Category Archives: Mind Body Spirit

Covid-19: Hospital data key to 21 June lockdown end, says Raab

Dominic Raab says the decision depends on breaking the link between cases and hospital admissions.

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Covid-19: ‘We will have a substantial third wave’

Sage scientist warns opening up too soon would “fan the flames” of a third wave of coronavirus.

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Call for urgent action to prevent learning disability deaths

This group is experiencing huge inequalities and often dying from avoidable causes, a report says.

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Motor neurone disease: Intense exercise increases risk, say scientists

Regular and strenuous exercise can increase the risk of MND in people who are vulnerable, scientists say.

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‘Miraculous’ mosquito hack cuts dengue by 77%

Infecting the mosquitoes with a different bug slams the breaks on dengue fever, trial finds.

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Scotland’s first patients prescribed legal cannabis

The private clinic provides unlicensed medicines for people who do not meet NHS criteria.

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Free Hugs: Does Covid mean the end of hugging strangers?

For years, people have stood on streets holding ‘FREE HUGS’ signs but has Covid ended the movement?

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New NHS patient data store delayed by two months

The creation of a central store of data from GP records in England had been due to start on 1 July.

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Sympathy card aims to break miscarriage taboo

The charity has teamed up with high street chain the Card Factory to sell the card online and in UK stores.

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Alzheimer drug: ‘I’m heading in the right direction’

Aldo is one of only a few UK patients who took part in an Alzheimer drug trial, now approved for use in the US.

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‘I survived breast cancer and then Covid’

Katy Meldrum says she struggled to leave the house following her ordeal.

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UK approves Pfizer jab for 12 to 15-year-olds

The UK regulator says the vaccine is safe and effective and the benefits outweigh risks in this age group.

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Covid: Ageing NHS cancer equipment upgrade to clear backlog

Consultants say £25m of gear will speed-up treatment in Wales after the pandemic left a huge backlog.

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Lockdown album written by Bungay singer, 16, after cancer diagnosis

Pearll, who is now in remission, says she saw the spare time as an “opportunity” to record songs.

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‘Gene therapy is a game changer for our son’

A five-month-old becomes the first person in England to receive a drug for a devastating disorder.

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Sheffield Black Hair Care Project is ‘therapy on so many levels’

Teetee was left “traumatised” after her hair was set on fire while she was at school.

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NHS calls for ban on toy neodymium magnets amid child safety fears

In England, 65 children have needed urgent surgery after swallowing magnets in the last three years.

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Brighton artist turns coma hallucinations into graphic novel

Zara Slattery had vivid hallucinations during a medical coma while fighting a flesh-eating bug.

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WHO virologist urges US to share Covid origins info

Marion Koopmans was on the WHO mission to China, when it was determined the virus was “unlikely” to come from a lab.

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Covid: Matt Hancock answers Dominic Cummings allegations

Matt Hancock says he gets up each day and asks “what must do I to protect life?” as that is the job of the health secretary.

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