British American Tobacco wins approval to test Covid vaccine on humans

British American Tobacco wins approval to test Covid vaccine on humans

BAT said KBP had cloned a portion of the genetic sequence of coronavirus and developed a potential antigen, which is then inserted into tobacco plants for reproduction.The company, which was bought by BAT in 2014, says it can also temporarily encode tobacco plants with the genetic instructions to produce specific target proteins.

Stoptober: Everything you need to know about the annual 28-day challenge to stop smoking

Stoptober: Everything you need to know about the annual 28-day challenge to stop smoking

The arrival of October marks the beginning of Stoptober, an annual campaign that encourages people to stop smoking for 28 consecutive days.A protester reacts as she demonstrates against the lockdown and use of face masks, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, outside Downing Street in London.

Oscillococcinum, the homeopathic solution to the coronavirus threat?

Oscillococcinum, the homeopathic solution to the coronavirus threat?

They were members of the International Scientific Committee for Homeopathic Investigations (ISCHI), whose membership also included two employees of Boiron (the manufacturers of Oscillococcinum®), and whose committee activities ceased in July 2013.

Dexamethasone: What is the new life-saving coronavirus drug?

Dexamethasone: What is the new life-saving coronavirus drug?

Chief investigator Prof Peter Horby on Tuesday described the findings as a “major breakthrough”, saying dexamethasone was the only drug so far that has been “shown to reduce mortality” among coronavirus patients experiencing severe respiratory problems.

5G and coronavirus: Baseless conspiracy theory about radiation and Covid-19 sparks online panic

5G and coronavirus: Baseless conspiracy theory about radiation and Covid-19 sparks online panic

An unfounded conspiracy theory that radiation from 5G towers causes coronavirus and cancer is spreading across social media and messaging apps, resulting in widespread panic about the next-generation technology.To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use.”.

Coronavirus: Do I need to start taking vitamin D during lockdown?

Coronavirus: Do I need to start taking vitamin D during lockdown?

In response, Public Health England (PHE) on Thursday issued new guidance in which it encouraged the public to consider taking vitamin D supplements.So, what is vitamin D, why are people being asked to considering taking more of it, and how might it help our health during the coronavirus lockdown?

Coronavirus: Apple and Google update plans to let phones track whether people have been exposed

Coronavirus: Apple and Google update plans to let phones track whether people have been exposed

Apple and Google will now provide data about Bluetooth power levels to better estimate how close two phones came to each other and for how long, letting authorities set their own thresholds for when to alert people.

Adverts which claim IV drips can help fight coronavirus banned by watchdog

Adverts which claim IV drips can help fight coronavirus banned by watchdog

The posts, made online by medical companies, were a “straight breach” of the rules regarding products sold to treat or prevent the disease, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said.

Coronavirus: NHS transplant service ‘may be forced to shut’ due to pandemic

Coronavirus: NHS transplant service ‘may be forced to shut’ due to pandemic

Professor John Forsyth, medical director for transplant and organ donation at NHSBT, said other countries had already reached the point where transplants were no longer possible.It is safe to donate blood during the Covid-19 outbreak, the NHS says.

Coronavirus: Waitrose urges couples and families not to shop together to help stop spread of illness

Coronavirus: Waitrose urges couples and families not to shop together to help stop spread of illness

A spokesperson added: “In line with the government’s guidance on social distancing we’re asking customers to help us manage the number of people in our shops – by sending only one member of the household to do their shopping, if they possibly can.