Bird Flu outbreak confirmed in Leicestershire village – with ‘control zones’ now in place

Bird Flu outbreak confirmed in Leicestershire village - with 'control zones' now in place

A bird flu outbreak has been confirmed in a village in the borough of Charnwood today. The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared ‘temporary control zone’ areas around the premises in Barrow Upon Soar, near Loughborough, after he suspected the presence of H5N1 avian influenza. Any birds deemed to be at risk of infection will now … Read more

Housework can cause women to struggle more than men in old age, research suggests

Women struggle more than men with day-to-day tasks in old age due to the physical toll of all the housework they did when younger, new research suggests [File photo]

Housework can cause women to struggle more than men with day-to-day tasks in their old age, research suggests Research suggests women are affected by physical toll of housework in old age The women were required to do ‘domestic and unpaid labour’ like house chores They were more likely to have problems doing basic physical and mental … Read more

Covid reinfection means you are less likely to end up in hospital, say scientists

Covid reinfection means you are less likely to end up in hospital, say scientists

Coronavirus reinfection is 90 per cent less likely to land people in hospital than the first time catching the virus, research shows.  Scientists said the findings, from a study of 350,000 Covid cases, suggested that the impact became more like that of the common cold once immunity had built up.  The research, published in the … Read more

‘Healthy’ mum-of-two, 51, died from blood clot ‘likely’ to have been caused by ‘very rare’ vaccine side-effect

'Healthy' mum-of-two, 51, died from blood clot 'likely' to have been caused by 'very rare' vaccine side-effect

A ‘fit and healthy’ mum-of-two died from a blood clot ‘likely’ to have been caused by the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, an inquest has heard. Michelle Barlow, 51, began suffering headaches and nausea about a week after receiving her first dose of the jab back in March. She was admitted to hospital and died on March … Read more