500 Scout groups are at risk of closing down as social distancing affects fundraising drives 

500 Scout groups are at risk of closing down as social distancing affects fundraising drives The Scout Association said many of the at risk groups were in deprived areas Groups usually raise funds through jumble sales, quiz nights and car washes  Scout Association has now launched a virtual race around the world fundraiser By Daily … Read more 500 Scout groups are at risk of closing down as social distancing affects fundraising drives 

Health: Epigenetic clock could shed light on how swiftly brains age and the risk of Alzheimer’s

Epigenetic clock could shed light on how swiftly people’s brains age and how prone they are to diseases like Alzheimer’s, scientists claim Individuals age — and experience related complications — at different rates Researchers from Exeter studied DNA methylation in the human cortex Methylation data can be used to determine markers of biological ageing The newly developed clock could … Read more Health: Epigenetic clock could shed light on how swiftly brains age and the risk of Alzheimer’s

Coronavirus has claimed the lives of just 17 victims under 40 as figures show elderly more at risk

Fewer than 20 people aged under 40 have died with coronavirus since the second wave began. Official figures reveal the disease is now 100 times as deadly for the oldest in society as for the young, and that increased infections among children and young adults has not led to their hospitalisations or deaths. And including … Read more Coronavirus has claimed the lives of just 17 victims under 40 as figures show elderly more at risk

IATA warns that airlines are unable to cut costs deep enough to save jobs with 51million at risk

‘The writing is on the wall for aviation’: IATA warns that airlines are unable to cut costs deep enough to save jobs, with 51million at risk and £1.4TRILLION in global economic activity threatened IATA’s Alexandre de Juniac said action is needed to avoid economic catastrophe He urged governments to rapidly ramp up systematic testing to … Read more IATA warns that airlines are unable to cut costs deep enough to save jobs with 51million at risk

Are the crippling side-effects of new cancer ‘wonder drugs’ worth the risk? 

Surviving cancer against the odds can give patients a new lease of life. But what if the very drugs that save them then leave them with another painful, incurable disease? That’s a reality cancer specialists and patients around the world are facing, as more and more people benefit from immunotherapy — groundbreaking new drugs that … Read more Are the crippling side-effects of new cancer ‘wonder drugs’ worth the risk? 

Married couples have the same risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack

Married couples vow to share everything, and new research has found this involuntarily stretches to their heart health.  A study of more than 5,000 US-based couples found that in 79 per cent of relationships, both people fall into the ‘non-ideal’ category for heart health.  On the whole, couples also share the same risk factors, which … Read more Married couples have the same risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack

Care homes are demanding mandatory testing of inspectors to prevent putting elderly ‘lives at risk’

Care homes are demanding mandatory testing of inspectors to prevent putting elderly ‘lives at risk’ after more than 100 reported coronavirus symptoms Care Quality Commission (CQC) had suspended inspections for five months But last month the watchdog took the decision to redeploy its inspectors Coronavirus testing for inspectors visiting homes is not currently compulsory   It is … Read more Care homes are demanding mandatory testing of inspectors to prevent putting elderly ‘lives at risk’

DAVID BLUNKETT: Democracy has been our bedrock for centuries but I fear it at risk due to Covid

When two senior police officers were confused last week about the current lockdown rules, I was not surprised.  The different regulations and tiers across the country are bewildering and, what’s more, they are changing from area to area, day by day. And if senior police officers are unclear, the public must be, too. Of course, … Read more DAVID BLUNKETT: Democracy has been our bedrock for centuries but I fear it at risk due to Covid

Rules preventing emergency crews from responding quickly to terror attacks ‘puts lives at risk’ 

Safety rules preventing emergency crews from responding quickly to terror attacks ‘puts lives at risk’ Chief Constable of West Midlands Police Dave Thompson has warned strict rules on how emergency services respond to terror attacks could put lives at risk  He said the death toll from last month’s knife rampage in Birmingham may have been … Read more Rules preventing emergency crews from responding quickly to terror attacks ‘puts lives at risk’ 

UK economy at risk of double-dip

UK economy at risk of double-dip after bouncing back strongly over the summer By Hugo Duncan for the Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 23 October 2020 | Updated: 22:26 BST, 23 October 2020 Britain’s economy bounced back strongly over the summer but fears are mounting that the recovery is running out of steam. Retail sales … Read more UK economy at risk of double-dip