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Children of obese mums at higher risk of fatty liver disease – study

Researchers say influences in the womb may play a role in increasing the risk of developing the conditionChildren of obese mothers have a greater risk of developing fatty liver disease in their 20s, according to researchers who say policymakers need to do more to tackle the promotion of poor-quality food and drink.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can be caused by obesity. If it progresses it can lead to serious health problems such as cirrhosis and liver cancer, while high levels of fat...
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Cases of Covid Delta variant in UK rise over 75,000 – PHE data

Figures show Delta is more transmissible and more resistant to vaccine than AlphaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe total number of cases of the Covid Delta variant in the UK has risen to 75,953 to date, data has revealed, with the variant now accounting for 99% of Covid cases.Also known as B.1.617.2, the Delta variant, combined with relaxations in coronavirus restrictions, is believed to be behind a sharp rise in Covid cases in the UK in the past weeks – a developme...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus, Covid Delta


Previous Covid infection may not offer long-term protection, study finds

Research found marked differences in immune response of medical staff six months after contracting virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePrevious infection with coronavirus does not necessarily protect against Covid in the longer term, especially when caused by new variants of concern, a study on healthcare workers suggests.Researchers at Oxford University found marked differences in the immune responses of medical staff who contracted Covid, with some appearing far be...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Oxford University, Coronavirus, COVID


How do we learn to live with Covid in the UK?

Analysis: Lockdown extension brings questions on when and how UK can draw a line under social distancingThe Commons vote to delay step four of England’s roadmap out of lockdown has focused attention on when and how the country can draw a line under social distancing and, in the words of the prime minister, “learn to live with the virus”.While the surge in cases in Blackburn – one of the original Delta variant hotspots – may have peaked for now, Public Health England expects recent rises in the n...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Delta, Public Health England, Blackburn, Coronavirus


How do we learn to live with Covid?

Lockdown extension brings questions on when and how UK can draw a line under social distancingThe Commons vote to delay step four of England’s roadmap out of lockdown has focused attention on when and how the country can draw a line under social distancing and, in the words of the prime minister, “learn to live with the virus”.While the surge in cases in Blackburn – one of the original Delta variant hotspots – may have peaked for now, Public Health England expects recent rises in the north-west ...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Delta, Public Health England, Blackburn, Coronavirus


Japan could allow up to 10,000 spectators at Tokyo Olympic events

Health experts approve plans to increase cap from 5,000, with final decision expected later this monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUp to 10,000 people could be allowed to watch Olympic events in Tokyo this summer, after Japanese health experts approved plans to raise the number of spectators at sports venues.The proposed measure would come into force after a Covid-19 state of emergency in Tokyo and other parts of the country ends on June 20, and would last until th...
Tags: Japan, Sport, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Olympic Games, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Yasutoshi Nishimura, Coronavirus


New drug cuts deaths among patients with no Covid antibodies

Oxford University trial reports cocktail of manmade antibodies reduces fatalities by a fifthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA new drug has been found to cut Covid deaths by a fifth among the sickest patients in hospital and may change official practice so that every patient with coronavirus will have an antibody test before they are admitted.The Recovery trial based at Oxford University has found a third drug that can help Covid patients recover in hospital – but this...
Tags: UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Coronavirus


Ultra-thin film could one day turn regular glasses into night vision goggles, researchers say

Developed by Australian and European researchers, the film works by converting infrared light into light visible to the human eyeA transparent metallic film allowing a viewer to see in the dark could one day turn regular spectacles into night vision googles.The ultra-thin film, made of a semiconductor called gallium arsenide, could also be used to develop compact and flexible infrared sensors, scientists say. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Medical Research, Blindness and visual impairment


China set to deliver 1bn Covid vaccine doses by end of this week

Cash incentives and gifts offered to fulfil target of vaccinating 40% of population by end of monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina is on track to deliver 1bn vaccine doses by the end of this week, after bolstering production and distribution networks in an ambitious drive to vaccinate 40% of the population by this month.Chinese authorities have been encouraging people to take the free and voluntary doses with cash incentives, gifts and colour-coded signage to ...
Tags: Health, Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


China set to administer 1bn Covid vaccine doses by end of this week

Cash incentives and gifts offered to fulfil target of vaccinating 40% of population by end of monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina is on track to administer 1bn vaccine doses by the end of this week, after bolstering production and distribution networks in an ambitious drive to vaccinate 40% of the population by this month.Chinese authorities have been encouraging people to take the free and voluntary doses with cash incentives, gifts and colour-coded signage ...
Tags: Health, Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


The Covid Delta variant: how effective are the vaccines?

Analysis: what protection do they offer against infections, hospital admissions and deaths?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs lockdown easing in England is delayed from 21 June to a possible date of 19 July amid concerns of a substantial wave of hospitalisations due to the Delta variant of coronavirus, we take a look at the latest on the protection offered by vaccines against the disease.What does vaccine effectiveness mean? Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Delaying England’s Covid reopening ‘could keep thousands out of hospital’

Research backs four-week delay on lifting restrictions to allow more people to get jabsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters have been told that a four-week delay to easing all Covid restrictions would probably prevent thousands of hospitalisations, as Boris Johnson prepares to tell the English public they will have to wait up to another month for “freedom day”.The government roadmap out of lockdown earmarks 21 June for the last remaining coronavirus restrictions ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, India, Conservatives, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: UK cases up by 2,000 for second week in a row; G7 calls for expert-led study on origins of Covid

Follow the latest updates on the pandemic in the UK and across the worldSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.08pm BST The IMF welcomed the Group of Seven’s support for expanding the global lenders emergency reserves by $650bn and said it would work with members on ways to $100bn to the world’s poorest countries.The IMF managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, said that the allocation of Special Drawing Rights would help boost global reserves and allow countries to fund much needed fiscal measu...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Who, Boris Johnson, Imf, Kristalina Georgieva, Group of Seven, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Coronavirus, Cornwall Boris Johnson


Coronavirus live: G7 calls for expert-led study on origins of Covid; England considers delaying lifting restrictions

Follow the latest updates on the pandemic in the UK and across the worldSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.24pm BST Three people were detained in Paris after officers used tear gas to disperse hundreds of youths gathered for a street party in defiance of Covid social distancing limits and an 11:00 pm curfew, AFP reports. 1.18pm BST Related: Lifting Covid rules could mean repeat of winter wave of cases, says Sage adviser Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Boris Johnson, Afp, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live: expected delay in UK lockdown easing backed in poll; G7 pledges more than 1bn vaccines

Follow all the latest updates on the pandemic as a UK poll shows public support for a delay in the easing of restrictions 11.22am BST Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin is offering residents the chance to a win a car in a bid to encourage vaccine take up, AFP reports. The move comes as authorities seek to speed up Russia’s vaccination drive that has stagnated while new infections in Moscow and across the country are on the rise. 11.02am BST Tory backbencher Steve Baker, has also expressed une...
Tags: Politics, UK, Russia, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Moscow, Boris Johnson, Afp, Steve Baker, Sergei Sobyanin, Coronavirus, BST Tory


Why are women more prone to long Covid?

While men over 50 tend to suffer the most acute symptoms of coronavirus, women who get long Covid outnumber men by as much as four to one Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn June 2020, as the first reports of long Covid began to filter through the medical community, doctors attempting to grapple with this mysterious malaise began to notice an unusual trend. While acute cases of Covid-19 – particularly those hospitalised with the disease – tended to be mostly male and o...
Tags: Science, Biology, Pregnancy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Microbiology, Women's Health, ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome, Coronavirus, COVID, Long Covid


Drop Covid vaccine patent rules to save lives in world’s poorest countries, Britain and Germany told

G7 summit hears move would slash the cost of jabs and accelerate the rollout of programmes across the developing worldBritain and Germany were last night under intense pressure to drop their resistance to proposals that would slash the cost of Covid-19 vaccines, following accusations that an agreement at the G7 summit to fund a billon doses will give the world’s poorest countries “crumbs from the table”.Aid agencies said rules that protect drug patents from being illegally copied must be waived ...
Tags: Health, Germany, Angela Merkel, Africa, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals industry, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, G7, Coronavirus


Drop Covid vaccine patent rules to save lives in poorest countries, UK and Germany told

G7 summit hears move would slash the cost of jabs and accelerate rollout of programmes across the developing worldCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain and Germany were under intense pressure on Saturday to drop their resistance to proposals that would slash the cost of Covid-19 vaccines, following accusations that an agreement at the G7 summit to fund a billon doses will give the world’s poorest countries “crumbs from the table”.Aid agencies said rules that protect...
Tags: Health, UK, Germany, Angela Merkel, Africa, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals industry, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, G7, Coronavirus


Drop Covid vaccine patent rules to save lives in poorest countries, Britain and Germany told

G7 summit hears move would slash the cost of jabs and accelerate rollout of programmes across the developing worldBritain and Germany were under intense pressure on Saturday to drop their resistance to proposals that would slash the cost of Covid-19 vaccines, following accusations that an agreement at the G7 summit to fund a billon doses will give the world’s poorest countries “crumbs from the table”.Aid agencies said rules that protect drug patents from being illegally copied must be waived dur...
Tags: Health, Germany, Angela Merkel, Africa, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals industry, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, G7, Coronavirus


Covid lockdown: should England open up on 21 June?

The prime minister has a host of problems to weigh up before deciding to remove all legal restrictions on social contactCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe key issue is the extent to which infections of the Delta variant first detected in India will lead to hospitalisations and deaths. The problem is that it’s too early to say. Because of the lag between cases and admissions to hospital, many experts say a short delay could be a major benefit to understanding that rel...
Tags: Business, England, Science, India, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Immunology, Imperial College London, Anne Cori, Coronavirus


Should England open up on 21 June? The factors Johnson must consider

The prime minister has a host of problems to weigh up before deciding to remove all legal restrictions on social contactCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe key issue is the extent to which infections of the Delta variant first detected in India will lead to hospitalisations and deaths. The problem is that it’s too early to say. Because of the lag between cases and admissions to hospital, many experts say a short delay could be a major benefit to understanding that rel...
Tags: Business, England, Science, India, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Immunology, Imperial College London, Anne Cori, Coronavirus


David Eagleman: ‘The working of the brain resembles drug dealers in Albuquerque’

The neuroscientist, broadcaster and author on the evolution of the brain, the mystery of consciousnesss, and why the next generation will be much smarter than usDavid Eagleman, 50, is an American neuroscientist, bestselling author and presenter of the BBC series The Brain, as well as co-founder and chief executive officer of Neosensory, which develops devices for sensory substitution. His area of speciality is brain plasticity, and that is the subject of his new book, Livewired, which examines h...
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Most people in UK initially opposed to Covid vaccine have had jab, study finds

Driving force behind change of heart was being able to travel and see family, researchers sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than half of the people in the UK who were firmly against getting vaccinated at around the time the first dose was administered have had a jab, a study has suggested.Researchers at the University of Bristol and King’s College London also found that about one in seven of the staunchest sceptics who have yet to be vaccinated have changed thei...
Tags: Health, UK, London, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, University of Bristol and King 's College


Could flickering lights fight Alzheimer's? Early research looks promising

For the past few years, Annabelle Singer and her collaborators have been using flickering lights and sound to treat mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, and they've seen some dramatic results.Now they have results from the first human feasibility study of the flicker treatment, and they're promising."We looked at safety, tolerance, and adherence, and several different biological outcomes, and the results were excellent—better than we expected," says Singer, assistant professor in the biomedical ...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Georgia, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Emory, Wright, Georgia Institute of Technology, Alzheimer, Lah, Human body, Annabelle Singer, Emory University Singer, American Neurological Association, James Lah


Rapid Covid tests used in mass UK programme get scathing US report

Innova tests’ performance not proven and they should be returned to manufacturer or thrown in bin, says FDACoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) has raised significant concerns about the rapid Covid test on which the UK government has based its multibillion-pound mass testing programme.In a scathing review, the US health agency suggested the performance of the test had not been established, presenting a risk to health, and that the tests sh...
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US health agency gives lateral flow Covid tests scathing report

Innova rapid tests’ performance not proven and they should be returned to manufacturer or thrown in bin, says FDACoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) has raised significant concerns about the rapid Covid test on which the UK government has based its multibillion-pound mass-testing programme.In a scathing review, the US health agency suggested the performance of the test had not been established, presenting a risk to health, and that the te...
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Scientists link intense exercise with MND risk in some people

Those with a certain genetic makeup more likely to develop motor neurone disease, study confirmsRegular strenuous exercise raises the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND) in people who are genetically predisposed to the condition, researchers say.Scientists at the University of Sheffield found a causal relationship between high intensity physical activity and the disorder among those already susceptible to the disease. Continue reading...
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Delta variant is linked to 90% of Covid cases in UK

Variant first discovered in India is thought to spread more easily and be more resistant to vaccinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 90% of Covid cases in the UK are now down to the coronavirus Delta variant first discovered in India, data has revealed, as the total number of confirmed cases passed 42,000.Also known as B.1.617.2, the Delta variant has been linked to a rise in Covid cases in the UK in the past weeks. It is believed to spread more easily than t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, India, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Kent, Coronavirus, COVID


Delta variant causes more than 90% of new Covid cases in UK

Variant first discovered in India is thought to spread more easily and be more resistant to vaccinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 90% of Covid cases in the UK are now down to the coronavirus Delta variant first discovered in India, data has revealed, as the total number of confirmed cases passed 42,000.Also known as B.1.617.2, the Delta variant has been linked to a rise in Covid cases in the UK in the past weeks. It is believed to spread more easily than t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, India, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Kent, Coronavirus, COVID


High risk of autumn Covid surge in Europe despite drop in infections, says WHO

Organisation urges governments to be cautious as societies open up and Delta variant advances Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 infections, hospitalisations and deaths are falling fast across Europe but the risk of a deadly autumn resurgence remains high as societies open up and the more transmissible Delta variant advances, the World Health Organization has warned.Urging people and governments to exercise “caution and common sense” over the summer, the WHO Eur...
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