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Covid-19 carriers 'most infectious earlier on'

Covid-19 carriers 'most infectious earlier on'

People are most likely to pass on coronavirus within the first five days of having symptoms, an extensive study suggests.The research indicates patients had the highest levels of virus early on in their illness and "live" virus, capable of replicating, was found up to nine days after symptoms began. UK scientists say their study emphasises early isolation is critical to stopping spread.The work appears in the . How infectious individuals are depends on many factors, including how much viable virus (essentially, virus that is able to replicate) they are carrying and the amount of virus they...

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Black people 'twice as likely to catch coronavirus'

Black people 'twice as likely to catch coronavirus'

Black people are twice as likely as white people to catch the coronavirus, a study of 18 million people suggests.The research also indicates Asian people are 1.5 times more likely than white people to be infected - and may be more likely to need intensive care.Researchers say their findings are of "urgent public-health importance" and raise questions about how vaccines will be prioritised within at-risk groups.The work, in , adds support to other studies' findings. There has been people belonging to ethnic minorities are at greater risk from Covid-19.But whether the risks centre around a...

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Poor diet: Children 20cm shorter as a result, analysis says

Poor diet: Children 20cm shorter as a result, analysis says

Poor diets for school-age children may contribute to an average height gap of 20cm (7.9in) between the tallest and shortest nations, an analysis suggests.It reports that in 2019 the tallest 19-year-old boys lived in the Netherlands (183.8cm or 6ft) and the shortest lived in Timor Leste (160.1cm or 5ft 3in).Meanwhile the UK's global height ranking fell, with 19-year-old boys being 39th tallest in 2019 (1.78m or 5ft 10in) from 28th tallest in 1985.The study appears in .Researchers say tracking changes in the height and weight of children across the world and over time is important because...

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Coronavirus: Rapid bedside test shows promise in hospitals

Coronavirus: Rapid bedside test shows promise in hospitals

A rapid "bedside" test for coronavirus could help cut the spread of the infection in hospitals, scientists say. In their study, the rapid test took under two hours to show results, while standard tests - which have to be sent to laboratories - took much longer.Researchers say this meant patients taking the rapid test could be isolated more quickly when positive, potentially reducing the spread of the virus. They are calling urgently for more rapid tests on the NHS. The report appears in the journal . In March and April 2020, scientists at Southampton General Hospital tested 500 people with...

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