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Report raises concerns about climate change and health in Connecticut

The Yale School of Public Health’s Center on Climate Change and Health released a new report today on changing conditions in Connecticut that, left untreated, could have serious long-term health consequences for the state’s nearly 3.5 millions residents. The 100-page report tracks 19 indicators grouped into four categories—temperature, extreme events, infectious diseases and air quality—that […]

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Can you have a flu jab if you have a cold?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NHS is extending its flu jab service to include more people. The NHS is preparing for winter, and as patients with flu sometimes need to be hospitalised, it is thought more vaccines will mean less pressure on the NHS. The NHS offers the flu jab for free to a […]

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24.4 percent of UK health care workers positive for SARS-CoV-2

(HealthDay)—The overall prevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies is 24.4 percent in a cohort of asymptomatic health care workers, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in Thorax. Adrian Shields, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., from the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted […]

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Where can I get a flu jab?

Flu vaccinations are available each year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk from flu and its complications. Flu can be extremely unpleasant and can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia. This year more than ever the flu vaccine is essential for vulnerable persons given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But […]

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Coronavirus accelerates drive to share health data across borders

Allowing health data to flow more freely between countries in Europe could aid the fight against coronavirus while also help the region be better prepared for future pandemics, but privacy and technical considerations need to be tackled sooner rather than later, say experts. In the midst of a global pandemic, sharing information might seem like […]