Number of COVID-19 infections in Spain hits 5 million

FILE PHOTO: An elderly woman receives a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine booster coinciding with the flu vaccination campaign in Seville, Spain October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Marcelo del PozoMADRID (Reuters) – Spain on Monday reached the grim milestone of 5 million COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, as it reported 4,485 new infections…

Cardiovascular disease: Environmental risk factors

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death around the world. The mitigation of CVDs has typically focused on making individual lifestyle changes. However, some environmental factors — such as pollution and climate change — also significantly contribute to a person’s risk of developing CVDs. Experts argue that gaining…

Hong Kong's zero-COVID policy undermining financial hub status – industry group

FILE PHOTO: A general view showing the Central Business District, in Hong Kong, China, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone SiuHONG KONG (Reuters) – A financial industry group warned on Monday that Hong Kong’s zero-COVID policy and strict quarantine requirements for international travellers threatens to undermine the city’s status as a financial…

A Pill for C difficile Works by Increasing Microbiome Diversity

An oral treatment with freeze-dried human stool can successfully treat Clostridioides difficile infections by increasing the diversity of microorganisms in the colon, researchers say. CP101, under development by Finch Therapeutics, proved more effective than a placebo in preventing recurrent infections for up to 24 weeks. The CP101 capsules contain a…

Vulnerable renters to be helped by a £65 million support package

Vulnerable renters struggling due to the impact of the pandemic will be helped by a £65 million support package announced by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities today (23 October 2021). The funding will be given to councils in England to support low-income earners in rent arrears –…