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New mutant coronavirus strain IS more contagious by nearly 50%

New Kent strain of ‘super-COVID’ is nearly 50 percent more contagious than other varieties, Imperial study confirms Imperial College London researchers analyzed how quickly the new B117 ‘super-COVID’ variant spreads They compared samples of the mutated virus taken from nearly 2,000 people in  the UK to another  84,000 taken from people with other variants B117

Study shows nearly half of cancer patients who enter a comprehensive tobacco treatment program quit smoking

In the largest smoking cessation study of cancer patients to date, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that comprehensive tobacco treatment can help cancer patients successfully quit and abstain from smoking. The prospective study, published today in JAMA Network Open, analyzed 3,245 smokers treated in MD Anderson’s Tobacco Treatment Program

Divorce increases the risk of an early death by nearly 50%

Separation increases the risk of an early death by nearly 50%: Divorcees are more likely to take up smoking and no longer exercise, study finds Divorcees often take up these habits due to them having poor life satisfaction Separation may cause unhealthy habits due to people losing a nagging spouse Researchers suggest health interventions for