVID-19 lockdown, rates of loneliness among people in the UK were high and were associated with a number of social and health factors, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jenny Groarke of Queen’s University Belfast, UK, and colleagues.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Climate pledges 'like tackling COVID-19 without social distancing'
University of Exeter

Current global pledges to tackle climate change are the equivalent of declaring a pandemic without a plan for social distancing, researchers say.


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