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Monkeypox antiviral drug put to the test in trial

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 11:30
Researchers hope the drug - tecovirimat - can help accelerate patient recovery from the virus.
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Pandemic may be responsible for drop in melanoma diagnoses, says Staffordshire consultant

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 06:08
Gillian Nuttall, of Melanoma UK, urges people to check their skin after a rise in serious cases.
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Disabled to get cost of living £150 from September

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 01:59
Up to six million people with extra costs will receive the additional cash sum, amid rising prices.
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Cost of living: 700 doctors could leave Welsh NHS over pay - union

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 22:55
A below-inflation 4.5% pay rise was awarded to consultants, junior doctors and GPs.
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Dr Anthony Fauci to step down from government in December

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 17:50
The infectious disease specialist became the most famous doctor in the US during the pandemic.
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Brain stimulation boosts memory for a month

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 16:37
Scientists will look at whether diseases such as Alzheimer's can be alleviated using the same method.
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UK to offer mini dose of monkeypox jab amid low stocks

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 16:20
With limited supplies available, some NHS sites will offer people smaller doses of the jab.
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Covid-19: Free lateral flow testing ends in Northern Ireland

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 07:50
Health staff and those eligible for new Covid treatments will still have access to free tests.
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'My breast lump turned out to be incurable cancer'

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 06:30
Dorita Delle Donne was told a lump on her breast was not worrying before she got her diagnosis.
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Tony Nicklinson: Decade since death of right-to-die campaigner

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 01:01
His daughter said the right-to-die campaigner would be "angry" that "nothing has changed".
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Covid in China: Hippo, fish and crabs get PCR tests

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 22:26
Officials in the city of Xiamen have ordered PCR tests for seafood after some 40 people got Covid.
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Monkeypox cases declining - particularly in London

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 18:54
UK health officials are still urging caution while trying to get new supplies of the vaccine.
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How many cases in your area?

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 17:07
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK.
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Covid infections in UK continue to fall

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 12:50
An estimated 1.7 million people would test positive, according to the latest survey.
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Cornwall mother, 90, in 40-hour wait for ambulance

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 11:52
After the ambulance arrived she was in the vehicle for 20 hours outside hospital.
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People's health at risk unless action taken on energy costs - NHS leaders

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 02:33
More and more people will get sick as they choose between skipping meals or heating homes, the warning says.
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Covid booster rollout to start in early September in England

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 14:17
Care homes residents and housebound people will be the first to receive a jab in England.
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Government defends medical student number cap

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 14:06
Competition is fierce for doctor training places, but ministers say limit on numbers must stay.
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Ambulance pressures: Thousands of taxis sent following 999 calls

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 11:52
Figures obtained by the BBC show taxi firms increasingly being used to assist front-line services.
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Covid: Brain fog more common two years on, study suggests

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 01:58
Diagnoses of dementia rose after two years but other issues like depression fell away, research found.
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