Health and wellbeing blog

The research in our Health and Wellbeing theme aims to manage health, disease and disability through technological, creative and scientific developments.

In this research theme blog, we cover topics including self-care, sport and exercise, mental wellbeing, diseases and medical advancements.

30 posts found

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The research in our Health and Wellbeing theme aims to manage health, disease and disability through technological, creative and scientific developments.

In this research theme blog, we cover topics including self-care, sport and exercise, mental wellbeing, diseases and medical advancements.

30 posts found

Investigating SARS-CoV-2 in university settings – an update

09 March 2021 5 min read

Dr Sam Robson writes for COG-UK about COVID-19 infections in higher education institutes

Image from University of Portsmouth coronavirus testing centre

Temperature scanners aren’t good at telling who has COVID-19 – here’s how to fix that

11 February 2021 6 min read

Professor Mike Tipton writes for The Conversation on overcoming the ineffectiveness of temperature scanning in detecting Covid-19

someone getting their temperature checked

Bob Nichol Lateral Flow Testing Lateral flow tests are cheap, fast and readily available and can halt outbreaks of COVID-19., say Professor Bob Nichol and Dean Machin.

07 February 2021 5 min read

Lateral flow tests have proved controversial in the scientific community. But they are cheap, fast and readily available, say Professor Bob Nichol and Dean Machin.

Coronavirus swab test

Expert reaction to new national lockdown announcement Our experts comment on the impact on children and their education and the pressures on the NHS.

05 January 2021 5 min read

Following the announcement of a new national lockdown by the Prime Minister last night (4 January), University of Portsmouth experts comment on the new restrictions.

Nurse in PPE conducting Covid swab test on patient

Does wearing glasses protect you from coronavirus? Examining whether a single study from China has strong implications about protecting our eyes during the pandemic

16 September 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 5 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare and University Ethics Advisor at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about whether a study that found people with glasses less likely to catch covid-19, has useful applications on wearing goggles for protection

Holding glasses out against blurry background

The Oxford vaccine trial has been paused, but this is no reason to panic Any lessons learned from this trial will be carried forward for future vaccine development

09 September 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 5 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the meaning of paused vaccine trials and why they are not necessarily causes for concern

Scientist examining microscopic data

Changes to public health bodies must be based on evidence and reflection, not scapegoating Why Government should look at long term solutions to the pandemic

17 August 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 7 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about government decisions on healthcare during the coronavirus pandemic

Healthcare

How lockdown changed people's feelings about drinking and going back to the pub Many people expressed concerns over the safety of returning to these public spaces

03 August 2020 6 min read

Emily Nicholls, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation and the prevalence of alcohol consumption during the coronavirus pandemic

Cocktail drink

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