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Covid-19: Care home residents in England to be allowed one regular visitor

Covid-19: Care home residents in England to be allowed one regular visitor

Health
Getty ImagesCare home residents in England will be allowed to pick one person to visit them regularly from 8 March, in the first confirmed easing of lockdown since its reintroduction last month. They will be able to meet indoors and hold hands - but visitors must wear PPE and be tested before entering the home.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the rule change was a "first step to getting back to where we want to be".PM Boris Johnson will reveal his road map for easing lockdown on Monday.The PM is spending the weekend finalising those plans. New data is expected to suggest vaccines have cut transmission rates. But the latest NHS England data shows that three in 10 care home staff have not received their first coronavirus vaccine, despite being in the top four priority groups for a jab. Ev...
Regular aspirin use can lower risk for death in bladder, breast cancers, study finds

Regular aspirin use can lower risk for death in bladder, breast cancers, study finds

Health
Jan. 15 (UPI) -- People who take aspirin at least three times per week are more likely to survive bladder cancer, according to an analysis published Friday by JAMA Network Open. Regular aspirin use also was associated with a reduced risk for death from breast cancer, the data showed. Advertisement However, taking aspirin had no effect on a person's risk for getting several forms of the disease, including bladder, breast, gastrointestinal or pancreatic cancers, the researchers said. Aspirin also did not reduce a person's risk for death from gastrointestinal or pancreatic cancer, they said. "Although aspirin use at least three times per week was associated with the strongest risk reduction, any aspirin use was associated with increased bladder and breast cancer survival," researchers from ...
Seattle Seahawks WR David Moore to miss start of regular season

Seattle Seahawks WR David Moore to miss start of regular season

Sports
Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore is expected to miss the beginning of the regular season due to a shoulder injury. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters Friday that Moore suffered the shoulder ailment during Thursday's practice. League sources told ESPN that the receiver isn't expected to require surgery. "David hurt his shoulder, and he's going to be out for a bit," Carroll said. "We'll let you know more when I know more about it. ... He's going to be out a while." The Seahawks already lost rookie wideout DK Metcalf, who recently underwent minor knee surgery. His Week 1 availability is in question after the procedure. Seattle selected Moore in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of East Central University. He emerged as a down-field threat la...
RBI allows Bank of China to offer regular banking services in India

RBI allows Bank of China to offer regular banking services in India

Finance
MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday allowed Bank of China to offer regular banking services in the country. All commercial banks, like SBI, HDFC Bank, Punjab National Bank and ICICI Bank, are in the Second Schedule. Banks falling under this schedule have to adhere to the norms of the RBI. "We advise that the 'Bank of China Limited' has been included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934...," the central bank said. In another notification, the RBI said 'Jana Small Finance Bank Limited' too has been included in the Second Schedule. Further, the name of 'The Royal Bank of Scotland plc' has been changed to 'NatWest Markets Plc' in the Second Schedule. Meanwhile, 'National Australia Bank' has ceased to be a banking company within the meaning of the Ba...
Regular glucose test could predict diabetes risk

Regular glucose test could predict diabetes risk

Health
July 19 (UPI) -- A new test can predict diabetes years before a person develops the condition, a new study says. The random blood glucose test can detect risk factors normal diabetes tests usually miss, giving patients a better chance to treat the condition before it progresses, according to research published Friday in PLOS ONE. "Although screening for prediabetes and diabetes could permit earlier detection and treatment, many in the at-risk population do not receive the necessary screening," Mary Rhee, a researcher at Atlanta Veterans Administration Health Care System and and study lead author, said in a news release. The study included more than 900,000 VA patients who hadn't previously received diabetes diagnoses. Within a year, each patient took three random blood glucose tests duri...