Pregnant women seen in hospital with COVID-19 are less likely to show symptoms, and seem to be at increased risk of needing admission to an intensive care unit than non-pregnant women of similar age, according to a study involving researchers from the Blizard Institute and Institute of Population Health Sciences at Queen Mary University of London.
Matina has been awarded a prestigious THIS Institute Fellowship for two years proposing work on creating learning maternity systems from the lessons learnt from COVID-19
Kevin Deane (Centre for Global Health) has co-edited a new textbook on the History of Economic Thought with Elisa Van Waeyneberge (SOAS).
Dr Sara Caldéron Awarded Bursary
24 June 2020
IPHS PhD student and Tower Hamlets GP, Dr Sara Caldéron, has been awarded the Curriers’ Company Millennium Healthcare Bursary
New research by a multidisciplinary collaboration between Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR): Queen Mary and Edinburgh, eHealth Interdisciplinary Group: Edinburgh, University of Nottingham, University of Cambridge and charity Asthma UK, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, looks at the characteristics of superusers who are actively engaged in the Asthma UK online community and Facebook group to help healthcare professionals better understand the role they play in supporting the management of long-term conditions.
In the largest study of its kind (~35,000), South Asians in hospital with COVID-19 were 19% more likely to die. Higher rates of diabetes may explain part of this. All Ethnic Minority groups more likely to need intensive care and ventilation.
Sally A Hull, Crystal Williams, Mark Ashworth, Chris Carvalho, Kambiz Boomla
Professor Adrian Martineau was featured in Queen Mary People for his research, COVIDENCE UK, a national study collecting data from volunteers around the UK to answer scientific questions surrounding Covid-19.
COVIDENCE UK study launches
1 May 2020
The study, lead by Professor Adrian Martineau, will use data from volunteers around the UK to answer scientific questions surrounding Covid-19.
'Faith in coronavirus modelling is no substitute for sound political judgment': Professor Dave McCoy has published an article in The Guardian oultining the importance of political judgement and warning of over reliance on modelling.
Dr Jess Potter appeared on BBC Radio 4's, The Future of Health, in which she and a panel of other experts discussed the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global health and healthcare.
Corona Virus Advice and Updates
13 March 2020
Information and guidance for Queen Mary University of London staff, students and visitors regarding Coronavirus.
Queen Mary academics receive honours from the Queen
28 December 2019
Academics from Queen Mary University of London have been recognised in the New Year Honours list for 2020.
Dr Mariana Pinto da Costa, a Queen Mary University of London Doctoral Research Fellow, has received a Fellowship from the World Association of Social Psychiatry.
Academics from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £5.5 million to deliver an innovative ‘Health Data in Practice' PhD Programme, with the first intake of students planned for October 2020.
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) launched new guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias at the ESC meeting 1–4 September 2019 with the guidelines concurrently published in the European Heart Journal. Professor Borislava Mihaylova, Chair in Health Economics at the Institute for Population Health Sciences, is a member of the guidelines Taskforce.
A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Warwick.
With every week that a pregnancy continues past term (37 weeks), the risk of stillbirth increases, according to an analysis of more than 15 million pregnancies led by Queen Mary University of London.