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Dog infected with monkeypox prompts isolation warning

Wed, 08/17/2022 - 18:54
Isolating from pets when infected and disposing of rubbish carefully is important, health experts say.
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Infected blood victims to get £100,000 compensation

Wed, 08/17/2022 - 01:38
After a decades-long campaign, more than 4,000 people across the UK will get interim payments.
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First Barbie doll with hearing aids is 'really important' - Rose Ayling-Ellis

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 17:01
Actor Rose Ayling-Ellis worked on the creation of the doll, saying "it's quite powerful" and "such a big deal."
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Dame Deborah James's mother on life without her daughter

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 06:17
Heather James spoke to BBC Breakfast about how her family owe it to her daughter to enjoy life.
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First bivalent Covid-19 booster gets UK approval

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 00:13
A new bivalent vaccine made by Moderna that targets two Covid-19 variants has been approved in the UK.
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ADHD clinic: 'I'm 22 and I've just been diagnosed'

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 00:03
Lucy was diagnosed with ADHD at 22 years of age, after being told she'd have to wait two years on the NHS.
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Monkeypox: Lack of vaccines sparks pause in UK rollout

Mon, 08/15/2022 - 15:26
UK Health Security Agency says clinics could run out of vaccine supplies by the end of August.
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Covid: UK first country to approve dual-strain vaccine

Mon, 08/15/2022 - 12:01
The upgraded vaccine tackles both the original Covid virus and better protects against the Omicron variant.
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Changing kidney blood type may boost transplants

Mon, 08/15/2022 - 05:46
Many BAME patients waiting for a donor kidney are blood type B so development could be 'game-changer'
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Some antidepressants may make heatwave challenging

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 04:50
Some types of mental health medication may make it difficult for the body to regulate temperature.
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How to protect your skin in the heat

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 18:04
Dermatologist Adeline Kikam on coping with conditions that can develop in rising temperatures.
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Thousands more NHS beds to be created in England this winter

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 12:38
Health service chiefs have promised some 7,000 extra beds in England to tackle increased demands.
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Covid: Evusheld antibody protection ruled out for most vulnerable

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 10:46
The antibody injection had promised a protection boost to those with conditions such as blood cancer.
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Melanoma: 'Doctors said my cancerous mole was fungus'

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 02:58
By the time BBC journalist Sarah Lee was able to get doctors to listen, her cancer had spread.
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Monkeypox: Lack of vaccines pauses rollout in Brighton

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 20:53
Stocks of the vaccine run low in the UK, with a new batch not due to arrive until next month.
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NHS IT supplier held to ransom by hackers

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 13:28
Its IT provider says it may take three or four weeks to fully recover from the cyber-attack.
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Ambulance calls for most serious conditions hit record

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 12:00
Official figures from NHS England suggest high demand for emergency services and hospitals.
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Urgent polio boosters for London children

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 12:26
Nearly a million children, aged one to nine, will be offered a jab in the next month after virus found in sewage.
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Polio: What is it and how does it spread?

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 12:04
What is polio and how can you protect yourself from it?
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'I've been let down - I shouldn't have stage-4 cancer'

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 11:05
Caroline Boulton says there have been delays at every stage of her treatment for breast cancer.
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