Ewan Bowlby, 27, was diagnosed with a brain tumour but plans to get married and start a family. Five headlines to bring you up to date on the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday morning. AXA PPP healthcare has appointed of Eugene Farrell to the post of Chair of the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association.
President Joe Biden appealed for a renewed international commitment to tackling the virus, as he marked the devastating milestone of one million Covid deaths in the US. Researchers at Cincinnati University, Ohio, tracked 33 adults who had mild memory decline. Half were given blueberries every day for three months, and found they had significant improvements in memory. England will ditch Covid measures which saw the annual flu jab given free to those aged and secondary school children aged 11 to 15. Up to 4.7 million visits to hospital accident and emergency units in the past year may have been due to people being unable to see their GP, an official study suggests. NHS-funded in vitro fertilisation fell by 35 per cent across the UK in 2020 and is yet to return to pre-pandemic levels, a Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority report shows.
The number of safety incidents logged by ambulance trusts in England has skyrocketed 77 per cent in the last year compared to before the pandemic, official figures show. Probe chairwoman Baroness Heather Hallett wrote to the PM outlining the key areas under scrutiny – including pandemic preparedness, lockdowns, testing, PPE and care homes. Dr Marty Makary told DailyMail.com that there is a massive disconnect between health leaders and regular citizens.
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Men and women should drink different types of coffee to protect their heart health new research analysing the caffeine drinking habits of 20,000 Norwegians suggests. Death could be reversible, according to scientists who found that eyes from organ donors could be ‘brought back to life’. North Carolina has doubled its reported total of hepatitis cases, increasing its total from four to nine cases, as the mysterious infections continue to pop up around the country. Other experts alleged the site was not ‘gold standard’, and needed to include information on the quality of care given by clinics.
New results, from a University of Helsinki study, show canines can spot up to 97 per cent of cases and are 99 per cent accurate when confirming who is virus-free. This – along with two stents implanted to open up her arteries – are doing the trick, and Hina, now 50, has not had another heart attack. Samantha Amend ran the distance on a track in a time of 14 hours and 10 minutes. Berkshire Care Home provides support for 58 elderly people, some of whom have dementia.
The number of British couples turning to fertility treatment they do not really need because they do not have sex often enough to conceive naturally is thought to run into hundreds. Scientists monitored 22,000 children living near the subsidized stores up to a year after they opened. Connecticut officials confirmed that a man in his 50s was infected with the rare Powassan virus in the state after he was bit by a tick.
After weeks of experts calling for the UK daily statistics to be scrapped, virus infections, hospital admissions and deaths are now being updated only on a country-by-country basis. We support ministers in leading the nation’s health and social care to help people live more independent, healthier lives for longer. Massachusetts officials have reported they are investigating two cases of mysterious pediatric hepatitis, its Department of Health announced Tuesday, making it the 26th state to report such cases. The two unnamed children reportedly tested negative for the adenovirus, which is the most speculated cause for this recent spike in cases of the devastating lung condition. Officials did not reveal the condition of the children, or when the suspected infections occurred. Our spokespeople are available to comment in the media on a broad range of health and social care…
How the Health Foundation is supporting the UK’s health and care system to deal with current… Daily UK Health Security Agency data shows another 11,076 people tested positive over the last 24 hours, down by a tenth in a week. Virus-tracking analysts at the Office for National Statistics estimate 1.5million people in England were infected in the week to April 30 – down by a third in a week.
Stuart Woodmansey, from Market Weighton in Yorkshire, claims he hasn’t been able to get an appointment ‘for years’. Meanwhile, his Brazilian-born wife Kedma, who moved to Britain in 2017, can’t even register herself or their son Jacob with a local NHS dentist. It means they have no option but to combine trips to see Mrs Woodmansey’s family in Sao Paulo with check-ups. Security consultant Mr Woodmansey said it works out ‘much cheaper’ than paying privately, despite flights costing up to £700. It comes amid an NHS dentistry crisis which has left desperate patients resorting to ‘DIY’ procedures.