Dr NICK SUMMERTON reveals crisis has tested our GPs as never before

Diary of a GP on the front line: Coronavirus victims coughing all over the surgery, patients demanding sick notes, and the trials of diagnosing care home residents by iPad… Dr NICK SUMMERTON reveals the crisis has tested our GPs as never before Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID How is the pandemic affecting general practice, the […]

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Scientists developing COVID-19 test that knows you’re sick before you do

Imagine a test that could tell you if you were infected with COVID-19 before you had a single symptom, came at an affordable price without the need to go to a doctor, and returned results in minutes. Those who tested positive could swiftly quarantine themselves, while those who tested negative could head to work or spend time with family without […]

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Diabetes before or during pregnancy linked to early heart disease in children

Children of mothers with diabetes have increased rates of early onset cardiovascular disease or CVD (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels) from childhood up to the age of 40, finds a study from Denmark published by The BMJ today. The increased rates were more pronounced among children of mothers with a history of CVD or diabetic complications. If this […]

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Fake news feels less immoral to share when we’ve seen it before

People who repeatedly encounter a fake news item may feel less and less unethical about sharing it on social media, even when they don’t believe the information, research indicates. In a series of experiments involving more than 2,500 people, Daniel A. Effron, a London Business School associate professor of organizational behavior, and Medha Raj, a Ph.D. student at the University […]

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Get the flu jab before winter hits, health officials urge

Get the flu jab before winter hits, health officials urge as they confirm delays to children’s nasal spray are now over Delays of the nasal-spray flu vaccine for schoolchildren has now been resolved Sessions at primary schools will go ahead ‘as soon as possible’ But those at risk should see their GP urgently, Public Health England said  Health officials have […]

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Immune cells in skin kill MRSA bacteria before they enter the body

A type of immune cell called neutrophils could be responsible for controlling bacterial numbers of an antibiotic-resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on human skin before the bacteria get a chance to invade, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in Cell Reports. The results could provide an explanation for why this superbug is only carried transiently by […]

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