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Could oral antivirals be the key to conquering COVID-19?

  The vulnerabilities of vaccines There is no doubt that the development of vaccines was a pivotal moment in the COVID-19 pandemic and that they have saved hundreds of thousands of lives globally [1]. However, accessibility issues surrounding the vaccines have highlighted huge inequalities between high- and low-income countries [2, 3]. To achieve global herd …

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Alzheimer’s disease: Living with a chronic disease during the COVID-19 pandemic

  September is World Alzheimer’s Month. [1] Although this has been an annual campaign since 2012, [2] awareness of Alzheimer’s disease is especially important at present because people with Alzheimer’s disease may be acutely affected by COVID-19, not only in terms of managing the symptoms of dementia in a changing healthcare environment but also with …

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Juggling parenthood with remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic

  Today marks the fourth day in Porterhouse’s countdown to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February 2021. In this article, we will be discussing how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the working parents in our industry and what we can do to lessen the struggles they may be …

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A spotlight on sickle cell disease: Raising awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

  Sickle cell disease (also called sickle cell anaemia) is a devastating inherited blood disorder, and patients who have it are categorised as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ to COVID-19 [1]. Although it is rare, sickle cell disease is the fastest growing genetic disorder in the UK [2], and there is an urgent need for increased awareness of the disease to help …

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The impact of COVID-19 on cancer care

  The COVID-19 pandemic has bought great challenges to healthcare systems globally. A World Health Organization (WHO) survey of 155 countries in the height of the pandemic reported disrupted services worldwide, ranging from the treatment of cardiovascular emergencies, to rehabilitation programmes and the management of diabetes [1]. Cancer services have also been largely disrupted by the COVID-19 …

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Virtual engagement at Porterhouse: Reflections on the past few months

A look at the benefits and challenges of virtual engagement with clients and KOLs while working from home over the last few months

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Men’s Health Week: What can the government do to reduce the impact of COVID-19?

In our final infographic supporting Men’s Health Week 2020, we take a step back and consider what the government can do to reduce the impact of COVID-19.

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Men’s Health Week : What can employers do to reduce the impact of COVID-19?

Continuing our support for Men’s Health Week 2020, today our infographic highlights the steps that employers can take to reduce the impact of COVID-19.

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HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day: ‘NOT OUR FIRST PANDEMIC’

Our article shines a spotlight on HIV/AIDS and how the lessons learned from the HIV/AIDS pandemic can be used to save lives in a world that is gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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