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What is Crohn’s disease, and how does Amy Dowden’s condition manifest itself? Once diagnosed, CROHN’S Disease is a life-long condition with no cure. Burrill Crohn, a New York doctor, reported a number of cases in 1932, and his name was given to the disease. It’s a condition that causes digestive system inflammation. The body’s reaction to injury or irritation is inflammation, which causes redness, swelling, and pain. Although sufferers will have periods of good health, there will be flare-ups where symptoms become more active. It’s one of two types of inflammatory bowel disease; the other is Ulcerative Colitis. It can…

Is a PCR test still required for travel? The Omicron variant has shifted the rules on PCR tests, making going on vacation even more expensive this week. Ten southern African countries have been added to the UK’s travel blacklist as a result of their appearance on Omicron. There are concerns that the new variant will not respond well to vaccines, but scientists don’t have enough data to make that determination. In the meantime, the government has tightened travel regulations and made wearing a mask mandatory in stores and on public transportation mandatory. Every visitor to the UK will now be…

An increase in Omicron cases could result in new WFH orders, according to the health commissioner. A SURGE IN OMICRON CASES, a health official warned this morning, would necessitate new working from home orders. If more cases emerge, Dr. Jenny Harries believes that implementing Plan B, which includes removing people from their offices and returning them to their home desks, would be prudent. After the mutant variant arrived in the UK last week, infection rates tripled in a matter of days. There have now been 14 confirmed cases, with scientists anticipating hundreds more. While there has yet to be a…

Omicron variant latest – How a mutant covid strain could put an end to the pandemic if global cases are mild like in South Africa. As the number of cases of the Covid strain rises, a slew of new regulations will take effect starting tomorrow morning. From 4 a.m. tomorrow, face coverings will be required on public transportation, in stores, and in other settings such as banks, post offices, and hairdressers – but not in pubs or restaurants. Meanwhile, Health Secretary Sajid Javid insisted that a Christmas lockdown can be avoided if British citizens get booster shots and begin self-testing…

Three new Omicron cases have been reported in the UK, bringing the total number of cases to 14 – with fears that many more will be reported in the coming days. THE NUMBER OF OMICRON CASES IN THE UK IS CONSTANTLY INCREASING, with 14 cases now reported across the country. This morning, Scotland reported three more mutant variant infections, bringing the total to six for the day. Five confirmed cases have been found in England, with three of them in London. Omicron arrived in the UK less than a week after causing concern in African countries. “There have now been…

How do I schedule a Covid booster shot, and who can get one? BRITS are being urged to come forward for their coronavirus booster jab when they are invited, as they are in for a difficult winter. All Britons aged 18-39 will be eligible for a booster in the coming weeks, it was announced last night. More cases of the Omicron variant have been discovered in the UK, prompting the announcement. However, many Britons rushed to get their vaccinations last night, only to be told they were not yet eligible. Because you’re under 40, the NHS will contact you when…

In Scotland, nine cases of the omicron covid variant have been identified, with three more confirmed. In Scotland, three new cases of coronavirus omicron have been discovered, with five cases in Lanarkshire and four in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. In Scotland, nine cases of the omicron covid variant have now been identified. Three new cases of the new strain have been confirmed this morning, according to Health Secretary Humza Yousaf. In Lanarkshire, there are now five known Omicron cases, and four in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. “We’ve now identified nine cases, so an additional three,” Mr Yousaf said on Good…

In the midst of the Omicron spread, you have three weeks to save Christmas. Here’s what you can and can’t do starting TODAY. THERE ARE ONLY THREE WEEKS LEFT TO SAVE CHRISTMAS, as a slew of new restrictions go into effect today to combat a concerning new Covid super-strain. Booster vaccines are now available to millions more Britons, while mandatory face masks are back in stores and on public transportation, and anyone going on vacation will be subjected to PCR tests when they return. Officials are frantically trying to stop the Omicron mutation from spreading, which is thought to be…

Caregivers are at breaking point in the social care system, with fears that it is collapsing. People who rely on the system laud carers for their efforts, which go far beyond helping with laundry and dressing, and claim that their work is undervalued. “Looking back, what I did seems insane – but she’s my wife, and I had to do whatever I could to help her at the time.” Norman Phillips finds it difficult to comprehend how he and his wife Ros spent their entire life savings on carers for her, then remortgaged and went into debt until they lost…

‘They have to look into it properly,’ say mothers who have beaten gestational diabetes by ignoring NHS advice. ‘A dietician from the NHS recommended that I try MandS meals.’ I thought to myself, ‘I cook from scratch, and now I’m being told to buy ready-made meals?’ Charlee Earp, 31, was diagnosed with gestational diabetes five years ago and followed all of her doctor’s recommendations for staying healthy. But she knew something wasn’t right when her NHS dietician recommended eating cereal for breakfast, snacking on fruit, and drinking a glass of orange juice with meals. Earp’s mother is a type 1…

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