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Small increases in air pollution from tiny toxic particles can raise the risk of dementia

Small increases in air pollution from tiny toxic particles can raise the risk of dementia

A small increase in air pollution from tiny, toxic particles raises dementia risk by 16 percent, a new study finds. …
Almost 72,000 US children tested positive for COVID-19 last week making up 19% of cases

Almost 72,000 US children tested positive for COVID-19 last week making up 19% of cases

Almost 72,000 US children tested positive for COVID-19 last week making up 19% of cases but fewer than 2% end…
Men who ejaculate at least 21 times a month slash their risk of prostate cancer by A THIRD

Men who ejaculate at least 21 times a month slash their risk of prostate cancer by A THIRD

Men who ejaculate at least 21 times a month slash their risk of prostate cancer by A THIRD, Harvard study…
Fauci says US is on ‘trajectory that looks strikingly similar’ to the UK

Fauci says US is on ‘trajectory that looks strikingly similar’ to the UK

The nation’s top infectious disease expert says the U.S. is currently on a trajectory in its Indian ‘Delta’ Covid outbreak…
Northerners are more likely to use painkillers – with Blackpool hardest-hit, figures suggest 

Northerners are more likely to use painkillers – with Blackpool hardest-hit, figures suggest 

Northerners are more likely to use painkillers – with Blackpool hardest-hit by chronic aches, figures suggest People in the North…
Most Covid-related deaths in US are among people who didn’t receive their shots

Most Covid-related deaths in US are among people who didn’t receive their shots

Data from U.S. states and cities demonstrate how dangerous it is to be unvaccinated in America as COVID-19 cases surge.…
NIH director says COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are ‘not necessary’ right now

NIH director says COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are ‘not necessary’ right now

The director of the National Institutes of Health says he not believe Americans currently need a booster dose of COVID-19…
Paramedic is suspended for mocking patients after ridiculing one for calling 999 over a paper cut

Paramedic is suspended for mocking patients after ridiculing one for calling 999 over a paper cut

Paramedic is suspended for mocking patients on Facebook after ridiculing one for calling 999 over a paper cut and another…
More proof England’s fall in Covid cases ISN’T down to a lack of testing

More proof England’s fall in Covid cases ISN’T down to a lack of testing

Just seven of England’s 300-plus authorities saw a rise in Covid positivity rates last week, according to official statistics which…
Covid-19: Postcode-searching tool breaks down deaths in all neighbourhoods in England and Wales

Covid-19: Postcode-searching tool breaks down deaths in all neighbourhoods in England and Wales

Just 14 postcodes in England and Wales have suffered zero Covid deaths since the start of the pandemic, official data…
£5 Covid drug dexamethasone could combat heavy periods for millions of women, study claims

£5 Covid drug dexamethasone could combat heavy periods for millions of women, study claims

£5 Covid drug dexamethasone could combat heavy periods for millions of women, study claims University of Edinburgh research shows dexamethasone…
Seven-day average of daily COVID-19 cases hits 85,000 – surpassing peak of 68,000 seen last summer

Seven-day average of daily COVID-19 cases hits 85,000 – surpassing peak of 68,000 seen last summer

The average number of coronavirus cases being recorded in the United States every day has surpassed the peak seen last…
Nearly HALF of people say the COVID-19 crisis is getting worse

Nearly HALF of people say the COVID-19 crisis is getting worse

Americans are feeling pessimistic about the future of the COVID-19 pandemic for the first time in several months, a new…
Pace of COVID-19 vaccinations is on the rise with an average of 673,000 doses per day

Pace of COVID-19 vaccinations is on the rise with an average of 673,000 doses per day

The current U.S. vaccination rate is the highest it’s been in a nearly month as the Indian ‘Delta’ variant drives…
This £6 blackout eye mask will help you get a better night’s sleep

This £6 blackout eye mask will help you get a better night’s sleep

‘The only mask that blocks out ALL the light’: Reviewers say this blackout eye mask will help you get a…
Patients who reduced opioid doses for chronic pain had more overdoses, mental health issues

Patients who reduced opioid doses for chronic pain had more overdoses, mental health issues

Patients in opioid therapy to manage chronic pain who had their doses reduced saw a rise in overdoses and mental…
Gut disorder common in low-income countries could impair immune response, mouse study finds

Gut disorder common in low-income countries could impair immune response, mouse study finds

Oral vaccines may be unlikely to work for people in low-income countries because a gut disorder common in these nations…
Drug-related deaths in England and Wales hit highest level in 2020 since records began 30 years ago

Drug-related deaths in England and Wales hit highest level in 2020 since records began 30 years ago

Drug-related deaths in England and Wales last year reached their highest level in almost three decades, official data revealed today. …
People living in dense UK cities are LONELIER

People living in dense UK cities are LONELIER

People living in dense UK cities are LONELIER, with retirees and men in urban areas up to 23.5 per cent…
World’s first high-resolution, 3D image of a monkey BRAIN is revealed

World’s first high-resolution, 3D image of a monkey BRAIN is revealed

The world’s first high-resolution 3D image of a monkey brain has been revealed, in a breakthrough that could pave the…
Footballs should come with health warnings over heading them dementia expert says

Footballs should come with health warnings over heading them dementia expert says

Footballs should be sold with health warnings about their link to dementia, one of the country’s top brain disease experts…
Wuhan will test all residents after city sees its first infections for more than a year

Wuhan will test all residents after city sees its first infections for more than a year

Wuhan will test all residents for Covid after city where coronavirus emerged sees its first infections for more than a…
Are YOU guilty of ‘revenge bedtime procrastination’?

Are YOU guilty of ‘revenge bedtime procrastination’?

Do YOU stay awake scrolling even when you’re exhausted? Psychologist explains why people who need more ‘me time’ use their…
England could be ‘over the edge’ of the third wave of Covid, health commentators say

England could be ‘over the edge’ of the third wave of Covid, health commentators say

Jamie Jenkins, the former head of health statistics at the Office for National Statistics, said England and Wales may now…
Booster vaccine drive begins next month: ALL over-50s will get third dose ‘alongside annual flu jab’

Booster vaccine drive begins next month: ALL over-50s will get third dose ‘alongside annual flu jab’

Covid booster vaccines will be offered to 32million Britons from next month, it was claimed today.  Over 50s and immunosuppressed…
Brits should holiday in the UK and only go abroad for essential reasons, Government adviser says

Brits should holiday in the UK and only go abroad for essential reasons, Government adviser says

Brits should holiday within the UK this summer and only travel abroad for essential reasons, a Government adviser said today.…
Babies of parents who work from home sleep for extra 40 MINUTES each night, study claims 

Babies of parents who work from home sleep for extra 40 MINUTES each night, study claims 

Babies of parents who work from home sleep for extra 40 MINUTES each night, study claims Babies got more sleep…
Teens up to 21 TIMES more likely to suffer heart inflammation from COVID-19 than from vaccination

Teens up to 21 TIMES more likely to suffer heart inflammation from COVID-19 than from vaccination

Young people are more likely to suffer heart inflammation from COVID-19 infection than they are from the vaccines, a new…
Doctor shares X-rays showing difference in lungs of unvaccinated and vaccinated COVID-19 patients

Doctor shares X-rays showing difference in lungs of unvaccinated and vaccinated COVID-19 patients

A doctor has shared X-rays showing the difference between the lungs of a fully  vaccinated who contracts COViD-19 and an…
Low-carb diet WON’T harm your kidneys, new study suggests

Low-carb diet WON’T harm your kidneys, new study suggests

High-protein diets such as the Atkins diet have been used by many people worldwide to help shift unwanted weight. But…
The surprise new boost from HRT? You may LOOK years younger, too

The surprise new boost from HRT? You may LOOK years younger, too

Just 10 per cent of post-menopausal women in the UK are taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after the numbers using…
Why does summer makes me gloomy? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

Why does summer makes me gloomy? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

For years I’ve suffered from the summer version of seasonal affective disorder. This condition is rarely recognised by the general…
How to fill up on the anti-dementia vitamin 

How to fill up on the anti-dementia vitamin 

Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, is essential for nerve function and the formation of DNA and healthy red…
The one-off ‘gene jab’ for all types of chronic pain

The one-off ‘gene jab’ for all types of chronic pain

A revolutionary single-shot jab that delivers DNA to cells could be a new way to tackle all types of chronic…
The super ‘universal’ vaccine to fight off ANY coronavirus

The super ‘universal’ vaccine to fight off ANY coronavirus

As Covid restrictions ease and the number of people vaccinated in the UK continues to rise, it feels as though the…
Florida woman pleads for others to get COVID-19 vaccines after losing five family members to virus

Florida woman pleads for others to get COVID-19 vaccines after losing five family members to virus

A Florida woman is devastated after losing three family members to COVID-19 within a week. Tiffany Devereaux of Nassau County…
My girl’s childhood ‘party trick’ was sign of a sinister illness

My girl’s childhood ‘party trick’ was sign of a sinister illness

As a child, Alexandra Kay’s ‘party trick’ was showing her friends the incredibly stretchy skin on her stomach. She was…
Covid lockdowns may have triggered a rise in short-sighted children

Covid lockdowns may have triggered a rise in short-sighted children

Covid lockdowns may have triggered a rise in short-sighted children because they’ve spent less time outdoors and more on computers…
Shortage of scan equipment means we’re facing a fresh crisis

Shortage of scan equipment means we’re facing a fresh crisis

Arriving at A&E in the middle of the night in January, Marion Herron feared she’d be stuck in hospital for days. …
The experts give their verdict on The Firm’s favoured alternative remedies

The experts give their verdict on The Firm’s favoured alternative remedies

Members of the Royal Family have reportedly used homeopathy for their ailments for years — but it’s not the only alternative…
Covid UK: Daily cases fall to five-week low with 21,952 positive tests in 12% drop

Covid UK: Daily cases fall to five-week low with 21,952 positive tests in 12% drop

Britain’s daily Covid cases today fell to a five-week low, with just 21,952 positive tests recorded across the nation. Department…
NHS Covid-tracking app gets tweaked to alert fewer people to self-isolate

NHS Covid-tracking app gets tweaked to alert fewer people to self-isolate

The NHS Covid-tracing app was today updated to alert fewer users to self-isolate in the hope of combating Britain’s ‘pingdemic’ chaos.…
Covid US: Only one of of every 25k vaccinated Americans are hospitalized with virus

Covid US: Only one of of every 25k vaccinated Americans are hospitalized with virus

A very small percentage of fully vaccinated Americans who contract COVID-19 end up hospitalized or die from the virus, according…
Just how bad is the Covid situation in Spain, Italy and Greece?

Just how bad is the Covid situation in Spain, Italy and Greece?

Covid cases of the South African ‘Beta’ variant are falling in Spain and Greece while the outbreak in Italy is…
Boris Johnson in u-turn over amber watch list plans after Tory revolt

Boris Johnson in u-turn over amber watch list plans after Tory revolt

What are the current travel traffic light rules and how would an ‘amber watchlist’ work? There are currently three main…
Exercise and cutting 250 calories a day improves obese over-60s’ heart health, study finds

Exercise and cutting 250 calories a day improves obese over-60s’ heart health, study finds

Why you really should say NO to post-lunch snacks: Cutting out 250 calories each day and exercising is the best…
COVID-19 cases increase by 312% over three weeks as hospitals reach capacity

COVID-19 cases increase by 312% over three weeks as hospitals reach capacity

COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise rapidly throughout the United States as the country enters its fourth wave of the…
Sending text message reminders to people to get vaccinated boosted COVID-19 shot rates by nearly 85%

Sending text message reminders to people to get vaccinated boosted COVID-19 shot rates by nearly 85%

The key to getting more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 could be as simple as sending them text message reminders, a…
SAGE: Next Covid variant could kill one in three people

SAGE: Next Covid variant could kill one in three people

A doomsday new Covid variant that could kill up to one in three people is a ‘realistic possibility’, according to…
Covid delays force mother, 29, to take out a £10,000 loan to pay for a private hysterectomy

Covid delays force mother, 29, to take out a £10,000 loan to pay for a private hysterectomy

Covid delays force mother, 29, to take out a £10,000 loan to pay for a private hysterectomy to stop agonising…
Miracle drug is ‘life saving’ against Covid and will stop hospital treatment, GPs claim 

Miracle drug is ‘life saving’ against Covid and will stop hospital treatment, GPs claim 

Miracle drug is ‘life saving’ against Covid and will stop sufferers needing hospital treatment, GPs claim MPs have hailed the…
Coffee and cinema tickets could be new incentives to beat Covid vaccine hesitancy in youngsters 

Coffee and cinema tickets could be new incentives to beat Covid vaccine hesitancy in youngsters 

Young people could be offered a free latte or cinema ticket in return for having the Covid jab under plans being…
Average age of seriously-ill Covid patient falls by 10 years to 49 after vaccine rollout

Average age of seriously-ill Covid patient falls by 10 years to 49 after vaccine rollout

The NHS figures illustrate the dramatic success of vaccines in protecting older adults in Britain, almost all of whom have…
Amid record NHS backlog, country sees a surge in patients self-funding vital operations

Amid record NHS backlog, country sees a surge in patients self-funding vital operations

Growing numbers of patients are paying for life-saving surgery because of huge NHS waiting lists. Private providers say demand for…
BONNIE ESTRIDGE: Don’t call Monika my carer… she’s my friend and personal shopper!

BONNIE ESTRIDGE: Don’t call Monika my carer… she’s my friend and personal shopper!

Elderflowers smell to me like summer. Well elderflower cordial does, diluted with sparkling water. I’m addicted to the stuff –…
DR ELLIE CANNON: How can I overcome my terror of the MRI chamber?

DR ELLIE CANNON: How can I overcome my terror of the MRI chamber?

I am due to have an MRI scan but I get very claustrophobic, so much so that I walked out…
Number of pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid has jumped SEVEN-FOLD since May

Number of pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid has jumped SEVEN-FOLD since May

Being pregnant in the middle of a global pandemic never worried Stacey Knights much. The 27-year-old, from Middlesbrough, assumed from…
New guidance aims to slash the time it takes to spot IBS to a matter of weeks

New guidance aims to slash the time it takes to spot IBS to a matter of weeks

When Holly Newby came round after emergency surgery to remove her appendix, she was looking forward to a future free…
HEALTH NOTES: Having wisdom teeth removed could super-boost your taste buds, study finds

HEALTH NOTES: Having wisdom teeth removed could super-boost your taste buds, study finds

HEALTH NOTES: Having wisdom teeth removed could super-boost your taste buds, study finds By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 17:01…
Data shows it’s NOT just Republicans refusing the COVID vaccine

Data shows it’s NOT just Republicans refusing the COVID vaccine

As cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant surge across the United States, some liberal commentators are blaming ‘selfish’ Republicans for…
Louisiana judge offers option to get COVID-19 vaccines as an alternative to community service

Louisiana judge offers option to get COVID-19 vaccines as an alternative to community service

Louisiana judge offers people on probation option to get COVID-19 vaccines as an alternative to community service with cases in…
West Virginia measuring antibody levels in elderly to find whether a third dose is needed

West Virginia measuring antibody levels in elderly to find whether a third dose is needed

West Virginia will soon being measuring the level of COVID-19 antibodies in vaccinated nursing home residents who received the shots…
Nearly a QUARTER of Covid-infected people won’t share any details of their close contacts

Nearly a QUARTER of Covid-infected people won’t share any details of their close contacts

Almost 60,000 Covid-infected people didn’t tell NHS Test and Trace who they came into contact with last week, according to…
Almost a QUARTER of Covid patients admitted to NHS hospitals are being treated for OTHER illnesses

Almost a QUARTER of Covid patients admitted to NHS hospitals are being treated for OTHER illnesses

Nearly a quarter of patients admitted to hospital with Covid in England are actually getting treated for a different condition,…
Estate agent filmed getting England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty in a headlock pleads guilty

Estate agent filmed getting England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty in a headlock pleads guilty

An estate agent filmed with his arm around England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty in central London has admitted assault…
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