Category: Health

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Super-spreaders make up just 8% of COVID-19 patients but cause 60% of infections, study finds

Super-spreaders make up just 8% of COVID-19 patients but cause 60% of infections, study finds

A small percentage of coronavirus patients are responsible for major outbreaks, the largest study-to-date of transmission suggests.Researchers foun [...]
All NHS staff should be tested weekly for coronavirus as a matter of urgency, MPs say

All NHS staff should be tested weekly for coronavirus as a matter of urgency, MPs say

All NHS staff must be tested for coronavirus every week to prevent them being put at 'further unnecessary risk' of catching and spreading the virus [...]
600 more breast cancer deaths in UK because of cancelled appointments in lockdown, medics warn

600 more breast cancer deaths in UK because of cancelled appointments in lockdown, medics warn

Up to 600 more women in Britain could die from breast cancer because of cancelled appointments during Covid-19 lockdown, study claimsN [...]
Genes that raise the risk of dying from Covid-19 'were inherited from NEANDERTHALS'

Genes that raise the risk of dying from Covid-19 'were inherited from NEANDERTHALS'

People may be at a greater risk of dying of coronavirus if they have carry a certain set of genes that was inherited from Neanderthals, scientists [...]
More than half of bad dreams people experience now revolve around the pandemic

More than half of bad dreams people experience now revolve around the pandemic

Cleared supermarket shelves, bans on visiting the pub and the construction of giant emergency hospitals may feel like something out of a horror mov [...]
Black people are at almost twice the risk of dying from Covid-19

Black people are at almost twice the risk of dying from Covid-19

Black people are almost twice as likely to die from Covid-19 as white people, according to a study that adds to growing evidence on the subject.Num [...]
Coronavirus UK: Infection rates NOT rising in school-age children

Coronavirus UK: Infection rates NOT rising in school-age children

Coronavirus infection rates are NOT going up among school-age children, Professor Chris Whitty says in 'important' reminder to people [...]
Coronavirus: UK announces deaths for Thursday

Coronavirus: UK announces deaths for Thursday

Britain has announced another 6,914 coronavirus cases as a wave of statistics today suggested the UK's spike in infections is finally starting to s [...]
Why is the North and Scotland being hit so badly? Experts say it could be the weather

Why is the North and Scotland being hit so badly? Experts say it could be the weather

Colder temperatures, less sunlight and more rain in the North and Scotland may be to blame for them suffering a worse hit from Britain's second wav [...]
Matt Hancock wrongly claims vitamin D doesn't work for Covid-19

Matt Hancock wrongly claims vitamin D doesn't work for Covid-19

Health Secretary Matt Hancock was told to 'get his facts straight' today after shooting down vitamin D as a potential coronavirus treatment despite [...]
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