Government’s mass testing programme risks ‘wasting a huge amount of money’, scientific adviser says

England’s Covid testing blitz began today, with everyone in the country now able to get swabbed twice a week in the aim of getting life back to normal. Boots and local pharmacies are now offering tests that adults can go in and pick up for free, even if they don’t have any symptoms of the … Read more

What are the risks of blood clots from AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine REALLY?

The experts behind the Government’s data justifying its decision to to give under-30s the AstraZeneca vaccine have explained how they calculated the relative risks posed by coronavirus and blood clots. Slides shown at a press conference announcing the dramatic change in guidance yesterday were made by Cambridge University experts at the Winton Centre for Risk … Read more

Scientists urge the public to try a new game to see the risks of ’emotion recognition technology’

Members of the public are being asked by scientists to pull faces at their webcam or phone screen to learn more about a controversial technology.  The site, called Emojify, was built to draw attention to ’emotion recognition’ systems and the downfalls of this powerful technology.  Powered by artificial intelligence, it is is designed to recognise … Read more

HEALTH NOTES: Gene tests identify risks associated with ‘silent’ strokes 

HEALTH NOTES: Gene tests identify risks associated with ‘silent’ strokes By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 22:01 BST, 3 April 2021 | Updated: 22:19 BST, 3 April 2021 Gene tests could one day be used to spot patients at risk of ‘silent’ strokes that cause dementia, scientists believe. Researchers studied genetic samples of thousands of people … Read more

TOWIE’s Chloe Sims risks an awkward run-in with ex Pete Wicks’ new flame Ella Rae-Wise

She was shell-shocked when her on-off ex Pete Wicks’ new flame was revealed to be Ella Rae-Wise, 20.  And Chloe Sims risked having an awkward run-in with Ella as they arrived to film scenes with rest of the TOWIE cast in Essex on Sunday.  The reality star, 38, pulled out all the stops as she … Read more

Welsh First Minister warns heading abroad in May risks ‘a surge in Covid cases’ 

Blow for foreign holiday hopes as Welsh First Minister warns heading abroad in May risks ‘a surge in Covid cases’ Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford said he opposes allowing overseas trips He said the idea of a foreign holiday within two months filled him ‘with horror’ Government taskforce set to report on allowing overseas trips … Read more

Boris Johnson warns of the risks of children staying at home 

Boris Johnson yesterday batted away concerns around today’s school return – saying the real risk to children was in not going back to class. The Prime Minister warned that youngsters remaining at home longer than necessary would suffer in the future. Ahead of millions returning to their classrooms, Mr Johnson was asked about lingering fears … Read more

Katie Price’s daughter Princess, 13, risks the wrath of dad Peter Andre as she showcases fake lashes

Katie Price posted a glam photo with her daughters Princess, 13, and Bunny, six, on Sunday, with both girls wearing make-up. And while it’s not the first time the likes of Princess has dolled herself up for Instagram snaps, it’s sure to cause some chagrin from her father, Peter Andre. The singer – who shares Princess … Read more

MAFS Australia: Mike Gunner risks angering his Irish fans

The latest series of Married At First Sight Australia has just aired in the UK. And while the shows sixth series was well received by fans, Mike Gunner risked angering the show’s Irish following with a recent comment on social media. The reality star, 45, said that he didn’t know Ireland wasn’t in the United … Read more

Police use of stop and search risks losing trust of black community, watchdog warns 

Police use of stop and search risks losing the trust of the black community, a damning report by their own official watchdog has warned – as the number of black murder victims has hit a 20-year high.   HM Inspectorate of Police said forces are still unable to explain a ‘disproportionate’ use of the controversial powers … Read more