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WHO estimates 14.9 million excess Covid deaths in 2020 and 2021

WHO estimates 14.9 million excess Covid deaths in 2020 and 2021

New estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) show approximately 14.9 million excess Covid deaths. The data indicates the full death toll associated directly or...
Almost three million people were referred for cancer checks in 12 months

Almost three million people were referred for cancer checks in 12 months

The NHS has announced a record number of people who received cancer checks in the last 12 months, the highest year recorded. Cancer checks are...
planetary health diet

Majority of UK adolescents do not eat a planetary health diet

A new University of Birmingham study has revealed that most secondary school students in the UK are not eating a healthy and sustainable planetary...
UK smoking ban

UK smoking ban would not increase life expectancy for 40 years

Research pioneered by the International Longevity Centre (ILC) and Bayes Business School suggests that a complete UK smoking ban would not improve healthy life expectancy for...
Reviewing the role of air filtration systems in healthcare

Reviewing the role of air filtration systems in healthcare

The Addenbrooke’s Air Disinfection Study looks set to shape future IPC guidance concerning the implementation of air filtration systems in healthcare settings. The Addenbrooke’s Air...
The importance of environmental testing

The importance of environmental testing

Nova Biologicals outlines the importance of environmental testing to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and protect public health. Among the various forms of microbiological...
air pollutants

Air pollutants elevate the risk of COVID-19 infection

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet have identified that high levels of air pollutants can increase the risk of catching COVID-19, revealing unprecedented dangers of...
Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Cervical cancer vaccine to eliminate the disease worldwide

A research team from the University of Washington’s School of Medicine has noted that successful administration of the cervical cancer vaccine could potentially eliminate...
NICE announces two new antimicrobial drugs coming to the NHS

NICE announces two new antimicrobial drugs coming to the NHS

Cefiderocol and ceftazidime-avibactam, two antimicrobial drugs, will be made available on the NHS with the hopes to tackle antimicrobial resistance. The National Institute for Health...
Over 50% of the population is affected by a headache disorder

Over 50% of the population is affected by a headache disorder

A new study reveals the growing burden of headache disorders, with evidence suggesting that 52% of the global population is affected. Headache disorders are one...
Antiviral Treatment for COVID-19

Novel antiviral treatment for COVID-19 administered to high-risk patients

The NHS is administering a novel antiviral treatment for COVID-19 to patients who are most at risk, which improves symptoms within hours. Thousands of patients...
Making symptoms of menopause manageable

Making symptoms of menopause manageable

Awareness and education around symptoms of menopause are paramount for ensuring patients receive accurate diagnosis and treatment. HEQ spoke to Dr Haitham Hamoda, consultant...
Over one million spring COVID-19 booster vaccines delivered by NHS

Over one million administered the spring COVID-19 booster vaccine by NHS

Over one million people have received a spring COVID-19 booster vaccine in just over two weeks as part of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme. The...
Healthy Planet

WHO outlines the requirements to keep humans and the planet healthy

World Health Day 2022 focuses on bringing global attention to the urgent actions required to keep humans and the planet healthy. WHO has stressed that...

New WHO data: poor air quality affects 99% of the global population

New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that low air quality affects billions of people and is threatening the population's health. A record...
Shielding during Covid led to a rise in depressive symptoms in over 50s

Shielding during Covid led to a rise in depressive symptoms in over 50s

Research shows that older people who were shielding during Covid were almost twice as likely to experience depressive symptoms. During the Covid pandemic, older and...
COVID-19

Additional COVID-19 vaccine booster offered in the US

Pfizer announced on 29 March 2022 that the FDA in the US has expanded the emergency utilisation of their vaccine to include an additional...
The growing burden of children’s mental health in the US

The growing burden of children’s mental health in the US

A new national poll in the US finds that nearly 60% of parents received a visit from a health professional for their children's mental...
World Happiness Report: The power of the COVID-19 pandemic

World Happiness Report: The power of the COVID-19 pandemic

The World Happiness Report 2022 highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic positively impacted the public with an increase in social support and kindness. The World Happiness...
Harnessing innovation to tackle the burden faced by the healthcare system

Harnessing innovation to tackle the burden faced by the healthcare system

CEO of Sky Medical Technology, Bernard Ross, outlines the critical role of the MedTech industry in alleviating the burden faced by the global healthcare...

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