Thursday, May 28, 2020

Coronavirus: How a hospital and its community copes with death

Although the number of deaths due to coronavirus is falling across the UK, many families up and down the country are still having...

Vaping for three months can lead to gum disease and cancer, experts warn

VAPING for just three months can lead to gum disease and possibly cancer, experts have warned. They say the heated and pressurised liquids in...

UK's most vulnerable people at risk of losing 60% of their income

A loophole in government guidance has caused some of the country’s most vulnerable people to lose up to 60% of their income and...

Cancer undiagnosed 'for nearly 2,000 people in UK every week'

Cancer is going undiagnosed for up to 2,000 people a week due to Covid-19 concerns in hospitals and GP surgeries, with a charity...

Brazil coronavirus death toll above 25,000, more than 410,000 cases

A man walks on an overpass during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo MoraesSAO PAULO...

Suncream SPF: What does SPF mean? How often should you apply suncream?

The SPF number is found on every suncream packaging on the market. SPF is such a huge part of skincare that the technology...

Type 2 diabetes: Take this herbal supplement to lower post-meal sugar levels

Type 2 diabetes reveals a key detail about a person's body - that their pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin to function properly, or...

Gilead study shows shorter five-day course of remdesivir works as well as 10-day one

FILE PHOTO: An ampule of remdesivir is pictured during a news conference at the University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE) in Hamburg, Germany, April 8,...

Late period: Why is my period late during lockdown

Periods are unpleasant at the best of times, but tackling your time of the month during a pandemic is a new challenge for...

Hair loss remedy: Why is my hair falling out?

Humans lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, and new hair replaces it. However, sometimes hair loss is noticeable and permanent. But...

Sleep warning: The breathing condition that can disrupt your sleep and affect your mood

Sleep issues aren't restricted to insomnia. Falling asleep easily, and thinking you've had a full eight hours can still lead you to feel...

EU governments ban malaria drug for COVID-19, trial paused as safety fears grow

PARIS/LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - European governments moved on Wednesday to halt the use of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients, and a second...

Coronavirus: Everyone in the UK is now eligible for a test

The Health Secretary says all people with symptoms of coronavirus will now be eligible to get a test regardless of their age.Previously, this...

Coronavirus: Matt Hancock outlines new isolation guidelines

From Thursday, those who have been contacted by the NHS will be asked to isolate, even if they do not have symptoms.In the...

Why shut nurses out of decision-making? | Letter

Nurses are part of the invisible army keeping hospitals, care homes, hospices and community services going against great odds. Every week we are...

The 7 steps to test and trace our way OUT of coronavirus lockdown explained

BRITAIN'S coronavirus contact tracing scheme will be rolled out across England from tomorrow, the Health Secretary has announced. It will be one of the...

The 7 steps to track and trace our way OUT of coronavirus lockdown explained

CONTACT tracing is one of the key ways to safely relax Britain's lockdown measures and avoid a second wave of coronavirus, the Government...

How will England's coronavirus test-and-trace system work?

Whose contacts will be traced? England’s new “NHS test-and-trace” system kicks in when a patient receives a positive test result for coronavirus. Unlike in the...

How can any scientists stand by this government now? | Richard Horton

Dominic Cummings predicted the events that have threatened both him and the government he serves. Writing on his blog in 2014, in an...

UK COVID-19 confirmed death toll rises 412 to 37,460

An anti-government poster is seen in London as an ambulance passes, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 27,...

Coronavirus: 40% Weston-super-Mare hospital staff test positive

Forty per cent of staff at a hospital in Weston-super-Mare closed to new admissions because of a spike in Covid-19 patients have symptoms...

Coronavirus symptoms: The ‘jerky’ sensation in your body that could signal you have it

Coronavirus UK cases have climbed to 265,227 and the total number of deaths sits at 37,048. With the peak behind us now, lockdown...

US pharmacies plan for surge in flu vaccines as two-thirds of Americans plan to...

US pharmacy chains are preparing a big push for flu vaccinations when the season kicks, hoping to curb tens of thousands of cases...

What over-the-counter products should YOU stock up on?

Have we ever been more focused on our health? People are stocking up their bathroom cabinets and first-aid boxes like never before. But...

Physical distancing makes life harder for blind people – just ask my friend Dave...

I have a friend called Dave Kent who happens to be blind. You may have seen him on a Guide Dogs’ sponsor-a-puppy TV ad...