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Third Covid jab advised for most vulnerable 1%

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 18:17
More than 400,000 people in the UK are eligible - but plans for further boosters are yet to be confirmed.

Experts reassured over 'long Covid' in children

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 13:21
Rates of persistent symptoms are much lower than feared, leading child-health experts say.

Air pollution may reduce life expectancy of Indians by nine years, says study

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 09:03
Millions in north India face the most extreme levels of air pollution in the world, the report says.

Texas passes law banning abortion after six weeks

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 08:41
The law, one of the most restrictive in the US, passes as the Supreme Court fails to block it.

Life-saving cholesterol jab recommended on NHS

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 00:09
Inclisiran is a new treatment that works even when other fat-busting drugs, like statins, have not.

Covid-19: Irish Cabinet agrees to end most restrictions by 22 October

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 16:46
Ministers met on Tuesday to agree on a plan to ease most Covid-19 restrictions by 22 October.

Rugby study finds brain affected in one season

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 00:04
One season of professional rugby could be enough to see a decline in a player's blood flow to the brain and cognitive function, a new study claims.

Covid: Teen in hospital with virus urges others to get vaccinated

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 21:45
Maisy Evans, 17, is in hospital and is so short of breath she can barely talk.

Covid: Australia records 1,000th death from the pandemic

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 05:09
The country has fared better than many nations but is seeing more infections than ever before.

New Zealand woman dies after receiving Pfizer vaccine

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 04:15
Officials say she also had other medical issues which could have contributed to her death.

Covid in Scotland: Record number of cases as NHS faces 'perfect storm'

Sun, 08/29/2021 - 15:19
A total of 7,113 new cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours, topping the previous high from Friday.

NHS blood test tube shortage: Doctors 'facing difficult choices'

Sun, 08/29/2021 - 10:22
Doctors call for more guidance after the NHS in England and Wales stops all non-urgent blood tests.

Royal College of Nursing: Conference scrapped over sex harassment claims

Sat, 08/28/2021 - 17:23
The Royal College of Nursing says its annual meeting in Liverpool will be replaced by virtual events.

UK's oldest living heart transplant patient marks 90th birthday

Sat, 08/28/2021 - 10:56
Ted Warner was only expected to live for eight more years after his operation in 1990.

The fishing group supporting men with their mental health

Sat, 08/28/2021 - 06:35
Thomas Campbell, who suffered with addiction, set up the fishing group as a safe space for men.

Covid: Delta twice as likely to need hospital care

Sat, 08/28/2021 - 00:54
Get double-jabbed to reduce this risk, advise experts who have studied different variants of the virus.

Covid origin: US spy agencies publish 'inconclusive' report

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 21:55
The office that oversees US spy agencies could not establish how the coronavirus pandemic began.

Scotland records huge increase in daily Covid cases

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 17:49
A total of 6,835 new cases were reported on Friday - more than 1,800 above the previous highest figure.

Covid: High virus levels 'highly likely' in schools

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 16:31
Scientific advisers say government should plan for this happening by the end of September in England.

Covid: Festival-goers urged to take precautions

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 13:13
Indoor spaces like tents, shared cars and public transport are likely to up the risk of Covid spreading.

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