Fresh blow for AstraZeneca as vaccine is linked to another dangerous blood condition in Europe

Another dangerous blood condition has been spotted in patients given the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, the EU’s medical regulator has announced.  The European Medicines Authority said five cases of capillary leak syndrome had been reported in vaccinated patients on the continent. The rare condition sees blood leak from tiny vessels into muscles and body cavities, resulting … Read more

Are my blocked gut and hair loss linked? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

My hair has been falling out for well over a year, even though I’ve spoken to a trichologist. Two years ago I became constipated and, after trying various medications, my consultant says there is nothing more he can do. Is my hair loss caused by my poor bowel health? Pauline Tuckley, via email. The two … Read more

105,000-year-old artifacts found in Kalahari challenge idea that human origins are linked to coasts

Stone tools, burnt eggshells and other artifacts discovered in the Kalahari have experts questioning the long-held belief that civilization emerged from coastal regions. The items date back more than 100,000 years, when the South African desert received enough rain to sustain human inhabitants. Researchers also found nearly two dozen small pieces of calcite, which are … Read more

Fury as Twitter troll linked to the suicide of Japanese wrestler Hana Kimura fined just £59

A man has been charged over online abuse directed at a Japanese star Hana Kimura, a cast member of the internationally popular TV show. She took her own life last year A man has been charged and fined less than £60 over online abuse directed at a Japanese star of Netflix reality show ‘Terrace House’ … Read more

Fury as Twitter troll linked to the suicide of Japanese wrestler Hana Kimura fined just £59

A man has been charged over online abuse directed at a Japanese star Hana Kimura, a cast member of the internationally popular TV show. She took her own life last year A man has been charged and fined less than £60 over online abuse directed at a Japanese star of Netflix reality show ‘Terrace House’ … Read more

Study estimates 67% of cases between December and February were linked to UK variant

About two-thirds of all U.S. coronavirus cases identified over the past three months may be linked to the variant first identified in the UK, a new study suggests. There are at least 11,569 cases of the strain, known as B 1.1.7, in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  But … Read more

Schizophrenia may be linked to Bartonella, the bacteria behind cat-scratch disease

Schizophrenia may be linked to Bartonella, the bacteria behind ‘cat-scratch’ disease which can be caught via bites and scratches from infected felines. Cats become infected with the bacteria via ticks and fleas, and transmission to humans can cause tiredness, headaches, fever and swollen lymph nodes. It was long thought that cat-scratch disease was short-lived, but the new … Read more

Health: Schizophrenia may be linked to Bartonella, the bacteria behind cat-scratch disease

Schizophrenia may be linked to Bartonella, the bacteria behind ‘cat-scratch’ disease which can be caught via bites and scratches from infected felines. Cats become infected with the bacteria via ticks and fleas, and transmission to humans can cause tiredness, headaches, fever and swollen lymph nodes. It was long thought that cat-scratch disease was short-lived, but the new … Read more

‘Stressed’ brain activity linked to broken heart syndrome

Scientists have linked ‘broken heart syndrome’ – caused by life events such as a painful breakup – with heightened activity in the brain. US researchers found that the greater the activity in nerve cells in the amygdala region of the brain, the sooner broken heart syndrome can develop. Broken heart syndrome, also known as Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), is a … Read more

65% Facebook and Twitter anti-vaccine content linked to just 12 people including Robert F Kennedy Jr

Around two-thirds of viral anti-vaccine social media content circulating on Facebook and Twitter has been linked to just 12 notable individuals in new research. Content that was shared more than 812,000 times on the social media platforms between February 1 and March 16 was analysed by The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) and Anti-Vax … Read more