Pfizer reports that third dose of vaccine could boost protection against Indian Delta variant
Third dose of Pfizer vaccine may be especially valuable in combating the Delta variant. Clinical data released by the company finds that booster shots could increase antibody levels 11-fold for some. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Departing NHS boss Sir Simon Stevens' current deputy - Amanda Pritchard - gets top role
Amanda Pritchard - currently the health service's chief operating officer - will take over the reins next week, Boris Johnson is expected to announce today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals
EXCLUSIVE: Covid cases are falling in all age groups, and dropping fastest among adults in their twenties according to data from the Department of Health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert says COVID-19 vaccine mandates for government employees may boost shot rates
An epidemiologist told ABC News the new vaccine-or-test rule may actually boost rates higher than vaccine lotteries did because it 'says the government supports vaccination.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized
William Thomas Ball, 51, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson, Mississippi after refusing to get vaccinated. Now his wife, Alicia, is asking for others in her community to get the shots. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two men developed PUS-FILLED bumps on their faces in rare side effect from Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 
Researchers believe the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine led the men to generate high levels of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, which caused an immune system overreaction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine hesitancy in America fell by one-third during early months of 2021
Vaccine hesitancy in the United States fell by 33 percent over the first five months of the year. The biggest falls were among Black Americans, Hispanic Americans and those with no college education. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Doctors and GOP leaders slam CDC over new recommendations that vaccinated people wear masks indoors
Doctors and politicians are slamming the CDC over its new mask guidance released on Tuesday, saying officials are simply panicking and causing 'emotional whiplash' for Americans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 UK: Britain's daily coronavirus cases drop for the SEVENTH day in a row
Department of Health bosses posted 27,734 infections today, down 37 per cent on last week's figure of 44,104. The UK saw another 825 hospitalisations on Saturday, up 17 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Cruise getaways are back on! No10 gives green light for voyages to restart from August
Sources said passengers will be able to take trips that start or end in ports outside the UK, including those sailing to Europe and North America. Industry leaders said it was 'very good news'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York company gets jump on Elon Musk's Neuralink with brain-computer interface in clinical trials
Synchron has received FDA approval to begin clinical trials of its Stentrode motor neuroprosthesis, a brain-computer interface that's implanted without surgery in about two hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health care workers who worked in COVID-19 wards more likely to contract virus, but from each other
A Dutch study finds that health care workers in two hospitals that worked in COVID wards were four times as likely as others to contract COVID. They were spreading virus among each other, though. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Proof Covid is turning into a mild illness? Survivors who get reinfected have lower viral loads
Brits who have previously been infected with the coronavirus are less likely to suffer symptoms if they catch it again, according to data from the Office for National Statistics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 UK: Scotland's hospitalisations are now FALLING as well - and England's could this week
EXCLUSIVE: Professor Paul Hunter, of the University of East Anglia, said it was 'reasonable' to expect England could follow a similar timescale to Scotland's fall in admissions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Morning viewers praise teen with cystic fibrosis who says dance is a 'drug' that saved his life
Dubbed a real life Billy Elliot, Tom Oakley, 18, from Liverpool, who appeared on This Morning today, fell in love with ballet at the age of seven and describes it as a 'drug' that he cannot live without. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearts from donors who died of drug overdoses ARE safe to use in transplant surgeries, studies find
Two new studies from the American Heart Association suggest that hearts from donors who died of drug overdoses are safe to transplant into patients who need them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What your teeth say about your health: Experts reveal the warning signs everyone should know
Dr Hanna Kinsella of Kiln Lane Dental in St Helens and Dr Kamila Azimova in Ascot, have outlined the subtle changes and symptoms that could be the sign of something more serious. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What do falling Covid rates in the UK mean for America's battle with the Indian 'Delta' variant?
Coronavirus cases in the UK have fallen for the seventh day in a row from 54,674 COVID-19 cases recorded 11 days ago to 23,511 on Tuesday, a decline of 132% compared to the rise in the U.S. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in three are hit by midlife health crisis
Figures show that 34 per cent of Britons aged 46 to 48 have two or more long-term conditions such as chronic back problems, mental ill-health, high blood pressure and diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of women trying for a baby drink alcohol, don't exercise enough and don't eat their five-a-day
Research has found 'troubling trends' in the lifestyles of UK-based women who want to conceive while continuing to smoke, drink and not eat enough fruit and vegetables. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New immunotherapy drug Keytruda approved by FDA to fight 'tough-to-treat' breast cancer
Keytruda, developed by Merck & Co Inc, has been given FDA approval to be used to combat TNBC. The rare form of breast cancer appears in 10 to 15 percent of women who are diagnosed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People in Missouri secretly getting vaccinated out of fear their community will turn on them
Some people in West Plains, Missouri, are getting vaccinated in secret, per an ABC News report. Missouri is among the states with the worst COVID-19 situation in the country. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans who got Johnson & Johnson's Covid vaccine are 'mixing and matching' with booster shots
Some Americans who got Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine are seeking out boosters of other vaccines. These boosters may confer extra protection against the Indian 'Delta' variant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

De Blasio says requiring workers to get shots or be tested 'creates positive pressure' for vaccines
Mayor Bill de Blasio said on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday that the new rule 'creates a positive pressure for vaccination' for workers who don't want to go through the hassle of weekly tests (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 survivors who have long-term memory problems are at higher risk for Alzheimer's
Long COVID-19 patients with brain fog, memory issues, and other neurological symptoms may be at higher risk for Alzheimer's, according to new research from UT Health San Antonio. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid US: CDC to release new guidance recommending fully vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will recommend on Tuesday that vaccinated Americans should wear masks indoors in some situations, The New York Times has reported. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK's daily Covid cases fall for SEVENTH day: Infections plummet 50% to 23,511
The Department of Health recorded another 23,511 infections across the UK over the past 24 hours, down by half on last Tuesday. This marks the biggest week-on-week fall in cases since last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia cases 'set to almost triple worldwide to more than 150 million by 2050'
A three-fold increase in dementia cases worldwide will be driven by population growth and ageing, as well as factors like smoking and being overweight, Washington University researchers have found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agoraphobic man who wanted to be vaccinated died in ICU with Covid before he could get jabbed
Brendon Jones, from Manchester, had been hoping to get the jab but struggled to leave his home. The 33-year-old, who had agoraphobia from a past trauma, died from the virus this month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 UK: SAGE expert says group left 'scratching head' over falling infections
Modelling released ahead of Freedom Day said it was realistic to expect six-figure cases in August and as many as 200,000 in a worst-case scenario. But there were just 29,000 across Britain yesterday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health issues double patients' risk of death from COVID-19
Patients with mental health disorders are at double the risk of dying from COVID-19 compared to those without a diagnosis, a new study from Marseille, France finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts predict that worldwide dementia cases will TRIPLE by 2050 to 152.8 million
Cases of dementia worldwide are expected to increase by 166% over the next 30 years, University of Washington researchers found. Dementia is primarily caused by Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid UK: Pioneering 15-minute test is approved for sale to hospitals
The Israeli-made 'MedMed Covid-19 Severity Test' will be available for both private and NHS hospitals. It was given a CE mark in Europe, which allows it to be sold in UK hospitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia cases will nearly triple 'to more than 152 million by 2050'
The highest increase in dementia prevalence is projected to be in eastern sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, report experts at the University of Washington in Seattle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over half of Covid hospitalisations only tested positive AFTER admission
Leaked figures show 56 per cent of people classed as Covid patients in England last week tested positive in the days after admission. It suggests the virus was not the reason they went to hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four in 10 Brits put on weight during lockdown with the average person gaining half a STONE
A survey of 5,000 adults by Public Health England found lockdowns led people to develop unhealthy habits like snacking and comfort eating, causing 41% of Brits to put on weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Poor night's sleep increases the risk of sending rude work emails in the morning, study finds 
After a shorter night of sleep, employees had more self regulatory fatigue and engaged in higher levels of cyber incivility at work, according to researchers from A&M University in West Texas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid killed 218 people in England and Wales last week as virus deaths rose by a fifth
Experts said it was 'not surprising' Covid deaths had risen because infections had previously been surging upwards. Almost nine in ten adults have got at least one jab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Forced to pay thousands for surgery: Waiting lists mean there's only one option
Faced with a 12 to 18-month wait for a hip replacement on the NHS, housewife Barbara Price decided to do something she had never done before, she went private. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When is a cough a sign of acid reflux? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: A permanent cough is uncomfortable and irritating - more so now, during the Covid pandemic, than ever before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'healthy' energy drinks that really give your body and brain a boost
Designed to help us focus and concentrate better, to exercise harder for longer - or simply power through a busy day, energy drinks have become a popular choice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burping is seen as 'rude'... but it's a vital bodily function to prevent pain, experts say 
Burping has long enjoyed something of a bad reputation. But, in fact, it fulfils an important biological function. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dissolving implant that resembles a sticking plaster will help mend broken bones faster
Placed over a fracture, the device, which resembles a sticking plaster, generates a mild electric current to accelerate the rate of healing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The guilt-free guide to enjoying red meat: Balance benefits and drawbacks of your favourite foods
Whether it's a tasty Sunday roast or a juicy BBQ banger, red meat has long been at the heart of the British diet - and for many people, it is the true star of any meal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical groups call on COVID-19 vaccines to be mandatory for healthcare workers 
In a joint statement on Monday, 57 medical groups called on employers to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all health care workers (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Up to 60% of COVID-19 cases in the US may have gone undetected, study finds
Up to 60 percent of total COVID-19 cases in the U.S. may have not been detected, according to a study by University of Washington researchers. Idaho was the worst state at detecting cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of parents with children older than three say 'unlikely' they will get their kids vaccinated
Among parents of those ages 12 to 18, 39% said their children had already gotten a COVID-19 vaccine and 40% said it was unlikely, a new poll from CS Mott Children's Hospital found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer patients who quit smoking after diagnosis live about TWO YEARS longer
Lung cancer patients who quit smoking after diagnosis live two years longer than those who continue smoking. Quitting can be hard even after someone receives a diagnoses, though. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My lockdown workouts gave me blinding headaches
During the January lockdown, Marilyn Law thought she was doing the right thing in using her new exercise bike to keep fit while gyms were shut. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASH SUBRAMANIAN: As a surgeon, stress of the pandemic drove me to the brink
ASH SUBRAMANIAN: I'm middle-aged, male, Asian and a bit overweight. Most patients in our intensive care unit (ICU) fitted that profile. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news