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Covid: How do UK pandemic death rates compare?

Thu, 06/22/2023 - 02:03
Death rates since March 2020 up by 3% in France, 5% in the UK and 17% in the US
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She helped kill Roe v Wade - what does she want now?

Thu, 06/22/2023 - 00:34
Kristan Hawkins has relentlessly pursued one goal - to make abortion unthinkable and unavailable.
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Judge blocks Arkansas ban on gender transition treatment for minors

Wed, 06/21/2023 - 22:54
A judge overturns a state law that blocked transgender minors from hormonal or surgical treatment.
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Isolating sooner might have avoided first lockdown, Hunt says

Wed, 06/21/2023 - 19:49
The UK should have prepared to test and isolate more, the ex-health secretary tells the Covid inquiry.
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Cardiff: Women 'treated differently' due to ethnicity at hospital

Wed, 06/21/2023 - 13:23
Inspectors were concerned some women at Wales' largest hospital were being treated differently.
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Device developed in Bristol offers 'revolution' in hormone understanding

Wed, 06/21/2023 - 11:10
Scientists say the new device spots early signs of disorders caused by dysfunctional stress hormones.
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Scrapped Covid vaccine deal with Valneva cost UK taxpayers £358m

Wed, 06/21/2023 - 06:13
New figures show how much the UK government paid for the cancelled deal with French firm Valneva.
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One in five chance of natural pregnancy after IVF baby

Wed, 06/21/2023 - 02:55
Natural pregnancy after having a baby by IVF is far from rare, researchers find.
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Sharp rise in teenage girls with eating disorders during Covid

Wed, 06/21/2023 - 02:30
GP records show largest increases in wealthier areas, as charities say earlier support is needed.
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Covid Inquiry: Former chief medical officer close to tears over pandemic deaths

Tue, 06/20/2023 - 17:29
Dame Sally Davies apologises to bereaved families and says the UK was poorly prepared for the pandemic.
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Prof Davies apologises to relatives of Covid victims

Tue, 06/20/2023 - 15:57
England's former Chief Medical Officer says "how sorry I am" to those who lost loved ones in the pandemic.
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Taiwan kindergarten druggings spark alarm among island's parents

Tue, 06/20/2023 - 05:24
At least eight children were found with trace amounts of sedatives in their system.
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Egg freezing rises as more women look to preserve fertility

Tue, 06/20/2023 - 02:39
The dramatic rise in egg freezing could be due to the pandemic, the UK fertility regulator says.
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Teens in England will have just one dose of HPV jab

Tue, 06/20/2023 - 02:35
The change, from September, follows advice one shot provides equal protection to the current two.
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A daytime nap is good for the brain

Tue, 06/20/2023 - 01:50
Those prone to napping had brains that looked up to six years younger than everyone else.
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Covid Inquiry: Mistake not to consider range of pandemics - David Cameron

Mon, 06/19/2023 - 14:19
David Cameron says "group think" meant government focused on flu pandemics, rather than other diseases.
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Lucy Letby trial: Nurse 'gaslighted colleagues to hide baby murders'

Mon, 06/19/2023 - 13:55
Nurse Lucy Letby is accused of being a "calculating and devious" opportunist who killed babies.
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Vicky Pattison: 'Sharing my egg-freezing journey nearly broke me'

Mon, 06/19/2023 - 06:08
Vicky Pattison says she does not regret sharing her egg-freezing journey, despite negative messages.
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Antidepressants: Millions taking them for five years or more

Mon, 06/19/2023 - 05:56
The scale of long-term use - and concerns about withdrawal symptoms - are revealed by BBC Panorama.
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Graeme Souness: Football legend swims Channel for £1m fundraiser

Sun, 06/18/2023 - 20:35
The ex-footballer finishes the challenge in 12 hours and 17 minutes as part of a six-person relay team.
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