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Archive: February 2020

 Lucy Goodchild explores the findings and attention around a piece of research published in the previous month that caught the public’s attention. Listen to the accompanying podcast here. If you’ve ever left the doctor’s office feeling unheard, you’re not alone. The challenges of the medical profession have eroded the connection between patient and doctor in many cases, and this could be having a negative impact on people’s health. The average doctor in the US works 60 hours a week, enduring pressure from administrative tasks, technology distractions and packed schedules. “All of this can create an environment … Read More
 Coronavirus (or COVID-19 as it is now formally known) first emerged in central China in December 2019. Since then, news of its spread has dominated media headlines around the world. As of 30 March 2020, 723,740 people are estimated to have contracted the virus, and for more than 34,000 people it has proved fatal.  The research world has been quick to react, with reports of teams around the globe in a race to develop vaccines, and scholarly publishers opening up their related content so … Read More