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Scientists have found another property of coffee that is beneficial for women
Scientists from the University of England found a strong connection between the habit of regular consuming of coffee and the accumulation of various types of fat in the female body.
The authors found out that women aged 20-44 who consumed 2 or 3 portions of coffee a day had the lowest obesity - 3.4% lower than those who did not drink coffee at all. For the age of 45-69 years, in order to achieve the best result - minus 4.1% - they had to drink 4 or more portions of coffee. Overall, for all ages, the average percent of total body fat was 2.8% lower in women who consumed 2 or 3 cups of coffee per day.
The connection maintained when various additional factors were taken into account, such as the caffeine content in coffee, smoking and the presence of concomitant diseases. It is important that, in addition to influencing the content of subcutaneous fat, coffee consuming was connected with the amount of visceral fat - the one that surrounds the internal organs and accumulates in the abdominal cavity. It is its excessive amount that is most harmful to health.
For men, this connection was also traced, but to a small extent. Significant results were shown by the age group of 20–44 years: for them, the habit of drinking 2 or 3 cups a day was connected with a decrease in total fat by 1.3%, and visceral - by 1.8%.
About seven million tons of coffee are consumed annually in the world. A volume of approximately 4 cups per day is considered safe, and pregnant women can afford two servings, according to most researchers. Despite the numerous evidence of the benefits of the drink, it is not worth consuming it uncontrollably in large quantities: this can lead to harm to health.
Britain began to mass-produce a potential vaccine against corona virus
Previously, WHO said that at the moment, three drugs from corona virus are officially leading among clinical trials. Meanwhile, the UK said it had begun producing a potential corona virus vaccine. By September, they target to produce about a million dosages.
It is noted that a would-be vaccine was elaborated by scientists at the University of Oxford and is currently in production at seven companies in the UK, Europe, India and China.
“We started the risky making of this vaccine, not only on a small scale, but with a chain of manufacturers in 7 various locations around the world. The target is to get at least a million dosages by September, when we also expect to get test results” — Adrian Hill University Professor said.
It is also reported that at the moment, scientists have announced a set of volunteers for testing the vaccine in humans. In case of failure, losses from the production of the drug will amount to tens of millions of pounds.
Birmingham Nightingale Hospital has no contribution in the pandemic yet.
Birmingham City, constructed a temporary hospital, Nightingale Hospital, to treat coronavirus patients in the pandemic. The million pounds hospital can accommodate 4,000 patients with all necessary amenities. It was inaugurated on April 10, but only 26 patients got treatment in the hospital last week. An NHS spokesperson has stated that the hospital was built for the backup; in a case other hospitals lack the capacity of taking patients.
West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has admitted that it was not the time to start this emergency health service. This hospital was built in only eight days to serve the first responders and critical patients of COVID-19. The NHS Nightingale Hospital was constructed in the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and has failed to any patients of the disease.
Huge knife seized in a dispute between neighbours in Birmingham.
Two neighbours busted on each other in the Yardley area of the city last weekend. The Stechford police were called to the scene to solve the dispute. Two men were arrested in this case with the seizure of a machete. The discovery of the weapon was completely unexpected by the police. A West Midlands Police spokesman reported the arrest and stated about the capture of the large knife.
The dispute came after the bloody stabbing case in Birmingham. The violence cases have raised the concern of police officers during the pandemic. Two teenagers of the city got stabbed by a knife on Sunday, April 26. While a man, aged 20, passed away on Sunday after getting stabbed at West Cross Shopping Centre in Smethwick.
An 18-month-old child found walking alone in Birmingham streets.
A resident of Birmingham found a toddler alone wandering at Kenelm Road in the Bordesley Green area. Later, the Good Samaritan informed the police about the 18-month-old child he found on Thursday morning, April 16. West Midlands police arrived at the scene immediately with two cars and took the child under their security.
The child has been taken to the family. However, the police department is engaged in solving this case. They have launched their investigation as the discovery of a toddler in the street can't be neglected. Kenelm Road is nowadays filled with silence due to coronavirus pandemic. So, the presence of the child alone on the road is not obvious.
Plans set to transform Great Charles Street in Birmingham.
Moda Living, a popular and reputed firm, has set the plans to transform the Great Charles Street in Birmingham under £258m project. The company has started a joint venture with Apache Capital to revamp the site of 2.6 acres with high rise buildings to create Jewellery Quarter. This transformation will bring up around 722 new homes for rent.
The company, specialist for the build to rent, has also added co-working spaces, a gym, and 24-hour concierge along with other public amenities, new shops and commercial space. Both the enterprises have planned to build 125 homes a month in the United Kingdom by the end of 2021. "we believe Birmingham's future beyond this is bright and accordingly we have submitted our plans for the Great Charles Street development," said Tony Brooks, the Managing Director of Moda Living.
Spike in death tolls across the Birmingham area amidst coronavirus pandemic.
The United Kingdom is witnessing a rise in the death tolls in the country due to coronavirus. A total of 381 deaths were reported on Tuesday, March 31 out of which 21 cases came out from the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire. The numbers of deaths are rising day by day in the country which has reached a figure of 1,789 deaths till now. As per the reports, the number of life losses has increased by 27% relative to the last day, Monday.
The University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust confirmed the total deaths in the area due to coronavirus and has reported 80 deaths across Sandwell and Birmingham. There have been 30 deaths noted in Dudley while 16 deaths in Staffordshire.
Death tolls in Birmingham and Midlands.
The number of coronavirus cases is on a spike in the areas of Birmingham and Midlands. This deadly virus has hit 650 people in Birmingham city. Birmingham is the city with the highest number of coronavirus confirmed cases after London. After that, Hampshire and Sheffield are the counties hardly hit by COVID-19. Public Health England has reported more than 200 cases in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Staffordshire is the second county of Midlands with more numbers of infected cases.
Public Health has reported 16 new deaths in Birmingham and the Black Country this week due to coronavirus. Royal Wolverhampton NHS Foundation Trust and The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has reported four deaths, and Birmingham Community Healthcare Foundation Trust has recorded one death which has threatened Birmingham city.
Birmingham deploys ring and ride minibusses to transport the NHS staff.
The health authorities of Birmingham is taking all possible measures to maintain hygiene and about the transmission of the novel coronavirus. The government has deployed several ring-and-ride minibusses to ferry NHS staff members and employees to the hospitals in Birmingham. These minibusses were majorly used by elderly people, who are in 12 weeks lockdown in the city. Due to this lockdown, minibusses were not active in the city.
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has made use of these minibusses to provide transport facilities to the NHS workers to the hospitals. Staff at the hospitals of Birmingham have been increased, looking at the high requirements of medical facilities in the city. Several healthcare professionals, including retired doctors and nurses, are getting back to the hospitals to fulfill the needs of the hospitals at the time of the pandemic.
Kristin Pederson revealed that Watford made efforts to sign him.
Kristin Pederson, the Danish footballer, is representing Birmingham City F.C. as a defender. He has enjoyed his career in Birmingham City with four goals and two assists in the league. The alluring performance of this 25-years old defender captured the attention of Watford. Recently, he has revealed that Nigel Pearson, English Football Manager and the current coach of Watford F.C., tried to convince Pederson to sign him up for the team in January.
He said, "I knew they [Watford] were interested in me. But now it turned into nothing, and that's how it is. I know there were other clubs in the picture too." He got signed up for Birmingham City from Union Berlin in 2018. He got other offers as well, even at that time, but he chose to come to England to be a part of the Premier league.