Delta Covid variant map: Why mix and match vaccines are key to variant control

Delta variant: Expert on vaccines’ impact on transmissibility We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Delta variant is proven to be more contagious than the original […]

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Covid variant symptoms: What are the different symptoms of each coronavirus variant?

Germany: Coronavirus deaths surpass 40,000 says Wieler Coronavirus has infected millions around the world and as health services implement measures to control the spread of the virus, new mutations are being detected. These new variants of the novel coronavirus have thus far been detected in several countries and territories and are proven to be more infectious and easily transmissible than […]

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Lung cancer cases missed as symptoms mistaken for Covid – thousands more died

Cancer institute discover 'new salivary glands' during screening And they warn many lung cancer cases were missed because the symptoms, including coughing, were mistakn for Covid. Work carried out by experts at the UK Lung Cancer coalition estimate there was a 75 per cent drop in urgent GP lung cancer referrals to specialists during the height of the lockdown. They […]

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Covid test: Can you get a Covid test without symptoms? Who is eligible?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Coronavirus testing is a key part of the Government’s Covid response. Liverpool was the first England city to have regular coronavirus testing for all residents, whether they had symptoms or not. The scheme in Liverpool as part […]

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Coronavirus pandemic having devastating impact on access to cervical cancer screening

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Latest NHS figures yesterday showed the proportion of eligible women who were up to date with screening rose slightly in 2019-20, to 72.2 percent. But Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust warned that the picture will now have changed […]

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Health alarm over plastic contaminating fruit and vegetables

Apples are the fruit most contaminated with small pieces of plastic while carrots are the veg most tarnished, said the study in the Journal of Environmental Research. Maria Westerbos, of campaign group Plastic Soup Foundation, said: “For years we have known about plastic in crustaceans and fish, but this is the first time we have known about it in vegetables. If […]

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Coronavirus UK advice: How to self isolate? Top tips and advice from the NHS

Coronavirus cases are on the rise across the world with more than 100,000 cases confirmed. You may need to self-isolate if you have been in contact with someone confirmed to have the illness, or if you have travelled to an area affected by coronavirus. Health services are trying to trace people who have been in contact with someone who has […]

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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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Helen Lederer: The magic gel that gave me back my sparkle

Helen Lederer is, by her own admission, partial to a bit of self-help. Positive affirmations, meditation, therapy, decluttering and pampering, she’ll gladly give any of it a go in order to achieve a happy balance in life. However a recent chance meeting with a group of “amazing” older women inspired her to try something new. And it’s safe to say she’s […]

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