DR ELLIE CANNON: What it’s like helping Britain to jab its way to freedom

Hallelujah! In a single word, Christine, 79, summed up the mood of the nation. Considering I’d just jabbed her in the arm with a hypodermic needle, it’s not the reaction I expected, but in this case it was warranted. Because that needle delivered her first dose of the Covid vaccine, and this jab means so … Read more DR ELLIE CANNON: What it’s like helping Britain to jab its way to freedom

Scar-free stitch in the stomach could help patients shed up to FIVE stone

People struggling to lose weight could soon be offered scar-free stomach-shrinking surgery on the NHS – as early studies suggest some patients can shed up to 5st in six months after the op and cut their risk of diabetes, heart trouble and stroke. During the 90-minute procedure, instruments inserted via the mouth are used to … Read more Scar-free stitch in the stomach could help patients shed up to FIVE stone

HEALTH NOTES: Going grey? Blame it on your ethnicity

HEALTH NOTES: Going grey? Blame it on your ethnicity By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 22:11 GMT, 23 January 2021 | Updated: 22:11 GMT, 23 January 2021 The age we go grey depends on our ethnicity, according to researchers from Boston University in the US. By reviewing data from 69 publications on hair ageing, they … Read more HEALTH NOTES: Going grey? Blame it on your ethnicity

DR ELLIE CANNON: What it’s like helping Britain to jab its way to freedom

Hallelujah! In a single word, Christine, 79, summed up the mood of the nation. Considering I’d just jabbed her in the arm with a hypodermic needle, it’s not the reaction I expected, but in this case it was warranted. Because that needle delivered her first dose of the Covid vaccine, and this jab means so … Read more DR ELLIE CANNON: What it’s like helping Britain to jab its way to freedom

Carers kept a mother’s disabled son locked up for a year to avoid Covid

For almost a year now, Anne Shepherd has been barred from seeing her son Sam, who lives in a care home. It has been agony for both of them – a scenario familiar to thousands of families who’ve suffered in similar ways throughout the pandemic. Sam, 42, who has severe learning disabilities, is confined to … Read more Carers kept a mother’s disabled son locked up for a year to avoid Covid

CDC now says second vaccine dose can be given up to SIX WEEKS apart

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has quietly updated its guidance on how late the second dose of a coronavirus vaccine can be administered after insisting it would not allow delays in shots. Currently, the two vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), one by Pfizer-BioNTech and the other by … Read more CDC now says second vaccine dose can be given up to SIX WEEKS apart

10 out of 4 million Americans to get Moderna’s vaccine suffered anaphylaxis

Only 10 out of 4 million Americans who Moderna’s COVID-19 suffered life-threatening anaphylactic allergic reactions to the shot, CDC reveals CDC  investigated 1,266 reports of ‘adverse events’ after Moderna vaccinations 47 were ruled allergic reactions and just 10 were deemed  anaphylaxis  All 10 people recovered and only one had no history of allergies  Health officials warn … Read more 10 out of 4 million Americans to get Moderna’s vaccine suffered anaphylaxis