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Women's health: Female patients to be asked about 'gender health gap'

20 hours 18 min ago
There is "strong evidence" services for female patients in England need improving, ministers say.
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Covid-19: Mystery UK person with Brazil variant found

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 18:12
Health officials have also traced the contacts of the person, it is understood.
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Covid-19: Vaccinated NHS staff numbers vary across England

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 18:10
Nine in 10 have received one dose, but in London it's much lower, figures show.
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Covid: Mental health money for children's services

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 15:52
The £79m forms part of a half-billion-pound pot for all mental health services.
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Coronavirus infection levels continue to drop in the UK

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 12:38
Latest figures from a survey of infections in the community suggest around 1-in-230 people has the virus.
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What is going on with government Covid contracts?

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 11:14
What was Matt Hancock criticised for and how does government procurement work?
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Covid-19: Ministers urged to give NHS 'heroes' better pay rise

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 10:43
Unions call a proposed 1% increase a "kick in the teeth" after Covid, but ministers say money is tight.
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International Women's Day: Illustrating the Covid-19 pandemic

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 02:15
These three artists turn complex research into easy to digest information to help fight coronavirus.
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Covid: Fresh air 'key to safer classrooms'

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 01:14
Knowing which windows to open and having shorter lessons could help when children return to school.
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Covid: Asthma patients refused vaccine by some GPs

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 00:52
Some are not being prioritised if they haven't been to hospital recently for the condition.
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Covid variants: What happens when a virus mutates?

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 00:06
New Covid-19 variants keep appearing – and their mutations are very different to the comic book kind.
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Covid 19: 'His mental health has suffered all along'

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 00:03
Michael, who has dementia, hasn't been able to properly see his family for a year, due to Covid-19 restrictions in his nursing home.
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Covid-19: Another new variant added to UK watch list

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 17:28
It shares a worrying mutation with the South Africa and Brazil variants of concern.
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Prize-winning migraine experts hope for a cure

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:31
The neurological condition affects three times as many women as men because of its link to hormones.
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Covid-19: New vaccines for variants to be fast-tracked

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 06:08
Rapid approval without lengthy tests can happen if new vaccines are needed to fight variants, say regulators.
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Covid: React study finds virus decline slowing in England

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 00:10
Infections fell by two-thirds in lockdown but one in 200 people still have the virus, a study says.
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Covid: Oxford vaccine does protect older people, Europe told

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 14:55
A single dose of the Pfizer or Oxford vaccine cuts hospital admissions of older people by about 80%.
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Covid-19: Dolly Parton marks vaccination with Jolene rewrite

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 04:49
Singing to the tune of her hit song Jolene, the country star, 75, promotes coronavirus vaccinations.
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Covid vaccine being tested in patients with low immunity

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 00:35
The race is on to find out if those with cancer and other conditions can be protected as the UK unlocks.
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Covid and dementia - 'let them see their families'

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 19:42
Actress Ruthie Henshall is calling for more visiting access to family members in care homes.
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