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Childhood pneumonia is surging in many countries – while the germs causing it are known, the effects of co-infections aren’t4 min read
Reports of increased pneumonia cases in various countries have raised concerns. These outbreaks are attributed to known respiratory germs like RSV and Mycoplasma pneumoniae, typical for this time of year.
PFAS forever chemicals found in English drinking water – why are they everywhere, and what are the risks?5 min read
The Royal Society of Chemistry warns that PFAS chemicals, linked to cancer and fertility issues, exceed safe levels in England’s drinking water. Current standards are insufficient, demanding urgent revision for public health.
NHS England has awarded a significant data contract to Palantir, a US tech company co-founded by entrepreneur Peter Thiel. This decision has sparked controversy, considering Thiel’s critical stance on the NHS and raised questions about data security and transparency.
Cruise ships’ close quarters and shared spaces pose infection risks, historically linked to respiratory and gastro pathogens, emphasising the need for stringent hygiene measures.
ONS, ZOE app, Google Trends… there were many ways to keep an eye on COVID cases during the pandemic. Here’s how they fared.