NHS workers are bumped off vaccine priority list as Pfizer's HALVES its deliveries
Hopes that an end to the pandemic was in sight were bolstered last night after the first batches of the prized jab arrived in the UK, following No10's 'top secret' operation to get the vaccine in Britain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Does the North need to be in Tier Three?
Millions of people are being forced to live under the tightest level of restrictions in England despite Covid-19 cases heading into decline and slackening pressure on the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Weekly heart disease deaths have surged above average in England, PHE data shows
Public Health England data shows that, since the end of May, there have been almost 1,200 more heart disease deaths than average but 3,100 fewer fatalities caused by dementia in that time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Falling flu rates AND Covid vaccine may make NHS miss winter crisis
Fears the NHS will be overwhelmed this winter are receding, with figures revealing the country is virtually free of the flu virus. The first batches of the Covid vaccine arrived on UK shores last night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Shoppers swear by this £7 scalp massager for promoting fabulous and flake-free hair
If you're looking for a new way to grow and maintain healthy hair, a massaging scalp brush could be a helpful solution. When it comes to exfoliation and the removal of dirt, dead skin cells... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Johns Hopkins apologizes after retracting article claiming covid has not caused excess deaths  
The university's News-Letter published an article that claimed there is 'no evidence that COVID-19 created any excess deaths on November 22, then retracted and deleted if four days later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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New tracking system may predict where the next coronavirus hotspots will be
Northwestern University has developed a new global coronavirus surveillance system, being rolled out in 195 countries, to track where the virus is, where it's going and if it is accelerating. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Pfizer will only ship HALF its planned 100m covid vaccine doses by year-end
Pfizer will only ship half as many doses of its coronavirus vaccine as it promised by the end of the year, cutting its planned global rollout from 100 million doses sources told the Wall Street Journal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Experimental antiviral drug stopped coronavirus transmission in ferrets within 24 HOURS
A new study from Georgia State University found that ferrets infected with coronavirus that were given molnupiravir, which stops viruses from making copies of itself, did not transmit the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Dr Anthony Fauci accuses Britain of rushing to approve the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine too quickly
The chief medical advisor in the US warned people may not want to take the injection if they feel it has not undergone a thorough review as he defended the process of the FDA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus US: HIGHEST daily death toll at 2,304, with 354k total
There were 2,804 deaths recorded yesterday in the United States, which is up considerably from the previous record of 2,603 reported back on April 15 during the initial peak of the pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why the UK approved Pfizer vaccine before the US and Europe
The breakthrough jab was given the green light by the UK MHRA (headed by Dr June Raine, pictured) within 10 days of receiving the results from its late stage trials. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Britain's Covid death toll tops 60,000 with 414 new victims
Department of Health chiefs recorded 498 coronavirus victims across the UK last Thursday, meaning the daily number of victims has dropped by 16.7 per cent week-on-week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How long until Britain gets its hands on another coronavirus vaccine?
Britain's drug regulator, the MHRA, took 10 days to approve Pfizer's vaccine, suggesting Oxford and AstraZeneca could get the go-ahead for theirs as soon as next week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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No10 has 'gambled with the UK's future' by choosing to relax Covid-19 restrictions over Christmas
The review into the Government's handling of the pandemic by a cross-party group of MPs will say ministers made 'false choices' between the economy and saving lives during the pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why is the Pfizer vaccine so difficult to transport?
The approval of Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine in Britain on Wednesday was hailed as the light at the end of the lockdown tunnel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Up to a QUARTER of 'Covid-19 admissions' may have caught the virus in hospital
Figures show there were 1,230 coronavirus patients needing NHS treatment every day in England during the week ending November 29, on average. But only 938 of these were from 'the community'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Positive Covid-19 cases fell 28 per cent in the third week of lockdown
There were 40,249 fewer infections diagnosed in England over the seven-day spell to November 25, with the number of cases dropping from 156,600 to 116,300, the latest Test and Trace report says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Care homes put 'illegal' Do Not Resuscitate orders on patients
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) heard how some homes had been told to place 'blanket orders' on all residents during the pandemic, while others used them if a resident caught Covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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US hits the HIGHEST daily COVID death toll as CDC tells Americans to cancel Christmas travel
The CDC has warned Americans to postpone their travels plans and stay at home for Christmas and the holiday season amid a historic rise in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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First batch of Pfizer's Covid vaccine will arrive in UK within 'HOURS'
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, one of England's deputy chief medical officers, said today: 'We currently expect to receive [it] very, very shortly in the UK, and I do mean hours, not days.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Dementia deaths in England and Wales dropped by the largest amount in 20 YEARS in 2019
The Office for National Statistics report, the first of its kind, shows deaths dropped by 3,054 in 2019. They have only declined three times in the last 20 years, but are generally trending upwards. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine: EVERYTHING you need to know about jab
Officials said the jab will be made available in Britain 'from next week' as Health Secretary Matt Hancock declared the end of the pandemic was now 'in sight'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Moderna will being testing its coronavirus vaccine in children as young as 12
Moderna Inc will begin testing its experimental coronavirus vaccine in 3,000 children between ages 12 and 17 with half receiving two shots of the immunization and the other half a placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Weekly coronavirus cases in US nursing homes hit the highest peak since spring, new report finds
A new report found that more than 16,000 coronavirus cases were recorded at US nursing homes during the week of November 15, the highest levels seen since the spring. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus UK: NHS workers first in queue for Pfizer vaccine
A Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech has been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for use in the UK, paving the way for mass vaccination to start. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Britain's Covid deaths continue to fall with another 648 fatalities
Department of Health figures show the average number of Britons dying of the illness has been dropping since November 21. Almost 700 fatalities were recorded last Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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EVERYTHING you need to know about Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine
Officials said the jab will be made available in Britain 'from next week' as Health Secretary Matt Hancock declared the end of the pandemic was now 'in sight'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Teachers, police officers and bus drivers could be prioritised for Covid vaccine after over-50s
The UK's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) published its vaccine priority list today, with care homes and the NHS among the first in line. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Volunteers given Pfizer's Covid vaccine reveal how side effects felt like a 'severe hangover'
One 45-year-old volunteer said the first dose left her suffering side effects similar to the flu jab but that her symptoms were 'more severe' after her second dose, which is given 21 days later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Experimental drug can reverse age-related cognitive decline within THREE DAYS, new mouse study finds
A new study from the University of California, San Francisco found that a drug that inhibits the body's stress response in cells can help restore memory and mental flexibility in older mice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Vaping raises lung disease risks by more than 40%, study finds
A new study from Boston University is among the first to show that vaping alone could raise risks for respiratory problems, which are starting to strike young vapers who are reaching middle age. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus was spreading in the US by December 17, study finds
Antibodies to the new coronavirus were found in 106 samples of blood donated to the Red Cross between December 13 and January 17, including 39 donated before December 17, a new study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Britain records 13,430 Covid cases and 603 deaths as second wave continues to tail off
Department of Health statistics show Covid cases were slightly higher today than the 11,299 posted last Monday, which was considered a blip because it was unusually low. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Now you CAN hug your granny: Ministers REVERSE ban on hugging loved ones in care homes at Christmas
The Department of Health announced that visitors and residents in England will be tested regularly for Covid so that they can do away with social distancing if everyone tests negative. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Jonathan Van-Tam's 'mum test' won't be enough to convince people to get a Covid jab, experts warn 
England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer attempted to reassure people about jabs last month by claiming he'd encouraged his elderly mother to get inoculated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nearly 40% of healthcare workers say they are 'not likely' to get a coronavirus vaccine
A survey, conducted by the CDC and presented at the November 23 meeting of its advisory committee, found the 37% of healthcare workers don't plan on getting vaccinated against coronavirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Head of Operation Warp Speed says first Americans could get vaccines within 24 HOURS of FDA approval
Dr Moncef Slaoui, the chief of Operation Warp Speed, says the first Americans, such as healthcare workers, to receive coronavirus vaccines could get them within 24 hours of FDA approval (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Physical activity has plummeted during the pandemic by 60% because gyms and sports clubs have closed
The level of physical activity in England has fallen sharply during the coronavirus pandemic as sports clubs and gyms have been forced to close and people have been working from home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid data transparency row deepens as Michael Gove warns hospitals are 88% full
The Cabinet Office Minister this morning insisted the figure was too high and claimed the Government's brutal tiered system in England is necessary to protect the health service. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Almost every county in America is a coronavirus hotspot government map reveals
A new map from an internal federal government brief shows every single US state has multiple counties that have been labeled sustained hotspots' for coronavirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Leicester 'given thousands of unusable coronavirus tests'
Leicester's mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said it was 'utterly crazy' that tests were laying unopened because they hadn't been sent with the barcodes needed to link them back to the people who took the test. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The CEO behind Deepmind, the AI company finding cures for illnesses
Demis Hassabis, 44, a former child chess prodigy, started DeepMind after completing a neuroscience PhD and creating several games because he wanted to 'solve intelligence'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Ethnic minorities could be prioritised for Covid-19 tests in Tier Three areas
Under the new swabbing scheme - which starts tomorrow when England's national lockdown ends - councils will be entitled to target specific groups for regular, asymptomatic testing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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People living in Tier Three areas could receive shopping vouchers in return for getting tested
Local councils in Tier 3 in England will be paid £14 for every test carried out in a bid to encourage widespread uptake. Officials will use the money to offer vouchers or discount schemes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Google-owned DeepMind cracks 50-year-old 'protein folding problem'
DeepMind's AI system AlphaFold cracked the so-called 'protein folding problem' - figuring out how a protein's amino acid sequence dictates its 3D atomic structure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus deaths in England and Wales are slowing, official figures show
Office for National Statistics data show that the coronavirus death toll in England and Wales rose nine per cent in the week to November 20 after surging by 40 per cent in the last week of October. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Online app calculates risk of catching Covid-19 in various scenarios
Created by researchers at MIT, the tool assumes a room hosts one infected person and allows the user to customise the settings of the room and the behaviour of its inhabitants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Only FOUR hospitals are busier than they were last winter, data shows
Number 10 was today accused of running a 'brainwashing campaign' after analysis showed only four NHS trusts in England are busier now than they were this time last year - despite Covid warnings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid England: Cases rose in just 18 authorities last week
It means the other 297 lower-tier authorities in England - home to around 53million people - saw a fall in coronavirus cases in the seven-day spell ending November 25, the most recent week of data. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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