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HEALTH NOTES: This’ll shake you… too LITTLE salt can be bad for us

HEALTH NOTES: This’ll shake you… too LITTLE salt can be bad for us By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 22:56 BST, 19 September 2020 | Updated: 23:17 BST, 19 September 2020 Health chiefs constantly tell us to slash our salt intake, but new research suggests that having too little also carries health risks. Doctors at … Read more HEALTH NOTES: This’ll shake you… too LITTLE salt can be bad for us

Robot and 14 surgeons work on a single cancer patient

A robot and three teams of surgeons worked simultaneously on a single patient to perform what is thought to be a first-of-its-kind cancer operation, slashing recovery time by a third. The astonishing procedure, involving 14 surgeons, was carried out in July on a married father-of-one with advanced rectal cancer. The experts behind it hope the … Read more Robot and 14 surgeons work on a single cancer patient

Youngsters barred from seeing their parents amid chaos over Covid restrictions in care homes

Disabled youngsters are being ‘locked up’ and barred from seeing their parents amid growing chaos over coronavirus restrictions in UK care homes. Scores of anguished families have contacted The Mail on Sunday with harrowing stories of their children, many of whom have complex needs, self-harming.  This is a reaction, say experts, to the loneliness, fear … Read more Youngsters barred from seeing their parents amid chaos over Covid restrictions in care homes

Parents place children on risky exclusion diets due to mistaken belief they could beat allergies

Parents place children on risky exclusion diets due to mistaken belief they could beat allergies Experts blame allergy tests which claim conditions beaten by avoiding foods  Following this advice could lead to nutritional deficiencies, it was claimed  Parents may even trigger an allergy by excluding food groups from child’s diet By Jonathan Neal For The Mail … Read more Parents place children on risky exclusion diets due to mistaken belief they could beat allergies

DR ELLIE CANNON: Can anything cure my sore and swollen legs?

I suffer from dreadfully swollen, red and sore legs, which the doctor said is due to cellulitis, a skin infection. I’ve been given an ointment but it doesn’t seem to help.  I’m at my wits’ end. Can you help? Cellulitis is a relatively common infection of the skin and the underlying tissues which causes swelling, … Read more DR ELLIE CANNON: Can anything cure my sore and swollen legs?

Are corona passports really the magic bullet Ministers hope they’ll be?

Normality was – frustratingly – within reach.  For months, infection rates fell and the pandemic seemed to be behind us.  But just weeks after millions of children returned to classrooms, and offices around the country began to fill up again, we’re now slipping backwards. Corona cases are said to be doubling every week, hospital admissions … Read more Are corona passports really the magic bullet Ministers hope they’ll be?

Up to 50% of people may already have immune cells that could fight coronavirus

HALF of Americans could have some protection against COVID-19: Studies find many people have immune T cells to other coronaviruses that respond to the new virus A study of donated blood in the US found that half of samples had immune T cells that reacted to SARS-CoV-2   Similarly high rates were found in smaller studies … Read more Up to 50% of people may already have immune cells that could fight coronavirus

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Here’s how you CAN let a second wave wash over you

After a last, glorious blast of heat, the British summer is almost over and we are now heading into autumn.  I normally love this time of year, but right now I am seriously worried the next few months will bring a big surge in coronavirus cases — if we aren’t already heading into a second … Read more DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Here’s how you CAN let a second wave wash over you

Dr Fauci  says bars and restaurants should stay closed

Dr Anthony Fauci is warning that bars and restaurants should not reopen after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research showed that people who recently dined out or went to bars are two-times more likely to test positive for coronavirus.  ‘When you have restaurants, indoors, in a situation where you have a high degree of … Read more Dr Fauci  says bars and restaurants should stay closed

Coronavirus lockdowns, social distancing and masks reduced FLU rates by nearly 90% in the US

Coronavirus lockdowns, social distancing and masks reduced FLU rates by nearly 90% in the US, CDC report reveals Positive flu test rates dropped from about 20% between September 2019 and February 2020 to 2.3% between March 2020 and May 2020 Laboratory specimens for testing fell from 49,696 per week before the national emergency was declared … Read more Coronavirus lockdowns, social distancing and masks reduced FLU rates by nearly 90% in the US