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Fast fix for a brain aneurysm - while youre wide awake

The delicate procedure could be crucial for those who suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm - where a weakness in blood vessels inside the skull leads to catastrophic internal bleeding.


Will a vaccine really be the silver bullet were all praying for? Asks DR ELLIE CANNON

DR ELLIE CANNON Ask any scientist who knows what theyre talking about and theyll tell you the vaccine just isnt going to provide this kind of resolution.


Curfews, open borders and second waves DR ELLIE CANNON answers your questions on coronavirus

DR ELLIE CANNON The Mail on Sundays GP discusses the impact of going home at 10pm, international travel and more in this weeks column.


Was James Cracknells 100-mile run over five days with no food the daftest stunt ever?

Cracknell and his seven team-mates - including bloggers and healthcare professionals - fuelled themselves on water and the occasional black coffee.


Pets can get Covid... but do you really need a virus mask for your dog?

We asked experts for their verdict on six of the most eye-catching Covid-proofing products on the market.


BARNEY CALMAN investigates the appalling tragedy of the elderly kept apart from their loved ones

Margaret is almost 92 years old and has lived through a world war. She can remember times when scarlet fever, typhoid and polio killed thousands every year.


Meet Bob - living proof that lung cancer isnt the death sentence it once was

Today it is still the UKs biggest cancer killer, accounting for one in five of all cancer deaths, but now - at last - for patients like Bob Pain, pictured, there is reason for hope.


Fewer than 10% of Americans have coronavirus antibodies

Somewhere between 8.2 and 9.4 percent of Americans have antibodies  to  coronavirus, according to new data on dialysis patients published Friday by Stanford University researchers.


JANE CLARKE, one of the UKs top dietitians reveals how you can EAT to beat disease 

Indeed, the science now suggests that inflammation is the single biggest risk factor for serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and dementia.


Could getting enough vitamin D reduce COVID-19 death risks by 52%?

New Boston University research found that people who dont get enough of the vitamin are  far more likely to become severely ill, develop sepsis or even die after contracting coronavirus.


DR MICHAEL MOSLEY Are YOU a victim of hidden diabetes? (Believe it or not, I was too!)

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY I am extremely thankful the problem was picked up so early, before raised blood sugars could do extensive damage to my blood vessels and nerves


Fewer than ONE PERCENT of US students and teachers have caught coronavirus

Early data from Brown Universitys tracking of hundreds of schools across the US suggests that coronavirus risks are relatively low in classrooms, with only 0.22% of kids infected.


Vaccinations for children from low-income families have plunged by more than 20%

Between March and May 2020, 1.7 million fewer vaccinations for children up to age two were administered, a 22% decline, new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


Americans who dont speak English nearly FIVE TIMES more likely to test positive for coronavirus

A new study from the University of Washington School of Medicine found patients who didnt speak English were 4.6 times more likely to test positive than those who did speak English.


Beer belly raises the risk of early death from illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease

Canadian researchers looked at data from more than 2.5million people and found that every extra 4in (10cm) of waist size was associated with an 11 per cent higher chance of dying prematurely.


CDC director says more than 90% of US susceptible to COVID-19 but vaccine predicted by spring 2021

CDC director Dr Robert Redfield and Dr Anthony Fauci,director of NIAID, were testifying during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Wednesday


Smoking marijuana during pregnancy increases risk of psychotic-like behaviors in children

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis found children exposed to pot in utero were more likely to have psychotic-like behavior such as delusions.


Why children ARE more protected from severe COVID-19 than adults

Researchers at Yale University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that adults who catch coronavirus are nine-times more likely to die of the infection compared to children.


Exercising regularly and not smoking can have a dramatic effect on your lifespan study shows

Scientists from Leicester university found that not smoking and exercising regularly can add six to eight years to life, even in those with chronic illnesses


Fewer than 40% of Americans plan to get a coronavirus vaccine as soon as one is available

Last month, 53 percent of US adults surveyed said theyd be willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as a jab is available. In the later survey, just 39 percent reported similar feelings.


CDC advises Americans to not trick-or-treating or to costume parties in new coronavirus guidance 

New CDC recommendations for celebrating Halloween discourage Americans from going traditional trick-or-treating, attending costume parties or visiting an indoor haunted house


FDA will make it harder for COVID-19 vaccines to get approved

The FDA is expected to issue new, tougher requirements for its approval of a coronavirus vaccine, a move that could make emergency use authorization before Election Day unlikely.


At least 1,600 could have spread COVID-19 on planes, CDC data show

Health officials traced 11,000 people who had shared plane cabins with those who might have spread virus. Some of those developed COVID-19, but its unclear if they contracted it on board.


Scientists develop model to determine which US states are in a second wave of coronavirus

Thirteen states, such as California, Texas and Georgia, were found be in their first coronavirus waves with 31 states including Florida and Ohio determined to be battling their second bouts.


CDC committee delays vote on who should get coronavirus vaccines first in nationwide rollout

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices was expected to vote on who gets initial coronavirus vaccine doses on Tuesday but is delaying drafting a proposal until at least next month.


Pootack Orthopedic Seat Cushion review Amazon

With the majority of us working from home during the coronavirus lockdown, chances are youre sitting at your dining room table, or makeshift desk in an uncomfortable chair that doesnt...


Fauci says divisive state of US interferes with COVID-19 response

One of the things that gets in the way is that we are in such a divisive state in society that it tends to get politicized, Dr Fauci said when asked about mixed messages on The Daily Show on Monday night.


Lack of sunshine does NOT make people feel more depressed, new study claims 

A new Dutch study claims that a lack of sunlight does not influence a persons mood. Of 5,282 participants, only those with high neuroticism were affected by the limited sunlight.


Is soap made with BACTERIA the secret to healthy skin?

We should be buying body washes and moisturisers that nurture the billions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live on our skin to keep it healthy - if big skincare brands are to be believed.


Do I need a hernia operation if Im not in pain? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

DR MARTIN SCURR Hernias are very common and occur when part of an organ becomes displaced and pushes through the structures that contain it, creating a bulge through the skin.


Shattered, headaches, forgetful? Dont assume its just age!

ANNA MAY MANGAN I began to feel tired all the time, despite getting ten or even 12 hours sleep at night and napping during the day, and started to take every shortcut to conserve my energy.


The infection that could be more deadly for students than coronavirus

Student Ben de Souza from Burgess Hill, West Sussex, had contracted a particularly aggressive form of meningitis B, a strain responsible for most cases of bacterial meningitis.


Trump hints that PFIZERs coronavirus vaccine could be first approved

Pfizers doing really well, Trump said in a Fox News interview. Johnson & Johnson...theyll probably be a little later. Vaccine czar Dr Moncef Slaoui said vulnerable Americans may get a shot by December.


Is this the cure for sleepless nights? Scientists believe ear zapper could help banish insomnia 

Scientists believe it works by stimulating the release of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. One in three people in the UK suffers with insomnia (the inability to fall asleep at night) at some point.


Are the additives in our food making us ill?

Our lives are being cut short by the toxic effects of our ultra-processed diet, according to new research buried by the attention on Covid-19.


TASTE test may predict how severely ill coronavirus patients will become, study finds

A new study from Baton Rouge General, in Louisiana, found people who couldnt detect certain bitter flavors were at the highest risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms.


Are you willing to try DIY dentistry? We review the at-home remedies to get your teeth stuck into 

A trip to the dentist tops the poll of things in life that make us most nervous, according to the Oral Health Foundation, with 14 per cent of people admitting they are frightened to visit. 


Are migraines and the menopause linked to cardiac issues?

PROFESSOR ANGELA MAAS When I did my cardiology training in the 1980s, I learnt that women with chest pain were weird, with strange symptoms.


Bill Gates predicts the US will have a COVID-19 vaccine by early 2021

Because of the level of collaboration between drugmakers, Bill Gates says between two and four vaccine candidates might prove to be safe and effective, and approved by the FDA.


CDC says its guidance that coronavirus spreads through the air was posted IN ERROR

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it mistakenly published guidance suggesting that the novel coronavirus spreads through the air.


The number of Americans hospitalized for alcoholism has risen 3.5% since 1998, study finds

A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found a 3.5% increase in hospitalizations for alcohol use disorder from 274,652 hospitalizations in 1998 to 284,275 in 2016.


US Congressional report condemns China, WHO for COVID cover-up

A leaked Congressional report allegedly found that China covered up the severity of the coronavirus outbreak there and, with the help of a complicit World Health Organization let it become a pandemic.


HEALTH NOTES Thisll shake you... too LITTLE salt can be bad for us

Doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in London found that too little salt in the body, over a long period of time, weakens the immune system, increasing the risk of infections.


Robot and 14 surgeons work on a single cancer patient

The astonishing procedure, involving 14 surgeons, was carried out in Norfolk in July on a married father-of-one with advanced rectal cancer.


Parents place children on risky exclusion diets due to mistaken belief they could beat allergies

Researchers blame bogus allergy tests that claim childhood eczema and asthma can be beaten by avoiding foods such as tomatoes, strawberries and milk.


DR ELLIE CANNON Can anything cure my sore and swollen legs?

DR ELLIE CANNON Cellulitis is a relatively common infection of the skin and the underlying tissues which causes swelling, redness, heat and pain.


Killer lung infection that lurks in your compost

The illness - called invasive aspergillosis - develops when tiny particles of a common fungus are inhaled into the lungs, causing an infection.


Youngsters barred from seeing their parents amid chaos over Covid restrictions in care homes

A once-cheerful 35-year-old woman with a learning disability was physically held down by care home staff in the UK - after reaching for her mothers hand.


Why fit, healthy women are the most at risk of long Covid

One patient who has been unable to shake off coronavirus is wellness coach and voice-over artist Jeannie McGinnis, 48, from Sheffield.


Are corona passports really the magic bullet Ministers hope theyll be?

Corona cases are said to be doubling every week, hospital admissions are creeping up, and on Friday the mothballed Nightingale hospitals were put back on standby.


Up to 50% of people may already have immune cells that could fight coronavirus

Tests done on donated blood in the US found that about 50 percent of the samples had immune T cells that reacted to coronavirus. Immune cells to similar viruses might protect them from COVID.


DR MICHAEL MOSLEY Heres how you CAN let a second wave wash over you

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY Part of the problem with colder weather is that we spend more time indoors. But were also all still learning how to Covid-behave and its a steep learning curve.


PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS presents his top 10 food heroes to help cut your risk of cancer

PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS Phytochemicals are amazing gifts from nature that give fruits and vegetables their diverse colours, tastes and aromas.


Cut your risk of cancer Brush your teeth, dont burn your toast, says PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS

PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS.Ive seen first hand the dramatic results a change in lifestyle can have on a patients outcome.


Dr Fauci  says bars and restaurants should stay closed

Dr Fauci said that restaurants and bars are a problem in areas with active coronavirus spread in Thursday night MSNBC interview. Recent CDC data linked dining out to two-fold higher covid risks.


Covid-19 was the 24th most common cause of death in England last month

Official data shows more people died of Alzheimers, heart disease, cancerous lung, colon or rectum tumours, and the flu than they did of the coronavirus in England and Wales.


Englands coronavirus outbreak has DOUBLED in a week, official estimates show

The Office for National Statistics estimates that a total of 59,800 people are infected with Covid-19 at any one time in England, a projection that has soared from its 39,700 calculation last week.


Michigan reports suspected case of deadly mosquito-borne EEE virus

Michigan health officials suspect a resident has contracted the rare and life-threatening disease Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) after being bitten by a mosquito, they announced Tuesday.


Pine-Sol gets EPAs seal of approval for killing coronavirus on surfaces

Pine-Sol Original Multi-Surface Cleaner was found effective against the virus on hard non-porous surfaces after letting it stand for 10 minutes by a third-party laboratory, The Clorox Company said.


Coronavirus lockdowns, social distancing and masks reduced FLU rates by nearly 90% in the US

A new CDC report found that positive flu test rates dropped from about 20% between September 2019 and February 2020 to 2.3% between March 2020 and May 2020 amid the pandemic.


CDC map reveals the 12 US states where more than 35% of people are dangerously overweight

Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia have adult obesity rates of at least 35%.


Toxic smoke and ash from West Coast wildfires could make people more susceptible to coronavirus

Experts say wildfire smoke is filled with fine particulate matter that could damage lungs and blood vessels and weaken the immune system, increasing the risk of contracting respiratory diseases.


Swabbing coronavirus with iodine for 15 seconds completely kills it in the lab 

A new study from the University of Connecticut found that, after 15 seconds, a solution of iodine completely inactivated a sample of coronavirus, even at the lowest concentration.


Stillbirths have surged up to 50 percent amid COVID-19 lockdowns

In Nepal, stillbirths surged by 50 percent between late March and late May, according to a study of 20,000 women. One in every four US women hospitalized for COVID-19 was pregnant, CDC found.


CDC director says masks are more guaranteed to protect you from COVID-19 than a vaccine

I might say this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against covid than when I take a vaccine said Dr Robert Redfield during his Wednesday testimony before a Senate subcommittee.


Bill Gates claims White House hired Scott Atlas because he agrees with crackpot theories

Dr Scott Atlas, who is a neuroradiologist, does not have any background in epidemiology or infectious diseases, has advocated for herd immunity and questioned the effectiveness of masks.


People who wear eyeglasses FIVE TIMES less likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 than general public

A new study from China found 5.8% of coronavirus patients wore glasses for nearsightedness. Meanwhile 31.5% of those living in the Hubei province wore eyeglasses for the same condition.


Six people who took part in the Fast800 programme show off the results

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY Before our 30 volunteers started on the Fast800 programme, they recorded their weight and their waist measurements.


CDC privately admitted it failed to track coronavirus months ago

CDC officials wrote that most jurisdictions have been forced to abandon monitoring because the number of monitorees exceeds the capacity in a June contract with R&D firm Mitre, Forbes found.


Teenagers who are unpopular at school face a greater risk of heart attacks

A team of researchers from Stockholm University found children who were marginalised at the age of 13 were 33 per cent more likely to suffer cardiovascular disease in adulthood.


Online searches for Gi symptoms of COVID-19 spike for four weeks before an uptick in cases 

A new study found the link between Google searches for GI symptoms of coronavirus and an uptick in cases was highest in states hit early on in the pandemic such as New York and California.


Coronavirus US Minorities account for 75% of young deaths

Out of 121 infants, children and adolescents who died of COVID-19, three quarters were black, Hispanic or Native American - groups that, collectively, make up just 41% of the US population.


Minorities account for 75% of young US COVID-19 deaths

Out of 121 infants, children and adolescents who died of COVID-19, three quarters were black, Hispanic or Native American - groups that, collectively, make up just 41% of the US population.


The spread of coronavirus could DOUBLE during influenza season

A new study led by the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, found between a two-fold and a 2.5-fold increase in COVID-19 cases during the period in which the flu was co-circulating.


Bill Gates does not think the FDA can be trusted with COVID-19 vaccines

Bill Gates said that there are cracks in the FDAs conduct, including overly optimistic statements about experimental COVID-19 treatments that have made him skeptical of the once-trusted agency.


US regulators are very concerned about the side effects of AstraZenecas vaccine

US regulators have not allowed AstraZenecas vaccine trial to resume in America and first want to determine if the jab or another factor caused a UK participant to suffer spinal cord inflammation.


Top Oxford professor behind Covid-19 vaccine reiterates safety is top of the list

Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology at Oxford University, said no corners were being cut when it came to ensuring that a vaccine was safe.


Being sarcastic could be bad for your HEART

Researchers from the University of Tennessee believe this may be because the emotional state of being consistently negative puts a strain on their health.


Can erectile dysfunction really be cured with soundwaves?

Developed in Israel, where it has been available for eight years, Vigore is said not only to assist men with erectile dysfunction, but also help those who are just not as good as they were in their 20s and 30s.


Our expert assesses some products promising to prevent and treat muscle and joint pains

We asked Tim Allardyce, a physiotherapist at Surrey Physio clinic in Croydon, to assess some over-the-counter products for preventing and treating aching muscles and joints. We then rated them.


How to stamp out painful bunions for good DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

DR MARTIN SCURR Bunions are a very common problem. While surgery is a last resort, I have never known patients to have too much post-operative difficulty with pain or disability.


Why you CANT always count on tests results 

There are a multitude of ways to check if you have a particular condition. The results, however - whether its a DIY test or one via your doctor - cant always be relied upon.


Could TURMERIC fight off the pain of arthritis?

Turmeric, widely used as a flavouring in South Asian cooking, has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries. But it is only in recent years that science has begun to take the spice seriously as a drug.


Some doctors are still prescribing antibiotics that can leave patients with crippling side-effects

Adam Sawczuk, 32 - an NHS psychologist who lives in Carlisle, Cumbria - was prescribed stronger fluoroquinolone antibiotics. He started developing symptoms within hours.


Seaweed capsule packed with stem cells could repair damage after heart attack, scientists find

Roughly the thickness of a grain of rice, the seaweed capsule is injected into the heart through an incision in the side of the chest. The capsules were developed by scientists in Houston, Texas.


Do posture correctors and percussive therapy devices actually work?

There are many products on the market claiming to help improve posture and relieve back pain, such as posture correcting shirts and percussive therapy devices. But do they actually work?


U.S. records second lowest number of new COVID-19 deaths since JULY

The US saw its second lowest number of daily coronavirus deaths since July on Sunday, with just 378 fatalities - but new cases are still trending upward at an alarming rate in at least 11 states.


Pregnancy delays the onset of multiple sclerosis by more than THREE YEARS

A study on 3,600 women living in the Czech Republic and Australia revealed women who were pregnant developed the condition on average 3.3 years later than their counterparts.


HOMMINI Sleep Mask review Amazon sale

Side sleepers need a thin eye mask thats not excessively padded and most importantly effectively blocks out light.


Young suicides have spiked by 57% since 2006, CDC data shows

The suicide rate among Americans between ages 10 and 24 rose by 57 percent from 2007 to 2018, according to new CDC data - and experts warn kids isolation amid the pandemic could drive it up.


People who buy a lot of fizzy drinks are more likely to eat a bad diet overall

Researchers analysed drink purchases of 9,000 British households to see if there was a connection with food choices. They found families who buy fizzy or diet drinks also tend to buy calorific foods.


People who struggle to sleep are a fifth more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, study

Scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, reviewed more than 1,000 studies into diabetes and found insomniacs were at a 17 per cent greater risk than good sleepers.


Takeaways are urged to cut back on portion sizes to help tackle obesity 

Public Health England is asking the food industry to cut the calorie content of a large range of products by 2024.They want the fat, sugar and salt levels slashed in many fast foods and ready meals.


Dont kill your gran by spreading coronavirus, Matt Hancock urges young people

Scientists said its beginning to look like the UK is moving into a period of exponential growth. But the Health Secretary said cases were not out of control but the rise in cases was concerning.


NYC will spray pesticide to kill rising number of West Nile-infected mosquitoes

New York City will begin spraying pesticide to kill West Nile virus-infected mosquitos in Brooklyn and Queens on Thursday after a rise in bugs and animals with the disease, health department officials said.


NIH panel says not enough data showing plasma therapy is effective at treating coronavirus

An NIH panel says there is not enough data that shows plasma therapy is effective at improving survival rates after the FDA approved the treatment for emergency use last week.


Children who get little sleep and spend too much time on screens most likely to be obese

Irish scientists found that, for every extra hour of screen use, youngsters are 16 per cent more likely to become overweight or obese. While every hour less of sleep drove up the risk by 23 per cent.


Men with waists over 40 inches are 35% more likely to die of prostate cancer

The Oxford University study found a man with 40inch (103cm) waist or above has a 35 per cent higher risk of passing from the disease than one who wears a 35inch (90cm) or lower trouser size.


Florida cuts ties with Quest after the firm tried to dump 75k old covid test results

Quest failed to report the results of nearly 75,000 coronavirus tests administered in Florida - including 3,870 positives - dating as far back as April on Monday night. DeSantis is severing all ties.


Coronavirus US Fauci insists fatalities are NOT exaggerated

In an appearance on Good Morning America, Dr Anthony Fauci said the new CDC data only means that 94% of people died of a combination of COVID-19 and underlying conditions such as obesity.


Hope for an at-home coronavirus test to test people with no symptoms

University of Cincinnati and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base scientists have invented a device that can make viruses easier to detect in saliva samples by pressurizing them into higher concentrations.


Hope for an at-home coronavirus test to test people with no symptoms

University of Cincinnati and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base scientists have invented a device that can make viruses easier to detect in saliva samples by pressurizing them into higher concentrations.


Face shields and masks with valves do NOT stop the coronavirus from spreading into the air

A new study found face shields blocked the initial forward motion of droplets but allowed particles to spread in the reverse direction while masks with valve let unfiltered droplets escape.


The thorny perils of gardening A pricked thumb, rashes... and even poisoning!

A thorn in the finger is an everyday injury for most gardeners - and for tree surgeon Lindsay MacPherson its more routine than most. The thorn caused an infection that left him in hospital.


New vacuum-powered biopsy could spare thousands of women from major breast cancer surgery

RACHEL ELLIS Using vacuum technology to help pinpoint the location of breast cancer left after chemotherapy could spare thousands of women major surgery.


When tiredness is a sign youre having a SILENT heart attack

ANGELA EPSTEIN Hollywood may have us believe heart attacks involve dramatic chest pain. Yet many can be overlooked - vague symptoms dismissed as a virus or fatigue.


When tiredness is a sign youre having a SILENT heart attack

ANGELA EPSTEIN Hollywood may have us believe heart attacks involve dramatic chest pain. Yet many can be overlooked - vague symptoms dismissed as a virus or fatigue.


The headset that could trick you into losing weight

The device, worn as a headset, sends electrical signals to the vestibular nerves, which are linked to the parts of the brain that control fat storage and hunger.


First trial of LSD-MDMA set to test safety and treatment potential

The New York City-based firm Mind Medicine will kick of its trial of the two compounds in January 2021, testing the safety and treatment potential of the two hallucinogenic drugs in 24 subjects.


How losing weight can help men gain a centimetre

PROFESSOR DR PIET HOEBEKE Men sometimes get into a panic about their penis even though there is actually nothing wrong with it. So what is normal?


How losing weight can help men gain a centimetre

PROFESSOR DR PIET HOEBEKE Men sometimes get into a panic about their penis even though there is actually nothing wrong with it. So what is normal?


CVS didnt tell customers their prescriptions were filled by a COVID-19-positive staff member 

Management at a CVS pharmacy store in Georgia allegedly told employees to track medications filled by an employee who tested positive for coronavirus and to pull them from shelves


Are YOU getting the right pills to help beat crippling gout?

For seven years, Sue McDonagh struggled with gout attacks so intense, it felt as though shards of glass were pressing into her right big toe, and at one point had her begging for an amputation.


Why are patients STILL at risk from stem cell jabs?

JOHN NAISH Princess Michael of Kent appeared in a promotional video for a clinic in the Bahamas that offers stem cell therapy for problem joints such as her painful shoulder.


How virus-proof is your mask? Under laboratory conditions, a professor answers the burning question

Face coverings may be compulsory in more places now than ever - but how much protection do they really afford to people around you? Professor Val Edwards-Jones is pictured above testing masks.


How virus-proof is your mask? Under laboratory conditions, a professor answers the burning question

Face coverings may be compulsory in more places now than ever - but how much protection do they really afford to people around you? Professor Val Edwards-Jones is pictured above testing masks.


Coronavirus US 78% think vaccine approval is politics-driven

A new survey from STAT and the Harris Poll found that 83% of Americans said they would worry about a safe a coronavirus vaccine is if it was approved quickly by the FDA.


Mothers who give birth to premature babies are at-risk of early deaths

Women who delivered before they were 37 weeks pregnant were 1.7 times more likely to die early and risks were 2.2 times higher if they delivered before 27 weeks, Icahn School of Medicine research found.


Mothers who give birth to premature babies are at-risk of early deaths

Women who delivered before they were 37 weeks pregnant were 1.7 times more likely to die early and risks were 2.2 times higher if they delivered before 27 weeks, Icahn School of Medicine research found.


A coronavirus vaccine could be widely available in the US by APRIL

Dr Moncef Slaoui told Business Insider a shot could be ready between April and June, which he believes will make it possible to life to return to some semblance of normality by late 2021.


Coronavirus US Native Americans 3.5 times more at risk

A new CDC report on Wednesday found that American Indians and Alaska Natives account for 0.7 percent of the US population but at 1.3 percent of all novel coronavirus cases.


Coronavirus Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial to test 60k people

Johnson & Johnsons enrollment aim is much larger than rival vaccine companies, such as Moderna and Pfizer, that have enrolled about 30,000 people each for their studies.


Coronavirus Pfizers second vaccine has fewer side effects

After receiving vaccine B1, 50% of 18-to-55 year olds and 16.7% of adults aged 65 to 85 reported reactions compared to 16.7% of the younger group and none of the older group who had reactions to vaccine B2.


This smart body fat scale has over 41,000 reviews on Amazon and is currently reduced to less than

The hugely popular RENPHO Body Fat Scale is currently on sale on Amazon for under £30 and gives you insights into vital stats like your body fat and water percentage.


At least 25 people at nursing homes get experimental covid preventive drug

Eli Lilly is testing whether its experimental antibody drug can stop a single infection from turning into a full-blown outbreak in US nursing homes, starting with Heartland Health Center in Moline, Illinois.


New remdesivr study raises questions after some patients conditions improved and others didnt

In a new study from Gilead Sciences Inc, the antiviral drug remdesivir was only found to be beneficial in patients with moderate cases of coronavirus taking the drug for no more than five days.


Nearly one-third of all American high school students used e-cigarettes in 2019, CDC finds 

A new CDC report published on Friday found that 32.7% of high schoolers reported vaping in 200, which is twice as high as the 13.2% who said they used e-cigarettes in 2017.


Nearly one-third of all American high school students used e-cigarettes in 2019, CDC finds 

A new CDC report published on Friday found that 32.7% of high schoolers reported vaping in 200, which is twice as high as the 13.2% who said they used e-cigarettes in 2017.


Experts are divided over FDA approval of plasma for COVID-19 treatment

Some physicians have praised the decision but others say there is no evidence because the Mayo Clinic study used to approve the treatment did not compare plasma to a placebo.


Is fake milk fit for drinking? 

Supermarket chiller cabinets are awash with new products to pour into your coffee and over cereal. But are these new non-dairy milks any better for you?


Is fake milk fit for drinking? 

Supermarket chiller cabinets are awash with new products to pour into your coffee and over cereal. But are these new non-dairy milks any better for you?


PaiTree Eye Mask for Sleeping sale Amazon

If you want to get more and better quality sleep, dont underestimate the power of a high-quality light-blocking eye mask. Its the perfect solution if youre having trouble sleeping.


PaiTree Eye Mask for Sleeping sale Amazon

If you want to get more and better quality sleep, dont underestimate the power of a high-quality light-blocking eye mask. Its the perfect solution if youre having trouble sleeping.


Biogen conference in Boston led to roughly 20,000 coronavirus infections in two months 

In a recent Massachusetts study of 772 coronavirus patients, researchers found one distinct strain in more than one-third of patients linked back to the Biogen conference held in late February.


One million more whites would have die from COVID to reach life expectancy levels of blacks

A new study found that an additional 700,000 to 1 million Caucasians would have die for life expectancy levels to fall to the highest ever recorded for African-Americans at 76 years.


Koala Babycare Koala Hugs Nursing V Pillow Review Amazon

Pregnancy and the anticipation of a new addition to your family is exciting, but it can be an uncomfortable time for mums-to-be too.


Children without COVID-19 symptoms may spread the virus for up to THREE weeks, study finds

A new study from South Korea found, on average, coronavirus was detected in throats and noses of asymptomatic children for 14.1 days and in symptomatic children for 17.6 days.


Koala Babycare Koala Hugs Nursing V Pillow Review Amazon

Pregnancy and the anticipation of a new addition to your family is exciting, but it can be an uncomfortable time for mums-to-be too.


High blood pressure could ruin your love life

Scientists based at the University of Athens in Greece found men with a history of high blood pressure had damage to the vessels supplying blood to the genitals.


High blood pressure could ruin your love life

Scientists based at the University of Athens in Greece found men with a history of high blood pressure had damage to the vessels supplying blood to the genitals.


Vaping companies took advantage of pandemic offering frees roll of toilet paper or hand sanitizer

Some companies offered essential products with eligible purchases such as a free roll of toilet paper or hand sanitizer. Other companies offered discounts, which were pandemic-themed.


Vaping companies took advantage of pandemic offering frees roll of toilet paper or hand sanitizer

Some companies offered essential products with eligible purchases such as a free roll of toilet paper or hand sanitizer. Other companies offered discounts, which were pandemic-themed.


Train conductor almost BLINDED by deer antler returns to work

Matthew Dzierzanowski, 50, from Wappingers Falls, New York, has had his sight restored after an accident in which his eye was pierced by a taxidermal deer antler in May 2019,


DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR Ban gossiping at the school gates? Never...

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR I know gossiping can be denounced as malicious, unkind or bitchy. But its actually what makes us human and helps build a sense of community.


Poll finds those aged 40 to 60 are more glass half-full than younger people

Researchers analysed polls from US and Netherlands, involving more than 30,000 people, and found mid-lifers were more likely to agree with phrases like I expect more good things to happen.


Care homes bribed to take coronavirus patients

Care homes are being offered increased payments to take in people who have had coronavirus. This is despite the death toll from the virus in care homes topping 15,000


Senators call for probe after hydroxychloroquine was administered to patients in nursing homes

In a letter, US Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) called for a federal investigation into hydroxychloroquine use at two nursing homes,


Patch up a torn shoulder with a COWS Achilles

Louisa Maguire, 68, from Cheshire, one of the first British patients to benefit, who underwent the procedure in March, says shes now back playing golf.


Patch up a torn shoulder with a COWS Achilles

Louisa Maguire, 68, from Cheshire, one of the first British patients to benefit, who underwent the procedure in March, says shes now back playing golf.


DR ELLIE CANNON Bleeding after the menopause must be checked out NOW

DR ELLIE CANNON Any bleeding after the menopause is not normal, and for this reason its vital you consult your GP urgently - even if you have seen the blood only once or its just a small amount.


HEALTH NOTES New gargle-and-spit test spots Covid-19 in a SECOND

Experts at Sheba Medical Centre, Israels largest hospital, claim their matchbox-size machine analyses samples in just one second.


HEALTH NOTES New gargle-and-spit test spots Covid-19 in a SECOND

Experts at Sheba Medical Centre, Israels largest hospital, claim their matchbox-size machine analyses samples in just one second.


Has Pendle been named Englands No 1 Covid hotspot because theyre mass testing in the street?

Nelson, in Pendle, Lancashire, was flagged for additional guidance by the Government, owing to rising infections (on Friday, the Government confirmed the region had the most cases in England).


Has Pendle been named Englands No 1 Covid hotspot because theyre mass testing in the street?

Nelson, in Pendle, Lancashire, was flagged for additional guidance by the Government, owing to rising infections (on Friday, the Government confirmed the region had the most cases in England).


Can your child or grandchild REALLY give you Covid?

Children are more likely to be hit by a bus than catch coronavirus at school. Classrooms are safe. The chances of kids becoming seriously ill with Covid? Strikingly low, according to the latest studies.


Now a single blood test can diagnose the gluten illness that brings misery to suspected sufferers

A report by British researchers, soon to be published in leading gastroenterology journal Gut, shows that the blood test alone is 95 per cent accurate for diagnosing the condition.


Now a single blood test can diagnose the gluten illness that brings misery to suspected sufferers

A report by British researchers, soon to be published in leading gastroenterology journal Gut, shows that the blood test alone is 95 per cent accurate for diagnosing the condition.


You could be eating killer courgettes

Mike Andrews, from Wetwang in East Yorkshire, told how he fell ill within hours of swallowing just a single mouthful of home-grown, cooked courgette.


You could be eating killer courgettes

Mike Andrews, from Wetwang in East Yorkshire, told how he fell ill within hours of swallowing just a single mouthful of home-grown, cooked courgette.


Now doctors could STRIKE over pay amid public sympathy for NHS workers

Doctors claim there is anger over years of pay restraint and are demanding that the British Medical Association (BMA) examine the option of industrial action.


Super-scan spots heart problems in women faster

Doctors often miss female cardiac issues because they do not show up like those suffered by men. But a new scan displays the unique differences in womens hearts, particularly in older age.


Scientists discover which immune cells a flu shot MUST target to provide long-lasting protection 

Washington University, St Louis, scientists have developed a way to test lymph nodes to see if B cells crucial to long-lasting immunity react to a shot. Targeting these could improve shot efficacy.


Scientists discover which immune cells a flu shot MUST target to provide long-lasting protection 

Washington University, St Louis, scientists have developed a way to test lymph nodes to see if B cells crucial to long-lasting immunity react to a shot. Targeting these could improve shot efficacy.


New coronavirus cases fell most sharply in counties where people stopped going to offices

Coronavirus cases were about 30% lower in the counties where the most amount of people stopped going to offices but only 10% lower in he counties with higher levels of workplace activity.


Coronavirus US Over 90% fatalities had underlying conditions

According to the CDCs latest death data, 94 percent of people who have died of the infection in the US had at least one pre-existing condition, such as obesity, high blood pressure or heart disease.


Coronavirus has infected TWICE as many poor New Yorkers compared to the richest residents

Among the five boroughs of New York City, the Bronx, which has many poor neighborhoods, had the highest rate at 33.1% and Manhattan, with many well-off areas, had the lowest rate at 19%.


Hanging out at fast food joints is GOOD for elderly peoples brains, study finds

A new study from the University of Michigan has found fast food joints provided social interaction that helps slow down the mental decline associated with age-related brain diseases.


Hanging out at fast food joints is GOOD for elderly peoples brains, study finds

A new study from the University of Michigan has found fast food joints provided social interaction that helps slow down the mental decline associated with age-related brain diseases.


Trump administration will give control of coronavirus data BACK to CDC

A little over a month after taking control over coronavirus data collection away from the top US public health agency, the White House is giving it back, Dr Deborah Birx told Arkansas officials.


Pregnant women and new mothers died needlessly in lockdown, Oxford University report finds

The study looked into the cases of 16 women who died in the UK between March and May this year. It criticised a lack of intensive care beds and access to mental health care.


Pregnant women and new mothers died needlessly in lockdown, Oxford University report finds

The study looked into the cases of 16 women who died in the UK between March and May this year. It criticised a lack of intensive care beds and access to mental health care.


Flavoured ice cubes of breast milk of women who have had Covid-19 could help fight off the infection

Breast milk could be used for the most vulnerable people in the event of a second Covid-19 wave, Dutch researchers claimed. They found antibodies in the breast milk of 30 mothers.


France sees another sharp rise in coronavirus cases with 4,700 new infections - up 1,000 in a day

There have also been spikes in Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Croatia - much of it blamed on holidaying Europeans and youngsters enjoying parties in the summer heatwave.


France sees another sharp rise in coronavirus cases with 4,700 new infections - up 1,000 in a day

There have also been spikes in Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Croatia - much of it blamed on holidaying Europeans and youngsters enjoying parties in the summer heatwave.


Face mask wearers are 13 times more likely to stick to social distancing or wash their hands

Experts from the University of Erfurt asked nearly 7,000 people their views on masks and their feelings towards other people who do or dont wear face coverings.


Putting Birmingham under a city-wide lockdown is risk averse, top doctor says 

Dr Ron Daniels, who works for University Hospitals Birmingham, told BBC Radio 4s Today programme that the increase in coronavirus cases are clustered and arent a city-wide problem.


Putting Birmingham under a city-wide lockdown is risk averse, top doctor says 

Dr Ron Daniels, who works for University Hospitals Birmingham, told BBC Radio 4s Today programme that the increase in coronavirus cases are clustered and arent a city-wide problem.


Coronavirus is now the EIGHTH biggest killer and four times as many people are dying from dementia

Office for National Statistics data released today show that 1,320 people in England had the virus mentioned on their death certificate in July, roughly 21 people per 100,000.


Is Englands Covid-19 outbreak finally shrinking for good? ONS estimates 2,400 new cases a day

The Office for National Statistics estimates 2,400 people are contracting the disease every day in England, down 37 per cent from the 3,800 the previous week.


Cases are going up... but hospitals are EMPTY because spike in infections is down to younger people

Dr Ron Daniels, a consultant in the West Midlands, said there were barely any Covid-19 patients coming into hospitals, even though cases have been on the rise since July.


Is Englands Covid-19 outbreak finally shrinking for good? ONS estimates 2,400 new cases a day

The Office for National Statistics estimates 2,400 people are contracting the disease every day in England, down 37 per cent from the 3,800 the previous week.


Under-60s are almost THREE TIMES more infectious than the elderly

This study mapped Covid-19 mobility data for five counties in the US state of Georgia between March and May and found the young are more infectious than the elderly.


How Covid-19 entered Britain through 79 countries Where hospitalised NHS patients had travelled to

Some 800 patients who had been hospitalised between March and August said they had been abroad in the past two weeks. A quarter (200) had been to Spain.


How Covid-19 entered Britain through 79 countries Where hospitalised NHS patients had travelled to

Some 800 patients who had been hospitalised between March and August said they had been abroad in the past two weeks. A quarter (200) had been to Spain.


Coronavirus UK SAGE fears R rate could be as high as 1.1

Department of Health chiefs announced another 1,033 Covid-19 cases - down from the 1,441 recorded last Friday. It means 992 Britons are now being diagnosed with the illness every day.


Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs may reduce risk of death from colon cancer by 20%

A new study from Lund University in Sweden found that about 10% of colon cancer patients taking erectile dysfunction drugs died compared to 17.5% of the patients not taking the drugs,


Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs may reduce risk of death from colon cancer by 20%

A new study from Lund University in Sweden found that about 10% of colon cancer patients taking erectile dysfunction drugs died compared to 17.5% of the patients not taking the drugs,


Coronavirus UK Meetings banned in Oldham, Blackburn, Pendle

The Government said it had agreed the tougher measures with local leaders with residents now being told not to meet with anyone from outside their household.


DR MAX PEMBERTON To hell with Covid! Children MUST go back to school

DR MAX PEMBERTON This week has been an emotional roller-coaster for A-level and GCSE pupils. I have every sympathy with them as politicians, exam regulators and teachers play the blame game.


Psychiatrists sound alarm over the thousands hooked on Valium on steroids

MIRANDA LEVY For more than five years, Id had many pills thrown at me, from antidepressants to Valium. I had a hell of a time getting off Valium, which is well known for being addictive


Masks in the workplace, mass testing and mutations DR ELLIE CANNON answers your questions

DR ELLIE CANNON The Mail on Sundays GP discusses whether face coverings will soon become compulsory in the workplace and more in this weeks column.


Psychiatrists sound alarm over the thousands hooked on Valium on steroids

MIRANDA LEVY For more than five years, Id had many pills thrown at me, from antidepressants to Valium. I had a hell of a time getting off Valium, which is well known for being addictive


BARNEY CALMAN Our fearful nation needs a new slogan, Boris Just cheer up and get on with life!

BARNEY CALMAN Queues. Dont you hate them? I do, possibly because it feels as if Ive spent much of this year in one.


Why do I find small purple bruises on my forearms? DR ELLIE CANNON answers your questions

DR ELLIE CANNON Bruising usually occurs when blood vessels are damaged by injury, causing a small bleed under the skin.


Why do I find small purple bruises on my forearms? DR ELLIE CANNON answers your questions

DR ELLIE CANNON Bruising usually occurs when blood vessels are damaged by injury, causing a small bleed under the skin.


Weve been fobbed off by our male doctors too! More women speak out over agonising endometriosis

Dozens of women revealed how they had been fobbed off as hysterical or anxious - when they had serious illnesses. In most cases, the doctors who made mistakes were male.


New operation cuts the risk of ovarian cancer... and an early menopause

Surgeons first carry out an operation to remove the Fallopian tubes, where most ovarian cancers are found. The ovaries themselves are spared, and taken out years later.


HEALTH NOTES Virtual photography exhibition of those living with multiple sclerosis 

The online gallery was created by fine art photographer Hannah Laycock, who lives with the neurological condition.


New operation cuts the risk of ovarian cancer... and an early menopause

Surgeons first carry out an operation to remove the Fallopian tubes, where most ovarian cancers are found. The ovaries themselves are spared, and taken out years later.


HEALTH NOTES Virtual photography exhibition of those living with multiple sclerosis 

The online gallery was created by fine art photographer Hannah Laycock, who lives with the neurological condition.


Teachers are far more likely to spread Covid than children says leading scientist

Dr Shamez Ladhan said that school staff will maintain social distancing rules during work but are more likely to break them outside the classroom.


Look away Jamie! The new Turkey Twizzlers really ARE healthier

More than a decade ago, the turkey sausage creations were singled out by TV chef Jamie Oliver in his campaign to improve school dinners - and shamed for containing just 34 per cent meat.


Blood pressure drug cuts Covid death risk by third

Experts found Covid-19 patients who have been prescribed Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as Ramipril and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) were 33 per cent less likely to die.


Coronavirus patient treated with HIV drug saw heart rate drop dangerously low

The patient, in Singapore, was given lopinavir + ritonavir - a drug commonly used in HIV patients because it can stop viruses from being able to reproduce in the body.


Matt Hancock launches Operation Moon Shot plan to test four MILLION people every day within months

The Health Secretary is said to be preparing what has been dubbed Operation Moon Shot with the aim of increasing daily tests by around twelve-fold by early next year.


Matt Hancock launches Operation Moon Shot plan to test four MILLION people every day within months

The Health Secretary is said to be preparing what has been dubbed Operation Moon Shot with the aim of increasing daily tests by around twelve-fold by early next year.


NHS told care homes to put do not resuscitate orders on ALL residents at height of Covid crisis

A report written by Professor Alison Leary MBE for the Queens Nursing Institute, found that one in 10 care home staff were told to change resuscitation orders for patients.


Donald Trump could fast-track Oxford Universitys Covid-19 vaccine

The president is reportedly considering moving for emergency approval of Oxfords vaccine before clinical trials have been completed in a bid to get a grip on the USs coronavirus outbreak.


Britain announces Covid-19 victims for Monday

Data reveals nine Brits are succumbing to the life-threatening illness each day, on average. The rate has been dropping since the end of April and hasnt risen despite a spike in cases.


Children raised in greener neighbourhoods have higher IQs

A team from Hasselt University, Belgium, analysed IQs of over 600 children and then used satellite images to examine the green coverage of their neighbourhoods.


Florida healthcare worker, 41, may lose both of her HANDS after developing blood clots

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT Rosa Felipe, 41, a technician at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, tested positive for coronavirus on March 9 and may soon lose both hands.


Babies exposed to pollution have worse lung function as children

Researchers in Germany measured the infants air pollution exposure and then repeatedly assessed their breathing, carrying out tests at the ages of six, ten and 15.


DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

DR MARTIN SCURR Your symptoms suggest the problem is peripheral neuropathy - the sensations that occur when peripheral nerves, such as those in the arms and legs, are damaged.


Robot tests for the coronavirus by probing the nose with a long swab and sticking samples in a vial 

A Taiwan-based company has designed a robot that tests for the coronavirus by gliding a long swab into the patients nose, swirls it around for 10 seconds and then places sample directly into a vial.


Robot tests for the coronavirus by probing the nose with a long swab and sticking samples in a vial 

A Taiwan-based company has designed a robot that tests for the coronavirus by gliding a long swab into the patients nose, swirls it around for 10 seconds and then places sample directly into a vial.


Wearing face masks makes people more careless and less likely to follow social distancing guidelines

Psychologists from the Warwick Business School found that people felt more comfortable sitting or standing closer to others while wearing a mask.


Nose cells that help us detect odors are key entryway for coronavirus, new study finds

A new study has found cells in the olfactory neuroepithelium, where odor-sensing neurons are located, had up to 700 times more ACE2 receptors than cells in other samples.


Why eating at your screen could be making you FAT

The latest research shows youre not just at risk of smearing chocolate on the sofa or getting crumbs in your keyboard - eating this way could be one reason youre putting on weight.


Why eating at your screen could be making you FAT

The latest research shows youre not just at risk of smearing chocolate on the sofa or getting crumbs in your keyboard - eating this way could be one reason youre putting on weight.


Expert says new rules on buying laxatives are a disaster for IBS patients

The drug safety watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has set out new rules which ban retail outlets from selling stimulant laxatives to under-18s.


Drug trials can offer hope but as Wendys story reveals, the pandemic has even stolen that

Fighting tears, the nurse explained that a potentially life-saving NHS drug trial Wendy Peake had been due to be enrolled in had been cancelled due to Covid-19. Doctors had said it was her only chance.


The magnet in your neck that stops you SNORING

The pull of two magnets is being used to keep the airways open at night to treat obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition that affects two million Britons.


Spot the best ways to beat bad skin Our expert guide is here to help

CAROLINE JONES Problem skin isnt just a worry for teenagers - spots affect half of over-25s, many of whom get their first outbreak in their 40s.


The magnet in your neck that stops you SNORING

The pull of two magnets is being used to keep the airways open at night to treat obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition that affects two million Britons.


Spot the best ways to beat bad skin Our expert guide is here to help

CAROLINE JONES Problem skin isnt just a worry for teenagers - spots affect half of over-25s, many of whom get their first outbreak in their 40s.


Doctors to trial treatment for Covid-19 patients with diabetes

British firm Excalibur Healthcare Services will trial the AstraZeneca-made medication AZD1656 to see if it can reduce serious illness or death among Covid-19 patients with diabetes.


Drug giant AstraZeneca rejects Donald Trumps plan to fast-track the jab

White House insiders claim the US President is considering speeding up regulatory approval for the jab, originally developed by Oxford University scientists.


Drug giant AstraZeneca starts trial of Covid-19 antibody injections

Cambridge-based AstraZeneca has begun human trials of its monoclonal antibody therapy which works by injecting people with immune molecules taken from Covid-19 patients.


Ministers have defied SAGE advice to screen all hospital patients for Covid-19

NHS England policy dictates that all patients must be tested before they are admitted to hospital but not everyone has to be tested again before they leave, unless they are going into a care home.


Ministers have defied SAGE advice to screen all hospital patients for Covid-19

NHS England policy dictates that all patients must be tested before they are admitted to hospital but not everyone has to be tested again before they leave, unless they are going into a care home.


Coronavirus Metabolic syndrome sufferers death risk 300% higher

A new study from Tulane University found that hospitalized coronavirus with metabolic syndrome were five times more likely to be admitted to the ICU or be placed on a ventilator.


Healthy pregnant women are not more vulnerable to Covid-19 and do not fall more seriously ill

Researchers looked at a total of 1.7million women from the UK, US and Sweden, 56,000 of whom were pregnant, finding no differences in the rate of infection or hospitalisation with Covid-19.


Hospital baby deaths Health chiefs raised fears SEVEN years ago... but failed to intervene

East Kent Hospitals has been accused by families of covering up the deaths of newborns by only referring a handful of cases to coroners.


Hospital baby deaths Health chiefs raised fears SEVEN years ago... but failed to intervene

East Kent Hospitals has been accused by families of covering up the deaths of newborns by only referring a handful of cases to coroners.


More people are dying than expected in England and Wales for first time in two months

Data from the Office for National Statistics showed that the number of people dying of Covid-19 each week has been falling constantly since April.


More people are dying than expected in England and Wales for first time in two months

Data from the Office for National Statistics showed that the number of people dying of Covid-19 each week has been falling constantly since April.


Thousands of clinical trials to find drugs for cancer and heart disease have stopped due to Covid-19

Seven in ten NHS research projects have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, analysis by Southampton University found. Some 1,500 have been stopped entirely.


Thousands of clinical trials to find drugs for cancer and heart disease have stopped due to Covid-19

Seven in ten NHS research projects have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, analysis by Southampton University found. Some 1,500 have been stopped entirely.


Nottingham woman, 75, is the earliest known Covid-19 patient to catch the disease in the UK

Researchers from the University of Nottingham say the woman, who later became one of the first three people to die of the disease, may have caught it as early as February 9.


Nottingham woman, 75, is the earliest known Covid-19 patient to catch the disease in the UK

Researchers from the University of Nottingham say the woman, who later became one of the first three people to die of the disease, may have caught it as early as February 9.


Children born at higher altitudes are smaller at birth and have stunted growth

A new study from International Food Policy Research Institute found children born in cities 5,000 feet or more above sea level were more likely to be smaller as infants and have stunted growth.


Step-fathers cancer turns terminal after his life-saving liver surgery was cancelled due to Covid

Adrian Rogers, 46, from Retford, Nottinghamshire, had surgery scheduled for early April. But doctors decided it was too risky. He has now been told his cancer is terminal - meaning it cant be cured.


Step-fathers cancer turns terminal after his life-saving liver surgery was cancelled due to Covid

Adrian Rogers, 46, from Retford, Nottinghamshire, had surgery scheduled for early April. But doctors decided it was too risky. He has now been told his cancer is terminal - meaning it cant be cured.


Mothers-to-be urged to avoid caffeine as study finds there is NO safe level of consumption

Professor Jack James, of Reykjavik University in Iceland, claimed thousands of babies were harmed every year because women consume that supposedly safe level of caffeine.


From cancer and Covid to dementia, BAME patients are shamefully more at risk

Full-time mother Sharmika Dockery from South London says her increasing pain was ignored for two weeks following the birth of her son, Riley, by an emergency caesarean.


From cancer and Covid to dementia, BAME patients are shamefully more at risk

Full-time mother Sharmika Dockery from South London says her increasing pain was ignored for two weeks following the birth of her son, Riley, by an emergency caesarean.


Cambridge joins the coronavirus vaccine race

Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they avoided targeting the coronaviruss infamous spike proteins in a bid to make their vaccine safer, longer-lasting and it may even cover other viruses.


At last I know whats wrong with me - all thanks to the upcoming TV show Diagnosis Detectives

Self-employed plasterer Andrew Hill was having up to 60 seizures a week since falling from scaffolding on to a concrete floor three years before, injuring his ribs and head.


Britain has become MORE lazy as the number of people who spend hours sitting around leaps by 22.5%

The 22.5 per cent rise in sedentary behaviour seen in Britain is far higher than the rise of less than 0.2 per cent in Italy, 7.4 per cent in Germany, and the 17.8 per cent increase in France.


NHS doctors trialling breathalyser test for coronavirus

Doctors at Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Trust in Surrey will trial the breath testing machine, which has already been used to detect lung cancer, on over 200 people to see if it works for Covid-19.


No human wants to take a limb from a child Jonnie Peacock praises surgeon who amputated his leg

The Paralympian, 27, who won gold in 2012, looked emotional as he heard surgeon Per Hall speaking about the very dark days when Jonnie was admitted to hospital as a five-year-old with meningitis.


Britains two-metre social distancing rule is based on outdated science

The University of Oxford said the rule was over simplistic.and there should be a grading system depending on how risky a place is. A bar, pub or nightclub would be deemed high risk.


Immune response could explain why coronavirus hits men harder

A new study from Yale University found men tended to have high levels of pro-inflammatory proteins called cytokines early in the infection, which can lead to deadly cytokine storms.


Immune response could explain why coronavirus hits men harder

A new study from Yale University found men tended to have high levels of pro-inflammatory proteins called cytokines early in the infection, which can lead to deadly cytokine storms.


Chemical found in insect repellents can kill the coronavirus

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) conducted the research on the naturally occurring chemical Citriodiol, found in Mosi Guard.


Spitting in a tube could tell if youve had a heart attack in just 10 minutes

Scientists at the Soroka University Medical Centre in Israel wanted a faster way than a blood test to look for the protein troponin, which is dumped into the bloodstream during a heart attack.


Obese children are more likely to get multiple sclerosis

Experts at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Oxford say that one in ten cases of the condition are linked to people carrying excess weight as a child or teenager.


Obese children are more likely to get multiple sclerosis

Experts at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Oxford say that one in ten cases of the condition are linked to people carrying excess weight as a child or teenager.


Coronavirus vaccine may not be as effective in obese people, scientists warn

Scientists at the University of North Carolina raised the concern because research shows the flu jab is less effective in obese people because high blood sugar disrupts the immune system.


Napping for more than an hour could raise heart disease or early death risk by a THIRD

Scientists at Guangzhou Medical University in China looked at 20 past studies and found any length of nap was unhealthy for people who slept at least six hours at night.


UK announces Covid-19 deaths for Wednesday

NHS England confirmed that nine more people have died in its hospitals since Saturday, August 22, and the two deaths in Scotland are the countrys first since July 16.


More evidence blood-thinners could fight Covid-19 Drugs boost survival odds by up to 50%

The study by researchers in New York found the best outcomes for apixaban, sold under the brand name Eliquis, and low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs), such as Fragmin.


Genetic quirk which could delay the onset of Alzheimers is twice as common in women

Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) have found that about 13 per cent of women carry the gene, compared to 7 per cent of men.


Coronavirus US CDC on how Maine summer camps avoided outbreak

The CDC report says the four camps put in a number of measures including pre-arrival quarantine, testing before and after arriving, mandatory face masks and social distancing.


Genetic quirk which could delay the onset of Alzheimers is twice as common in women

Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) have found that about 13 per cent of women carry the gene, compared to 7 per cent of men.


Peter The Human Cyborg Scientist diagnosed with motor neurone disease opens up about journey

Peter Scott-Morgan, 62, from Devon, who has motor neurone disease, appears in Channel 4s documentary Peter The Human Cyborg tonight, as he uses technology to transform his life.


Peter The Human Cyborg Scientist diagnosed with motor neurone disease opens up about journey

Peter Scott-Morgan, 62, from Devon, who has motor neurone disease, appears in Channel 4s documentary Peter The Human Cyborg tonight, as he uses technology to transform his life.


Hospital admissions for strokes fell by ONE-THIRD during coronavirus lockdowns, study finds 

A new study found hospital admissions for strokes dropped but the biggest decline was seen from March 23 to April 19 2020, which saw a 31% fall compared to the same time period last year,


Hospital admissions for strokes fell by ONE-THIRD during coronavirus lockdowns, study finds 

A new study found hospital admissions for strokes dropped but the biggest decline was seen from March 23 to April 19 2020, which saw a 31% fall compared to the same time period last year,


Experts fear osteoporosis drugs may make bones WEAKER

Researchers at Imperial College London found people who had never had a broken bone had more flexible collagen in their hip bones. Osteoporosis drugs may reduce this flexibility.


Do you cheat when you eat?

Experts compared the diets of more than half a million Britons with the recommendations in Public Health Englands Eatwell Guide.


Alzheimers zapped Scientist launch landmark trial to treat dementia

A team at Imperial College London and the UK Dementia Research Institute have been given a $1.5million (£1.14million) grant by US philanthropists to trial the technology.


Army of tiny injectable marching robots set to wage war on disease

The new real-world micro-bots could monitor nerve impulses in the heart or brain, according to scientists from Cornell University who created the machines.


Only 10% of people plan to return to living exactly as they did before Covid-19

University College London (UCL) has quizzed 70,000 people in the UK. Just half of people said they were more likely on balance to return to how things were before lockdown.


Only 10% of people plan to return to living exactly as they did before Covid-19

University College London (UCL) has quizzed 70,000 people in the UK. Just half of people said they were more likely on balance to return to how things were before lockdown.


Trump-backed hydroxychloroquine doesnt treat Covid-19 and raises the risk of death

A review of 29 studies showed the controversial hydroxychloroquine does not save lives when given to Covid-19 patients. The drug has been touted by President Donald Trump as a game changer.


Rare group of HIV patients dont need drugs to suppress virus due to way it integrates in their DNA

Scientists have studied Loreen Willenberg for decades, with the 66-year-old insisting she has never taken medication to keep the virus at bay.


Rare group of HIV patients dont need drugs to suppress virus due to way it integrates in their DNA

Scientists have studied Loreen Willenberg for decades, with the 66-year-old insisting she has never taken medication to keep the virus at bay.


Oral sex can trigger bacterial vaginosis, study finds

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, said that different types of bacteria in the mouth and the vagina could be mutually beneficial and colonise when they combine after oral sex.


Matt Hancock grilled over supply teacher coronavirus risk

Matt Hancock today insisted it will be up to schools to make sure supply teachers do not unwittingly spread coronavirus if they teach lessons at different locations.


South Korean woman likely infected with COVID-19 after using an airplane toilet

According to the report, the 28-year-old woman only took off her mask when she went to use the airplane toilet, which was shared by other passengers, including an asymptomatic patient


Losing weight is easier if your spouse joins in Success rate is almost THREE times higher 

Heart attack patients in the Netherlands keen to drop the pounds lost more weight when their partner joined in compared to patients whose partner did not.


Why breakfast could be causing you to gain weight, says professor Tim Spector

Professor Tim Spector who is an epidemiologist at Kings College and a specialist in microbiome and diet appeared on This Morning to discuss the many falsehoods surrounding diet.


Number of heart attacks detected and treated fell by 40 per cent during Covid-19 pandemic

The study analysed data from the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow before and during lockdown.


Flu fears as vaccine uptake in at-risk adults is falling

The proportion of vulnerable under-65s taking up the offer of a free flu jab in England dropped from 48 per cent in 2018-19 to 44.9 per cent in 2019-20, Public Health England data shows.


Drug for CATS may help fight coronavirus in humans, study finds

A team of scientists at the University of Alberta in Canada found in lab tests that the medicine GC376 could destroy the virus that causes Covid-19, even though it was made for a different coronavirus.


Test and Trace gets worse... AGAIN Record-low 72.6% of infected patients were reached

Its the fifth week in a row the figure has fallen, after the highest level of 82.8 per cent of cases in England were reached in the week ending July 22.


Amazon takes aim at Fitbit and Apple with new Halo health tracker 

Amazon unveiled a health and fitness tracker called Halo. The wristband monitors emotion, sleep, body and activity, and pits the firm against the likes of Fitbit and Apple - to major players in the market.


Coronavirus US CDC director U-turns on testing asymptomatic

CDC director Dr Robert Redfield issued a statement on Thursday saying coronavirus testing may be considered for all close contacts of COVID-19 patients including those without symptoms.


Hazmat officials board Ryanair flight at Stansted and drag off Covid-infected passenger

Three officials clad head-to-toe in hazmat suits boarded the plane as it sat on the tarmac in London Stansted. Ryanair passengers were left gripping their seats in horror.


Organs from elderly donors can be rejuvenated, says study

Researchers tested old mice with senylotic drugs, which target and eliminate old cells, and was shown to reduce mitochondrial DNA levels, which causes inflammation and is linked to organ rejection.


Android cleaner patrols school corridors and classrooms blasting out a powerful UV ray

The robots headed into Three Towers Alternative Provision Academy in Hindley, near Wigan.


Teen is left with the lungs of an 80-year-old lifelong smoker after vaping for just SIX MONTHS

EXCLUSIVE Ewan Fisher, 19, of Nottingham, spent weeks in intensive care after his lungs failed the night before he was due to start his GCSE exams. He needed an artificial lung to save his life.


Could having a common cold protect you from Covid-19? Scientists given £8.4million to answer

The £8.4million will be spread across three separate studies in the UK tasked with investigating the immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.


Covid-19 has brought out Britains Blitz spirit, scientists say 

Kings College London researchers analysed documents from between 1938 to 1945, comparing the publics wartime response to our behaviour during the coronavirus pandemic.


Homemade cotton masks can prevent 99.9% of coronavirus droplets from spraying into the air

A new study from the University of Edinburgh found that a homemade single-layer cotton mask reduced the number of infectious coronavirus droplets by more than 1,000 times.


Drug that repairs damage to the brain and spinal cord has been created by British scientists

Scientists led by the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge created a synthetic version of a protein known as Cerebellin-1, called CPTX, that links brain messaging neurons together.


Coronavirus UK Individual care home death figures kept secret

Care homes in the UK have been ravaged by the coronavirus. But officials have never released figures showing how badly some homes have been hit.


Britain and the US are bottom of the pile in rankings of how governments have handled Covid-19

The figures come from Pew Research Center, a Washington DC-based think tank, which interviewed more than 14,000 adults in 14 economically advanced countries.


Coronavirus UK 7 new hotspots named, though outbreak shrinks

Data from the Office for National Statistics suggests that 0.05 per cent of the population of England - one in every 1,900 people - is infected with Covid-19 on any given day.


How many people have died of Covid-19 in YOUR area? Interactive map shows victims by postcode

A map created by the Office for National Statistics showed that the coronavirus death rate was highest in the North West of England in July but it continues to fall in every region.


Trafford will be RELEASED from tough North West lockdown rules

Health Secretary Matt Hancock chaired a Gold Command meeting yesterday to discuss further action in badly-hit areas.


Thousands of physiotherapists, dentists and even vets will be trained to give Covid-19 injections

Drugs regulator the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will be given powers to approve a vaccine without the go-ahead from the European Medicines Agency.


NHS surgeons say productivity is 50% lower than before Covid-19

Professor Neil Mortensen, president of the The Royal College of Surgeons, revealed services were slow to pick up again due to Covid-19 safety measures.


Experts say USs coronavirus positivity rate is high because tests are too sensitive

Up to 90 percent of people tested for COVID-19 in Massachusetts, New York and Nevada in July carried barely any traces of the virus, a new report says.