Coronavirus led to more NYC 'excess deaths' than Spanish flu, study suggests
There were about 4.15 deaths in New York City in 2020 for every one in recent prior years, and about 2.8 amid the 1918 Spanish flu for every one that occured in a given year from 1914-1917. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Boris Johnson says the UK will be 'ruthless' over travel quarantine ahead of France decision
A review due to be completed today is expected to keep France on the list of countries that are exempted from the UK's 14-day isolation rules. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus UK: 13 new fatalities in preliminary daily death toll
NHS England confirmed the deaths of five people apiece in the North West and North East, along with two in the Midlands and one more in London. Scotland has now gone one month with no deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nasal spray could prevent people from catching the coronavirus, scientists claim 
The University of California formulated 'AeroNabs' for use once a day. They hope it will act as a short-term tool to prevent Covid-19 infection before a vaccine is found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Black and Asian people may be more likely to die of Covid-19 because of POLLUTION
A report by the Office for National Statistics, looking at links between pollution and Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales, admitted it was 'inconclusive' and the link could work either way. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Oldham could be next in line for full local lockdown amid sudden spike in new coronavirus cases 
Some 255 new cases were diagnosed in Oldham in the week ending August 8 compared with 137 the week before. The Manchester town could face full lockdown 'within days', the council said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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New Mexico man in his 20s dies of the PLAGUE, officials confirm 
New Mexico Department of Health officials confirmed the man's death on August 7, just 20 days after reporting the state's first case of septicemic plague in 2020 in a man in his 60s in Santa Fe county. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Lung cancer deaths have been falling by nearly 5% a year over last decade thanks to better treatment
A new study from the National Cancer Institute found, in men, deaths from non-small lung cancer fell by 6.3% per year from 2013 to 2016, while they fell by 5.9% annually in women from 2014 to 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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UK's official coronavirus death toll DROPS by 5,000
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) today reduced the UK coronavirus death toll from 46,706 to 41,329 following a review of how figures are calculated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: Contagious particles float 16 FEET from patients
A new study from the University of Florida has found that infectious coronavirus particles were found in air samples taken between seven feet and 16 feet away from hospital patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus US: Big Pharma spent $250m lobbying lawmakers
A new study from Brigham Young University found that bout $100 million in lobbying spending came from the top 30 health organizations, 16 of which are pharmaceutical companies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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New experimental coronavirus vaccine boosted antibody levels in mice 90-fold
After researchers sprayed the novel coronavirus into the noses of the mice, those who were immunized didn't develop pneumonia or have high level of particles in their lungs, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Could acupuncture help coronavirus patients?
A modernized version of the ancient homeopathic needle treatment, acupuncture, might help stem the kind of out-of-control inflammation that kills COVID-19 patients, a study in mice suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Could a blood test predict whether coronavirus will kill you?
The GWU team believes a blood test for these biomarkers could give doctors a clearer picture of who might need ventilator support or early aggressive treatment amid supply shortages. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus UK: Six MILLION took NHS 111's online assessment
Record numbers of people in England sought help through the NHS 111 website during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. In mid-March, the site was used more than 950,000 times a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Stockholm blow for hopes that herd immunity will combat the coronavirus
Only 15 per cent of Stockholm residents caught coronavirus despite Sweden not imposing a lockdown - as research suggests herd immunity is not an effective Covid-19 strategy.  (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus Spain: Girl, 11, dies from Kawasaki-like syndrome
The child, who had no known underlying health conditions, passed away at the Joan XXIII University Hospital of Tarragona in Catalonia yesterday after testing positive for Covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Being overweight increases risk of severe Covid-19 by at least 40%, study finds
Researchers led by University College London analysed data from more than 300,000 people from England. They found extra weight is linked with 'higher odds' of admission to hospital with Covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Medical examiners 'will review the deaths' of more than 600 health and care workers
Ministers have asked medical examiners to review the deaths of all frontline health and social care staff who died while bravely fighting the first wave of the epidemic in England and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Did London's lockdown work? Capital has the same level of coronavirus antibodies as Stockholm
Official Government data from antibody studies - which reveal if someone has previously been infected - show around one in six people in both London and Stockholm have caught the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus England: Infection rates are rising in under-65s
Among people aged 15 to 44 in England, the rate has risen by 35 per cent since July 5 - a day after 'Super Saturday' when bars, restaurants and cinemas reopened and a chunk of the workforce went back. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Lockdown may have killed more UK children than coronavirus
British paediatricians have identified nine children who died of cancer or sepsis by the end of April after coming too late to hospital to receive treatment. That is higher than child deaths from Covid at the time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: NY nursing home deaths may be well over figure
New York's reported toll of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes currently stands at 6,600 but health officials are only counting residents who died on site and not later in hospitals or other medical facilities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Fauci says new study could be key to who dies of COVID-19 
NIAID head Dr Anthony Fauci says it's feasible someone who fought off a cousin of the new coronavirus no more than five years ago has immune system cells that recognize SARS-CoV-2. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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UK records highest number of new coronavirus cases in seven weeks
The UK today recorded its highest number of new coronavirus cases in seven weeks with 1,148 infections and a further 102 deaths across the country. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Study says CBD improves brain's blood flow and helps the mind
MRI scans showed that CBD capsules increased blood flow to the hippocampus, responsible for memories and the orbitofrontal cortex, responsible for decision-making, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus UK: Infection risk higher in areas with air pollution
Researchers led by Taipei University in Taiwan have claimed pollution plays a 'direct role' in the spread of the disease. Viruses may be absorbed by particulate matter and linger in the air for hours or days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Boris Johnson pleads with Britons NOT to shun A&E saying hospitals are safe
The Prime Minister said it was essential that people who needed emergency treatment during the winter should attend hospital, confident they would not become infected with the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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US hospital deaths 12-times more likely to be from coronavirus
Northwestern University researchers found that nearly 70% of people who died of COVID-19 between February and May did so in hospitals and 23% died in nursing homes, likely without loved ones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus US: Nine suffering grief for every person that dies
A study from Pennsylvania State University found grandparents were the most likely to have the highest number of mourning loved ones, followed by parents and then siblings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Postcode checker reveals how lockdown rules differ in areas across the UK 
The UK's 'whack-a-mole' approach to local lockdowns left some unsure exactly which rules apply to them at home or when they're travelling, so one web developer made a search bar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Malaria breakthrough could help speed up discovery of Covid-19 treatments, scientists hope
Current drugs primarily target the pathogen itself but academics from RMIT University in Australia found infection often relies on enzymes in red blood cells of the human host. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Teenage vapers are FIVE TIMES more likely to catch coronavirus, study finds
People between ages 13 and 24 who vaped were five-times more likely to test positive, and those who vaped and smoked faced nearly seven-times higher risks a, Stanford University study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: Why infection attacks some organs and not others
A new study from The University of Zaragosa has found that lung proteins trigger changes in viral proteins that only allow them to enter certain organs such as the heart, kidneys and liver, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus UK: Three separate death tolls now to be published
New methods will now record deaths by whether they occur either 28 days or 60 days after a Covid-19 test result in order to catch immediate victims, and those who may die of long-term complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus Scotland: Teaching unions react as schools reopen
Unions say science has not been clear enough about how much young people get sick with coronavirus or spread it to others, sparking fury over plans for schools to return in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Drive-through flu jabs to be given in doctors' CAR PARKS this winter
Ministers are planning to get more than 30million people in the UK vaccinated against the flu to protect the NHS from the threat of flu and coronavirus surging at the same time in winter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Two bereaved mothers share a shattering warning after an acne drug
Annabel Wright, 15, who had no history of depression, killed herself in her family home near Ripon, North Yorkshire on May 1 last year- six months after she began taking Roaccutane. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Council-run contact tracing systems could be set up in 94 areas across England to squash virus
Councils in England will support the lagging NHS Test and Trace system by sending tracers to knock on doors of people who refuse to answer the phone to, or reply to emails. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: N95s offer the best protection, study says
A new study from Duke University found that N95 masks offered the best protection but neck fleeces were the worst because they turned large droplets into several smaller droplets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Is it ethical to infect volunteers with Covid-19 to test a vaccine?
Seán McPartlin, from Rathoath, Co Meath in the Irish  Republic is one of 1,100 people under the age of 30 who have signed up to test the effectiveness of a coronavirus vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The seven diet myths that stop you losing weight
DR CLARE BAILEY: For more than 30 years I've been a GP, and though I hope I have been a good one, I owe many of my overweight patients an apology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Doctors test out new treatment in bid to boost your blood flow
The vibrating plate treatment, called Revitive, is being trialled in the NHS and is hoped to improve blood flow in the legs and ease the pain of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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DR MARTIN SCURR answers all your health questions 
DR MARTIN SCURR: Post-nasal drip (clinically, known as chronic rhinitis) is where mucus accumulates in the nose and drips down the throat, causing a sensation of excess fluid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nurse invited grief-stricken 81-year-old grandmother to her house for Christmas Day 
Nicola Peat, 44, from South Tyneside, invited Angela Coverdale-Robinson, 81, to her home on Christmas Day after hearing that the pensioner had missed the last train back home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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1 in 6 cardiac arrest deaths in San Francisco were actually overdoses
Overdose death rates in the California city mirror rates nationwide, the research team from the UC San Francisco is concerned that overdoses across the US are similarly underestimated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Experts reveal what going on holiday does to your mind and body
While holidays help some recharge their batteries, scientists at Tilburg University in the Netherlands found that some people became physically ill when they took a break, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Can you really beat pain without drugs?
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) last week warned that pills including paracetamol, should no longer be routinely prescribed to patients with chronic pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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MICK MAY describes in an inspiring book, his determination to survive for his family
MICK MAY: When facing treatment for a fatal form of cancer, even the strongest among us may allow themselves a wobble. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus UK: Oldham is latest hotspot with 150 new cases
Analysis of Public Health England data shows 145 people caught Covid-19 in Oldham in the week ending August 9,It gives the Manchester town a case rate of 61.5 people per 100,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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