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He is 74 and has a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30, which is the clinical definition of obesity. So now he has tested positive for the virus, what does it mean? As this point, Mr Trump only has "mild symptoms". But age is a clear and strong link to developing a severe infection, leading to hospital treatment and in some cases death. "But most people who get an infection also get better," Dr Bharat Pankhania, from the University of Exeter medical school told the BBC.
Subway rolls ruled too sugary to be bread in Ireland. Image copyright Getty Images The rolls used in Subway's hot sandwiches contain too much sugar to be considered bread, according to Ireland's Supreme Court.
Ireland's highest court made the ruling in a case about how the bread is taxed. An Irish franchisee of the US company had claimed it should not pay VAT on the rolls it uses in heated sandwiches. But the court ruled that because of the level of sugar in the rolls they cannot be taxed as bread, which is classed as a "staple product" with zero VAT. Under Ireland's VAT Act of 1972, ingredients in bread such as sugar and fat should not exceed 2% of the weight of flour in the dough. Coronavirus: Six months after pandemic declared, where are the global hotspots? Which cooking oil is the healthiest? - BBC Future. Cooking oils are a kitchen staple.
But there’s a lot of conflicting information regarding how healthy each of them are. With so many on the shelves – from coconut to olive, vegetable to canola, avocado to rapeseed oil – how do we know which ones to use, and if we should be avoiding any altogether? Oils used for cooking tend to get their name from the nut, seeds, fruits, plants or cereals they’re extracted from, either by methods of crushing, pressing, or processing. They’re characterised by their high fat content, including saturated fat, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. The surprising secret hidden in a pregnancy test. A teardown of a digital pregnancy test has created a buzz after revealing it contained a standard paper test, similar to those used by GPs.
The experiment has raised questions about whether the extra cost of digital pregnancy tests is justified. Some say the electronics give women a clearer answer but others point to the e-waste created by digital test kits. The experiment also found the digital test contained a microprocessor more powerful than early home computers. Coronavirus: Apple iPhones can contact-trace without Covid app. Image copyrightApple/Getty Apple has begun letting its iPhones carry out contact-tracing without the need for users to download an official Covid-19 app.
As an alternative, owners are being invited to opt in to a scheme called Exposure Notifications Express (ENE). This keeps a 14-day log of other phones detected via Bluetooth and serves an alert if one or more of their users is later diagnosed to have the virus. The local public health authority will determine what the notification says.
It might tell the user to download a more fully functional app for further guidance. However, it also gives officials the option of not developing an app of their own, in which case the user could be directed to go to a testing centre or to call a hotline for more information. IPhone owners who become ill without having received a warning message can still cause a cascade of alerts to be sent to others. Should we be drinking milk? - BBC Reel. Examining raw truths surrounding the food we eat.
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Facebook 'danger to public health' warns report. Image copyright Getty Images Health misinformation on Facebook was viewed 3.8 billion times in the past year, peaking during the Covid-19 crisis, a report suggests.
Activist group Avaaz, which conducted the research, said Facebook posed a "major threat" to public health. Doctors added false claims about vaccines on the social network could limit the numbers prepared to have a Covid jab if one became available. Facebook said the findings did "not reflect the steps we've taken" In a statement the firm said: "We share Avaaz's goal of limiting misinformation.
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The Digital Health Generation said children as young as eight were using the internet as part of their quest for fitness, a six pack or a thinner body. It warned the use of fitness trackers, while "potentially motivating, could lead to obsessive behaviour". Respondents also said the apps should identify when users needed to stop. Why do Americans pay so much for prescription drugs? Image copyright Getty Images President Donald Trump said that prescription drug prices dropped for the first time in half a century in the US last year.
Skip Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump Last year was the first in 51 years where prescription drug prices actually went down, but things have been, and are being, put in place that will drive them down substantially. Why the US struggled with its reopening. Untitled. Coronavirus: Florida and Texas reverse reopening as US cases pass 2.5m. Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus infections across the United States have passed 2.5 million, with record numbers of cases reported in the states of Florida and Texas.
The surge in cases in southern states comes after businesses were allowed to re-open in recent weeks. On Saturday, Florida reported more than 9,500 new cases, up from almost 9,000 on Friday, the previous record. The spike has led state officials to tighten restrictions on business again - as Texas also did on Friday. The leading US government adviser on coronavirus, Dr Anthony Fauci, said last week that the country had a "serious problem". Nurses’ Shift Length and Overtime Working in 12 European Countries. Reducing residents' work hours may have unintended consequences.
Medical residents in Canada may work longer hours per shift and per week than their counterparts in Europe, Australia and New Zealand but there is conflicting evidence whether shorter shifts improve patient safety, a new study has found. In fact, reducing medical resident duty hours may have unforeseen consequences and changes must be made carefully to ensure both patient safety and resident well-being, says Dr. Reena Pattani, the chief resident at St. 6 of the Best 8-Hour Shift Schedules to Cover 24x7. Law enforcement schedules can be a headache to create and maintain. Do you use 12, 10, or 8-hour shifts?
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" That was the first I knew of the plan to build a contact tracing app, a project that soon appeared to be at the very centre of the government's strategy to beat coronavirus and help us all emerge from lockdown. The tech luminary had somehow assumed that I could be an adviser to the project - I made it clear that could not be my role but I was very interested in following its progress. Now, nearly three months on, after missing deadline after deadline, there has been a radical change in direction.
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We've taken a look at how those figures compare to other countries around the world and how the situation could develop over the next few months. How does the situation in the US compare? Which Milk Is Best: Oat Milk, Soy Milk, Coconut Milk, Almond Milk, Lactose Free Milk. We don’t need nearly as much protein as we consume - BBC Future. As many countries urge populations to stay at home, many of us are paying more attention to our diets and how the food we eat can support our health. Coronavirus may never go away, World Health Organization warns. Coronavirus: The lost six weeks when US failed to contain outbreak. News. Coronavirus: Boris Johnson unveils alert system for England. How do you cope when everyone in your family is infected with Covid-19? News. Coronavirus: 98-year-old doctor working through the lockdown.
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