Tag: United Kingdom

London cleans up after flash flooding drenches homes, subway

Londoners are cleaning up after torrential rain left homes, roads and several subway stations flooded, the second unseasonal inundation in as many weeks ByThe Associated...

From London to Saint Petersburg, Euro 2020 raises fears of new virus spread

As Euro 2020 heads towards its conclusion, and ever larger crowds flock to matches, there are increasing concerns about games becoming super-spreader events as the...

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigns after Covid breach

Britain’s health minister Matt Hancock quit on Saturday after he was caught breaking COVID-19 rules by kissing and embracing an aide in his office, enraging...

Pandemic slows in Asia and Europe

The pandemic slowed for the fifth week in a row around the world, especially in Europe and Asia, including in India, which nevertheless continued to...

UK magnate’s daughter-in-law charged in killing in Belize

The daughter-in-law of a politically influential British magnate has been charged in Belize with manslaughter by negligence in the shooting death of a police superintendent...

Over 6,200 vaccinated in UK town amidst spike in cases caused by variant first identified in India

Over 6,200 people have been vaccinated in Bolton, a large town in North West England, at the weekend amid concerns over the sharp spike in...

France to provide oxygen generators, liquid O2, ventilators to India

France has announced that it will provide India with eight high capacity oxygen generators, liquid oxygen for 2000 patients for five days, as well as...

UK remains attractive investment destination for Indian companies in 2021: Report

Despite COVID-19 induced disruptions and Brexit, the UK remained an attractive investment destination in 2021 for Indian investors, a report said on Thursday. The number...

Clear Link Between AZ Vaccine and Rare Blood Clots in Brain, EMA Official Tells Paper

ROME (Reuters) – There is a link between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots in the brain but the possible causes are still...

Pfizer-BioNTech Testing Booster of COVID Vaccine in New Trial

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Thursday they are testing a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine to better understand the immune...

Oxford Finds COVID-19 Shot 76% Effective for 3 Months After Single Dose

LONDON (Reuters) – Oxford University and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine showed in a study it had 76% efficacy against symptomatic infection for three months after a...

Critical Care Staff Suffer Trauma and Severe Anxiety Due to COVID-19

LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly half of staff working in intensive care units (ICU) in England in the COVID-19 pandemic have severe anxiety, depression or post-traumatic...

British Family Doctors Criticise Change of Plan on Vaccine Boosters

LONDON (Reuters) – British doctors have said a government decision to delay giving a coronavirus vaccine booster shot to vulnerable patients who have already had...

Lorry drivers scuffle with UK police as thousands stranded

Manston Airfield, United Kingdom: Angry lorry drivers confronted police Wednesday as thousands waited to take cargo across the Channel at an abandoned airfield in southeast...

UK prepares for ‘historic moment’ of vaccination against COVID-19

The first 50 National Health Service (NHS) hospitals are gearing up for what the UK government has described as the “biggest immunisation programme in history”...

Patients and Physicians’ Priorities Around AML Decisions in Older Patients Misaligned

Patient and physician priorities around therapy decision-making do not always align, shows an international qualitative study investigating the influences underpinning disease-management decisions in patients with...

COVID-19 Reinfection Unlikely for at Least 6 Months, Study Finds

LONDON (Reuters) – People who’ve had COVID-19 are highly unlikely to contract it again for at least six months after their first infection, according to...

Renal Function Decline With TKI Use in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

Renal function declines over time with tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), although it is unclear if the relationship is causal,...

Some HF Patients Discard LVAD After ‘Heart Recovery’ Protocol

Although structural and functional heart “recovery” sometimes follows implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in patients with end-stage heart failure (HF), allowing pump...

Dapagliflozin Halves Hyperkalemia in Some HF Patients

For patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), the addition of dapagliflozin (Farxiga) to a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA) halved the incidence of...

Dexcom G6 Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Cost-Effective in UK

Wider use of the Dexcom G6 real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) system in the United Kingdom would be cost-effective in the long term, new research...

UK universities prepare to reopen amid updated COVID-19 guidance to limit gatherings

LONDON: Universities across the UK are preparing to reopen for the start of the Autumn semester this month amid the updated COVID-19 government guidance, which...

Novel Agent Shows Promise in Bronchiectasis

Brensocatib, an experimental small-molecule inhibitor targeted to inflammation-regulating neutrophil serine proteases, may be a novel, nonantibiotic option for reducing exacerbations in patients with bronchiectasis, investigators...

Huawei CFO raises new argument to fight U.S. extradition in Canada court

VANCOUVER/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is raising a new argument in a Canadian court in a bid to fight extradition...

Canada spy agency warned of ‘shock waves’ from arrest of Huawei founder’s daughter

FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 27, 2020....