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.
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.
NHS Health Scotland today published a framework to evaluate ‘Rights, Respect and Recovery’ – Scotland’s strategy to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug… Analysis by the Health Foundation has revealed that life expectancy for women living in the poorest 10% of areas in England is lower than overall life expectancy in any OECD country, except for Mexico… Health Foundation response to the Royal College of Physicians survey highlighting the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on health.
In the coming months, the jab will be offered in a number of NHS hospitals as part of a landmark trial that will assess whether a single injection can stop cases caused by the common bacteria E. An NHS target says 75 per cent of patients should be diagnosed or have the disease ruled out within 28 days of an urgent referral by their GP. Dutch researchers are working on a brain implant for blind people that could translate phots taken from a camera on a pair of glasses into an image they can see. These Star Trek-esque glasses would go one step further then currently available models which use a speaker to audibly describe an image taken from the camera. Blind musician Stevie Wonder has already backed the currently available glasses, using a pair created by company Envision at a disability trade fair in the US back in March.
If you are a member of the public looking for information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), including information about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to the NHS website. Hot flushes, low mood and difficulty sleeping are common side effects – but there are more than 30 that could indicate oestrogen levels are dropping. This happens during the period of transition before the menopause, known as perimenopause. It can last for up to a decade and trigger allergies, body odour, dizziness, restless legs, loss of confidence and panic attacks.
It’s the highest total in the world – but the WHO thinks the true death toll may be higher elsewhere.
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.