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The five hallmarks of successful contact tracing during the coronavirus pandemic – ABC News

We need contact tracing to prevent more people from catching coronavirus. It may be a crucial process, but it’s also quite a hard one to get right. So what does…

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Contact tracing is the process of finding, assessing and managing the people who have been exposed to a disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
We do it to prevent more people from getting sick with the same disease.
This is what’s made it such an important public health tool for controlling COVID-19.
It may be a crucial process and one that public health teams have been using for a long time but it’s also quite a hard one to get right.
Catch up on the main COVID-19 news …

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Dietary 1H-NMR “Fingerprints” Could Help Fight Against Chronic Disease – News-Medical.Net

Metabolic urine profiling could provide an approach to understand what people have been eating, without them needing to tell you. Here, researchers from Imperial…

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One of the big issues currently faced throughout the world is the rise in noncommunicable diseases. This suite of diseases is linked to the way that we choose to live our lives, and one of the biggest factors in that is what we chose to eat. An unhealthy diet has been highlighted as a major problem in the majority of these diseases, such as obesity, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and type 2 diabetes.
It is estimated that there will be…

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COVID vaccine may not protect people from coronavirus for long, scientist warns – Yahoo News Australia

A study by Imperial College London found that antibody levels drop quickly after coronavirus infection.

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Watch: COVID immunity could only last a few months
It is unclear how long a COVID-19 vaccine will protect people from the virus, a scientist has warned.
Paul Elliott, professor of epidemiology and public health medicine at Imperial College London, said a coronavirus vaccine may only offer temporary immunity.
His comments came after trials of a vaccine developed by the University of Oxford found it produced an immune response in both young and old people.
On Tuesday, Imperial published a study revealing…

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‘Significant cognitive deficits’: Study finds COVID affects brain function similar to decade of ageing – The New Daily

People recovering from COVID-19 may suffer significant brain function impacts, with the worst cases linked to mental decline similar to ageing by 10 years.

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People recovering from COVID-19 may suffer significant brain function impacts, with the worst cases of the infection linked to mental decline equivalent to the brain ageing by 10 years, researchers have warned.
A non-peer-reviewed study of more than 84,000 people, led by Adam Hampshire, a doctor at Imperial College London, found that in some severe cases, coronavirus infection is linked to substantial cognitive deficits for months.
“Our analyses … align with the view that there are chronic cognitive…

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