On the 14th of October researchers and members of the public attended the Beat SCAD 2023 conference. The conference was designed to ‘inform and inspire those with the condition about all that life after Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) has to offer’. This year’s conference focused on the latest research and information on condition where …
Large-scale study suggests under 45s and women more likely to gain weight and jump a BMI category during COVID-19 lockdown
A large-scale study of almost a million UK adults led by Leicester researchers has revealed that under 45s and women were more likely to gain weight and jump a body mass index (BMI) category during COVID-19 lockdown.
COVID-19 vaccination rates are much higher in White and Indian people and lower amongst Black individuals, new research published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health has identified.
A new study investigating the extent to which COVID-19 damages organs has opened in Leicester this week.
Just one in six (18%) healthcare workers thought mandatory vaccinations were the best solution to encourage more frontline staff to have a Covid-19 jab, finds new research led by UCL and the University of Leicester.
A stronger association exists between deaths from COVID-19 and obesity in people of Black, South Asian and other ethnic minority groups than in White people, research supported by ARC East Mildands and published in the journal Nature Communications demonstrates.
A researcher from Leicester has been awarded the Graham Bull Prize from the Royal College of Physicians, after he was amongst the first scientists and doctors to highlight the differing impact of COVID-19 on ethnic groups.
Over 300 members of staff at Leicester’s Hospitals and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have joined a study investigating immune responses to COVID-19 in healthcare workers. The study, named DIRECT, aims to find out whether there are differences in immune responses to COVID-19 infection and vaccination between ethnic groups.
Patients with lasting symptoms of COVID-19 who completed a six week, supervised rehabilitation programme demonstrated significant improvements in exercise capacity, respiratory symptoms, fatigue and cognition, according to researchers at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University.
Address misinformation and mistrust to help tackle COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in healthcare workers, study suggests
Addressing misinformation and mistrust, inclusive communication, involving healthcare workers in the vaccine rollout, and promoting vaccination through trusted networks could play an important role in helping to tackle vaccine hesitancy amongst healthcare workers from ethnic minorities, according to new findings by the University of Leicester, University College London and the University of Nottingham.
An infectious diseases doctor at Leicester’s Hospitals has been listed as one of Forbes’ ‘30 under 30’ in Europe in the field of Science and Healthcare.
Study reveals seven in ten patients hospitalised with COVID-19 not fully recovered five months post-discharge
The majority of survivors who left hospital following COVID-19 did not fully recover five months after discharge and continued to experience negative impacts on their physical and mental health, as well as ability to work, according to results released by the PHOSP-COVID study today. Furthermore, one in five of the participant population reached the threshold …