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Pregnant women are not at greater risk of severe COVID-19 than other women

New NIHR-funded research suggests that pregnant women are no more likely to become ill with severe COVID-19 than non-pregnant women. However, the majority of women who did become severely ill were in their third trimester of pregnancy, emphasising the importance of social distancing for this group.

  • Published: 12 May 2020

NIHR launches new Centre for Engagement and Dissemination

The NIHR has launched a new Centre for Engagement and Dissemination that brings together its activities in patient and public involvement, engagement and participation with its strengths in research dissemination.

  • Published: 01 April 2020
Join Dementia Research birthday: 5 years of bringing researchers and volunteers together

Happy birthday Join Dementia Research!

This week Join Dementia Research celebrates its fifth birthday. Help us mark the occasion by sending a digital greeting card to someone you know who might be interested in research.

  • Published: 27 February 2020

Sugar tax had no lasting negative impacts on the UK soft drinks industry

Leading UK soft drinks companies continued to experience positive growth in their share prices during the implementation of the UK Government’s Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL), despite widespread industry fears the tax would harm their businesses, researchers funded by NIHR have found.

  • Published: 25 February 2020