Britain’s coronavirus lockdown is one of the toughest in the WORLD, study claims

Britons are living under the sixth strictest lockdown in the world – and the second harshest in Europe – according to an analysis by the University of Oxford. Researchers have ranked the pandemic responses of 180 countries on a ‘stringency map’ by looking at how Covid restrictions have affected schools, offices, social gatherings, international travel … Read more

Britain’s coronavirus lockdown is one of the toughest in the WORLD, study claims

Britons are living under the sixth strictest lockdown in the world – and the second harshest in Europe – according to an analysis by the University of Oxford. Researchers have ranked the pandemic responses of 180 countries on a ‘stringency map’ by looking at how Covid restrictions have affected schools, offices, social gatherings, international travel … Read more

Watching people cook can lead to you overeating, study finds 

Bad news for Masterchef fans! Watching people cook can lead to you overeating, study finds Researchers had volunteers undertake activities surrounding food consumption Some watched food being prepared before being allowed to eat the same food Others had to make their own food and some coloured in a picture before eating Those who watched food … Read more

COVID-19 survivors may only need one vaccine dose, study finds

Survivors of COVID-19 may only need one dose of the vaccine to be fully protected, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that, in blood samples of people previously infected with the coronavirus, a single shot of the inoculation boosted antibodies and other immune system cells by … Read more

‘Seismic noise’ halved during lockdown, study shows

Ground vibrations caused by traffic and industrial work halved globally during the coronavirus lockdown, a study shows. Social distancing, fewer cars on roads and drops in tourism and travel resulted in the ‘longest and most pronounced quiet period’ of seismic noise in recorded history.  Seismic noise refers to vibrations in the ground, caused by traffic or … Read more

Lucid dreamers can do maths equations while asleep, study reveals

From snoring to sleep walking, many of us do rather unusual things while we’re asleep.  Now, a new study has revealed that some ‘lucid dreamers’ can answer questions and even do maths while they’re snoozing.  Lucid dreams are when people experience a state of heightened awareness during sleep that allows them to recognise the dream … Read more

Coronavirus infections in England plummet by 60% in January and February, study finds

Coronavirus infection rates have plummeted by more than two thirds since January, new figures show in proof that lockdown is working even against the fast-spreading Kent variant of the virus. The country’s largest surveillance testing study yesterday found just one in 196 people in England were infected with the virus during the first half of … Read more

Record number seek to study nursing after being inspired by NHS heroics during Covid-19 heroics

Boost for NHS as 60,000 apply to be nurses: Pandemic prompts students to turn their backs on history, languages and philosophy and flock to ‘safe’ careers like doctors, dentists and engineers Sign ups rose by 32 per cent this year to a total of 60,130 applicants, says UCAS Number of those opting for nursing straight … Read more

Record number seek to study nursing after being inspired by NHS heroics during Covid-19 heroics

Boost for NHS as 60,000 apply to be nurses: Pandemic prompts students to turn their backs on history, languages and philosophy and flock to ‘safe’ careers like doctors, dentists and engineers Sign ups rose by 32 per cent this year to a total of 60,130 applicants, says UCAS Number of those opting for nursing straight … Read more

Coronavirus infections in England plummet by 60% in January and February, study finds

Coronavirus infection rates have plummeted by more than two thirds since January, new figures show in proof that lockdown is working even against the fast-spreading Kent variant of the virus. The country’s largest surveillance testing study yesterday found just one in 196 people in England were infected with the virus during the first half of … Read more