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Public Health

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"The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals." (Wikipedia)

‘Tomato flu’ outbreak in India – Here’s what it really is

4 min read
Swabs from two children in the UK reveal the cause of a mysterious illness that is currently spreading in India, the ‘Tomato flu’.

Long COVID: Why it’s so hard to tell how many people get it

5 min read
A recent study suggests one in eight people who get COVID will go on to develop long COVID.

Many people are still shielding from COVID – and their mental health is getting worse.

5 min read
While the general public has become less anxious over the course of the pandemic, the opposite is true for vulnerable people who have been shielding from COVID-19 and whose mental health is getting worse.

Our current COVID vaccines could soon be updated to target new variants.

5 min read
Against omicron, many of us will have minimal neutralising antibodies left after infection because of the variant’s ability to rapidly mutate. It may be time for a new generation of COVID vaccines.

Investigation into the government’s contracts with Randox Laboratories.

9 min read
The government’s public procurement approaches were not appropriate at the pandemic’s start, especially when dealing with Randox Laboratories, the National Audit Office reports.

How the monkeypox epidemic is likely to play out – in four graphs.

5 min read
Possible outcomes of the current monkeypox epidemic under four different scenarios.

Monkeypox: An expert explains what we need to know.

4 min read
How monkeypox spreads and how to protect yourself.
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