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'Isolate if you have Covid-19 symptoms but test negative'

Fri, 10/08/2021 - 14:07
Bath's public health director says to regard it as Covid even if you receive a negative PCR result.
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Novavax volunteers offered two approved travel jabs

Fri, 10/08/2021 - 13:01
The decision means thousands of people who took part in trials will be able to travel abroad.
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E. coli scare: People in Oxted told to boil drinking water

Fri, 10/08/2021 - 09:03
SES Water says further tests are expected to confirm the scale of the potential contamination.
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Doctors alerted to dangerous dry scooping workout trend

Fri, 10/08/2021 - 04:34
Pre-workout powders should be diluted in water, but some gym-goers are eating it neat.
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UK public now eating significantly less meat

Fri, 10/08/2021 - 00:25
Britons are cutting their meat consumption, but not quickly enough, according to scientists.
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Flu jab vital this winter along with Covid vaccine

Fri, 10/08/2021 - 00:23
Experts worried as this will be the first winter Covid and flu circulate fully at same time.
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'I turned Marge Simpson yellow - it was so scary'

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 22:54
Julie Nicholson tells of her fear as a dangerous medical condition turned her skin a golden yellow before her family's eyes.
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Malaria vaccine: When will it be available?

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 16:40
Following the announcement about the first malaria vaccine, we look at some of the key questions.
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Secondary breast cancer at 32, with a 10-month-old

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 12:50
The number of people with secondary breast cancer, where the cancer has spread, will be audited.
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Historic go-ahead for malaria vaccine to protect African children

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 17:47
After years of trials, the vaccine has shown potential to save tens of thousands of children's lives.
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WHO recommends use of first proven malaria vaccine

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 17:32
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the vaccine could save tens of thousands of lives each year.
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GP staff abuse has "no place in the NHS"

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 06:20
GP staff tell their stories of abuse by patients as an NHS boss pleas for people to "be kind".
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Study reveals why some people get Covid toe condition

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 04:00
Scientists have investigated how the chilblain-like lesions arise in some people who catch Covid.
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School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 14:23
A snapshot survey shows 2.5% of pupils were out of school for Covid-related reasons on Thursday.
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Health funding cut said to threaten levelling up

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 00:27
Grants for councils to fund healthy-lifestyle support have fallen by a quarter in six years.
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First new treatment for sickle cell in 20 years

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 00:27
The hope of reducing health inequalities for black people made it worth recommending, the regulator says.
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Covid: Novavax jab volunteer's 'regret' over trial approval wait

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 17:55
Participants in the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine trial are not yet recognised as being fully vaccinated.
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NHS dentistry access delays: 'I pulled 11 of my own teeth out'

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 17:24
Dentists warn of waits of up to four years to join an NHS dental practice.
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Brain implant may lift most severe depression

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 16:02
Sarah, the first patient to try it, says it has allowed her to enjoy life again.
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Lucy Letby: Nurse denies murdering eight babies

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 15:04
Lucy Letby is accused of murdering five boys and three girls at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
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