WhatsApp reveals new Covid-19 vaccine stickers

WhatsApp joins forces with the World Health Organisation on new ‘Vaccines for All’ sticker pack in the hopes of offering users a ‘fun way to privately express their joy’ about the Covid-19 jab The new sticker pack includes a range of Covid-19 vaccine-related illustrations These include syringes and plasters, as well as vaccinated people embracing WhatsApp stickers … Read more

Gabrielle Union and husband Dwayne Wade sell their $5.7million LA mansion after a year on the market

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union have sold their sprawling Sherman Oaks property for $5.7million, after slashing the asking price by half-a-million in January. The five-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion was listed for $6.2million last March, just days before the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.  After more than a year on the market without any luck, … Read more

Foreign holidays hopes boosted: WHO appears to be warming to Covid ‘vaccine passports’ plan

Foreign holidays hopes boosted: WHO appears to be warming to ‘vaccine passports’ plan in bid to get world moving again Dr Michael Ryan said agency ‘looking at different options’ on vaccine passports But he stressed there were still ‘serious human rights and ethical’ concerns EU said its ‘vaccine passports’ scheme may be opened up to UK … Read more

WHO says vaccine passports should NOT be used for foreign travel

WHO says vaccine passports should NOT be used for foreign travel as there are ‘critical unknowns’ around how jabs protect people Proof of a jab should not be required because there remain ‘critical unknowns’ The WHO added that inoculated passengers should not sidestep existing curbs It is a fresh blow for both holidaymakers and tourism … Read more

Two-and-a-half hours of exercise a week ‘may reduce migraine triggers’

Exercising for just two-and-a-half hours a week can reduce your risk of migraine, a new study suggests. Researchers at a headache clinic at the University of Washington looked into the amount of exercise achieved per week by patients diagnosed with migraine.  They found exercising above the two-and-a-half hour threshold – the minimum recommended by the … Read more

England’s salt reduction program will lead to 200,000 fewer adults developing heart disease by 2050

England’s salt reduction programme between 2003 and 2018 successfully slashed salt consumption of the average English adult by 15 per cent, a new study has found.    Data shows 8.38 grams of salt are now consumed every day, down from 9.38 grams in 2000.  If these salt intake levels are maintained, by 2050 the programme would … Read more

Scientists slam China’s ‘implausibly’ slow investigation of Covid-19

Scientists slam China’s ‘implausibly’ slow investigation of Covid-19 as WHO panel ‘has to recommend contact tracing of patient zero and wet market suppliers’ WHO report will recommend contact tracing first known patient in Wuhan, China Also suggests looking into supply chain of traders in the Huanan seafood market Comes after team of scientists visited Wuhan … Read more

Not now bird flu! Russia reports its first ever cases H5N8 virus in humans

Not now bird flu! Russia reports world’s first ever cases of H5N8 flu in humans – but says the virus hasn’t spread between people yet Russian officials diagnosed the human cases of the  H5N8 bird flu virus  The virus spread from birds to workers at a poultry plant in southern Russia  Health officials said patients … Read more

World Health Organization recommends Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for over-65s

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine IS safe and ‘likely effective’ for over-65s, World Health Organization rules as it officially recommends the jab ‘without an upper age limit’ By Sam Blanchard Deputy Health Editor For Mailonline Published: 15:19 GMT, 10 February 2021 | Updated: 15:24 GMT, 10 February 2021 Oxford University and AstraZeneca’s vaccine is safe and ‘likely … Read more

Covid UK: Countries with variant strains left off red travel list

Austria Austria, has, according to latest data, recorded 75 cases of the South African variant and 25 of the British variant. It has recently warned against non-essential travel to its Alpine province of Tyrol because of an outbreak of the so-called South African variant of the coronavirus there, the government said in a statement on … Read more