Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 8 October 2021, ONS
Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 22 September to 3 October 2021 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Out of the Shadows: Christopher Steele defiant on dossier, says Trump still 'potential' threat
British ex-spy Christopher Steele is stepping out of the shadows to discuss his so-called "Steele dossier," five years after it made... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparing mortality from CoViD-19 to mortality due to overdose: a micromort analysis - Lee Y, Lui LMW, Brietzke E, Liao Y, Lu C, Ho R, Subramaniapillai M, Mansur RB, Rosenblat JD, McIntyre RS.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the mortality risk due to covid-19 with death due to overdose in British Columbia, Canada. The opioid epidemic was declared a public health emergency in 2016. METHODS: Mortality risk was calculated in micromorts with covid-19 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Factory farms of disease: how industrial chicken production is breeding the next pandemic
At least eight types of bird flu, all of which can kill humans, are circulating around the world ’s factory farms – and they could be worse than Covid-19One day last December, 101,000 chickens at a gigantic farm near the city of Astrakhan in southern Russiastarted to collapse and die. Tests by the state research centre showed that a relatively new strain of lethal avian flu known as H5N8 was circulating, and within days 900,000 birds at the Vladimirskaya plant werehurriedly slaughtered to prevent an epidemic.Avian flu is the world ’s other ongoing pandemic and H5N8 is just one strain that has torn through...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: John Vidal Tags: Global health Food Bird flu Coronavirus Farming Environment Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Society World news Wildlife & drink industry Business China Asia Pacific Global development Source Type: news

Father of man held as suspect in British lawmakers' stabbing says he is 'traumatized'
The father of the man held as a suspect in the fatal stabbing of British lawmaker David Amess said that he was “traumatized” by his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are covid "vaccines" giving people AIDS? Immune system functions are dropping around 5% EACH WEEK in those who were vaccinated
(Natural News) The latest data from the United Kingdom’s PHE Vaccine Surveillance Report suggests that people who have been “fully vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) are losing about five percent of their immune systems per week. Doubly injected people between the ages of 40 and 70 have already lost about 40 percent of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs and patients complain about Covid-19 booster jab chaos
Last week the Mail on Sunday revealed thousands of vulnerable patients from across Britain are having difficulties in securing a Covid booster shot. This week they tell their stories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer: The ‘tiring’ problem warning you may have the fast-spreading disease
PATIENT groups and doctors are bracing for a surge in cancer death rates after figures revealed an alarming drop in diagnoses during the pandemic. Early identification of cancer remains Britain's best hope for managing the disease. One lesser-known sign in the throat warrants medical attention, according to experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STEPHEN ADAMS: Three reasons not to panic over Britain's Covid infection rate
STEPHEN ADAMS: Ministers are quietly confident that this winter will be nothing like as bad as last, despite persistently high infection rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Figures of Babylon: oldest drawing of a ghost found in British Museum vault
A 3,500-year-old image tablet of a ‘miserable male ghost’ gives up its secretIts outlines are faint, only discernible at an angle, but the world ’s oldest drawing of a ghost has been discovered in the darkened vaults of the British Museum.A lonely bearded spirit being led into the afterlife and eternal bliss by a lover has been identified on an ancient Babylonian clay tablet created about 3,500 years ago.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dalya Alberge Tags: British Museum Culture Archaeology Science UK news Middle East and North Africa World news Source Type: news

UK falls behind European peers in battle against Covid ahead of winter
Deaths and hospital admissions remain stubbornly high in Britain as the continent reports record lows (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

British Conservative politician's stabbing death declared a 'terrorist incident'
The fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker on Friday is being declared a terrorist incident and will be investigated as such with a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility rates going down in Britain because of climate change warnings, experts say
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Britt Wray, a human and planetary health fellow at Stanford University, said Britain's fall in fertility is likely to be caused by worries over the future that will be left for children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Britons are tolerating sky-high Covid rates – and why this may not last
Analysis: as Covid cases reach 40,000 a day, scientists think normalisation is partly to blame for the lack of public reactionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt ’s one of the conundrums of the current phase of the Covid pandemic; the UK has among the highest number of infections across the world and a death toll that continues to steadily climb, yet the national mood seems sanguine. So is this down to British stoicism, a Keep Calm and Carry on mentality?Not according to experts. They talk of many factors being at play – and warn it may not last.Continue reading... (Source: Guar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Hospitals Vaccines and immunisation NHS Health Science UK news Source Type: news

Correction: Colindres et al. Migrant agricultural workers' health, safety and access to protections: a descriptive survey identifying structural gaps and vulnerabilities in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3696 - Colindres C, Cohen A, Caxaj CS.
In the original article [1], the last line of paragraph 2, page 7 is missing the word "not", which changes the meaning of the sentence. This line should read: Perhaps as a result of this disenfranchisement, 136 (76.0%) of surveyed workers reported they ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Bodies and bureaucracy: the demise of the body snatchers in 19th century Britain - Philp J.
As European anatomical teaching developed in the middle ages, anatomists found themselves balanced between the educational and judicial systems. Dissection was associated with the final stages of legal prosecutions and the supply of bodies was severely lim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Queen Elizabeth and Greta Thunberg Are Sending the Same Message on Climate Change. Will World Leaders Listen?
More than 75 years separate Queen Elizabeth II from climate activist Greta Thunberg, but both share similar reservations with world leaders who talk a good game on climate change but aren’t prepared to back it up with action. In remarks caught on a livestream Thursday, the British monarch was heard talking about COP26, the UN climate conference that begins in Glasgow later this month. “Extraordinary isn’t it. I’ve been hearing all about COP,” the Queen said in conversation with her daughter-in-law Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and a Welsh official at the opening of the Welsh parliament. &l...
Source: TIME: Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime News United Kingdom Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins data PROVES distribution of COVID-19 vaccines led to spikes in infections and deaths
(Natural News) Data gathered by Johns Hopkins University definitively proves that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines have made the pandemic worse, and these dangerous shots are causing illnesses and deaths. This is according to Joel Smalley, a quantitative data analyst from the United Kingdom, who has published a video titled “COVID Deaths Before and After Vaccination Programs.” In the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

B.C. health officials impose additional COVID-19 restrictions on northern B.C. to curb transmission
Starting at midnight personal gatherings indoor and outdoor will be restricted to fully vaccinated people only. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

A meteorite crashes through a home in Canada, barely missing a woman's head
British Columbia resident Ruth Hamilton had a rude awakening earlier this month when a large meteorite plunged from space, through her roof and landed in her bed.(Image credit: Nadia Palici/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Lateral flow tests detect people at greater risk of spreading Covid, study claims
British and American researchers found rapid tests are 90 per cent effective at detecting the virus in people who are at their most infectious. And the swabs are 80 per cent effective overall. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to avoid super cold - 9 symptoms and 6 ways to stave off the 'worst cold ever'
A SUPER cold has torn through the British populace in recent weeks, leaving some people out of action for the first time in nearly two years. Doctors have provided a few pointers for avoiding the highly infectious lurgy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why northeastern B.C. has the lowest vaccination rates in the province — and how that's slowly changing
There are multiple reasons northeastern B.C. has the lowest vaccination rates in the province, including a distrust of government mandates. The result is overfull hospitals and a climbing death toll, but that may slowly be changing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Afghanistan: British trained intelligence unit officers 'abandoned' - BBC Newsnight
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Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's daily Covid cases hit a three-month high
The daily infection figure is the highest recorded since July 21, when 44,104 cases were posted and it marks the eighth day in a row of rising positive tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain told to brace for an early flu season by top expert amid fears 60,000 could die
EXCLUSIVE: Britain is now in its flu season, although the NHS usually is not pounded by the disease until January. Experts suggest that this year's wave could come earlier than expected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US  FDA Gives Marketing Nod to an e-Cigarette for the First Time US  FDA Gives Marketing Nod to an e-Cigarette for the First Time
The US FDA on Tuesday allowed British American Tobacco to market its Vuse Solo e-cigarettes and tobacco-flavored pods, making it the first-ever vapor product to get clearance from the health regulator.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Ruby Wax to headline this month ’ s Good Grief Festival
American-British actress, comedian, writer, mental health campaigner and lecturer - Ruby Wax - will headline the Good Grief Festival, which returns later this month (Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Health, Public engagement; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Re Source Type: news

Risk of work-related violence in England and Wales - Edwards JA, Buckley P.
This study specifically explores prevalence rates of work-related violence assau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Web-based internet searches for digital health products in the United Kingdom before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: a time-series analysis using app libraries from the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications (ORCHA), BMJ Open
Retrospective analysis found web-based searches for digital health products increased by 343% during the pandemic (March 2020- Dec 2020 versus Jan 2019-March 2020), signifying an increased interest in this potential therapeutic medium in the UK population. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interventions for Basal Cell Carcinoma Interventions for Basal Cell Carcinoma
Which are the most effective interventions for primary basal cell carcinoma? This systemic review examined the current evidence for both surgical and non-surgical treatments.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Jeremy Hunt: Britain's response to Covid was mix of 'disaster and genius'
BRITAIN'S response to Covid was "a curate's egg of disastrous mistakes and extraordinary genius", says former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of women liked wearing a mask during pandemic - as it disguised their skin
Millions of British women liked wearing a mask during the pandemic - as it disguised their skin, according to a poll. Researchers found that 65 percent of women have gone to great lengths throughout their lives to cover up spots, including wearing roll neck jumpers in summer and wrapping scarfs around their face. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data up to 8-years for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) show early and ongoing treatment significantly reduced risk of requiring a walking aid in relapsing multiple sclerosis and disability progression in primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 13 October 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new long-term data that reinforce the benefit of early initiation and ongoing treatment of OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) on disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS), as well as safety outcomes for an analysis of shorter 2-hour infusion in minority populations. OCREVUS data from all clinical trials consistently show a favourable benefit-risk profile over eight years. Roche and research partners will also present four late-breaking abstracts to share the latest data regarding COVID-19 and vacci...
Source: Roche Media News - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Data up to 8-years for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) show early and ongoing treatment significantly reduced risk of requiring a walking aid in relapsing multiple sclerosis and disability progression in primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 13 October 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new long-term data that reinforce the benefit of early initiation and ongoing treatment of OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) on disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS), as well as safety outcomes for an analysis of shorter 2-hour infusion in minority populations. OCREVUS data from all clinical trials consistently show a favourable benefit-risk profile over eight years. Roche and research partners will also present four late-breaking abstracts to share the latest data regarding COVID-19 and vacci...
Source: Roche Investor Update - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Paul McCartney slams The Rolling Stones, calls them a ‘blues cover band’
In an interview with The New Yorker, the Beatles member called rival British rock band The Rolling Stones a “blues cover band.” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Demands for herd immunity, a prediction of 500,000 Covid deaths... how could they call it Sage?
ROSS CLARK: The Government's opponents lost no time in trying to exploit the dramatic new report into the Covid-19 pandemic in Britain to reinforce their preferred narrative. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does saturated fat really raise heart disease risk? New study makes surprising finding
HEART disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is the leading cause of death globally. Conventional wisdom says to steer clear of saturated fats because they contribute to heart disease. However, a new study published in the British Medical Journal , suggests saturated fat intake does not raise cardiovascular disease risk. But what helps? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain Escalates Dispute With European Union Over Northern Ireland
Britain’s Brexit minister is demanding an overhaul of an agreement on trade rules for Northern Ireland. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘The real problem is the repetition of mistakes’: scientists react to Covid inquiry
Senior figures say failure to prevent second wave was inexcusable given what was known about the virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe failure to prevent tens of thousands of deaths during Britain ’s brutal second wave of Covid infections was a more serious error than the timing of the first lockdown, senior scientists have told the Guardian,after a damning report by MPs on the handling of the pandemic.The scientific advisory group for emergencies (Sage) warned ministers in September 2020 that the country faced a “very large epidemic with catastrophic consequences” unl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Tags: Coronavirus Health Science Society Infectious diseases UK news Source Type: news

Africa: Parliament Welcomes Removal of South Africa From United Kingdom's Red List
[Govt of SA] The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, Ms Tandi Mahambehlala, has welcomed the announcement by the United Kingdom (UK) government of the removal of South Africa from red list following an assessment of Covid-19 risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Report says UK's slow virus lockdown cost 1000s of lives
A U.K. parliamentary report says Britain’s Conservative government waited too long to impose a lockdown early in the COVID-19 pandemic, a delay that cost thousands of lives (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: The best milk to reduce high cholesterol and heart disease risk
DO YOU want to add more years onto your life? It could be as simple as deciding what milk you choose to buy at the supermarket. According to the British Heart Foundation one type could reduce cholesterol levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Hindu Association UK Boosts Covid-19 Fight As Positivity Rate Gets Down to 1.8%
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Hindu Association in the United Kingdom (MHA-UK) has stressed the need for Malawians to take aggressive steps to eliminating Covid-19 pandemic by taking advantage of the continued drop in positivity rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Tourism Committee Chairperson Welcomes Removal of South Africa From UK's Red List
[Parliament of South Africa] The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, Ms Tandi Mahambehlala, has welcomed the announcement by the United Kingdom (UK) government of the removal of South Africa from red list following an assessment of Covid-19 risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Report concludes UK waited too long for virus lockdown
A U.K. parliamentary report has concluded that Britain's Conservative government waited too long to impose a lockdown early in the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly describe relationship as ‘ecstasy and agony’ as they pose for head-turning shoot
The "Jennifer’s Body" performer shared the photo set from the couple's Autumn/Winter 2021 issue of British GQ Style to Instagram and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

L.A. tyrants pass one of the country's strictest COVID-19 vaccine mandates, completely ignoring the naturally immune
(Natural News) The Democrat Party once upon a time may have stood for the working class American, but today the party has become a champion of precisely the kind of tyranny our founders threw off when they rebelled against the British Crown, meaning it may be time to divorce the party completely if we want... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little Mix members unfollow Jesy Nelson amid blackfishing scandal
Nelson, who quit the British girl group in 2020, has been accused of appropriating black culture in her new “Boyz” music video,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The diet shown to slash your risk of death from all causes by 25%
THE LINK between diet and successful ageing continues to be supported through evidence. One of the most striking associations between the foods we eat and the length of our lifespan was published in the British Journal of Nutrition. The key finding was that closer adherence to a particular diet can reduce risk of death from all causes by a whopping 25 percent when compared to those who had lowest adherence to the diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news