England announces 39 more Covid victims in preliminary toll – HALF the number from last week

England announces 39 more Covid victims in preliminary toll – HALF the number from this time last week – taking the total number of coronavirus deaths in Britain to 44,170 Some 39 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital  Total number of confirmed reported deaths in English hospitals is 28,871 Patients were … Read more England announces 39 more Covid victims in preliminary toll – HALF the number from last week

Number of fires in the Amazon reached a 13-year high in June

Number of fires in the Amazon reached a 13-year high in June — and scientists fear they will engulf vast areas of rainforest in the coming months Fire activity in the Amazon normally peaks between July–October each year However, researcher in Brazil detected 2,248 individual fires this June alone Activists have said that COVID-19 has further thinned out … Read more Number of fires in the Amazon reached a 13-year high in June

Number ‘freezing’ eggs or embryos soars, IVF figures show

The number of women opting to freeze their eggs or embryos in the UK rose 523 per cent rise between 2013 and 2018, according to a new report.  The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) report looks at rates of IVF storage cycles, the success of the procedure and multiple births from 2013 to 2018.  Data … Read more Number ‘freezing’ eggs or embryos soars, IVF figures show

Number of people dying in England and Wales drops BELOW average for the first time since March

Number of people dying in England and Wales drops BELOW average for the first time since coronavirus spiralled out of control in March, official statistics show By Sam Blanchard Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline Published: 09:44 BST, 30 June 2020 | Updated: 10:04 BST, 30 June 2020 The number of people dying each week in … Read more Number of people dying in England and Wales drops BELOW average for the first time since March

India sees another record number of coronavirus infections

India has reported a daily record of nearly 20,000 new infections as several Indian states reimpose partial or full lockdowns to stem the spread of the coronavirus. India’s health ministry has recorded 548,318 COVID-19 total cases as of Monday, a jump of nearly 100,000 in a week in the world’s fourth-worst affected country after the … Read more India sees another record number of coronavirus infections

UK receives the highest number of asylum claims by unaccompanied children

UK receives the highest number of asylum claims by unaccompanied children in the whole of Europe after 20% surge last year UK took 3,650 claims from youngsters travelling without a parent or guardian In terms of the overall numbers of asylum seekers the UK was placed fifth Germany received the most last year, with more … Read more UK receives the highest number of asylum claims by unaccompanied children

Number of staff testing positive for coronavirus at Welsh chicken factory rises to 75

Number of staff testing positive for coronavirus at Welsh chicken factory rises to 75 as public health bosses warn cases will ‘increase further’ over next few days The 2 Sisters factory in Llangefni, Anglesey, Wales, were shut down on Thursday Public Health Wales confirmed 75 factory staff tested positive for coronavirus The first reported case … Read more Number of staff testing positive for coronavirus at Welsh chicken factory rises to 75

Britain announces 75 more Covid-19 deaths, taking preliminary total number of victims to 42,536

Britain today recorded 75 more coronavirus deaths in the lowest Saturday rise post-lockdown, taking the total number of victims to 42,536. The preliminary death figure is calculated by adding up coronavirus deaths across the UK in the last 24 hours, but it does not take into account fatalities in care homes in England. It means that … Read more Britain announces 75 more Covid-19 deaths, taking preliminary total number of victims to 42,536

Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos can help to reduce the number of seizures in patients with epilepsy

Listening to Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos once a day can help to reduce the number of seizures in patients with epilepsy, study shows Researchers from Canada tested the piece on 13 volunteers over three months They then repeated the experiment with a ‘shuffled’ version of the 1781 sonata Only the original composition had the seizure-reducing, … Read more Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos can help to reduce the number of seizures in patients with epilepsy

New British green number plates could allow drivers to use bus lanes and park for free 

Electric cars will get green number plates: Drivers of eco-friendly vehicles will get special marking that could allow them to use bus lanes and park for free Grant Schapps said electric car drivers will be given green number plates Those with green plates will be allowed to drive in bus lanes and park for free  … Read more New British green number plates could allow drivers to use bus lanes and park for free