Queen’s doctor Peter Fisher hit and killed by lorry while cycling in central London

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New UK obesity plan fails to address underlying problems

It has taken decades to persuade those in power in the UK that obesity cannot be ignored. The seminal Foresight report, which described the junk food environment we live in, was published in 2007, but there had been many earlier warnings. Covid-19 has now done what the soaring rates of type 2 diabetes and NHS […]

Kate Garraway says doctors caring for her husband Derek Draper claimed the ‘contraceptive pill could help to protect MEN from COVID-19’

The machines work by blowing air into the lungs through a tube inserted directly down the throat and into the airways. The pressure of the air being forced into the lungs can tear and split the delicate tissue inside the lungs and leave them permanently damaged. This is a trade-off: the machines are usually a […]

UK government gets green light to use personal data from citizens’ mobile phones to help fight coronavirus – but privacy experts brand the move ‘extremely concerning’ and warn it could lead to invasive surveillance

It is believed to travel in the saliva and even through water in the eyes, therefore close contact, kissing, and sharing cutlery or utensils are all risky. It can also live on surfaces, such as plastic and steel, for up to 72 hours, meaning people can catch it by touching contaminated surfaces.

‘Shocked, saddened by loss of lives in Beirut explosion’: PM Modi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 5, 2020 Global leaders gave offered help and support to Lebanon in the wake of the explosion. French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said France will deploy a civil security detachment and several tonnes of medical equipment to Lebanon.

Are coronavirus antibody tests worth the money? As a GP, I thought I’d give one a try

Even if you are immune, what about the ethics of granting immunity passports– a kind of get out of jail free card – to those who test positive? The ethicist Prof Ezekiel Emanuel argues that immunity-based licences would be good because they would free up individuals who have been infected already without worsening the situation […]

Beirut explosion – Blast a fifth the size of Hiroshima kills 100 as ‘welder ignites 2,700 tons of explosive chemicals’

“The size and the ferocity of the blast on people and buildings many kilometres away is horrifying. On behalf of the whole House, we send our love and prayers to the people of Lebanon.”.

WHO warns that millions more could die in a coronavirus second wave if pandemic picks ups again with cooler temperatures in September

Analysis by Oxford University shows that 6 per cent of people admitted to hospitals in England with the virus died at the beginning of April. But the figures show that by June 15, just 1.5 per cent of Covid-19 patients were falling victim to the disease – a quarter of the level at the peak