We must start publishing ethnicity data for covid-19 vaccinations
The race to vaccinate as many people as possible against covid-19 is under way, but unless countries track who receives the vaccine we won ’t be able to ensure the benefits are spread equitably, says Layal Liverpool (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: UK bans travel from South America over new variant
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Pandemic has'calamitous impact' on England's hospitals
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

You can boost a vaccine ’s effect with good moods and good friends
A positive outlook, even just on the day of receiving a vaccine, as well as strong social ties and a happy relationship can help increase antibodies made in response to a shot (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Second Spring review: A brave film about agency and cognitive decline
In Second Spring, an archaeologist who has developed a lesser-known form of dementia that alters her personality, unmasks her new life – to the dismay of friends and family (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Is the UK right to delay the second dose of the covid-19 vaccines?
To vaccinate more people quickly, the UK is making people wait up to three months for a booster shot rather than the few weeks tested in trials. Here's what the evidence says about the situation (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Warnings of huge new spike in US covid-19 cases as UK variant spreads
The faster spreading coronavirus variant has officially reached nine US states and could soon cause a massive surge in covid-19 cases that makes the post-holiday spike look minimal, expert warns (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

UK government won ’t say if it has ethnicity data for covid-19 shots
Demographic data about vaccination programmes could reveal problems early on. So far, no figures about ethnicity have been released in England, even though people from BAME backgrounds are at greater risk from covid-19 (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: UK records worst year for excess deaths since 1940
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Australia clamps down in response to cases of UK coronavirus variant
Australian authorities have responded to the first case of the UK coronavirus variant escaping quarantine hotels with a swift lockdown and additional measures in a bid to prevent an outbreak (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: England is facing ‘worst weeks of this pandemic’
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

The UK may struggle to hit its covid-19 vaccine target – here's why
UK prime minister Boris Johnson has set a target of 15 February by which 13.9 million people in high-priority groups should be vaccinated against covid-19, but manufacturing, safety checks and distribution logistics will make that difficult (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Major incident declared in London as virus cases surge
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Two children with cancer may have acquired tumour cells before birth
Two boys with lung cancer in Japan acquired the tumour cells from their mothers during or shortly before birth – an incredibly rare way of developing the disease (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 ’s many unknowns are what make it so tricky to beat
The coronavirus is a riddle on many levels, but what we do know is that the time for underestimating it is over (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Five reasons the covid-19 pandemic has been such a nightmare
Humans have faced pandemics before, but some unusual features of covid-19 and modern society have conspired to create the perfect storm this time (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

CRISPR doubles lifespan of mice with rapid ageing disease progeria
CRISPR gene editing in mice has been used to correct a mutation that can cause rapid ageing, dramatically improving the animals'health and lifespan (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Low-carb diets: An easy way to lose weight or recipe for heart attack?
More people are cutting carbs and filling up on fat and protein to lose weight or get healthier – despite warnings about this boosting cholesterol. New Scientist investigates the true risks of low-carb life (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

What does smell loss reveal about covid-19, and how long will it last?
Loss of smell and taste is one of the most consistent symptoms of covid-19, and this anosmia reveals important details about how the coronavirus works (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

New coronavirus variants: What are they and how worried should we be?
Mutated variants of the coronavirus making their way around the world are causing covid-19 to spread faster, and one may be able to partially evade current vaccines (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Coronavirus crisis worsens with global surges and fresh outbreaks
Coronavirus vaccine roll-out cannot happen fast enough as second and third waves of covid-19 continue to grow around the world, and countries that had coronavirus under control are now losing their grip (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Much of UK faces tighter restrictions as cases surge
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Home baking frenzy inspires tissue scaffold for growing muscle
Irish soda bread appears to work as a scaffold for growing muscle and bone cells, and could eventually help in producing factory-grown meat (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Home baking frenzy inspires tissue scaffold for growing human muscle
Irish soda bread appears to work as a scaffold for growing muscle and bone cells, and could eventually help in producing factory-grown meat (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Large parts of Africa may not get covid-19 vaccines for several years
Many African countries applied for covid-19 vaccines through the COVAX initiative, but lack of funding could leave them without enough vaccines to reach herd immunity until 2024 (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

As the pandemic fades, the climate crisis must take centre stage again
We're all hoping 2021 will see the end of the pandemic. How we reboot the world after covid-19 will help shape our fate as an even bigger emergency looms – dangerous climate change (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

The other superbugs: Killer fungi are the threat we need to act on now
We know too well the dangers of pandemic-causing viruses and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but deadly fungal infections that can shrug off our best treatments are on the rise too (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Are there benefits to following a raw food diet?
Eating predominantly uncooked food is a fad that goes back hundreds of years, but not one we need to follow, writes James Wong (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

2021 preview: We will find out if microplastics are harming our cells
Despite mounting evidence that we eat, drink and breathe microplastics it still isn't clear if they enter our bodies and cause harm, but in 2021 we should get some answers (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

2021 preview: How soon will a covid-19 vaccine return life to normal?
We have a coronavirus vaccine, but normal life is still some way off. In the meantime, here are the big issues facing us in the months ahead (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

UK's official statisticians had concerns over covid-19 survey bias
The UK ’s Office for National Statistics privately discussed concerns about the risk of its flagship covid-19 infection survey offering a biased picture of the country’s epidemic, documents show (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Test caught just 3 per cent of students with covid-19 at UK university
Only 3 per cent of students infected with the coronavirus got a positive result from lateral flow tests offered at the University of Birmingham this month (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah: Clean air'Ella's law' would honour her memory
New Scientist spoke with Rosamund Kissi-Debrah to hear what she thought of the inquest that found air pollution had contributed to her daughter Ella's death, and what should happen next (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: England will see more regions moved into tier three
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Why fitness training for worms and flies could make humans healthier
Creepy-crawlies can provide unique insights into how exercise benefits humans – but how do you get a fruit fly to drop and give you 20 or a nematode to run a marathon? (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Does being around plants truly improve your happiness and well-being?
As a botanist, one of my closest-held beliefs is that plants improve the quality of my life, says James Wong. But does science back me up? (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

2020 in review: The countries that got covid-19 under control
While the coronavirus continues to rampage in many parts of the world, countries including China, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and South Korea are returning to normality (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

2020 in review: How the coronavirus crisis unfolded month by month
What began as a handful of infections in China swiftly became a global pandemic that the world failed to contain (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

This year could come to be regarded as a turning point in history
This momentous year could mark one of those rare moments when the old world order is swept away and something new, and hopefully better, emerges, says Graham Lawton (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

As 2020 ends, vaccines give us a shot at returning to normal life
Hard yards still lie ahead when it comes to the coronavirus, but we can allow ourselves a rousing cheer for the tide of science that has brought us a vaccine (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

2020 in review: Coronavirus vaccines made in record time
It normally takes years to develop a new vaccine, but people are already being vaccinated against the coronavirus less than 12 months since covid-19 first emerged (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Will vaccines give us lasting immunity to the coronavirus?
We are starting to get answers to the big questions about immunity to covid-19, such as how long it lasts, can people be reinfected and whether vaccines stop transmission (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

2020 in review: How science scrambled to decipher the coronavirus
In an extraordinary year for science, research into the coronavirus and covid-19 has shed a bright light on the unknown (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Landmark ruling says air pollution contributed to death of 9-year-old
A court has ruled that dirty air contributed to the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah, an asthmatic 9-year-old girl in south London, in a significant ruling marking the first time a person in the UK has had air pollution listed as a cause of death (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 successes: How schools and sports leagues tamed the virus
From social bubbles to sewage testing, these are the techniques that have helped business, universities and sports leagues to keep covid-19 at bay (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

What you need to know about the new variant of coronavirus in the UK
Despite the headlines about " super covid " and " mutant covid " , it remains unclear if this new variant is any better at spreading (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Calls grow for UK government to abandon Christmas plan
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

What can the Biden administration do to stop covid-19 in the US?
To stop an out-of-control wave of covid-19, US president-elect Joe Biden will need to beef up testing and the supply chain, and convince states to mandate masks (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

People are spending an extra hour in bed since pandemic started
Global data from a sleep tracker shows people getting up an hour later than usual during the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

The first US coronavirus vaccinations have taken place in New York
Roll-out of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has begun in the US as healthcare workers receive the first shots (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research