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COVID-19: Increased substance abuse during lockdowns and furloughs

15 April 2021
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There is no denying the degree of strain from COVID-19 restrictions on the lives of billions of people around the world. Infection rates and the debilitating effects on economies are at the fore, demanding priority measures. But, control measures also caused or escalated other problems, such as alcohol and drug abuse.   The effects of

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SARV-CoV-2: Testing and genomic sequencing in pandemics

19 March 2021
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COVID-19 cast a renewed spotlight on the vulnerability of humankind. This pandemic affected all people across all nations on all levels. A highly transmissible pathogen literally hobbled economies, healthcare systems, and daily activities. The World Health Organisation acknowledged the debilitating results sewn by the disease, but also emphasised the advances made by science in the

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What changing drinking habits could mean for the freight industry

24 July 2020
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Spending time in lockdown has changed the way many of us go about our lives. It has given some people the chance to get rid of bad habits, while others have gone in the opposite direction. Research by the charity Alcohol Change UK found that one-in-five people have increased the amount they drink. These kinds

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Monthly News Round-Up: June/July

14 July 2020
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To help discover the most promising COVID-19 therapies, University of Liverpool has joined forces with Southampton Clinical Trials Unit and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to launch AGILE, an innovative COVID-19 drug testing platform. This is a clinical trial platform developed by: Clinical trials specialists and statisticians Infectious diseases clinicians Clinical and preclinical pharmacologists Together,

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