File on 4 asked all 212 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and health boards across the UK whether they had set up post-Covid clinics for patients who were not admitted to hospital with the virus - but did not necessarily receive a positive test result. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: ‘Long Covid’ patients need treatment programme, doctors say
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The proposals would, he claimed, "prevent the Senedd or Welsh ministers from imposing mandatory requirements relating to lawful sale of goods and services in Wales - even where there were justified by public health objectives, environmental concerns or any other public policy reason". … [Read more...] about Trade plans would accelerate break up of UK, claims Welsh minister
Should I go to university this year? Students might have to stay in protective bubbles Students feel ignored in fee refund claim The study considers universities across the UK, and found tuition fees - charged in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - were the biggest cause for disquiet. … [Read more...] about More students say university not value for money
These days air pollution comes largely from diesel engines. It can be best seen when fumes get trapped and a dull orange-grey smog develops. Technically, it is produced by sunlight reacting with nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the atmosphere. When sunlight hits these chemicals, they form airborne particles and the result is ground-level ozone or smog. Overall, diesel cars emit less hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and lead pollution than petrol cars, but produce more noxious gases and significantly more minute particles. A 2011 test by government to measure emissions from vehicles in everyday use concluded that, while petrol emissions had improved by 96%, "emissions of NOx [nitrogen oxide] from diesel cars and light goods vehicles have not decreased for the past 15-20 years. … [Read more...] about UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?
Chris Sale, CEO and co-founder of Nonacus, said: 'It will allow us to extend the technology to include SARS-CoV-2 as part of a comprehensive respiratory viral surveillance product so, if your cough is not due to COVID-19, we will be able to tell you what is causing it.' … [Read more...] about Machine that processes 15,000 swabs per day, a 20-second saliva test and £28-a-go nostril sample analyser: How accurate are the tests being lined up for Boris Johnson’s ‘Operation Moonshot’ plan to check 10million people a DAY?