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Test sites quickly attract thousands for COVID-19 vaccine study

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 7 2020 Dr. Eric Coe jumped at the chance to help test a COVID-19 vaccine. At his urging, so did his girlfriend, his son and his daughter-in-law. All received...

Flu jab booking: When is the flu vaccine available? Boots open bookings

Anne Higgins, director of Pharmacy at Boots UK said: "As COVID-19 continues to be present in the UK, it is more important than ever for people to consider getting their flu vaccination."Although the flu...

Coronavirus UK: SAGE say ‘no evidence’ face shields work

Hairdressers and barbers should wear face coverings and not just visors in order to help curb the spread of coronavirus, scientists advising the Government say.The experts warn that plastic face shields being used in...

Debra Messing admits she was ‘way too skinny’ on Will & Grace

Debra Messing has admitted that she was 'way too skinny' when she played the role of Grace Adler on the groundbreaking '90s sitcom Will & Grace. The 51-year-old star reveals in a candid new interview...

Hair loss treatment: A well-known herb which fights inflammation to increase hair growth

Hair within the follicle typically goes through a growth cycle that lasts about two to six years. Even if a person shaves or cuts their hair, the same hair will grow back out of the follicle from the...

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Struggling to lose weight? It could be due to a B12...

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that the body absorbs through eating certain foods. Chief among its primary functions is to keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and help make DNA, the...

Asthma symptoms: Does hot weather affect asthma?

In England, there are about 2000 heat related deaths every year as a result of dehydration, overheating, and heat exhaustion or heatstroke. Overheating can exacerbate symptoms of heart conditions or conditions that cause breathing...

Immunothrombotic dysregulation is key marker of disease severity in COVID-19

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 7 2020 In severe cases of COVID-19, the infection can lead to obstruction of the blood vessels in the lung, heart and kidneys. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers have...

Coronavirus: NHS England scales back private sector deal

Image copyright Getty Images NHS England has announced it is to relinquish its access to more than 90% of private hospitals' beds, staff and equipment. When the pandemic hit, the...

Coronavirus: Cancer survivor calls mammogram refusal ‘ageist’

Image copyright Janet Wilkie Image caption Janet Wilkie has had breast cancer twice, and both times it was picked up by a routine mammogram A breast...