49% of people will need technological help conceiving children by 2050, expert predicts
Dr Shanna Swan's new book, 'Count Down' predicts that with sperm counts declining 1% a year, a large share of people won't be able to conceive, and chemicals may be to blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women with incurable breast cancer will benefit from new drug which can extend life by eight months
Thousands of women with incurable breast cancer will benefit from a new life-extending drug on the health service. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's Covid R rate is still at lowest ever level and outbreak has HALVED in size in a fortnight
The UK's R rate - measuring the spread of the virus - is between 0.6 and 0.9, according to Sage experts, showing the second wave is still shrinking across the country. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: How the stress of Covid can turn your hair grey
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: When we finally emerge from this lockdown and meet up with friends, don't be surprised if some of them have gone grey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police fury over Covid vaccine roll-out snub: JCVI says jab will be offered to people based on age
The Department of Health today confirmed it will follow the advice from the JCVI and continue with its 'age-based rollout' once it gets past the top priority groups by April 15, with those in their 40s next. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Care homes can refuse to hire staff or renew contracts of workers who won't accept the vaccine
Robert Buckland MP said the Government would not enforce a 'no jab, no job' policy on UK care home workers, but added it would not prevent employers blocking future contracts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland hails Queen for using her 'immense power' in vaccine intervention
During a round of interviews this morning, Mr Buckland described the 'altruistic act' as 'hugely important' in Britain's Covid fight. He told LBC: 'I think anything the Queen says has immense power.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Max Clifford: If I hadn't had a simple blood test, I'd be dying of prostate cancer now
Max Clifford believes he is one of the luckiest men on Earth. Just 12 months ago he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Now he has learned that the cancer is in remission. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethnic minorities are NOT more likely to die from Covid than white Brits
Number 10's Race Disparity Unit reviewed the findings of major UK studies probing the link between ethnicity and Covid-19, finding higher deaths may have been a result of infection risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Single dose of Pfizer's Covid vaccine stops three-quarters of people from spreading disease
Asymptomatic screening of staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge showed the number of people testing positive fell from 0.8 per cent to 0.2 per cent 12 days after their injection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccines may help long Covid patients beat crippling fatigue
Anecdotal reports suggest the jabs can prompt a recovery in some patients. Scientists said this could be because they reset the immune system, or due to a 'psychological boost' from receiving the shots. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nighttime Covid jabs planned for Muslims during Ramadan
Officials are concerned that vaccine hesitancy within England's ethnic minority groups could be even greater during the month-long fast, which lasts from April 12 to May 12. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nursing home COVID deaths have plunged 75% since December as new cases fell by 90%
Between December 20 and February 14, weekly coronavirus infections among nursing home residents fell from 33,621 to 3,505, nearly 90% compared to the national decline of 58%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 cases are now falling FASTER in California than Florida
Trends in COVID-19 cases are finally starting to diverge in lockdown-loving California and open-all-hours Florida, data reveals. California is now seeing about half as many new cases as Florida. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Cali's super-covid the most worrying strain yet?
Experts predict that the California homegrown variant, known as B.1.427/B.1.429, spreads as easily as those from the UK and South Africa, and will make up 90% of state cases by March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: 60% of people in part of the Isle of Wight have had their first jab
EXCLUSIVE: NHS England statistics show that 95.9 per cent of all over-70s in England have had their first dose of the jab, with 15 areas of the country vaccinating more than half of all residents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People receiving the J&J vaccine may not need to be watched for allergic reactions
J &J's vaccine combines genetic material from the coronavirus with the genes of virus that caused colds to induce an immune response, which is different technology than Pfizer or Moderna use. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid alert is DOWNGRADED to level four as cases fall
Department of Health bosses today recorded 9,985 cases - down 17 per cent on last Thursday. Another 323 victims were also added to the official fatality toll, dropping by almost 30 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burden of long Covid 'is real and significant', says World Health Organization official
Dr Hans Kluge told a press conference the condition is 'real and significant' and can lead to sufferers losing their jobs and being so tired they are unable to meet family and friends. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Interactive map shows 99.5% England and Wales districts have had deaths
Office for National Statistics data showed only 36 out of 7,209 districts - or 0.5 per cent - had not recorded a single Covid-linked fatality. They were mostly scattered across the South West. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two thirds of US COVID-19 hospitalizations may been preventable
All four conditions are largely preventable through diet and exercise - meaning two thirds of 906,000 hospitalizations likely would have been too, the Tufts University researchers write. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer hopes a THIRD Covid vaccine shot can offer protection against super variants
Pfizer Inc has announced it has begun studying a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, part of a strategy to guard against mutated versions of the coronavirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna to launch trials of new booster vaccine that targets South African Covid variant
The Boston-based biotech has already shipped the raw materials to the US National Institutes of Health, which helped the firm study its first jab, to start human trials. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid cases in England hit their lowest levels since SEPTEMBER
Public Health England data show that September 20 was the last time that infection rates were as low as they are now across all regions and age groups, but the total number of people infected is higher. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid England: Over 35M GP appointments lost to pandemic
NHS Digital estimates there were 35.6m fewer family doctor visits in England between March 2020 and January 2021 compared to the same period a year prior. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 4,500 critically-ill patients are being treated in hospital beds every day in England
EXCLUSIVE: Data released by NHS England today shows the number of beds occupied fell around seven per cent last week, as Covid cases and death figures across the UK continue to fall. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

England records NO influenza cases so far in 2021 due to social distancing measures
Public Health England had sequenced more than 20,000 random test samples for flu by February 14 but hasn't yet detected a case of the virus in 2021. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid outbreaks are SEVEN TIMES smaller in some areas
Department of Health data shows Devon, Cornwall and the Isle of Wight have the lowest infection rates in England. MPs today said they should be released from lockdown earlier. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacists say combining leftover COVID-19 vaccine could increase daily shots by 10%
Pharmacists at a hospital network in Virginia, say that combining leftover COVID-19 vaccines from different vials could save thousands of doses and boost the number administered daily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 antibodies seem to protect survivors from infection for at least three months
A new study from the NIH found that, after at least 90 days, 0.3% of coronavirus survivors were reinfected with COVID-19 in comparison with 3% of people who did not have antibodies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tory demand lockdown end date is brought forward from June
Department of Health bosses today recorded 9,938 infections - down by a fifth on last week. Another 442 victims were also added to the toll, in a fall of more than 40 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homegrown California coronavirus variant will account for 90% of the state's cases
The homegrown variant known as B.1.427/B.1.429 makes up 50% of all cases in California and it is estimated it will account for 90% of all cases by the end of March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What IS behind Britain's Covid vaccine slowdown?
A vaccine dose delivery schedule published by the Scottish Government in January suggests that officials knew there would be a dip in vaccine supply in February before a spike in availability in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gavin Williamson claims Britain's lagging Covid vaccination drive ISN'T down to lack of jabs
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, England's deputy chief medical officer, described the process of manufacturing jabs as being 'like beer-making' because not every batch yields the same amount. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brits could get their Covid vaccine in a PILL in future, Oxford University says
Professor Sarah Gilbert, the chief scientist behind Oxford's jab, told MPs on the Science and Technology Committee her team were also looking at delivering the Covid vaccine via a nasal spray. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain WON'T have to live with Covid like flu because it will become like measles, top expert says
Sage member Professor Devi Sridhar of the Univeristy of Edinburgh said Covid vaccines should mean the UK does not have 'live with the virus' as other experts have predicted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain and the US could achieve herd immunity through Covid vaccines before the end of 2021
The UK is already dishing out 358,340 doses a day on average, the report by German company Statista says, which is 46 per cent more than needed to achieve herd immunity this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's vaccine postcode lottery 'means healthy adults in their TWENTIES are getting jabs'
Examples have been most common in London, which is seeing the poorest uptake of anywhere in Britain, but there have also been cases in parts of Manchester, Scotland and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why lockdowns DON'T always stop thousands dying of Covid
Oxford University researchers found the UK had the sixth harshest restrictions. Separate data from OurWorldInData.com showed the UK has suffered the fourth highest death toll of the pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Britain's second wave of Covid has drastically changed
The most recent figures show the areas with the highest case numbers are Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Peterborough, Bolton, Luton and Slough as of February 17. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US states will get 14.5 MILLION doses of COVID-19 vaccines next week
Pharmacies will also get a 100,000-dose boost to their supply as the US scrambles to make up for lost time after last week's winter weather delayed shipments of 6 million precious vaccine doses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California firms launch trials of COVID shot they hope will protect against South African variant
The firms' candidate, called hAd5 T-cell, targets two parts of the novel coronaviirus: the spike protein, more prone to mutations and the nucleocapsid protein, which is less prone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer, Moderna, plan to ship 135M doses of covid vaccine in 5 weeks
To date, Pfizer has delivered about 40 million doses to the US, and Moderna has delivered 45 million, executives for each firm said during House Committee on a Energy and Commerce hearing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca expects FDA O.K for its COVID shot in April and will ship 30M doses
Firm president Rudd Dobber told members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Tuesday that AstraZeneca could deliver 'up to 50 million' doses by the end of April. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK government WON'T share number of Covid cases in quarantine hotels
Health Secretary Matt Hancock today claimed that the UK's border measures 'are working' at keeping out coronavirus cases but his department will not publish the data to prove it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS in London will trial DIY cervical smear tests for women who are overdue cancer screening
People in the Barnet, Camden, Islington, Newham and Tower Hamlets boroughs of London will be offered the home swab kits to test themselves in a bid to boost screening uptake. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brave 7-year-old girl battling THREE rare conditions
A TikTok video of Isabella Thompson, 7, from Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada, dancing to the song Can't Stop the Feelin' has gone viral as she waits in the hospital for a bowel transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: UK lockdown is one of the toughest in the WORLD, study claims
University of Oxford researchers have scored the pandemic response of 180 countries using measures including whether schools and offices are open and stay-at-home orders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid US: 33% knew someone who has died from infection, says poll
A new poll has found that 33% of U.S adults have lost a family member, a friend or an acquaintance to COVID-19, double the percentage that reported the same thing in early June. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid UK: Matt Hancock claims cases of variants 'falling sharply'
Mr Hancock's comment is at odds with a Public Health England report published hours later that showed 42 more cases of worrying variants have been confirmed in the past week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news