Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine neutralises Omicron with three shots

A three-shot course of the Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine COVID-19 vaccine was able to neutralise the new Omicron variant in a laboratory test, the Company...

Minimum pricing policy has cut spending on alcohol in Scotland

The introduction of minimum unit pricing in Scotland appears to have been successful in reducing the amount of alcohol purchased and, by inference, consumption...

Pennine Acute Trust Hospitals are getting better say Care and Quality Inspectors

Pennine Acute Trust hospitals are now providing safer, more reliable higher standards of care than ever before as confirmed by the Care Quality Commission...

Government changed the rules on testing to meet the 100K a day target

The Health Service Journal has revealed that the government has changed the way it is counting the number of covid-19 tests carried out in...

Antibody tests may help detect COVID-19 infection – if used at right time.

Scientists have analysed data from around the world to examine the accuracy of antibody tests for COVID-19, and have shown that the timing of...

New NIHR funded palliative care research partnership across the North West

A new partnership has been launched to support and encourage palliative care research in the North West. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have...

Kidney disease probably caused by obesity, find Manchester scientists

study led by University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) researchers has revealed that obesity is likely to cause an increased...

‘Ending free Covid testing on April Fool’s Day is ironically appropriate,’ says expert

The leading Covid-19 testing expert, Dr Quinton Fivelman PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at London Medical Laboratory, is warning that the Government’s ‘Living with Covid’...

“This is the protection we’ve been waiting for” – vaccinations completed across Manchester’s care...

All of the residents in Manchester’s care homes for older people have received their Covid-19 vaccinations following a huge effort to protect some of...

Artificial intelligence set to decode heart attack and stroke risk

Scientists are developing a machine learning tool to predict which people are likely to suffer a life-threatening heart attack or stroke, thanks...