1. The doctors who didn't recommend vegetarianismOften, messages will be shared containing generally sound advice but mixed in with additional claims that are clearly misleading and even potentially harmful. Because they are frequently shared on encrypted social media platforms they can be difficult to track. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Which health claims are circulating online?
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Just two per cent said they hoped to carry on homeschooling after lockdown is lifted. The poll also showed that dads are more likely to be happy to send their children back to school as soon as they reopen (20%) compared to a slightly lower figure from mums (18%). And those parents who are working from home are more likely to be happy for their children to go back as soon as possible. Of those working full-time 23% want them back in school in June, compared to just 13% of those not working, and 16% of those furloughed. The survey also revealed that more than half of parents are not worried about their children falling behind at school, although one in 10 say they are extremely worried. Those who are enjoying home schooling are much less likely to be worried about their child falling behind - with 80% not at all worried or only a little worried. In comparison just 35% of those that found homeschooling hard were not at all or a little worried. 23% of this group are extremely … [Read more...] about 80% of parents say it’s not safe to send kids back to school in June, Mirror survey says
'I was so flattered that they would use one of our songs and get together with these artists, I got so emotional. It's one of the biggest musical moments in my life. I wrote it at a strange time in my life, where I was scared but hopeful. This is huge for me.' … [Read more...] about ‘Let me just find my socks and my shoes… and my trousers’: Prince William jokes with Stephen Fry’s Lord Melchett in hilarious Blackadder sketch as stars perform from their homes during £27million Big Night In fundraiser
Breast lumps are more likely to be benign than cancer, particularly in a woman under 50. But if a lump lasts more than a week or two, or throughout your cycle, you should always be examined by your doctor. Breast lumps that are hard or feel fixed are always a worry. Get used to how your breasts look and feel, including the skin and the nipple so any change is clear to you. … [Read more...] about Is it safe to take painkillers every day… and how can I tell if I have a fever without a thermometer? DR ELLIE CANNON answers 50 questions we all want to ask a GP
When is the right time to mechanically ventilate patients with Covid-19? What might be the best antiviral drugs to use, and what might be the right dose of anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing drugs to prescribe? Could the idea of using convalescent plasma - antibodies from the blood of patients who have recovered - be part of the solution? "We've multiple anecdotal reports that say this works or that works," says Danny McAuley. "And really the only way to know the correct answer to this new disease is to do large clinical trials over the next few months." A huge number of such trials are already taking place - there are 41 'nationally prioritised' studies being funded in the UK alone - as doctors prepare for the possibility of the virus returning in a second surge. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: ‘Baffling’ observations from the front line