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High fructose diets might prevent proper functioning of peoples' immune system

New research by Swansea scientists in collaboration with researchers at the University of Bristol and the Francis Crick Institute in London has indicated that consuming a diet high in sugar fructose might prevent the proper functioning of peoples' immune systems in ways that have, until now, largely been unknown.
Tags: Health, London, Swansea, University of Bristol, Francis Crick Institute


The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
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Rabbis warn over Purim celebrations Covid risk

Ultra-Orthodox community in north London told to keep socially distant after last year’s festivities led to huge spike in infectionsUltra-Orthodox rabbis in north London have issued unprecedented guidance on the eve of the Jewish festival of Purim in a bid to avoid a repeat of last year’s celebrations that led to a huge spike in Covid infections.The advice was issued by the Office of the Rabbinate of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations in the form of a notice to be displayed in synagogues...
Tags: Health, London, Religion, Communities, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Judaism, Coronavirus, COVID


The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, California, Mexico, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, Uncategorized


The Latest: Israel to issue badges as proof of vaccination

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download the “green badge” in the coming days. “The green badge is gradually opening up the country,” Netanyahu said. Israel has conducted ...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, England, New York, London, California, Mexico, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, Uncategorized, America


The Latest: Mexico health official tests positive for virus

By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The official leading Mexico’s response to the pandemic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell tweeted Saturday that he had light COVID-19 symptoms on Friday night and an antigen test came out positive. He was awaiting the results of a PCR test, which takes longer to process and is generally more accurate.. “I’ll be working from home,’ López-Gatell said, adding that he was involved in Mexico’s vaccination...
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The Latest: Nevada brothel owners seek state’s OK to reopen

By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Before the coronavirus pandemic, tourist-dependent Nevada had a notorious attraction: It was the only place in America where someone could legally pay for sex. These days, even in the state known for sin, the business is taboo. Legal brothels have been shuttered for nearly a year, leaving sex workers to offer less-lucrative alternatives like online dates or nonsexual escort services. While the business of legal bordellos may seem incompatible with social dista...
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How Traveling The English Countryside is Good for your Mental Health

Among the many effects of the recent Covid-19 pandemic has been a widespread deterioration in mental health, felt most keenly by those who are living alone, without access to outdoor green spaces. Polling from the Mental Health Foundation in November found that 54% of the population had experienced feelings of worry as a result of the pandemic.  Rail provider Govia have collaborated with support charity Samaritans to offer training and guidance to their staff, having seen a 57% increase...
Tags: Fashion, London, Mental Health, Mental Health Foundation, Govia, Cornish coast, Lake District the Peak District


Major project reduces inpatient falls, saves £13 million for UK’s National Health Service

A 10-year project to reduce the number of inpatient falls has saved the United Kingdom's National Health Service more than £13 million, thanks to a team of researchers including an academic from Kingston University, London and St George's, University of London.
Tags: Health, UK, London, United Kingdom, National Health Service, Kingston University


Why being stuck at home – and unable to hang out in cafes and bars – drains our creativity

While the pandemic has caused thousands of small businesses to temporarily close or shutter for good, the disappearance of the corner coffee shop means more than lost wages.It also represents a collective loss of creativity.Researchers have shown how creative thinking can be cultivated by simple habits like exercise, sleep and reading. But another catalyst is unplanned interactions with close friends, casual acquaintances and complete strangers. With the closure of coffee shops – not to mention ...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, London, Indonesia, Public Health, Creativity, Innovation, Cat Cafe, Personal Growth, Buffalo New York, Steven Johnson, David Burkus, Buckminster, Michel de Certeau, Coronavirus, Kilogram Coffee Shop


The Latest: Australia receives over 142,000 vaccine doses

By The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — Australia will begin vaccinating its population against COVID-19 next week after its first shipment of Pfizer vaccine was delivered on Monday. More than 142,000 doses had arrived at Sydney airport, the government said. Health care, aged care and quarantine workers will be among the first to be vaccinated from Feb. 22. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will also be among the first to receive a dose in a bid to raise public confidence in the program. Austr...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, Australia, California, Mexico, India, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Mario Draghi


The Latest: Auckland, New Zealand begins 3-day lockdown

By The Associated Press NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland has begun a three-day lockdown following the discovery of three unexplained coronavirus cases in the community. Health officials say the cases are of the more contagious variant first found in Britain and that genome testing hadn’t linked them to any previous known cases. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the lockdown after an urgent meeting with other top lawmakers in the Cabinet. She says they decided to take a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized, America


The Latest: COVID cases fall in California, but deaths high

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations continue to fall across California, but the state’s death toll remains persistently high. California on Sunday reported another 408 deaths, bringing the total since the outbreak began to more than 46,840 — the highest in the nation. Despite the grim death count, health officials are confident that California is emerging from its worst surge of the pandemic. The number of patients in hospitals with ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Atlanta


The Latest: Italy keeps ski slopes closed, a blow to tourism

By The Associated Press ROME — On the eve of what was supposed to finally be the much-delayed opening of Italy’s ski slopes, the government yanked permission because high circulation of a coronavirus variant. Health Minister Roberto Speranza’s ordinance on Sunday forbidding amateur skiing at least until March 5 effectively kills hopes of ski lift operators and resort owners to salvage at least some of the season. The ministry noted that analyses of virus samples indicate that a variant found in ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized


The Latest: Mexico targets remote elderly with new shots

By The Associated Press Mexico received a shipment of 870,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses from a plant in India Sunday and laid out plans to vaccinate elderly people in the country’s poorest, most remote areas first. Mexico has so far used Pfizer shots to vaccinate frontline health workers, but has nearly run out of those. So the government will start applying its first doses of the AstraZeneca shot, which it purchased at $4 each. Critics say it would be quicker and more efficient to start vaccina...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized


The Latest: UK study finds new variant may be more deadly

By The Associated Press LONDON — U.K. government scientific advisers say the COVID-19 variant now predominant in the country may be up to 70% more deadly than previous variants, underscoring concerns about how mutations may change the characteristics of the disease. The findings from the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group, published Friday on the government’s website, build on preliminary research released Jan. 21. The group includes experts from universities and public ag...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, UK, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Atlanta


The Latest: Minnesota officials urge proper mask wearing

By The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials urged this week that people wear masks — and wear them properly — as the state reported an additional 964 new infections on Saturday. More than 6,300 people have died in Minnesota and more than 470,000 people have had confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. State figures show more than 209,010 people have received the full two-dose series of the vaccine. However, health officials point out people need to wear m...
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The Latest: Mardi Gras muted in New Orleans by coronavirus

By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans’ annual pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration is muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor LaToya Cantrell has ordered bars closed during the Mardi Gras weekend that started Friday and runs through Tuesday. The lavish parades are canceled and there are limits on gatherings. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the annual pre-Lenten bash celebrated along much of the Gulf Coast — with the biggest celebration in heavily Catholic New Orleans. ...
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When you can’t quit a crush

Falling head over heels in love is one thing, but if it becomes all-consuming you may be in ‘limerance’A few years ago I was at my university’s library, frantically refreshing a dating app. Under my crush’s photo there was a location setting that told me how far she was from me. “One mile away!” I felt a surge of adrenaline and my mind started racing.I was a promoter for a gay nightclub in London’s Soho, which was where I met Lucy. I’d drop my flyers on purpose and she’d help me pick them up. We...
Tags: Psychology, Science, London, Relationships, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Lucy, Soho


How the coronavirus has boosted non-alcoholic beer

The fermentation vessels at the Brooklyn Brewery, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Richard Drew/AP Non-alcoholic beer, like Brooklyn Brewery's Special Effects, has seen huge growth in the past year. Covid lockdowns are leading us to rethink our habits, while innovations have made NA beer tastier.  The global market for NA beer could be worth $29 billion by 2026, according to one prediction.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A few years back, Eric Ottaway was traveling in E...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Europe, UK, London, News, Sweden, California, Germany, Alcohol, Berlin, Bars, US, Trends, Spain, Indianapolis


'A baptism of fire': medical volunteers at a Covid ICU – photo essay

Photojournalist Graeme Robertson has spent several days working on a photo documentary project following two medical students and a consultant endocrinologist working on the Covid-19 ICU ward at the University College Hospital in LondonSome of the images have had details blurred, in order to protect patient identity.“When I started getting fitted for my PPE next to the Covid ICU ward I realised what I was doing. What a privilege I have to see what really is happening and form my own conclusions....
Tags: Health, London, UK News, NHS, University College Hospital, Graeme Robertson, Coronavirus


UK Covid live: Keir Starmer and Nicola Sturgeon criticise government over 'too leaky' borders

Labour leader says all arrivals in UK should have to face hotel quarantine as Sturgeon calls UK borders ‘too leaky’ to protect against variantsHealth secretary goes cool on prospect of summer holidays for BritonsHancock announces shake-up giving ministers more power over NHSAstraZeneca says vaccine against new variants may take six months40% of staff at biggest UK care home firm have not had vaccineCoronavirus – latest global updates 2.11pm GMT Here are the main lines from today’s Downing St...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, London, Scotland, UK News, Disability, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Health policy, Learning disability, Downing Street, Keir Starmer, Sturgeon


Why do some California counties get COVID-19 vaccines into arms faster than others?

California is pushing shots into arms at a much faster clip than it was just a month ago — closing in on the national average, with vows to accelerate even further — but the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations varies greatly from county to county within the Golden State. A Southern California News Group analysis of state data found that smaller counties with fewer people and less complicated logistics are leading the pack in vaccinating their residents: Little Mono, with 14,526 residents, ranked No. ...
Tags: Health, London, News, California, Medical, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, San Diego, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Oakland, Orange County, Orange, Riverside County


UK weather: Storm Darcy to bring more snowfall and gale-force winds

Met Office warnings suggest there could be widespread disruption and power cuts in south-east EnglandHeavy snow and gale-force winds that hit south-east England and East Anglia on Sunday are forecast to continue into Monday as Storm Darcy brings icy conditions to much of the country.Amber and yellow weather warnings for snow issued by the Met Office were expected to cause widespread travel problems and possible power cuts to parts of London, the east and south-east of England. Continue reading.....
Tags: Health, UK, England, London, UK News, Transport, Met Office, East Anglia, Essex, Norfolk, Kent, UK Weather, Suffolk, Darcy


Booster shots are likely in the UK this fall to combat coronavirus variants - a sign vaccines may become an annual affair

A healthcare worker administers a coronavirus vaccine. Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images Existing coronavirus vaccines may be less effective against the variant first found in South Africa. Vaccine developers are working on updated shots to combat such variants. The UK will probably distribute booster shots in the fall, then roll out new COVID-19 vaccines annually.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. COVID-19 booster shots are likely coming to the UK this ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Trends, Bbc, South Africa, House Of Commons, Who, World Health Organization, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Sarah Gilbert, Gilbert


UK weather: Storm Darcy to bring more snowfall and gale-force winds on Monday

Met Office warnings suggest there could be widespread disruption and power cuts in south-east EnglandHeavy snow and gale-force winds that hit south-east England and East Anglia on Sunday are forecast to continue into Monday as Storm Darcy brings icy conditions to much of the nation.Amber and yellow weather warnings for snow issued by the Met Office for Sunday and Monday were expected to bring widespread travel problems and possible power cuts to parts of London, the east and south-east of Englan...
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