Coronavirus self-isolation: Do your partner and children have to self isolate too?

Coronavirus self-isolation is now a real possibility for some UK residents, as the number of cases in the country rises to 51. The government said today it expects up to a fifth of the country’s workforce could be absent at the height of infections, as people avoid infecting others during the deadly outbreak. Do partners and children need to self-isolate […]

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Diabetes symptoms: What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes symptoms?

Diabetes is a lifelong battle, causing a spike in your blood sugar levels and a range of symptoms, from thirst to tiredness. The condition is worrying, but can be effectively managed if you catch it early. There are two main types of diabetes – but what is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes symptoms?  What is Type […]

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Coronavirus face masks: Could China RUN OUT of face masks? Is there a shortage?

Most of the people infected with the deadly virus are in China, which has a population of 1.386 billion. With large parts of the country are locked down with more than 12 million citizens effectively quarantined in their own homes. Could China run out of face masks? Is there a shortage? Chinese authorities recommended people wear face masks to help […]

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Coronavirus vs Ebola: How the deadly disease compares to Ebola and SARs pandemic

Coronavirus has alarmed health officials worldwide this year, as the disease, officially designated 2019-CoV, exploded in China in late 2019. Since then, thousands of people have fallen ill with the virus, which mirrors other, more deadly diseases. How does 2019-CoV compare to Ebola? Ebola has posed a global health threat several times, most notably from 2013 to 2016, when it […]

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Older men are main victims of new epidemic say Chinese health chiefs

It came as more cities were locked down and Lunar New Year celebrations cancelled.  The first 17 killed were 13 men and four women, all from central China’s Hubei province. The virus originated in its regional capital, Wuhan.  Last night, it was suspected a new victim was the first from outside the region. The oldest were two 89-year-old men and […]

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Coronavirus tracker map: Chaos as almost 1,000 cases confirmed in horror outbreak- 26 dead

In China alone there have been about 830 confirmed cases of coronavirus infections. But other confirmed cases have now been reported in other countries – with 26 people already dead from the disease. Where have confirmed cases of Coronavirus been reported? The majority of cases of Coronavirus have been reported in China at present. However, there have also been a […]

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Coronavirus symptoms: Where does coronavirus come from? Is it deadly?

Coronavirus may now have spread into the US, as the CDC is allegedly expected to announce a newly identified case on American shores. The virus has infected more than 300 people since it began circulating last year, but this would be the first time it has spread beyond Asia.  Where does Coronavirus come from? Coronaviruses are a species of disease […]

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Cystic fibrosis-sufferer, 13, feared to have DAYS left to live as drug giant fails to act

Only seven months ago the young cystic fibrosis-sufferer had guests in hysterics speaking at his parents’ summer 2019 wedding. Now his family fear he has just days to live and needs full life-support without drugs firm Vertex’s miraculous CF “cure” Trikafta. Trikafta is not yet licensed in Europe but since July, Vertex has given it free to 120 UK sick sufferers […]

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How to protect the brain: Study proves you can fight off dementia

And it can be achieved by following just seven easy steps – preventing both cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease, according to scientists. The programme recommends controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, reducing blood sugar and getting physically active. Known as Life’s Simple 7, it also advises a healthy diet, losing excess weight and giving up smoking. Sticking to it has already been shown to […]

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Vitamin D toxicity: Can you overdose on vitamin D? This is how much you should get

Health professionals can’t stress enough the importance of vitamin D. Vitamin D is “vital for healthy bones, teeth and muscles because of its unique ability to influence the amount of calcium in our bodies,” Dr Alexandra Phelan, GP with the NHS and Pharmacy2U told Daily Star Online. She continued: “A vitamin D deficiency may lead to more serious health conditions […]

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