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Sense of touch and heat research wins Nobel Prize

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 11:49
US scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian share the 2021 prize in Physiology or Medicine.
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Bowel cancer patients fear cost of break in treatment

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 06:31
Bowel cancer patients say rules governing two drugs are unethical and unfair.
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Portsmouth girl, 15, dies of Covid on day she was due jab

Sat, 10/02/2021 - 16:59
Jorja Halliday, from Portsmouth, was due to have her coronavirus vaccination on the day she died.
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Covid: Care home staff should get the jab or another job - Javid

Sat, 10/02/2021 - 11:28
The health secretary says he will not delay the November deadline for workers to be fully vaccinated.
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How healthy are vegan ready meals?

Sat, 10/02/2021 - 00:44
Vegan alternatives have never been more widespread, but are they a healthier option?
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'Running could cause sudden death for people like me'

Sat, 10/02/2021 - 00:05
BBC journalist Gem O'Reilly explains the risk of exercise-related death in people with unknown heart conditions.
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Covid: Delay of third jabs for most vulnerable criticised

Sat, 10/02/2021 - 00:00
Charities say they have been inundated with calls from worried immunosuppressed people.
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Covid antiviral pill can halve risk of hospitalisation

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 15:49
Promising results mean a clinical trial has ended early and emergency authorisation is being sought.
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Covid: One in 20 secondary-age children infected in England

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 14:58
This is the highest reported rate for Covid for any age group since the pandemic began.
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Covid-19 vaccinations: More than 50 nations have missed a target set by the WHO

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 10:11
Most of those not making the target of 10% of people fully vaccinated by the end of September are in Africa.
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Pret allergy death: Parents welcome Natasha's allergy law

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 08:40
Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's parents said she would be "very proud" of the new law to protect allergy sufferers.
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'Shock type 1 diabetes diagnosis won’t stop me running an ultra'

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 07:26
Just months after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Reece Parkinson attempts a 50-mile race.
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Shopping centre clinics to help tackle NHS backlog

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 01:22
They will be kitted out with equipment to carry out X-rays, breast screening, ultrasounds and scans.
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Botox-style injections and lip filler ban for under-18s in England

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 01:14
Campaigners say the new rules in England do not stretch far enough to protect everyone.
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Facebook grilled over mental-health impact on kids

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 16:34
Facebook's global head of safety, Antigone Davis, testifies to the US Senate, about child protection.
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Covid: Children's mental health has not improved since lockdown - survey

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:29
One in six children in England is likely to have a mental disorder, up from one in nine in 2017.
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Face-to-face GP visits still near lockdown levels

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 09:36
Surgeries in England say remote consultations are the only option as they do not have enough staff.
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Coronavirus: 'I've not seen a GP face-to-face since before the pandemic'

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 00:59
Ministers say GPs in England must offer in person appointments, after a rise in phone consultations.
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Many can stop anti-depressants without relapse

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 22:00
Staying on them reduces the risk of depression recurring but there's no guarantee, a study suggests.
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Vitamin-A treatment trial for Covid loss of smell

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 00:00
Volunteers will receive brain scans and be asked to sniff powerful odours such as rotten eggs and roses.
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