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Stopping smoking linked to improved mental health

Research published by the NIHR-funded Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group today will reassure people who want to stop smoking that quitting for at least 6 weeks may improve their mental wellbeing, by reducing anxiety, depression, and stress.

  • Published: 09 March 2021

Trial finds no overall effect of statins on muscle pain

NIHR-funded research published this week, finds no overall effect of statins on the frequency or severity of muscle symptoms in people who had previously reported severe muscle symptoms when taking statins.

  • Published: 25 February 2021

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine 89.3% effective

The NIHR-supported Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the US-based biotechnology firm, is 89.3% effective at preventing COVID-19, shown from interim analysis of its Phase III study data.

  • Published: 29 January 2021