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Decoding the connection between stress and heart health

Decoding the connection between stress and heart health

Stress can make you feel anxious; there is rapid breathing and your heart races. You may also feel that you are on the verge of getting a heart attack, right? Well, stress not only takes a toll on your mental well-being but your heart health too.   Stress is a part...

Covid in Scotland: Army helping set up 80 new vaccine centres

Covid in Scotland: Army helping set up 80 new vaccine centres

British Army soldiers are helping to establish 80 new Covid vaccine centres across Scotland. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said 98 soldiers were being deployed to identify suitable sites and aid deliveries of the vaccine. More than 200,000 people in Scotland have...

Covid-19: Vaccine rollout extended to over-70s in England

Covid-19: Vaccine rollout extended to over-70s in England

People in England aged 70 and over, as well as those listed as clinically extremely vulnerable, will begin receiving offers of a coronavirus vaccine this week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the move was a "significant milestone" in the nation's vaccination...

Covid: Can we really jab our way out of lockdown?

Covid: Can we really jab our way out of lockdown?

With the country in lockdown and a new faster-spreading variant of coronavirus rampant, it's clear the UK is in a race to vaccinate. Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants all the over-70s, the most clinically vulnerable and front-line health and care workers to be...

Covid-19: Five ways to stay positive through the winter

Covid-19: Five ways to stay positive through the winter

The last few months have been awful for so many people, with millions dealing with grief, stress, financial difficulties, job losses and isolation caused by the pandemic. Now Christmas is over and the long dark winter months are here - a time that can be tough for...

New heart failure drug for thousands of UK patients given go ahead

New heart failure drug for thousands of UK patients given go ahead

More than a quarter of a million patients living with heart failure could be eligible for a new drug that reduces deaths and hospitalisation after medical regulators gave it the greenlight. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has approved...

Covid-19: Health workers ‘back in eye of storm’, says NHS chief

Covid-19: Health workers ‘back in eye of storm’, says NHS chief

Health workers are "back in the eye of the storm" as coronavirus cases continue to rise, NHS England's chief executive Simon Stevens has said. It has been the "toughest year" for the NHS, which has treated 200,000 severely ill Covid-19 patients, he added. Hospitals in...

New Asthma Guidelines Lessen Emphasis on Daily Inhaler Use

New Asthma Guidelines Lessen Emphasis on Daily Inhaler Use

For the first time in more than a decade, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) updated its recommendations for asthma diagnosis and treatment. Most notably, the authors advise using inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs), commonly known as inhalers, on an as-needed basis...