Coronavirus: Diabetes patients ‘too scared to go to hospital’ amid Covid risk

Coronavirus: Diabetes patients 'too scared to go to hospital' amid Covid risk. Patients revealed their anxiety that complications could be missed due a lack of monitoring during the pandemic PATIENTS with diabetes have revealed fears for their sight as screening services were cut and how the risk of Covid left them too scared to go to hospital. In the first study to evaluate the experiences of people in Scotland with Type 1 diabetes during the pandemic, researchers at Glasgow University heard how [...]

Covid-19 test results for care home nurses ‘consistently delayed and lost’

Covid-19 test results for care home nurses ‘consistently delayed and lost’. BY MEGAN FORD Care home nurses continue to struggle with access to coronavirus tests, with some reporting that results are “consistently delayed, inconclusive or even get lost”, according to a nursing union. The Royal College of Nursing has warned that, without proper testing and processes in place, the social care workforce and its residents “will be put at unnecessary risk”. “Some members have told us they are concerned testing results are consistently [...]

Coronavirus: Who would get the vaccine first?

Coronavirus: Who would get the vaccine first? If or when scientists succeed in making a coronavirus vaccine, there won't be enough to go around. Research labs and pharmaceutical companies are rewriting the rulebook on the time it takes to develop, test and manufacture an effective vaccine. Unprecedented steps are being taken to ensure roll-out of the vaccine is global. But there are concerns that the race to get one will be won by the richest countries, at the expense of the most [...]

Coronavirus: Further 2,988 cases confirmed in UK

Coronavirus: Further 2,988 cases confirmed in UK. A further 2,988 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the UK in the past 24 hours, government data showed. It is the highest number reported on a single day since 22 May and a rise of 1,175 on Saturday, according to the UK government's coronavirus dashboard. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was "concerned" about a rise in cases "predominantly among young people". Two further deaths within 28 days of a positive test were recorded, taking [...]

Oral sex linked to vaginal condition bacterial vaginosis

Oral sex linked to vaginal condition bacterial vaginosis. Oral sex may create an environment for a common vaginal condition called bacterial vaginosis or BV, according to research in the journal PLoS Biology. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is an imbalance of the usual bacteria found in the vagina. Women who have it may have no symptoms, but some get a strong-smelling discharge. Researchers explored what effect mouth bacteria have on microbes that live and grow in the vagina. About BV BV is not usually [...]