Conservation efforts in China to protect giant pandas have failed to help large carnivores

Conservation efforts in China designed to protect the giant panda have failed to help the region’s endangered leopards, snow leopards and wolves, study finds Experts examined the large carnivores living in 73 of China’s protected areas They found in most of the regions, such animals had almost entirely disappeared Numbers of leopards, for example, have … Read more Conservation efforts in China to protect giant pandas have failed to help large carnivores

Fauci recommends wearing eye protection to protect against coronavirus

Eye protection to block pathogens may be necessary to fully prevent coronavirus infection, leading US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said.  ‘If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it,’ Dr Fauci told ABC News in an Instagram Live interview on Wednesday.  Coronavirus is primarily contagious through respiratory droplets expelled when … Read more Fauci recommends wearing eye protection to protect against coronavirus

Woman with rare genetic condition wears ‘space helmet’ to protect her skin from the sun

A woman with a rare genetic condition has shared how she wears a mask that looks like a ‘space helmet’ to protect her skin from damaging UV rays – and hasn’t left the house without it for 20 years.  At just two-years-old, Fatima Ghazaoui, 28, from Mohammedia, Morocco, was diagnosed with the rare skin condition Xeroderma … Read more Woman with rare genetic condition wears ‘space helmet’ to protect her skin from the sun

Woman with rare genetic condition wears ‘space helmet’ to protect her skin from the sun

A woman with a rare genetic condition has shared how she wears a mask that looks like a ‘space helmet’ to protect her skin from damaging UV rays – and hasn’t left the house without it for 20 years.  At just two-years-old, Fatima Ghazaoui, 28, from Mohammedia, Morocco, was diagnosed with the rare skin condition Xeroderma … Read more Woman with rare genetic condition wears ‘space helmet’ to protect her skin from the sun

Burglaries expected to rise this summer so protect your home

Households are being advised to be cautious this summer with burglars more likely to strike as more people head back to work. While many have been spending more time at home in lockdown, burglaries have been significantly reduced – but this could all change as restrictions ease, experts warn. Normally, the biggest number of burglaries … Read more Burglaries expected to rise this summer so protect your home

Harry and Meghan sue paparazzi to protect son’s right…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have filed a lawsuit in California accusing unnamed paparazzi photographers of taking ‘illegal’ photographs of their son Archie. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles court on Thursday alleges ‘serial intrusions’ into 14-month old Archie’s privacy at the home in Beverly Ridge where Harry and Meghan set up camp in March.  The … Read more Harry and Meghan sue paparazzi to protect son’s right…

Face shields worn by hairdressers DON’T protect against Covid-19, health officials say

Face shields worn by hairdressers are not protective against Covid-19 and are not a safe alternative to masks, health chiefs in Switzerland have claimed. Swiss officials investigated an outbreak of ‘several’ coronavirus cases that occurred at a hotel in a village in the Alps — even though employers took precautions. Experts revealed only those who … Read more Face shields worn by hairdressers DON’T protect against Covid-19, health officials say

Face masks DO help to protect the wearer, infectious disease experts claim

Wearing a face mask can protect you from the coronavirus as well as stopping you spreading it to others, according to scientists. Officials in Britain insist the main benefit of wearing face coverings is that they catch coughs and sneezes of the wearer, preventing them from spreading the virus to people around them. But researchers … Read more Face masks DO help to protect the wearer, infectious disease experts claim

Eating oily fish may protect the brain against the toxic damage of air pollution, study suggests

Eating oily fish — such as salmon, sardines and mackerel — may help to protect the brain against the toxic damage of air pollution, a study has suggested. Experts from the US studied the diet, pollution exposure and brain volumes of 1,315 senior women to see if omega-3 fatty acids might shield against air pollution. The … Read more Eating oily fish may protect the brain against the toxic damage of air pollution, study suggests

Scientists to trial coronavirus antibody treatment to protect older people from Covid-19

A British pharmaceutical giant is preparing to launch human trials of an antibody treatment that could protect old and vulnerable people from coronavirus. Cambridge-based drugmaker AstraZeneca plans to test its three-minute infusion of antibodies – immune cells trained to fight infections – on 30 Britons next month. If it is proven to be safe then … Read more Scientists to trial coronavirus antibody treatment to protect older people from Covid-19