😘🤔🙂 Two years of lockdown restrictions mean common colds are coming back fiercer than ever and causing stronger than usual symptoms. Anecdotally, a record number of Britons are also experiencing the misery that is hay fever for the very first time this year. And with Covid now starting to make a resurgence - with one in 40 Britons struck down by the virus in the week ending June 19 -it has become increasingly difficult to tell apart the symptoms of the respiratory illnesses. But MailOnline has devised a guide to help you work out which is the most likely of the three to be behind your symptoms.
😘🤔🙂 EXCLUSIVE: An NHS source told MailOnline that of the 27.5million GP appointments carried out across England in May, just 27 per cent were both in-person and with a qualified doctor. Critics have warned that general practice is heading down a 'slippery slope' where nurses and other staff are picking up the burden amid staffing shortages, with doctors becoming the last point of contact.
Girl, 12, is found with cancerous tumours 'crushing her heart and windpipe' after doctors initially dismissed symptoms as viral infection then blamed COVID
😘🤔🙂 Imogen Selvester (pictured before and after her cancer diagnosis, right and left), from Tamworth, Staffordshire, was rushed to hospital on June 6 after her mother noticed she had turned 'yellow'. It followed months of NHS waits and missed opportunities to catch the 12-year-old's cancer early. Back in February, Imogen went to the GP complaining of itchy skin, night sweats and fatigue. Her mother, Natalie, also noticed unusual lumps on her neck. Their family doctor initially said Imogen had a viral infection and told the family to come back in three weeks if the symptoms hadn't improved. But Imogen caught Covid in that time, and doctors then thought her symptoms might've been the result of the pandemic-causing virus. A scan showing her tumours, pictured inset.
Covid? What Covid? How an isolated British island - located 6,000 miles away in the Atlantic atop a volcano - hasn't recorded a SINGLE case during the pandemic
😘🤔🙂 The UK overseas territory of Tristan Da Cunha, the world's most isolated settlement located in the the middle of the Atlantic had its share of triumphs and challenges during the Covid pandemic. While the rest of the world is still reeling from the effects of lockdowns and mask-mandates, the past two years have been virtually business as usual for the 250 residents on Tristan da Cunha - a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean. Located 6,140miles from London, the British overseas territory is only accessible via a week-long boat ride from Cape Town in South Africa by infrequently passing fishing and research vessels. Not a single Covid case has reached its shores due to the length of the trip, and boats were turned around if anyone on-board was suspected of carrying the virus. The island was also able to get vaccines shipped in by the British Government though these had to be more traditional Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs as the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna had to be kept in ultracold temperatures and would not have survived the trip.
First American to go public with monkeypox infection SLAMS CDC for 'lackluster' testing: Says the virus 'sucks' and warns it should be taken 'seriously'
😘🤔🙂 Matt Ford, who lives in Los Angeles, said he caught the virus after 'skin-to-skin contact' with another patient. He has spoken out to warn people the disease 'sucks' and to take it seriously.Revealing his diagnosis, Ford said he received a call from a friend about two weeks ago to say they had tested positive and he should also get checked. The actor and writer, who describes himself as a 'proud openly gay man', revealed he then noticed spots in and around his 'underwear zone' that indicated he had caught the virus. These then spread across his body.
NHS ambulance of the future? British-manufactured, electric-powered and with X-rays ON BOARD, experts claim THIS sleek vehicle could revolutionise the health service's aging fleet
😘🤔🙂 EXCLUSIVE: International Ambulances, a Norfolk-based firm, believes its Integro-E is the future of NHS emergency services and could be rolled out as soon as next year, if it passes health service tests. The six-wheeler vehicle, more akin to a futuristic bus than a traditional ambulance, can get 10 times more out of the same charge than the electric ambulances on the NHS's current fleet. It also has an on-board X-ray and ultrasound system, which its manufacturers think could help with current crisis in A&E, by diagnosing patients on-site and prioritising who needs to be admitted.
From 'chestfeeding' to 'human milk' and 'birthing PARENTS': How NHS language is going woke - with women quietly being scrubbed out of 'inclusive' advice pages
😘🤔🙂 Woke terms are increasingly being used in the NHS, with health experts worried the de-sexing of language is leading to a dangerous over-complication of health communication. Health Secretary Sajid Javid recently promised to reverse gender neutral language in the NHS, following a string of MailOnline revelations - including one yesterday that revealed midwives were being told sex was 'assigned' at birth. Here, we detail some of the ways the woke language storm has engulfed the health service.
Return of the mask! Covid's resurgence sparks NHS hospitals to bring back guidance urging patients to wear coverings - just WEEKS after rules were ditched
😘🤔🙂 Mandatory coverings for patients and visitors were dropped for all hospitals in England on June 10, with trusts drafting their own policies since then. Most stopped asking people to wear them in most parts of the hospital except for in 'high risk' areas including emergency and cancer departments. But at least four major hospital trusts have now issued a messaging blitz urging people to mask-up in all areas of their buildings amid a spike in infections. Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust (left) in Nottinghamshire and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (top right) changed their messaging to encourage more mask use. And Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (bottom right) and North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust also reinstated the old guidance.
Day by day, the secret powers of a woman's cycle: The best time to diet, when to bag a bargain, and the right moment to ask for a pay rise. As it's found women are more generous in the days before their period, a hormone expert explains why timing is all
😘🤔🙂 A study at Heinrich Heine University in Germany found hormone levels in the second half of women's monthly cycles corresponded to more generous behaviour towards those close to them - thought to be a way to attract reciprocal kindness post-ovulation, when we might have conceived. Gabrielle Lichterman, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals About Your Moods, Health & Potential, and Hormonology app founder, has championed this way of living for more than two decades. Here, she and other hormone experts explain, day-by-day, why timing is all. We have based this on a 28-day (pictured) cycle - yours may be slightly longer or shorter.
Why Serena Williams REALLY had black stickers on her face: Tennis ace is using muscle-healing tape popularised by Cristiano Ronaldo and Tiger Woods for chronic sinusitis to relieve 'pressure, congestion and pain' (but there's NO proof it works)
😘🤔🙂 Forty-year-old Williams was seen sporting black 'stickers' on her face at Wimbledon on Tuesday (pictured left), which had many questioning if they were symbolic or a ploy to put her opponent off. It turns out the small strips on her right cheek were medical tape designed to keep her sinuses clear and help her breathe properly. The tennis ace suffers from recurrent sinusitis which, as well as blocking the airways, can lead to headaches, pressure and pain in the face. It has become a ubiquitous piece of kit for top level athletes nursing injuries across nearly every sport - from Cristiano Ronaldo (top right) to Tiger Woods (bottom right).
Now NHS midwives are told that sex is 'ASSIGNED' at birth: Royal college's 'inclusivity' memo sparks fury among medics
😘🤔🙂 Midwives have hit back at a statement on 'inclusivity' by their royal college that referenced sex being 'assigned' to babies at birth. Some midwives said the idea of assigning sex was 'nonsense'. The wording came from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in an 'inclusivity' statement. Their document said: 'We recognise maternity and gynaecological services will be accessed by women, gender diverse individuals and people whose gender identity does not align with the sex they were assigned at birth.' But some midwives hit back at the colleges, arguing that they merely 'observe' the reality of a baby's sex at birth - as opposed to deciding it themselves. Jo Gould, a midwife in Sussex, said she was 'ashamed' of her representative body and that the statement was 'nonsense' and 'offensive'. 'When the RCM start using the language of gender ideology and not biological fact, how can the public have faith in you?,' she said. 'It is offensive to your members, who do not "assign sex at birth". 'I am a member and I am ashamed to be represented by the RCM when I read this absolute nonsense.'
The changing face of ageing Britain: Fascinating charts and maps show how over-65s now outnumber under-15s for first time EVER, women dwarf men in all but 13 council areas and there are 300,000 fewer children under age of four compared to 2011
😘🤔🙂 Over-65s outnumber under-15s in England and Wales for the first time ever, according to the new census that reveals the changing face of Britain (shown top right). The population has swelled by 3.5million in the past decade to a record level of nearly 60million, with the East of England seeing the biggest growth, the Office for National Statistics revealed yesterday (shown left and bottom right). There are more older people than ever, with 11.1million now over 65 - one in six - equating to around two million more pensioners compared with 2011. There has also been a huge rise in the number of people aged 90 or over. There are now more than half a million over-90s, up a quarter in a decade. It means there are now more pensioners than children for the first time in recorded history, with 10.4million under- 15s. For comparison, there were 9.2million over-65s and 9.9million under-15s a decade ago.
'Let's channel our inner MICK LYNCH': GPs vote for industrial action over NHS contract forcing them to see patients on Saturdays and weekday evenings... just 24hrs after medics warned of striking for 30% pay rise
😘🤔🙂 Members of the British Medical Association (BMA), who met in Brighton today, asked their union to formally 'organise opposition' to the deal, including 'industrial action if necessary'. Family doctors urged medics to 'channel our inner Mick Lynch' (left), the rail union leader behind last week's disruptive rail strikes which brought the nation to a standstill. While GPs would be unlikely to stop providing urgent care, they could refuse to carry out other routine work or cut their hours. It comes just a day after doctors voted for the BMA to lobby ministers for a huge 30 per cent pay hike in compensation for 'millions' of lost earnings since 2008. Doctors yesterday claimed they were prepared to join 'picket lines' to achieve their demands and admitted that industrial action was 'likely'. The union's chair of general practice committee in England, Dr Farah Jameel (right), told members at the BMA's annual meeting that last year's ballot was a 'glorified survey' and therefore could not form the basis of industrial action.
CVS and Rite Aid limit 'morning after' pills to three per woman as demand surges after Roe v Wade: Walgreens sells out of ones available for delivery
😘🤔🙂 CVS - America's biggest pharmacy - claimed it still had enough of the pills that can prevent a pregnancy in stock, but wanted to ensure 'equitable access'. It affects the Plan B drugs, which are sold for $49.99 for one pill, and the Aftera brand, retailed at $39.99 each. Rite Aid - which has more than 2,500 pharmacies across northern states - said 'increased demand' forced it to cap sales of Plan B and Option 2.
American women gain TWICE as much weight as men every decade because they exercise less and pack on the pounds after childbirth, study claims
😘🤔🙂 Researchers at Brigham Young University found that while female put on 11.9lbs every 10 years on average, men put on just 5.7lbs.Scientists said less time spent playing sports or in the gym among women could be behind the more rapid weight gain. They also blame pregnancy, pointing to a Dutch study that found women gained about 3.3 lbs to 4.4 lbs after having each child.
😘🤔🙂 EXCLUSIVE: The NHS has ditched the terms 'women' and 'woman' from its menopause guidance, despite ministers promising to crackdown on gender-free language in health advice. Last month, MailOnline revealed NHS England had scrubbed all mention of women from its ovarian, womb and cervical cancer website pages. The move was condemned by the Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who said 'common sense and the right language' should be used to give people 'the best possible care'. Now MailOnline has found 'women' and 'woman' have also been quietly omitted from the NHS' advice about the menopause, a condition unique to biological females. The online guidance used to refer to women six times but the website was updated on May 17 to remove the terms.
'Stay inside if you're vulnerable': Covid-stricken Jeremy Vine leads calls for RETURN to shielding as cases rise - but deaths are still falling with just 20 fatalities each day
😘🤔🙂 The Channel 5 presenter, 57, who is ill with the virus himself, criticised the Government for playing down concerns about rising numbers. An outbreak on the set of the Jeremy Vine show has seen several crew, including his pregnant co-host Storm Huntley, forced off work with Covid in recent days. In a video posted on Twitter, Vine said: '100 per cent of our presenters have got it. That means there must be a lot of it about. 'Why isn't the Government mentioning it? Why isn't it saying anyone vulnerable, you know, stay indoors?' Nearly 4million extremely vulnerable people were told they were no longer advised to shield from April 1, as part of the 'living with Covid' plan. Showing his positive lateral flow test to the camera, Vine added: 'That's a big red line there, there is a lot of it around.
The DIY massage to beat a sluggish system: Gut health guru Dr MEGAN ROSSI on strategies to think about when dealing with constipation
😘🤔🙂 Dr MEGAN ROSSI: It's a problem that affects millions of us which can be really debilitating - and it's one of the most common reasons people see their GP. I am talking about constipation, a subject that we don't discuss nearly enough, even though it can have a major impact on our health and quality of life. Every day in England, more than 200 people are admitted to hospital to be treated for constipation. Even in milder cases it can cause bloating, make acid reflux worse and contribute to low mood.
Are women's lives at risk from drugs tested by men? Some of the biggest medical studies have featured no females AT ALL - risking dangerous side-effects and even deaths
😘🤔🙂 Using 'male' crash-test dummies to determine how men and women would fare in car accidents has been blamed for the dismal injury record for women on the roads. Although men are more likely than women to be in a car crash, when women are involved in an accident on the road they are almost twice as likely to become trapped in a vehicle, according to a study of more than 70,000 people in the UK, published in the journal BMJ Open last month. Alarmingly, previous studies in the U.S. have revealed that women are also 47 per cent more likely to be seriously injured than men, 71 per cent more likely to be moderately injured and 17 per cent more likely to die.
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Brave youngsters whose lives were saved by a hi-tech heart in a box: We meet four of the dozen children who have undergone heart transplants under the technique
😘🤔🙂 These four youngsters are alive today largely thanks to ground-breaking technology - the 'heart in a box', or the organ care system - which allowed them to undergo life-saving heart transplants. Elle Elliott, 14 (left) lives in Derby. Her mum Sam, 38, a care assistant says: Elle was 12 weeks old when she was diagnosed with severe mitral valve stenosis, a narrowing of one of the heart's main valves, blocking blood flow into the heart'. Aaron Hunter, ten (second left) lives with mum Stephanie, 28, a carer, in Bo'ness, near Falkirk. She says: 'After Aaron had his seven-hour heart transplant operation in 2018, I remember looking into the intensive care unit and seeing his skin was pink for the first time in his life. He looked amazing'. Freya Heddington, 14 (second from right) lives in Bristol with parents Jason, 52, a physiotherapist, and Katie, 57, a veterinary nurse, and her sister Olivia, 18. Jason says: 'When we got the call telling us a heart had been found for Freya, we were surprised - she had spent just eight weeks on the transplant list. If it hadn't been for this new technology she could have been waiting much longer and may have ended up too poorly to survive surgery'. Anna Hadley, 16 (right) lives in Worcester with her parents Andy, 50, who works for a manufacturing company, and Amanda, 42, a nursery assistant, and her sister Molly, 21. Andy says: 'The school rang us in January 2018 to say Anna had collapsed in her PE lesson. Tests showed her heart was enlarged on the left side, and she was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy. It caused her to black out because of a lack of blood going to the brain. We were referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital and told that she had only a two-year life expectancy without a transplant. It was our bleakest time. Her donor heart arrived by helicopter. Now, she's back playing hockey and has a part-time job. We're so grateful to the donor's family'.
Is this a way to stop Parkinson's tremors? Inventor is convinced her creation can help thousands like her who are afflicted by the incurable condition
😘🤔🙂 The casual observer might easily overlook the small sprig of wire hooked over Sandra McDonough's left ear. Yet this seemingly innocuous home-made little stick has, she claims, given her back the speech and mobility she lost after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2002, just before her 40th birthday. Unable to speak without stuttering, to walk, drive or even remain steady on her feet, Sandra's once busy and lively world was demolished by the disease.
Infected blood victims suffered from 'incredibly bad luck', John Major tells inquiry into scandal that left 30,000 with HIV or hepatitis C
😘🤔🙂 Sir John was speaking at a hearing of the Infected Blood Inquiry, which is looking into the infection of up to 30,000 people with HIV or hepatitis C from contaminated blood. Thousands died after contaminated blood products were imported from the US, often from prisoners, sex workers and drug addicts who were paid to give their blood in the incident which has been called the biggest treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. Sir John was asked during a hearing about correspondence within government when it became apparent that compensation for victims would be required.
Stay-at-home mother, 45, wanting a cheap 'mummy makeover' is left with gruesome scars on her new 36FF breasts after botched £5,000 boob job and tummy tuck surgery in Turkey
😘🤔🙂 WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Tracy Marriott (pictured left before and right, after surgery), from Eastbourne, East Sussex, flew to Istanbul to have a cut-price tummy tuck and boob job which she hoped would improve her self-confidence. The stay-at-home mother-of-three, from Eastbourne, East Sussex, paid about a third of the price it would have cost in Britain. Her dress size went down two sizes, from 18 to 14, and her 36DD breasts were increased to a 36FF following the procedures - but they were far from a success (scars shown inset). She woke up 'in a lot of pain' and was 'having trouble breathing', leaving her bed-bound in the foreign hospital for five days. 'I felt like I was dying and I wouldn't make it back home,' she said. 'My mum video called me whilst I was in the hospital and she said she could barely recognise me, I looked so unwell.'
Why living until 200 really ISN'T a pipe dream: Scientists tasked with finding cure for ageing believe someone reading this now may live to 150 - and double-centenarian feat is possible
😘🤔🙂 The idea of living for hundreds of years was once thought to be the pipe dream of billionaires and tech moguls. Dr Andrew Steele (top right), a British computational biologist and author of a new book on longevity, told MailOnline there is no biological reason humans can't reach the age of 200. Other experts believe humans could live to 150 naturally, if it wasn't for chronic illnesses, including Dr Peter Fedichev (bottom right), a Russian molecular physicist who runs a biomedical AI firm Gero. Left: The Office for National Statistics predicts the life expectancy of men born in 2070 in the UK will reach the age of 85 on average, while women will be nearly 88 when they die.
Will it ever end? FDA panel set to discuss whether Americans need an Omicron-specific booster shot - even after agency approved FOURTH doses of Covid vaccine for the most vulnerable: Daily cases and deaths steady over past week
😘🤔🙂 Another COVID-19 vaccine dose could be on the way, with FDA advisors set to meet this week to discuss the merits of Omicron-specific boosters. Both Pfizer and Moderna have revealed data showing that their jabs tailored to the highly infectious strain of the virus. Americans are not as fearful of the pandemic now as they have been before though, with less than a third expressing fears of being infected. The nation's Covid situation remains steady at around 100,000 cases and 300 deaths per day - where it has remained over the last two weeks.
Touching moment Elvis fan, 74, with Alzheimer's comes 'back to life' when he hears his favourite songs
😘🤔🙂 Eddie O'Brien, 74, from Warrington, was diagnosed with the illness in 2019. His daughter Rebecca, 30, says he transforms before her eyes when he listens to his favourite tunes. Eddie, pictured right, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's after he began forgetting names and getting lost on his way home. As soon as he hears music, his feet start tapping and he is up dancing.
Pioneering stomach stitch operation sees overweight patients lose up to six stone in six months... and it's now free on the NHS!
😘🤔🙂 Severely overweight patients are being offered a pioneering operation on the NHS that could help them lose up to six stone in six months - slashing their risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. The procedure involves the walls of the stomach being stitched together, shrinking it in size by about three-quarters. Afterwards, when the patient eats, their body will signal much faster than it would normally that the stomach is full. But patients are warned that should they over-indulge, the stitches will break and cause the stomach to spring back to its original size. Because the success of the procedure also relies on a patient's willpower, surgeons claim that it is more successful than other more invasive methods. Patients who underwent the operation, called endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, lost 50 per cent of their body weight on average, and trial results found that after two years, eight in ten patients had managed to keep off the weight. (Pictured: Hillary Liles, a 38-year-old therapist from North Carolina, who had the op. Left, today; and right, before her surgery, when she eventually hit 18 stone.)
Like my paralysed friend Victoria left stuck in a seat, I'm sick of being stranded on jets: Britain's most celebrated Paralympian BARONESS TANNI GREY THOMPSON on how travel bosses should act... after this image highlighted the plight of disabled travellers
😘🤔🙂 BARONESS GREY-THOMPSON (left): It is a photo that should shame travel industry bosses. A disabled woman left abandoned in an empty plane cabin. The bleak image (right), which surfaced this month on Twitter, has since been shared thousands of times and published by most national news websites. I know the woman in the picture well: Victoria Brignell, a well-respected producer at BBC Radio 4 and friend of mine. Victoria, who is paralysed from the neck down and a wheelchair user, had arrived back at Gatwick on a British Airways flight after a holiday in Malta. The specialist staff booked to lift her safely from the plane seat and carry her to her wheelchair at the door failed to appear. The result was an hour and a half spent stuck in her seat. (Inset: BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner, paralysed since 2004, who has been trapped on a plane four times.)
Why I fear the menopause revolution has led some women to take HRT they really don't need: It will anger campaigners but DR ELLIE CANNON feels duty bound to speak out
😘🤔🙂 DR ELLIE (inset): Roughly 15 per cent of women suffer from severe menopause symptoms, lasting four years on average. For this group, the impact on the quality of their lives - on physical and mental health, on relationships and on work - can be profound. A survey carried out by the Fawcett Society, which involved 4,000 menopausal women, found one in ten had felt forced to give up their jobs due to symptoms. This is dreadful. But it's equally important to look at these issues in perspective. Most women do not experience these sorts of life-wrecking difficulties. And as well-meaning as it may be, the focus on the negative experiences is leading to a widespread misconception that the menopause is always hellish and something to be feared, when in most cases it is not. The risk is that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Research suggests that women who have negative attitudes toward the menopause - and female ageing in general - suffer worse symptoms. (Pictured main: Carolyn Harris, an MP speaking out on the menopause, flanked by celebrities Mariella Frostrup, left, and Penny Lancaster and, right, Davina McCall.)
Generously giving away money is not the ONLY sign of Alzheimer's: Dressing scruffy, parking badly and SWEARING more are other bizarre things that could signal your loved one is slowly losing their memories
😘🤔🙂 From preferring slapstick comedy to wearing scruffy clothes, research suggests there are many changes that could hint at the early stages of Alzheimer's before the characteristic forgetfullness sets in. And now they've uncovered another. Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC), in Los Angeles , found elderly people who were more willing to give away money to a person they do not know are more at risk of the disease.
Coat hangers, poison and 'falling' down the stairs: The dangerous history of illegal abortions BEFORE Roe v Wade that killed 200 American women every year
😘🤔🙂 Before Roe v Wade was ruled on in 1973, many women turned to dangerous illegal abortions to get the procedure done. One expert warns that women will still get an abortion if they need, but those who can't do so legally will turn to unsafe means. These unsafe means killed around 200 American every year before Roe, an expert warns (right). Abortion is set to become functionally illegal in more than half of U.S. states after a conservative majority overturned Roe by a 6-3 vote (left).
Polio vaccine confusion as parents trying to check if their child is jabbed reveal they called GP 30 TIMES and were passed off by NHS to schools - as experts fear low uptake could allow once-eradicated disease to spread again
😘🤔🙂 A call went out to British parents on Wednesday to check their polio jabs were up to date after the virus was detected in sewage samples and it emerged as few as a third of teens are vaccinated in some parts of England. But some parents said they tried up to 30 times to get through to their GP receptionist and access their child's medical records and were told to call back the next day or get in touch with schools instead. There was further confusion as it emerged parents have to get permission from a GP to allow them to access their family medical records on the NHS app, meaning the only way for some people to find out their family's vaccination status was to call their local doctor's surgery directly.
Can YOU help Florence? Leukaemia-stricken girl, 5, needs £500,000 to pay for life-saving treatment abroad because NHS won't fund it
😘🤔🙂 The family of five-year-old Florence Bark, from from Northamptonshire are hoping the generosity of strangers can help fund her pioneering cancer treatment overseas that isn't available on the NHS. Like many five-year-olds Florence Bark loves princesses and enjoys dressing up as her favorites, and she also told MailOnline she is also a big fan of 'doggies' and other animals. But the Bark family's world was shattered last month after Florence was diagnosed with a rare form of the blood cancer leukaemia, called acute myeloid leukaemia, last month. The family, from Corby in Northamptonshire, are now waiting for a stem cell transplant but because Florence has a rare gene mutation, found in only 10 per cent of cases, this treatment is predicted to fail. If it does fails Florence's only chance will be for a pioneering procedure called CAR-T therapy that teaches her own immune system to fight off the disease. But the NHS won't pay for it forcing her family to turn to crowdfunding in preparation of getting her the treatment privately in either Singapore or the US. This is the same treatment that cured Oscar Saxelby-Lee, the British boy who won the nation's heart after his leukaemia battle went viral in 2018. Strangers raised half a million pounds for Oscar's treatment, and the Barks hope they can also count on the public's generosity. They said they will do everything in their power to help save their 'beautiful princess'.
Vapers rush to stock up on Juul e-cigarettes after FDA banned them from being sold in stores: Smoke shop worker says customers are loading up on them by the box-load
😘🤔🙂 A smoke shop worker told DailyMail.com today that he was facing a surge in customers since the FDA ban. Adman Masuk, 25, who works in a shop off Union Square in New York City, said: 'We've had customers rushing in all day. 'They're buying in bulk, coming in and getting about 20 or 40 boxes or so.' Others said they would not be taking the products off shelves until they heard from the Food and Drug Administration. And customers today revealed they were rushing out to buy the e-cigarettes. The FDA today banned the products from sale, with commissioner Robert Califf saying they had played a 'significant part' in the rise of vaping among youngsters.
Polio dates back to 1500 BC, crippled rulers in Ancient Egypt and paralysed thousands of children for decades before being almost entirely wiped out by a vaccine that used a weakened version of virus: The disease's history laid bare
😘🤔🙂 Polio, which scientists believe has been circulating since ancient Egypt (bottom right picture), spread like other common bugs and viruses for millennia. But as hygiene standards improved in richer nations from the 1800s, outbreaks took off. Vaccines against polio, which were rolled out from the 1950s, drove the virus to the brink of extinction in many parts of the world (shown in map). But health chiefs have struggled to stamp it out completely. Pictured: top right shows man who has lived in 'iron lung' chamber for 70 years after contracting polio in 1952.
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Just a THIRD of teenagers in some parts of London have been vaccinated against polio: Experts urge parents to check their children amid fears paralysis-causing virus is spreading in capital
😘🤔🙂 Parents of unvaccinated children are to be contacted by the NHS as part of a targeted vaccine drive in London amid fears the disease could take off in the UK for the first time in decades. Children are routinely vaccinated against polio but the capital has some of the poorest coverage in England, with just 35 per cent of Yea 9s boosted in Hillingdon, West London, which has the worst uptake in the country. Latest figures also show just a third of pupils in Brent had been fully vaccinated against polio by the time they entered secondary school in the 2020/2021 academic year. In total, uptake among Year 9s was below 50 per cent in six London boroughs and a quarter of children in the capital had not had their pre-school polio shot. London has always lagged behind the rest of the country when it comes to vaccine coverage but rates dropped further during the pandemic, linked to a lull in appointments and a rise in vaccine hesitancy.
From being unable to stand on one leg, to walking slowly and struggling to stand up: All the subtle signs you're at risk of an early death, according to science
😘🤔🙂 Scientists in Brazil have unveiled a 10-second balance test could determine your risk of dying early (top left). MailOnline has revealed some of the subtle signs you could be at risk of an early death. Elderly people who walk slowly are at much more risk of being sent to an early grave (second picture), while those who struggle to sit and stand without support are also at risk (third picture), along with those who cannot seamlessly walk up four flights of stairs (fourth picture). Being unable to give a firm handshake could also be a sign of impending death (fifth picture), as can struggling to do 40 push ups, according to scientists.
University student shares the simple daily exercise regime she followed to slim down her legs: 'I started seeing results after four weeks'
😘🤔🙂 An ex ballerina and university student looking for a way to slim down her legs claims just one type of exercise transformed her body for the better - and it doesn't involve stepping foot inside a gym. Arianna, who lives in Italy, trialed Australian personal trainer Rachael Attard's Lean Legs Program after growing tired of traditional home workouts and picking up weights in the gym. Rachael's program breaks down the female body into three separate categories and subscribes a diet and exercise routine depending on which type you are: Ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph.
'You're discrediting yourself!' Expert SLAMS FDA's approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 saying there is little evidence that they are needed as some parents of America's youngest kids line up to get them the shot
😘🤔🙂 Children under the age of five received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccines after the shot's controversial approval last week. The U.S. is now the only country in the world that vaccinated children as young as six months old, and President Biden exclaimed 'we're the only country in the world doing this right now' on Tuesday. The HHS says that it has distributed 2.7 million shots to pharmacies around the country already, and expects to send out ten million as part of this batch. Children face limited risk from the virus, according to official data, as severe infection and deaths caused by the virus are rare.
Delta plus WON'T ruin your summer: Top scientists dismiss threat of 'most fatal Covid variant yet' - and say wave will die out without crippling society or the NHS
😘🤔🙂 Scientists believe the UK's latest surge has mainly been fuelled by Omicron sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5, which are even more transmissible than the strain that caused pandemic highs in April. At the same time, analysts claim to have spotted the emergence of 'probably the most fatal variant yet'. Experts have already dismissed the threat of Delta plus, however.