As increasing numbers of European hospitals buckle under the strain of tens of thousands of coronavirus patients, the crisis has exposed a surprising paradox: Some of the world’s best health systems are remarkably ill-equipped to handle a pandemic. Outbreak experts say Europe’s hospital-centric systems, lack of epidemic experience and early complacency are partly to blame
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Is it safe for me to send a greetings card during the lockdown? From the chances of a recurrence to the best form of exercise, our experts answer your questions about the coronavirus crisis Professor John Oxford, from Queen Mary University of London, and Professor Gino Martini, from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, answer your queries
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Diabetes is a common condition that affects more than four million people in the UK. Around 90 per cent of all cases are caused by type 2 diabetes; where the body doesn’t produce enough of the hormone insulin, or the body doesn’t react to insulin. Without enough insulin, the body struggles to convert sugar in
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As more information about the coronavirus pandemic develops, some of the information in this story may have changed since it was last updated. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the online resources provided by the CDC, WHO, and your local public health department. Medical face masks for healthcare workers are running dangerously
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Coronavirus death toll continues to spiral in the UK, with more than 1,200 people confirmed dead. Once busy London streets are largely deserted since lockdown measures came into effect. Amid this heightened climate, going outside can seem like a high-risk endeavour, but some people have found comfort in wearing masks. READ MORE Coronavirus symptoms: Experiencing
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A father from Chicago created an indoor obstacle course for his daughter to complete during the coronavirus pandemic. Personal trainer Brian McCabe has been posting workouts online for adults, but he's also encouraging parents to keep their children active. A video posted on Facebook shows McCabe's three-year-old daughter Ayaana crawling under an easel,  jumping through
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A limited emergency-use authorization for two antimalarial drugs touted as game-changers by President Donald Trump has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat coronavirus patients. In a statement published Sunday, the US Department of Health and Human Services detailed recent donations of medicine to a national stockpile—including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, both
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Coronavirus may have caused some anxiety in certain individuals. The ongoing updates on the number of infections and deaths can be worrisome. Which three supplements may help you to manage your anxiety? Those of an anxious disposition may need alternative therapies to help manage their feelings of unease and discomfort. What exactly is anxiety? Mental
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You’ve probably heard of cupping therapy, or at least seen the results of it in the form of large circular bruises. Can something that looks like it ends in such a painful result really be helpful?  Cupping therapy is an ancient practice from Egypt, China, and the Middle East. The healing method is a form
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Did you recently visit your cat lady friend and notice you felt a little itchy and sneezy afterward? Unfortunately, you may be allergic to the cute and cuddly pets. About 10 percent of people are thought to be allergic to our furry friends, and one in seven kids seem to have childhood allergies related to
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