Excess winter deaths 27pc higher in second wave than during last bad flu season

Excess winter deaths 27pc higher in second wave than during last bad flu season

Excess winter deaths during the second Covid wave in England and Wales were 27 per cent higher than the last bad flu year, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show. The ONS analysis revealed that there were 63,000 excess winter deaths in 2020/21 compared with 49,410 in 2017/18. Last winter saw the highest … Read more

How to check whether your cat is a psychopath: Tormenting its prey, meowing loudly could be signs

Psychologists studied the relationships between thousands of cats and their owners to develop a detailed questionnaire, the CAT-Tri+, which you can use to analyse your pet

How to check whether your CAT is a psychopath: Study suggests tormenting its prey, meowing loudly and going into ‘overdrive’ could all be signs your pet has personality issues Psychologists studied the relationships between thousands of cats, their owners They developed a questionnaire to analyse your pet and see if it is a psychopath Called … Read more

Tim Paine: Former Australia captain taking ‘leave of absence’ from cricket | Cricket News

Tim Paine: Former Australia captain taking 'leave of absence' from cricket | Cricket News

Tim Paine stood down as Australia’s captain last week but had been named in the Ashes squad ahead of the series which starts on December 8 at the Gabba; Cricket Tasmania say Paine “will be taking a leave of absence from all forms of cricket for the foreseeable future” Last Updated: 26/11/21 12:12am Tim Paine … 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

Asda have organised a vintage Gucci treasure hunt

Asda have organised a vintage Gucci treasure hunt

Every so often, the fashion gods truly smile upon us, blessing the world with a remarkable sartorial opportunity. Recent and notable events include Stefan Cooke’s foray into the world of menswear within The Sims, Laura Dern becoming the latest face of Proenza Schouler and now — brace yourselves — George at Asda have just hidden … 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

The West is now losing the modern space race

The West is now losing the modern space race

There are times when mankind’s ability to conquer the challenges presented by outer space can be truly inspirational, such as Nasa’s latest Dart mission to prevent the Earth being destroyed by an asteroid. In what Nasa scientists see as a test run for saving the planet from extinction, they have launched their first spacecraft designed … Read more

Lung cancer experts fear extra 2,500 deaths from stay-at-home advice

Lung cancer experts fear extra 2,500 deaths from stay-at-home advice

Stay at home guidance for people with a cough during the pandemic could fuel 2,500 additional lung cancer deaths, a charity has warned. The UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC) said improvements in survival that were occurring before Covid-19 are now in “jeopardy” unless urgent action is taken. It estimates that delays in diagnosis caused by … Read more

NASA launches ‘suicide’ spacecraft to kick asteroid off course | Space News

NASA launches ‘suicide’ spacecraft to kick asteroid off course | Space News

NASA launched a mission to deliberately smash a spacecraft into an asteroid – a test-run should humanity ever need to stop a giant space rock from wiping out life on Earth. It may sound like science fiction, but the DART – Double Asteroid Redirection Test – is a real proof-of-concept experiment. It blasted off at … Read more

Drinking four small glasses of wine a week can raise risk of developing dementia, study suggests 

Researchers at King's College London analysed data on more than 15,000 people aged 50 and over and tracked them for two years (stock image)

Drinking just four small glasses of wine a week can raise the risk of developing dementia, new study suggests Researchers analysed more than 15,000 people aged 50 and over for two years  UK study linked ‘risky-level’ drinking to a greater decline in short-term memory  Those who had eight units or more a week also saw … Read more