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Coronavirus: Racism ‘could play a part in BAME Covid deaths’

Factors such as racism and social inequality may have contributed to increased risks of black, Asian and minority communities catching and dying from Covid-19, a leaked report says. Historic racism may mean that people are less likely to seek care or to demand better personal protective equipment, it says. The Public Health England draft, seen… Read More »

Can’t lose belly fat? This trainer says your hormones could be to blame

Trying hard to lose belly fat but can’t? Trainer Terry Fairclough explains how hormones and an hormonal imbalance could be the reason for stubborn fat around the middle  You’re doing everything right – eating less sugar, exercising frequently and saying no to wine o’clock. Yet, although most of your body is shaping up thanks to… Read More »

Coronavirus latest: Mouthwash could destroy COVID-19 and protect people from infection

Coronavirus is covered by a fatty layer that is vulnerable to certain chemicals. Now scientists want to explore whether mouthwash could break down the virus’s outer layer. A research team led by Cardiff University have stated oral rinses are an “under-researched area of major clinical need”. The team have based their investigation on the premise… Read More »

Why making anti-viral drugs is so hard – and how COVID-19 could be great for the field

It was 1928 when Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming noticed an odd phenomenon: mould that had formed accidentally in one of his petri dishes was stopping the growth of bacteria. Fleming had of course just discovered penicillin, and by the mid-1940s the world’s first antibiotic would be in mass production, launching a historic era when most… Read More »