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UK Yoga ‘warriors’ fighting to diversify booming industry

London-based yoga instructor Stacie Graham is on a mission to make the ancient practice more racially and socially diverse, urging her charges to become "warriors for change" in the booming industry. Yoga, which originates from India, and pilates -- a form of exercise focused on postural alignment -- are now…

NHS sets out long Covid action plan for thousands with…

PATIENTS with long-lasting symptoms from COVID will have access to more convenient tests and checks closer to home, under new NHS measures announced on Thursday (28). Specialist clinics, dedicated to long Covid, will now be able to send people for tests at local one stop shops and mobile clinics, rather…

We are great at looking after others and not good…

British doctor and award-winning TV presenter Ranj Singh said taking breaks became key to his wellness routine after he had suffered burnout five years ago.Singh, known for ITV's Dr Ranj: On Call and CBeebies show Get Well Soon said health professionals hesitated to ask for help when they experienced burnout…

Long Covid is a real problem, says White House Covid-19-response…

Ashish Jha, the Covid-19-response coordinator at the White House, said it would take more than a year from now to get the disease to fade into the background with a new generation of vaccines that block the transmission of the coronavirus.The Indian-American general internist physician said with herd immunity building…

Omicron less likely to cause long COVID than previous variants:…

The Omicron variant of coronavirus is less likely to cause long COVID than previous variants, according to the first peer-reviewed study of its kind from the United Kingdom.Researchers at King's College London, using data from the ZOE COVID Symptom study app, found the odds of developing long COVID after infection…

Britain’s job vacancy crisis could last 3-5 yrs: Expert

As Britain's economy grapples with the impact of a record number of job vacancies, a labour market expert has warned that the problem may continue for another three to five years. The impact of Britain's departure from the European Union, and of the COVID-19 pandemic, have sparked one of the…

Estimated 2 million have long Covid in UK: official data

An estimated two million people in the UK, which represents around three percent of the population, have reported experiencing so-called long Covid, official statistics showed Wednesday. Around 1.4 million of them said they first had Covid-19, or suspected they had the virus, at least 12 weeks previously, according to the…

Being Covid-safe during Ramadan

APRIL is a time of many religious and cultural celebrations. As many of us come together to celebrate our different faiths, some have questions about how we can see our loved ones, without passing on coronavirus. Riyadul Karim, assistant director of primary care, Enfield, at NHS North Central London CCG,…

EXCLUSIVE: Don’t stop Covid tests

Business and doctors’ leaders have criticised the government’s decision to stop free lateral flow tests in April. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, announced the decision in his “living with Covid” statement to parliament on Monday (21). He told MPs that all Covid restrictions would end in England on Thursday (24)…

Report: Ethnic differences in Covid mortality change over time

THE excess covid-19 mortality among most ethnic minority groups in the UK has fallen over time compared with the White British group, according to a report in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).  During the start of the pandemic, mortality was highest in the black African group but in subsequent waves,…

Quarter of UK employers cite long Covid as driving absences:…

A quarter of British employers have cited long Covid as the main cause of long-term sickness absences, a survey by a professional body found on Tuesday (8), adding that it raised questions over how workers with the condition were being supported in their jobs. British prime minister Boris Johnson is…

Qantas pilots ‘making mistakes after long Covid breaks’

SOME Qantas pilots are making mistakes as they return from long breaks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an internal memo reported by Australian media on Wednesday (5). Among the errors listed in Qantas pilot reports are: starting take-off with the parking brake on and misreading the altitude as…

EXCLUSIVE: Alarm as Asians shun booster jabs

Revealed: Fewer than one in four has had third vaccination Health experts are urging south Asians to get their booster jab after Eastern Eye revealed that fewer than one in four has taken a third vaccine. Analysis by this newspaper suggests that as of 5 December, only 22.6 per cent…

NHS observatory to study impact of long Covid in minorities

THE NHS race and health observatory started a three-year study to investigate the long-term impact of Covid on NHS workers across the UK from ethnic backgrounds.  The new 'Reach-Out’ research will be led by the University of Leicester in collaboration with UCL, University of Nottingham, national stakeholders and front-line healthcare…

Role of culture in dealing with Covid-related illness

A FEW days ago, I spoke to a colleague in India about the situation there related to the pandemic, and her observation was that the situation was “pretty well back to normal”. As the festivals of Dussehra and Diwali are round the corner, there appeared to be a general sense…

Covid affects up to 1 in 7 children months after…

AS many as 1 in 7 children may have symptoms linked to the coronavirus months after testing positive for Covid-19, the authors of an English study on long Covid in adolescents said on Wednesday (1). Children rarely become severely ill with Covid-19 but they can suffer lingering symptoms, and the…

Editor’s comment: Virus protection

THE NHS has launched a video campaign featuring three young sufferers of long Covid to encourage others to get vaccinated. The three people, all aged between 23 and 31, have shared the debilitating impact that the condition has had on their lives. One participant admitted that he had delayed getting…

Young Covid sufferers urge peer to get vaccinated in powerful…

SEVERAL young Britons have shared stories of the debilitating effects of long Covid in a new video released by the UK's National Health Services (NHS) on Monday (23), urging everyone to get their Covid jabs- amid a sharp rise in hospitalisation among young unvaccinated Britons.   Featuring several young Britons…

Unions urge Williamson to provide air filters, monitoring devices in…

SCHOOL UNIONS in England have urged the education secretary to provide air filters and monitoring devices in classrooms to prevent further Covid-related disruption, according to a report in The Guardian. Seven unions have written to Gavin Williamson asking to improve ventilation when schools reopen for the autumn term without any…

Freedom Day: ‘People still want to be careful’

HEALTHCARE workers, pharmacists, faith leaders, restaurateurs and retailers have expressed concern over rising Covid-19 infection rates, as experts predicted the UK will soon have more new cases each day than it did at the height of a second wave of the pandemic earlier this year. Laws requiring masks to be…

UK invests £20m in ‘life-changing’ programme to treat long Covid

AN investment of £20 million has been announced in 15 research studies to find ways to diagnose, treat and support those suffering from long Covid. The Department of Health and Social Care on Sunday (18) said the £19.6m will find ways to benefit sufferers and explore new treatments. Research shows…

Experts predict surge in long-covid in younger people once England…

RESEARCHERS have warned that there will be a surge in number of younger people with long Covid once England lifts remaining Covid restrictions on Monday (19), reported The Guardian. Ministers have been told to expect at least one to two million coronavirus infections in the coming weeks, it added. With…

All focus on ‘return to normality’ is hampering vaccine uptake…

COVID-19 vaccine uptake in some parts of England like Manchester has reduced drastically over the past fortnight, media reports claimed, with health experts blaming the government for sending mixed messages, presenting "a false sense of security”, with all the focus on the “return to normality” on July 19.  Covid-19 vaccine…

Thousands face long Covid as Johnson’s ‘collateral damage’ to lift…

UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to drop mandatory face-masks and social distancing from July 19 may condemn thousands of young Britons to years of sickness with long Covid, scientists have warned, as reports state that the country is “very close” to reaching herd immunity.   As many as 10,000…

Army patrols streets as Bangladesh goes under fresh lockdown

BANGLADESH’S army and police patrolled empty streets on Thursday (1) as a strict week-long Covid-19 lockdown began, with people confined to their homes except for emergencies and purchase of essentials. The government said the country of 168 million people is seeing an "alarming and dangerous" rise of new infections, blamed…

Over two million people in England may have had long…

A UK government-funded research has revealed that over two million people in England may have had one or more Covid-19 symptoms lasting at least 12 weeks.  According to the REACT-2 study, this amounts to 5.8 per cent of the whole study population with two per cent reporting severe symptoms.  The…

‘Vaccines have broken link between Covid-19 infection, hospitalisation and death’

BRITAIN’s Covid-19 vaccination drive has broken the link between infections, hospital admissions and deaths, a senior NHS official said, adding that hospitals are now reporting fewer and younger patients. Hospitals are lately seeing younger patients, who are less clinically vulnerable and are less in need of critical care, NHS Providers…

How to cope with life after lockdown

TWENTY SIMPLE TIPS TO EASE INTO THE NEW NORMAL by ASJAD NAZIR WITH self-isolation restrictions slowly easing and most people getting the vaccine, the world will hopefully start opening up again soon and everyone will be preparing to pick up from where they left off. Reconnecting with the world won’t be…

‘Resting and pacing yourself is so important post-Covid’

TWO Covid-19 survivors have opened up about their ongoing recovery process, admitting they are still struggling with symptoms of the disease today. Statistics from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in February showed that approximately one in 10 people with coronavirus continues to experience symptoms and an impaired…

New film highlights devastating long-term impact of Covid-19

THE UK health secretary has urged people to follow the rules and protect themselves and others from Covid-19, as new data and film reveal the devastating long-term impact of the virus. Matt Hancock has said that irrespective of the seriousness of the initial symptoms, long Covid can have lasting and…

NHS to launch more than 40 ‘Long Covid’ clinics by…

THE NHS will launch more than 40 ‘Long Covid’ specialist clinics at the end of November to help thousands of patients suffering debilitating effects of the virus months after being infected. The clinics will bring together doctors, nurses, therapist and other NHS staff to physical and psychological assessments of those…