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Who might the government seek to blame for the UK's Covid-19 failings?

Ministers have been accused of trying to shift the narrative over response to pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile ministers insist that it is too early to fully consider what lessons might be learned from the coronavirus outbreak, the UK’s death toll – the highest in Europe – is expected to prompt an inquiry into the handling of the pandemic.In recent weeks, the government has been accused of seeking to pre-emptively shift the narrative on responsibility for...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Civil Service, Social Care, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: No 10 fails to apologise for Boris Johnson's care home remarks; death toll rises by 155

Charity boss says blaming care sector for repeated government mistakes is unacceptableJohnson condemned over ‘cowardly’ care home claimsSeveral pubs in England close after positive coronavirus testsNearly one in six Britons would refuse Covid-19 vaccine, says surveyGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.18pm BST The Department of Health and Social Care has recorded a further 155 deaths in the UK in its latest daily update on coronavirus. That takes the official UK death total to 44,391.As we tr...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, NHS, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Care workers, Department of Health and Social Care, Vaughan Gething, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: No 10 fails to apologise for Boris Johnson's care home remarks amid criticism

Charity boss says blaming care sector for repeated government mistakes is unacceptableJohnson condemned over ‘cowardly’ care home claimsSeveral pubs in England close after positive coronavirus testsNearly one in six Britons would refuse Covid-19 vaccine, says surveyGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.21pm BST The Downing Street attempt to draw a line under the row about Boris Johnson’s care homes criticism by trying to redefine what he actually said (see 12.23pm) does not seem to be working ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, BBC News, Britain, NHS, Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Care workers, Phillip Inman, David Crabtree, Coronavirus outbreak


Should Refusing To Wear A Face Mask Be As Taboo As Drunk Driving?

(CNN) — Refusing to wear a face mask during the Covid-19 pandemic should be as socially unacceptable as drunk-driving, or driving without using a seat belt, the president of the UK’s Royal Society said Tuesday. Venki Ramakrishnan called for everyone to wear a face covering in public — particularly in enclosed public spaces — pointing to new evidence suggesting that coverings may protect both the wearer and those around them. Ramakrishnan said that people in the UK were “skeptical” about the bene...
Tags: Health, UK, England, California News, Spain, Cnn, United States, Italy, World Health Organization, Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ramakrishnan, Face Masks, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


Repurposing public health systems can provide near-to-real-time data on SARS-CoV-2

Existing public health monitoring systems in the UK, could improve understanding of the risk factors associated with severe COVID-19.
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Refusing to wear face masks 'should be as taboo as drunk driving'

Refusing to wear a face mask during the Covid-19 pandemic should be as socially unacceptable as drunk-driving, or driving without using a seat belt, the president of the UK's Royal Society said Tuesday.
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Cancer Research UK and Abcam launch custom partnership to accelerate cancer research

Today, Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent funder of cancer research and Abcam plc, a global innovator in life science reagents and tools, are pleased to announce a new partnership for the development and commercialization of novel custom antibodies to support the acceleration of cancer research.
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Work begins on UK-wide system for detecting coronavirus in wastewater

Scientists will develop a standardized UK-wide system for detecting coronavirus in wastewater, in order to provide an early warning of future outbreaks and reduce reliance on costly testing of large populations.
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EU commission rejects Raab's claims in medical procurement row

UK foreign secretary has said EU invite for Covid-19 scheme was sent to old email addressCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe European commission has dismissed claims from Dominic Raab that the UK did not receive an invitation to join EU procurement schemes for medical kit to combat coronavirus because Brussels used an obsolete email address.A commission official said the UK was not included on the original email list because it had already left the EU, but added there...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Brussels, Raab, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus outbreak


New NHS guidelines provide instructions on administration of medicines for nurses

The UK's National Health Service (NHS) is changing the way it writes its guidelines for giving injections in hospitals, following groundbreaking research from the University of Bath.
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Is there a better way to die?

Coronavirus has taken the lives of thousands in the UK, but few had made their end-of-life wishes known to NHS staff. Will the pandemic change our attitudes to death?When I first saw Peter Hallgarten, he was lying in a hospital bed, an oxygen mask over his face. I took to him immediately. Afterwards, reviewing the series in which he had appeared – the BBC’s Hospital: Coronavirus Special – I singled him out for special attention, noting his wry, unsentimental manner and his hair, which stood up i...
Tags: Health, UK, London, Society, Bbc, NHS, Death and dying, Doctors, Lisa, Coronavirus outbreak, Peter Hallgarten, Hallgarten


WOMEN OVER 40 HAVE SAME CHANCE OF CONCEIVING IN 6 MONTHS AS YOUNGER

Now this is an interesting study conducted by "Netmums" and reported by the Daily Mail (UK).   The study showed that women over 40 really didn't experience the long hard road to pregnancy that we're led to believe will happen at older ages.  From the article: Despite fears that fertility levels plummet for women over the age of 35, the new research has shown Fertility Necklaces, click here women over the age of 40 have the same chance of conceiving within six months, as younger ...
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How coronavirus can leave you suffering from insomnia and fatigue for months on end

Dr Ron Daniels is one of Britain’s leading intensive care doctors. A consultant at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust he was on the frontline when Britain’s Covid-19 epidemic first peaked and, with colleagues, saved many lives. Like many doctors, Dr Daniels himself came down with the virus. He suffered only a mild bought of the disease but even now, several months later, he can feel its impact. “The cough has gone but I’m I'm still a bit breathless,” he says. “For example,...
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NHS deserves better, say campaigners as health service marks 72nd anniversary

Illuminations and clapping will mark NHS birthday in its ‘most challenging year’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDozens of landmarks across the UK will be illuminated in blue light on Saturday before the NHS’s 72nd anniversary amid calls that those who work in the health service deserve more than token gestures.NHS England’s chief executive, Simon Stevens, said the past 12 months had represented “the most challenging year” in its history, and households across the UK h...
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BBI Solutions reaches 'major milestone' in development of COVID-19 lateral flow antibody test

BBI Solutions, part of the UK-Rapid Test Consortium, has reached a ‘major milestone’ in the development of a COVID-19 lateral flow antibody test.
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Priti Patel accused of 'shameful' bid to deport girl at risk of FGM

Barrister says Home Office’s unwillingness to protect 11-year-old makes a mockery of FGM protection ordersHuman rights lawyers have launched a scathing attack on the Home Office for failing to grant asylum to an 11-year-old girl found by judges to be at high risk of female genital mutilation if removed from Britain.The girl, who is thriving at school and only speaks English, was brought to the UK in 2012 by her mother, herself a victim of what is known as type 3 FGM whose two sisters died after ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Law, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Home Office, Sudan, Fgm, Priti Patel, Female genital mutilation (FGM, Women's rights and gender equality


UK set to award Covid-19 testing contracts worth £5bn to private bidders

Advert says contracts will support UK testing strategy but critics fear move is ‘backdoor’ subsidyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government is preparing to award coronavirus testing contracts worth an estimated £5bn to commercial bidders, in what critics fear is a “backdoor” subsidy to the private sector.The vast new budget, which works out at £2.5bn per year and will be managed by Public Health England, is equal to the entire annual spend on English NHS laborato...
Tags: Health, UK, UK News, NHS, Public Health England, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus shares common characteristics with global heating and species extinction, argue researchers

The dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic share "striking similarities" with the twin environmental crises of global heating and species extinction, argue a team of scientists and policy experts from the UK and US.
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Novel microbiome-based diagnostic tool can identify liver fibrosis, cirrhosis

Chronic liver disease represents a major global public health problem affecting an estimated 844 million people, according to the World Health Organization. It is among the top causes of mortality in Australia, the UK and the United States.
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Mental health may be 'significant factor' in NHS referrals to Prevent

Referring patients to anti-radicalisation scheme can worsen illness, charity says Mental health appears to be a significant factor behind referrals from the NHS to Prevent, the government’s controversial anti-radicalisation programme, a UK-based medical charity says.In an 18-month study, researchers at Medact found that a significant proportion of NHS referrals to Prevent came from mental health trusts or mental health departments. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Mental Health, NHS, UK security and counter-terrorism, Counter-terrorism policy, Prevent strategy


Air pollution likely to make coronavirus worse, say UK government advisers

Experts say further investigation of link is urgently required and may be relevant to managing pandemic Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAir pollution is likely to be increasing the number and severity of Covid-19 infections, according to the UK government’s expert advisers.In a report published on Wednesday, the experts said further investigation of the link between dirty air and the coronavirus pandemic was “urgently required” and may be relevant to how the pandemic ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Environment, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Air Pollution, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak


Air pollution likely to make coronavirus worse, say UK experts

Government advisers call for urgent investigation of link between dirty air and pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAir pollution is likely to be increasing the number and severity of Covid-19 infections, according to the UK government’s expert advisers.In a report published on Wednesday, the experts said further investigation of the link between dirty air and the coronavirus pandemic was “urgently required” and may be relevant to how the pandemic is managed. Cont...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Environment, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Air Pollution, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak


Striking CryoEM image of SARS-CoV-2

A new study by researchers from the UK and Germany and published on the preprint server bioRxiv in June 2020 reports the results of a detailed study of the S protein on the intact virus, using cryoelectron microscopy (cryoEM) and tomography. This could help understand the conformation of the S protein on the virion and how it interacts with neutralizing antibodies.
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Large-scale analysis of COVID-19 risk among different groups of UK hospital staff

Staff who shared a household with an infected person were at the greatest risk of infection, and those working in COVID-19-facing areas were also at an increased risk. Other groups that were identified as a high risk included Black and Asian individuals, porters, and cleaners.
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Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine trial to restart

The UK's regulator says testing of the controversial anti-malarial drug can be resumed.
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UK's mental health has deteriorated during lockdown, says Mind

Government must take urgent action to prevent even bigger crisis in future, charity warnsLockdown has been devastating for mental health and the worst could be yet to come, a leading charity has said.The mental health charity Mind says a survey has revealed that lockdown has had a dramatic impact on the nation’s mental health, warning that unless action is taken now, the problem could grow. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, UK News, Mental Health, Coronavirus outbreak


Fecal microbial transplantation more effective, cost-efficient treatment than antibiotics

An innovative treatment for patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) which uses transplanted gut bacteria to treat the infection, is a more effective and more cost-efficient treatment than using antibiotics, a new UK study has found.
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No evidence that taking vitamin D prevents coronavirus, say experts

Nice says topic is still under review, but still advises taking supplements for bone healthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNo evidence exists to support taking vitamin D supplements to prevent Covid-19, UK public health experts have found.A rapid review of evidence into claims that the so-called sunshine vitamin could reduce the risk of coronavirus was launched amid concerns about the disproportionate number of black, Asian and minority ethnic people contracting and d...
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No evidence that vitamin D prevents coronavirus, say experts

Nice says topic is under review, but still advises taking supplements for bone healthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNo evidence exists to support taking vitamin D supplements to prevent Covid-19, UK public health experts have found.A rapid review of evidence for claims that the so-called sunshine vitamin could reduce the risk of coronavirus was launched amid concerns about the disproportionate number of black, Asian and minority ethnic people contracting and dying fr...
Tags: Health, UK, UK News, Medical Research, Nice, Coronavirus outbreak


Innovate UK backs SleepCogni’s pivot to virtual care and remote monitoring

SleepCogni has been awarded a third round of funding from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK in the form of a continuity grant.
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