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N95 and FFP2 mask: Demand for stronger face covering – New variant is ‘too contagious’

Coronavirus: New strain ‘significantly more risky’ says expert Research published by New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG)suggests the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 first discovered in Kent is more deadly than previous variants. The finding may help to explain the rise in daily hospital deaths seen in the UK despite ongoing lockdown restrictions. […]

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IBS triggers: Why is my IBS flaring up? Foods to avoid if you have IBS

Constipation: Symptoms and treatment IBS is a common condition that affects the digestive system, causing cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. IBS doesn’t normally hang around 24/7, but instead comes and goes in flare-ups. There’s no cure for IBS, but diet changes alongside medicines can help to control the symptoms. Express.co.uk chatted to Dr Ayesha Akbar, Consultant Gastroenterologist […]

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Where is the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine made?

Pfizer vaccine: Expert explains ‘concerning’ results in Israel Following the approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine last year, at the end of December, the UK regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), approved the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine for use in the UK. Health Secretary Matt Hancock described the vaccine’s approval as a “massive step […]