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Covid-19: New coronavirus variant is identified in UK
  • J. Wise
  • Medicine, History
  • BMJ
  • 16 December 2020
England’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, has told parliament that a new variant of covid-19 has been identified and may be driving infections in the south east, leading to headlines about “mutantExpand
Covid-19: Risk of second wave is very real, say researchers
Lockdown measures may have averted 3.1 million deaths from covid-19 across 11 European countries, including 470 000 in the UK, a new modelling study indicates.1 However, the researchers warn thatExpand
Covid-19: The E484K mutation and the risks it poses
The mutation E484K, first identified in the South African SARS-CoV-2 variant, has now been identified in the UK fast-spreading variant, prompting fears the virus is evolving further and could becomeExpand
Dancing with dementia
  • J. Wise
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 2 March 2010
A new NHS dementia awareness campaign has been launched, as a survey shows that a third of respondents are uncomfortable around people with the condition. The “Living Well” campaign, backed by theExpand
WHO identifies 16 countries struggling to control tuberculosis
The World Health Organization's (WHO) directly observed treatment short course (DOTS) strategy consists of health care or community workers who directly observe tuberculosis (TB) patients ingestExpand
Demand for male circumcision rises in a bid to prevent HIV.
  • J. Wise
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • 10 July 2006
The results of two studies, in Kenya and Uganda, are eagerly anticipated following last year's study carried out in Orange Farm, South Africa, which was stopped early because it showed a significantExpand
Pfizer accused of testing new drug without ethical approval
  • J. Wise
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 27 January 2001
An official inquiry has been set up into allegations that the drug manufacturer Pfizer did not obtain official approval before testing a new drug on children during a meningitis epidemic in NigeriaExpand
Three babies die in pseudomonas outbreak at Belfast neonatal unit
  • J. Wise
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 24 January 2012
Investigators are trying to identify the most likely source of the pseudomonas outbreak in the neonatal unit of the Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital in Belfast in which three babies died. All threeExpand
Danish night shift workers with breast cancer awarded compensation
  • J. Wise
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 18 March 2009
Women in Denmark who developed breast cancer after many years of working night shifts have received compensation despite only limited research supporting the link. The ruling could have implicationsExpand
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