Almonds may help promote heart health, says study

During acute mental stress, participants in the almond group showed better heart rate regulation compared to the control group, indicated by statistically significant differences in high frequency power, which specifically evaluates beat-to-beat intervals, a measure of HRV, the researchers said.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran ‘tried to get jailed mum to spy on UK’

Briton jailed in Iran begins hunger strike Prisoner caught in Iran power struggle Nazanin’s husband tells of jail anguish Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe is going on an initial three-day hunger strike in Iran’s Evin prison, alongside prominent Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, but may strike for longer if her demands are not met.

UK announces 2,919 more coronavirus cases 14 deaths as England braces for tougher lockdown rules from Monday amid rising cases in young people

‘Which brings me back to why it’s still so important that the critical measure here – although testing is really important, whether it be mass testing or whether it be our routine NHS Test and Trace – the issue is that if people have symptoms they need to come out of society in order to […]

Covid-19: UK introduces new island policy for travellers from Greece as cases rise

Shapps said the government is “working actively on the practicalities of using testing to release people from quarantine earlier than 14 days.” Many travel companies such as London’s Heathrow Airport have urged a ramp-up in testing but the government claims testing is“no silver bullet.” Jim McMahon of the opposition Labour Party said the government’s response […]

Don’t shut down UK again, experts warn Boris – despite PM’s fears of second coronavirus wave

And on Tuesday, another 119 Covid-related deaths were recorded in the UK – the same day the quarantine for Spain was extended to the country’s Balearic and Canary islands, where case numbers are lower.

UK’s coronavirus death toll jumps by 181 to 759 in Britain’s darkest day of the crisis yet as almost 3,000 more patients are diagnosed as Government promises to start testing hundreds of frontline NHS staff this weekend

‘Until this new coronavirus was identified, there were only six different coronaviruses known to infect humans. Four of these cause a mild common cold-type illness, but since 2002 there has been the emergence of two new coronaviruses that can infect humans and result in more severe disease (Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East […]

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Paused Over ‘Potentially Unexplained Illness’ in UK

“We are working to expedite the review of the single event to minimize any potential impact on the trial timeline. We are committed to the safety of our participants and the highest standards of conduct in our trials”, Stat News quoted the AstraZeneca spokesperson saying. The quoted statement outlined that it is common for large […]

UK waste incinerators three times as likely to be in deprived areas

The huge increase in the use of incinerators comes despite political support for burning waste falling away. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is calling on the government to stop permitting the building of what he calls “archaic” polluting waste incinerators. Khan is opposing the building of an incinerator in Bexley, which he says will […]

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says UK has seen ‘first credible’ cases of people being REINFECTED with coronavirus – but none have shown symptoms

It is understood that officials are considering reducing the number of people who can gather indoors in England. The current limit is 30 but it could be cut as a result of the current spike in cases. Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said a local coronavirus lockdown is being imposed in Caerphilly because there […]

Coronavirus: Robin Swann concerned by UK test booking ‘glitch’

Coronavirus: When and where can you get a test? Covid-19 cases rise on both sides of Irish border Government apologises over Covid tests shortage “I think the health minister needs to be honest and frank about the difficulties there are in the testing system because it is absolutely clear to me there are difficulties,” said […]