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New York declares state of emergency over polio

Fri, 09/09/2022 - 21:08
Evidence emerges that the virus - once declared eradicated from the US - is spreading across the state.
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Self-sterilising plastic kills viruses like Covid

Fri, 09/09/2022 - 01:12
The researchers think their plastic could help stop viruses spreading in hospitals.
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One in eight on hospital waiting list as backlog grows

Thu, 09/08/2022 - 10:48
Numbers waiting for treatments, such as knee and hip surgery, reaches 6.84 million in England.
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New malaria vaccine is world-changing, say scientists

Thu, 09/08/2022 - 01:25
The jab could be used on a mass scale next year with the aim of ending deaths from the disease.
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Hormone replacement therapy and menopause: What you need to know about HRT

Thu, 09/08/2022 - 00:53
HRT can help with menopausal symptoms. If you're thinking about taking it, here's what you need to consider.
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Post-menopause HRT treatment to be sold in UK pharmacies

Thu, 09/08/2022 - 00:39
Estradiol tablets help treat the cause of vaginal dryness in women experiencing menopause.
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Therese Coffey's views on abortion concerning, charity says

Wed, 09/07/2022 - 08:14
The new health secretary has opposed extending abortion rights but has said the law would not change.
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Tool to spot breast cancer at home wins UK Dyson award

Wed, 09/07/2022 - 01:50
The Dotplot aims to help women self-check at home and track any changes they may find on an app.
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Super-smeller helps scientists develop test to spot Parkinson's

Wed, 09/07/2022 - 01:28
A woman who can detect Parkinson's through smell helps scientists develop a test for the disease.
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Baby sticky tape skin test can predict eczema risk

Wed, 09/07/2022 - 01:10
Scientists say they can predict which youngsters might get the dry, itchy skin condition.
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Suicide the leading cause of death among young Scots

Tue, 09/06/2022 - 15:06
A Public Health Scotland study shows suicide was the leading cause of deaths among 15 to 24 year olds.
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Period dignity officer role scrapped after abuse over man's appointment

Tue, 09/06/2022 - 12:25
Jason Grant's hiring sparked a heated debate, with critics saying the job should have gone to a woman.
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Rise in teenage vaping, as drug use falls - survey

Tue, 09/06/2022 - 12:08
Among 11-15-year-olds in England, 9% say they use e-cigarettes - up from 6% in 2018, a survey suggests.
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China approves inhaled Covid vaccine

Mon, 09/05/2022 - 12:08
Inhaled as a fine mist, Convidecia Air can provide good protection after just one breath, its maker says.
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Fines for smoking outside Scottish hospitals become law

Mon, 09/05/2022 - 08:37
Anyone lighting up within 15m of a hospital building could incur a fine of up to £1,000.
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Aberystwyth Uni nursing degree to encourage Welsh speakers

Mon, 09/05/2022 - 06:04
Students welcome opportunity to learn closer to home in move to boost Welsh language in health care.
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NHS whistleblower Shyam Kumar wins case against regulator

Mon, 09/05/2022 - 02:55
Orthopaedic surgeon Shyam Kumar worked as a special adviser on hospital inspections.
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Legionnaire's suspected cause of Argentina pneumonia deaths

Sun, 09/04/2022 - 11:52
Health officials believe the infectious pneumonia which killed four was caused by the rare lung disease.
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Covid: Millions invited for booster jabs from Monday

Sat, 09/03/2022 - 01:42
Health bosses predict a resurgence of the virus and flu during the autumn and winter.
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Mystery pneumonia: Argentina investigates three deaths

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 10:17
Three of nine people struck with the unexplained respiratory illness in recent days have died.
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