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Life expectancy falling in parts of England before pandemic - study

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 05:40
It is alarming, say researchers, that longevity was declining in the north even before the pandemic.
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Laser vagina menopause therapy shows no benefit in trial

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 05:09
The treatment, meant to rejuvenate and treat dryness, worked no better than a placebo procedure.
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Care staff shortage worse than before pandemic, study shows

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 04:42
Reward care workers for their skills and dedication to avoid staff shortages, report urges.
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What those living with dementia want people to know

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 01:54
"Dementia is something you learn to live with, not just die of," - tips from, those living with the condition.
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Covid: Misleading vaccine claims target children and parents

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 00:11
The vaccine is being offered to children aged 12 and older.
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Mike Tindall on Parkinson's Disease

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 00:03
The former England rugby player speaks to those living with the same condition as his father.
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Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock given United Nations role

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 19:08
The former minister will become a special representative for a United Nations body in Africa.
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Tesco recalls own-brand chest and cold remedy

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 18:27
Some of the Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets contain incorrect dosing information.
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Covid: Not my job to sugarcoat advice, Sir Patrick Vallance says

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 15:26
The chief scientific adviser says he does not just tell the government what it wants to hear.
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Covid: Furness General Hospital breached safety law over staff PPE

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 14:30
An investigation prompted by a radiographer's death finds not all staff were properly fitted for masks.
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Covid inquiry: When will it happen and how does it work?

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 11:46
There have been calls for an independent public inquiry into the UK's pandemic response to start immediately.
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Covid: UK start to pandemic worst public health failure ever, MPs say

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 00:02
Government too slow to lock down and test-and-trace was chaotic, but jabs rollout a success, MPs say.
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Pregnant women urged to get Covid vaccine by NHS England

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 12:04
NHS England says the number of pregnant women seriously ill in critical care with the virus has grown.
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Malaria vaccine 'will change African lives forever'

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 07:49
As African countries get the vaccine, Newsbeat speaks to two people who've grown up with Malaria.
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Muckamore Abbey Hospital: Inquiry into alleged patient abuse to begin

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 06:20
The inquiry panel will try to establish what happened between residents and some members of staff.
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I had no cancer symptoms but a smear saved my life

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 06:13
Laura McAdam shares her story as part of new government campaign to boost the uptake of smear tests.
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Periods and low confidence put some girls off sport

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 02:02
The Youth Sports Trust charity wants girls to have a greater say over PE in schools.
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Covid-19: Uncertain winter ahead as flu circulates at same time, says Harries

Sun, 10/10/2021 - 13:08
Catching both viruses at the same time puts people at a more significant risk of death, a health boss says.
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Covid-19: Two million booster jabs given in England

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 17:54
England's chief nursing officer urges people to top up protection ahead of a busy winter for the NHS.
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'Work has been therapy for my mental health'

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 00:21
NHS England wants to get more people with severe mental illness back to the workplace.
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