Kick start your fitness journey, discover the delights of the Thames Path, and walk to change the lives of people living with diabetes, all in one day. This content was originally published here.
As an alarming new Covid variant spread to Europe on Friday, scientists warned that it would inevitably reach Britain, while ministers faced calls to urgently speed up the vaccination programme. Thousands of travellers were left stranded or with their plans in disarray after flight bans were introduced targeting countries across southern Africa, where the variant was discovered. Hotel quarantine and enhanced testing would be brought in across the UK, the health secretary, Sajid Javid, said. B.1.1.529, or Omicron, was designated as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday night due to its “concerning” mutations and […]
The chief medical adviser to the UK Health and Security Agency has warned that a newly identified Covid-19 variant in southern Africa is the “most worrying we’ve seen”, with transmission levels not recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. Dr Susan Hopkins said the R value, or effective reproduction number, of the B.1.1.529 variant in Gauteng in South Africa, where it was first found, is now 2. For an R of anything above 1, an epidemic will grow exponentially. She voiced her concerns as the European Commission announced plans to stop flights from the southern Africa region. England and Scotland […]
Lila Moss, Kate Moss’ daughter, walked a runway in Milan Fashion Week with an insulin pump for her type 1 diabetes showing on her left thigh. Fans on Instagram praised her, saying it was a huge win for visibility. This content was originally published here.
A decision not to use AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for elderly people in some European countries could help explain why the virus is currently triggering such high levels of infections in mainland Europe, the company’s chief executive has said. Pascal Soriot told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that heightened T-cell immunity could be giving those who received the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab more durable immune protection against the virus. His comments came as the former chair of the UK vaccine taskforce Dame Kate Bingham urged the government to do better in its preparation for future disease outbreaks. Writing in the Times, she said […]
Fauci’s advice comes as cases tick back up across the country ahead of a holiday season that will bring more indoor, maskless gatherings. This content was originally published here.
Diabetes is a serious health issue that’s swept our nation for decades now. Type 1 can be developed through genetics, an autoimmune disease, and other possible health issues that aren’t always easy to spot, while Type 2 can be developed genetically and through lifestyle choices that cause insulin resistance, or an autoimmune disease as well. Type 2 often happens because the pancreas stops producing insulin altogether, or the body isn’t able to use insulin efficiently. Insulin is necessary for aiding in blood sugar management, and when too much or not enough is used or produced within the body, diabetes can result. The more […]
STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis has opened up about his recent COVID-19 diagnosis, saying that he beat the virus by taking ivermectin, a drug with no evidence of being a safe or effective treatment for COVID-19. He said he also used Z-Pak, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections by inhibiting the growth of bacteria in the body. Lewis touched upon his COVID-19 battle publicly during his solo performance last night (Saturday, November 20) at the The Event Center at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, West Virginia. Addressing the sold-out crowd at the 1,200-person-capacity venue, Aaron said […]
France is sending dozens of police special forces to restore order in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe following rioting and looting amid protests against COVID-19 measures. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said France will send about 50 members of the GIGN and RAID elite tactical forces of the gendarmerie and police to the overseas territory, where stores have been looted, shots fired at police, and 31 people were arrested overnight. The extra forces will increase the number of police and gendarmes available in Guadeloupe to 2,250, Darmanin said. “The first message is that the state […]
Two recent peer-reviewed papers have provided strong evidence that the rotavirus vaccine prevents diabetes in children. Basically, the research shows that a rotavirus infection increases the risk for type 1 diabetes and preventing that infection with the vaccine lowers that risk. These articles add to previous studies that have established linked between the vaccine and a lower risk of type 1 diabetes. So are we getting close to claiming that the rotavirus vaccine prevents diabetes in children? The evidence is very strong. What is diabetes? Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease which is characterized by parts of the immune […]