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  • New research could hold the key to tackling global crisis of malnutrition 15 December 2021 UK and China embark on ambitious research to simultaneously prevent obesity and under-nutrition.
  • Research reveals 'ugly truth' faced by doctors responding to COVID-19 on the frontline 13 December 2021 Frontline healthcare workers say they are angry at being treated as 'COVID cannon fodder, not COVID heroes' after responding to the virus for nearly two years and working at full capacity, reveal the findings of new research.
  • Bristol’s pioneering COVID-19 research prompts French Embassy visit 10 December 2021 Representatives from the French Embassy visited University labs today [10 December] to see some of the innovative COVID-19 research being undertaken at Bristol, including work on ADDomer™, a thermostable vaccine platform being developed by Bristol scientists to combat emerging infectious diseases.
  • Early warning signals could help monitor disease outbreaks 8 December 2021 New research suggests early warning signals (EWSs) could help in the monitoring of disease outbreaks, such as COVID-19. The study, led by the University of Bristol, found warnings could be detected weeks earlier than any rapid increase in cases. The findings could help governments and policy makers improve the accuracy of their decisions and allow timely interventions if needed.
  • Guidelines may promote over-diagnosis of cow’s milk allergy in infants 8 December 2021 International guidelines developed to help doctors diagnose cow’s milk allergy may lead to over-diagnosis, according to University of Bristol-led research published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy today [8 December]. The study found that three-quarters of infants have two or more symptoms at some point in the first year of life, which guidelines say may be caused by cow’s milk allergy, yet the condition only affects one in 100.
  • Regular exercise reduces the risk of and death from pneumonia, study suggests 7 December 2021 People who exercise regularly can reduce their risk of developing and dying from pneumonia, new research has found. The study, led by the University of Bristol and published in GeroScience, analysed, for the first time, ten population cohort studies with over one million participants.
  • Child deaths during pandemic lowest on record for England 7 December 2021 The number of children in England who died fell to 3,067 between April 2020 – March 2021. This is 356 fewer deaths than were recorded in the preceding 12 months (April 2019 – March 2020), and likely represents the lowest level of child mortality on record, according to a new study by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Cardiff and published today [7 December] in Archives of Disease in Childhood.
  • COVID-19 studies should record women’s menstrual changes, recommend researchers 2 December 2021 Large scale COVID-19 studies and clinical trials should collect data on menstrual changes, according to new research which evaluated current evidence. The findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology and led by University of Bristol researchers, say there is an important public health imperative for accurate scientific investigation of menstrual changes in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Study aims to understand why COVID-19 vaccines can lead to very rare blood clotting with low platelets 30 November 2021 A group of 11 institutions, led by the University of Liverpool and including the University of Bristol, is seeking to understand the very rare, but very serious, condition of blood clotting with low platelets in the general population, in COVID-19 infection, and potentially following vaccination.
  • New study suggests asymptomatic testing and vaccination are critical for controlling COVID-19 at universities 25 November 2021 Reducing the transmission of COVID-19 in universities is heavily dependent on vaccination and asymptomatic testing uptake, new research by academics at the University of Bristol has found.

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