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Annabel Wright: Family 'made aware' of Roaccutane adverse effects

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 15:54
Annabel Wright, 15, had been using Roaccutane in the months before she died, an inquest hears.
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Covid-19: Life expectancy is down but what does this mean?

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 13:27
Life expectancy for men has fallen because of the Covid pandemic - but what will be the long-term effect?
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Woman with Down's loses abortion law fight

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 13:15
Heidi Crowter says the current law on abortion for foetuses with the condition does not respect her life.
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'Giving birth left me needing a colostomy bag'

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 01:40
Former triathlete Kayleigh Adams endured a fourth-degree tear that led to her needing a colostomy bag.
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Is 'the worst cold ever' going around?

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 01:38
As more people mix again, the common cold is back - and leaving people floored.
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Covid: How can missing five million be persuaded to have the jab?

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 01:19
Headlines have focused on teenagers and booster doses - but millions still haven't had a first jab.
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Covid-19: New allergic reactions to hair dye reported

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 00:06
Scientists at Imperial College London are now researching a link between Covid-19 and new allergies.
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GP appointments in Wales: People facing crisis, says watchdog

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 22:56
Patients are sometimes left waiting to speak to a phone operator for up to an hour.
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NHS Scotland's 'biggest crisis' in five charts

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 22:54
Looking at the figures behind the enormous pressures being felt by NHS Scotland
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Annabel Wright: Roaccutane acne drug linked to deaths mother tells inquest

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 19:27
The 15-year-old's mother says she told doctors she had heard of suicides linked to Roaccutane use.
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How many cases in your area?

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 16:44
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
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Blood inquiry: Former cabinet minister says Aids advice was "regrettable"

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:18
Infected blood scandal survivors have accused ministers of misleading the public in 1983.
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Covid: Immune therapy from llamas shows promise

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:00
An immune therapy derived from llama blood shows "exciting potential" in early coronavirus trials.
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Covid: People are vaccinated - so why are there so many cases?

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 09:58
More than four out of five UK adults are now fully vaccinated, but daily case rates remain high.
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Covid: Morale on Wales' ambulances 'at rock bottom'

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 02:07
While military is asked for help, a frontline worker tells BBC Wales there is no let-up in demand.
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Surrogacy on the rise in England and Wales

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 01:01
The number of parents having a baby this way has nearly quadrupled in the last decade, figures show.
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Overprescribing of medicines must stop, says government

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 00:43
Some prescribed treatments are unnecessary and even harmful, says government-commissioned report.
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Almost 2,000 swimming pools could be lost by 2030, says Swim England report

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 00:02
Almost 2,000 swimming pools in England could be closed by 2030 without urgent government action, a Swim England report suggests.
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Covid vaccine stockpiles: Are 241m doses at risk of going to waste?

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 23:51
Joe Biden wants more global vaccine equality but the US and other nations have not backed promises with action.
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Covid vaccine: India to resume vaccine exports from October

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 11:32
The world's largest vaccine maker halted exports in April to meet domestic demand as cases rose.
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