One tiny casualty of COVID-19, as shutters were hastily pulled down on events and businesses throughout the UK, was the World Tuberculosis Day symposium that we hold annually in London, to share research and celebrate the people involved in controlling this much older disease. Wanting to still mark the day, three TB clinical researchers had an online conversation about the effect that COVID-19 would have on TB patients and control programmes, which has been published as a mini-review in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials.
Monthly Archives: May 2020
The health risk associated with increased intake of added sugar has been widely studied in animals and humans. Recently Dr Esther González-Padilla and her colleagues have published a cross-sectional study in Nutrition and Metabolism. The study found the intake of added sugar was inversely associated with intake of micronutrient among two samples of Swedish population. Why did they choose to look at the impact on micronutrient? What is the story behind their chosen topic? We have invited Dr González-Padilla to share more contexts about their published work.
To reduce malaria burden on a global scale, concerted global efforts will require enhanced surveillance of endemic transmission and imported malaria cases, mosquito vector populations, climate change, and human mobility, coupled with innovative prevention and control strategies.
The Olympiads of Solidarity and Health Let us all share without counting our time and skills Let us keep united in action to fight the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming all of society, including the economy, lifestyle, human relations, education and understanding of life. It is a general systemic health crisis. Its resolution… Read more »