coronavirus

COVID-19 vaccine protection is fading as the number of cases increase

Researchers in the UK have found that the protection offered by the Pfizer/Biotech and AstraZeneca vaccines begins to fall after six months. The researchers have linked this to the need for booster shots for those who already had two doses of the vaccine. While major countries like the US, UK and also the EU are… Continue reading COVID-19 vaccine protection is fading as the number of cases increase

coronavirus, eczema, Public Health

Scratching the surface: the effect of coronavirus (COVID-19) on eczema

Eczema affects 1 in 10 Adults Eczema is a very common skin disorder affecting children and adults. It affects 20% of children in the UK at some point in life, and 1 in 10 adults suffer from atopic dermatitis. Eczema is characterised by dry, scaly skin and mild to severe itching. It can be made… Continue reading Scratching the surface: the effect of coronavirus (COVID-19) on eczema

coronavirus, Mental Health

The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in.

The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in. While writing one of my last posts, 'The Effect of Coronavirus on Mental Health' - I wondered how things would improve. Before the pandemic began, many of us were already struggling. We were already dealing with poor mental health - the virus just put… Continue reading The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in.

Public Health

On This Day – 12th July

On 12th July 1957, the US government became the first government to publicly link smoking to lung cancer. The Surgeon General, Dr. Leroy Burney, who was an epidemiologist (someone who looks at patterns and causes of various health and disease conditions), issued a report which stated: ‘It is clear that there is an increasing and… Continue reading On This Day – 12th July

On This Day, Public Health

On This Day – June 11th

On June 11th, 1998, the genome sequence of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) was completed and published in the scientific journal, Nature. This allowed scientists around the world to understand tuberculosis better and develop effective treatments. This was groundbreaking because TB is multi-drug resistant (meaning that it's resistant to more than one antibiotic). Tuberculosis… Continue reading On This Day – June 11th

Public Health

Can you really boost your immune system?

  Can you really boost your immune system? Boosting the immune system is something that is popular no matter where you are. In times when people are working longer hours than usual, it’s easy to look for quick ways to stop us from getting sick. A simple Google search will turn up a host of… Continue reading Can you really boost your immune system?

coronavirus, Public Health

raising awareness vs raising alarm

Raising awareness versus raising alarm; the public can't be better informed if the information isn't better. -- T.K. NALIAKA In the wake of everything happening today, I think this is an important quote (unfortunately, I couldn't find a source). People are confused, scared and angry and as far as I can see, no one has… Continue reading raising awareness vs raising alarm

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10 ways to stay productive at home

All around the world, many of us are being asked to stay in our homes and avoid any contact with other people - this is known as social distancing or isolation. It is important that everybody adheres to the advice and instructions given by their governments in order to stop the spread of Covid-19 (the… Continue reading 10 ways to stay productive at home

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Do You Need to Wear a Face Mask? Perhaps. — Moosmosis

COVID-19 Pandemic: Do you need to wear a face mask? How effective are face masks in protecting us from the spread of COVID-19? In this article, we evaluate the efficacy and importance of face masks amidst COVID-19 pandemic. via COVID-19 Pandemic: Do You Need to Wear a Face Mask? Perhaps. — Moosmosis   Very informative and… Continue reading COVID-19 Pandemic: Do You Need to Wear a Face Mask? Perhaps. — Moosmosis