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Black and Hispanic people are twice as likely to test positive for COVID-19 than their White counterparts

September 23, 2020 – Individuals from Black and Hispanic backgrounds in the United States are twice as likely to test positive for COVID-19 than their White counterparts, according to new research in PLOS Medicine. Led by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Yale University, and the U.S. Department of Veterans […]

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Predicted environmental changes could significantly reduce the global production of vegetables

June 12, 2018 – The global production of vegetables and legumes, which are an important part of healthy diets, could be significantly reduced through predicted future changes to the environment, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical […]

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Six common types of disgust that protect us from disease revealed for the first time

June 5, 2018 – Poor hygiene, animals or insects carrying disease and risky sexual behaviour are among the distinct kinds of disgust that can help us to avoid disease and infection, according to new research published in a special issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Disgust has long been recognised as an […]