Coronavirus warning: Smokers 50 percent more likely to have 10 or more symptoms of Covid

The not-for-profit initiative, launched by health science company ZOE in March 2020, is the world’s largest ongoing study of Covid-19. Adding to the list of health risks associated with smoking, now it’s officially been linked to more severe coronavirus outcomes. The 2021 research – published on Wednesday, January 6, in the peer-reviewed journal Thorax – is based on 2.4million participants. Current smokers were shown to have a “higher symptom burden than non-smokers” once infected by SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes the disease Covid-19. Smokers were 14 percent more likely…

Coronavirus UK update: Latest symptoms include headache and sore throat

PM Boris Johnson called a press conference last night to update the public on the ongoing vaccination campaign, which will be supported by the army. While the news is welcomed, it will provide little comfort for frontline workers, who are currently over overwhelmed with a deluge of daily deaths and cases. Illustrating the all-consuming impact of the current wave, a Croydon GP said she “eats, sleeps, thinks Covid“. What are the main symptoms of coronavirus? According to the NHS, the main symptoms of coronavirus are: A high temperature – this…

Coronavirus update latest: Order of symptoms may include fever and cough first

Coronavirus UK developments are a mixed bag of emotions. On the one hand, vaccination efforts are being scaled up at an unprecedented rate, which should raise the national mood. The other side of the coin is the alarming escalation of hospitalised deaths and cases – yesterday recorded more than 1,000 daily deaths. Widespread paranoia and panic is likely to be setting in, particularly if you’re showing early warning signs. If you’re unsure whether you have COVID-19, a study conducted by University of Southern California has identified the order of symptoms…

Coronavirus update: Latest news includes research looking at link to Alzheimer’s

Coronavirus cases in the UK surpassed a grim milestone yesterday by topping 60,000 for the first time. While governments and public health officials alike grapple with the immediate threat, elsewhere, researchers are exploring the longer-term effects of COVID-19. The prevalence of symptoms such as loss of smell and taste, and informal reports of “brain fog”, suggest there is a clear connection between COVID-19 and brain dysfunction. In fact, a review of what’s currently known about the connection between COVID and cognition has been published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: the Journal…

Coronavirus news update: Nigerian variant may be causing more severe symptoms

Coronavirus transmission is spiralling out of control in the UK, with yesterday marking the seventh consecutive day of more than 50,000 cases. A mutated variant first discovered in Kent in September is thought to be behind the surge. Evidence suggests that the new mutated stain is up to 70 percent more transmissible than its predecessor, although no more deadly. Worryingly, variants discovered elsewhere may have developed sharper teeth. This is the concern raised by virologist Sunday Omilabu, a Nigerian scientist who has spent the festive season in his laboratory doing…

Coronavirus uk update: symptoms include irregular or high heart rate

The UK became the first country in the world to administer the Astra Zeneca/Oxford vaccine today but you’d be forgiven for missing this positive development. The country is currently facing its worst crisis since the beginning of the pandemic. Yesterday cases topped 50,000 for the sixth day in a row, eclipsing the first wave.  Amid this grim state of affairs, the government and public health authorities alike are urging the general public to pay close attention to any warning signs of the virus. There are subtle bodily changes spurred on…

When am I likely to get the Covid vaccine?

Some hospital hubs across the UK, along with local vaccination centres run by GPs, are currently offering vaccinations for some people. The Government has previously stated the bulk of vaccinations will take place in 2021. The NHS is currently organising the rollout of further vaccines at more locations over the coming weeks and months. People will be told when it is their turn to have the Covid vaccine, and the NHS is urging people to wait to be contacted rather than contact the NHS for vaccination before then. Source link

Joanna Lumley health: Ab Fab star ‘eclipsed by sadness and depression’ – symptoms

Appearing in blockbusters such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, and Paddington 2, Joanna Lumley’s success hasn’t warded off feelings of “sadness”. At the beginning of last year, Joanna discussed her mental health on ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show. The grandmother-of-two said she occasionally gets “eclipsed by sadness or depression”. Referring to it as the “black dog on your shoulder”, she continued to say she feels “lousy for two or three months”. It’s when the feeling of unhappiness lingers for days, weeks or months that it…

How will I be contacted for Covid vaccine?

The Government website states that over the coming weeks and months the speed at which the vaccination is administered will increase. It reads: “The rate of vaccination will increase as more doses become available and the programme continues to expand, with more vaccines being delivered direct to care homes.” Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said: “In just over three weeks, the NHS in every part of the UK has already set up hundreds of vaccination sites to ensure those most in need can receive their jab as quickly as possible.…

Stroke warning: Sudden vertigo could be a sign of a transient ischaemic attack

It’s vital to be aware of the warning signs of a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) to receive immediate medical care and reduce the chances of a deadly stroke. What does vertigo have to do with it? According to the NHS, signs of a TIA usually begin unexpectedly – akin to a full-blown stroke. One sign of a TIA is vertigo that appears suddenly for a few seconds and disappears. What’s vertigo? “Vertigo feels like you or everything around you is spinning – enough to affect your balance,” explained the national…