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Can wearables like Fitbit devices be used to help detect COVID-19?

The COVID-Collab (https://covid-collab.org) research team at King’s College London have launched a free mobile app [Android] [iOS] which will allow scientists to investigate the use of wearable devices and smartphones for digital detection of COVID-19, to understand how it spreads and how the pandemic affects people's mental and physical health.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 Jul 2020

Genes related to inflammation and stress may help tailor treatments for depression

New research led by King’s College London has found that measuring levels of inflammation and stress-response in the blood may provide useful information to show which patients with depression will or will not respond to treatment with antidepressants.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 23 Jul 2020

Data linkages animation explores the evolution of healthcare records in research

A new three-minute animation aimed at the public explains how the use of health records for research purposes has evolved over time. The CRIS team, mental health service users, and researchers involved in data linkage projects have created an accessible video to help explain the technical process of ‘Data Linkage’ to the general public.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 22 Jul 2020

Study estimates impact of COVID-19 pandemic on UK mental health after first month of lockdown

Mental health declined substantially after the first month of COVID-19 lockdown, a survey of UK households published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal suggests.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 21 Jul 2020

ACE inhibitors and ARBs not associated with severity of Coronavirus

Researchers have found ACE inhibitors (a type of blood pressure medicine commonly used in patients with high blood pressure or diabetes) and ARBs (used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure) did not increase the severity of COVID-19 disease in patients in two hospitals.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 7 Jul 2020