Rise in back pain and long-term sickness linked to home working – ONS

Anybody who emerged from the Covid-19 lockdowns with a frozen shoulder or a neck crick after spending hours hunched over their laptop at the kitchen table would be painfully aware of the dangers of working from home. Now the nation’s number crunchers have provided evidence that one reason for the UK’s chronic labour shortage is … Read more

Rapid response needed to address spike in heart disease cases linked to COVID-19: expert – National | Globalnews.ca

A Canadian heart researcher says a rapid response is needed to address the surge in cardiovascular cases linked to COVID-19 following recent studies that show the virus can increase a person’s risk of developing heart problems. “This is not new…. We’ve known about it for a long time that the risk is there … and … Read more

Hair-straightening chemical products linked to increased uterine cancer risk – National | Globalnews.ca

Women who use hair-straightening chemicals are at higher risk for uterine cancer compared to those who don’t, a new study by the National Institutes of Health has found. The study, published this week, found that of the 33,497 participants, those who used chemical products designed to straighten their hair more than four times a year … Read more

Five men linked to nine murders in Eastern Cape arrested | The Citizen

Five men have been arrested in connection with the killing of nine people in three separate shooting incidents that occurred on Thursday in Kwanobuhle and Uitenhage, Eastern Cape. According to police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu, the three murder scenes are linked.  Eastern Cape mass shootings In the first incident, it is alleged that at about … Read more

Seventh suspect linked to murder of Eastern Cape cop nabbed | The Citizen

A seventh suspect linked to the murder of a police officer in the Eastern Cape has been arrested and is due to appear in court with his co-accused. Simphiwe Mlinjani, 44, will join six suspects in the dock on Monday, including the murdered cop’s wife, in an alleged ‘murder-for-hire’ case. Mlinjani was apprehended by the … Read more

Sahpra warns against four health products linked to 33 baby deaths in The Gambia | The Citizen

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has warned the public to refrain from giving their children “dubious” health products that have been linked to the deaths of 33 babies in The Gambia. According to Sahpra, the four health products being traded by an Indian company, Maiden Pharmaceuticals, are not registered for use in … Read more

Prenatal acetaminophen use linked to sleep, attention problems in preschoolers

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy is associated with sleep and behavior problems consistent with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Acetaminophen is a common drug used to treat a variety of issues, including fever, infection, muscle pain, headache, migraine, colds and allergies. Traditionally, the medication has … Read more

Police arrest two suspects linked to Soweto tavern shooting | The Citizen

The Police in Gauteng have confirmed that two suspects that have been linked to the July 2022, Nomzamo shooting incident have been arrested. One of the suspects was arrested in Johannesburg on Thursday by National Crime Intelligence officers, who was later linked to the Soweto tavern shooting. “The suspect was handed over to Gauteng’s Murder … Read more

Long COVID-19 linked with autoimmune diseases, Canadian study shows – National | Globalnews.ca

Some long COVID patients suffering symptoms including fatigue and shortness of breath are showing signs of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, suggests a Canadian study that builds on similar findings elsewhere. Manali Mukherjee, who led the study and is a respiratory researcher at McMaster University in Hamilton, said two specific abnormal antibodies, or … Read more