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HRT prescriptions lower in the most deprived areas of England: new study

Prescription rates for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are lower in more deprived areas of England compared to affluent areas, a new study from the University of Warwick has found.

Tue 29 Sep 2020, 10:46 | Tags: research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Diagnostic tool for Coronavirus being developed by University of Warwick makes significant step forward

Scientists at the University of Warwick have demonstrated that a potential diagnostic tool for detecting COVID-19 using sugars will work with a virus rather than just its proteins, a significant step in making it a viable test in future.

Fri 25 Sep 2020, 11:49 | Tags: research, Chemistry, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

New rural healthcare inequalities as mobile phones replace friendships?

A new study led by Warwick University's Dr Marco J Haenssgen has demonstrated how mobile phones can support access to healthcare in developing countries, but at the risk that the poorest are deprived of support. Published in the prestigious journal World Development, the researchers highlight the complexities of technological change and caution against over-enthusiastic medical interventions that aim to promote health through mobile phones.

Wed 23 Sep 2020, 15:40 | Tags: Health, research, Global Development, Health and Medicine

Warwick researchers investigate personalised mechanical ventilation of COVID-19 patients using computer simulations

Engineers from the University of Warwick are leading a project funded under the UK Research and Innovation rolling COVID-19 call to work with clinicians from the University of Nottingham over the next 18 months to investigate optimal strategies for mechanical ventilation of COVID-19 patients. The first results from the project have now been published in the journal Critical Care Explorations.

Mon 21 Sep 2020, 12:34 | Tags: Health, Engineering, COVID-19, Health and Medicine

COVID-19 measures deepening health inequalities in slum communities

Efforts to stem the impact of COVID-19 in low to middle income countries could be creating a health time bomb in their slum communities by deepening existing inequalities, according to an international team of health researchers led by the University of Warwick.


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