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'Vaccine blood clot risk far smaller than Covid risks'

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 09:31
A study looked at 29 million people who'd had a single dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine.

Covid jab side-effects 'mild' for at-risk children

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 00:47
Parents should be reassured by the findings, Bristol doctors say, following a small study.

Covid: Vaccine complications dwarfed by virus risks

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 00:45
Researchers says despite stroke and clotting risks, Covid vaccines have substantial benefits.

Autistic teen posts video about struggles with system

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 00:01
Autistic teen posted a video about lack of support in health and social care system before he died.

Eating disorders: Charity reports rise in calls about binge eating

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 18:13
The charity Beat reports a surge in the number of people requesting help for Binge Eating Disorder.

Waiting lists: 53% wait more than a year to see consultant

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 17:27
More than half of patients waiting for a first consultant appointment in NI wait more than a year.

Redditch firm defends sale of human breast milk

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 15:39
The sale is criticised by the National Childbirth Trust which calls for more regulations.

Covid-19: NHS England prepares jabs plan for 12-15 year-olds

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 05:40
But any extension of the vaccination rollout next month will first depend on a recommendation from experts.

Trial suggests malaria sickness could be cut by 70%

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 01:31
Seasonal vaccines and drugs could save millions of young lives in Africa, researchers say.

NHS stops some blood tests due to vial shortages

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 00:01
Doctors across the country are being asked to delay tests due to a nationwide shortage of blood test tubes.

Search for Covid's origins stalled, scientists say

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 16:30
"The window of opportunity" for crucial studies into how the Covid-19 pandemic started is closing, scientists say.

DJ to hold Ministry of Sound fundraiser for twin brother in Covid coma

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 06:17
The twin of a DJ who fell into a coma after catching Covid is holding a club night to raise money for his care.

Smoking surge in young during Covid lockdown

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 00:49
The number of 18 to 34-year-olds smoking increased by a quarter in England during the first lockdown.

Covid infection protection waning in double jabbed

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 00:43
Experts say it is to be expected and boosters may be needed, at least for some people, ahead of winter.

Covid jab response low for some immunosuppressed people

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 17:02
Some high risk patients had few or no infection-fighting antibodies in their blood, a vaccine study found.

Covid: Cornwall tourists urged to 'stay away' as cases rise

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 16:45
Visit Cornwall says only people who have booked should visit as cases nearly double in a week.

Covid in Scotland: Warning over restrictions as cases hit new high

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 15:39
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says "limited and proportionate" restrictions could be in reintroduced.

Billy Connolly: Challenges of Parkinson's getting worse

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 13:57
The 78-year old has retired from live performances and says that making TV programmes is getting more difficult.

High Street chemists to offer free blood pressure checks

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 11:17
The NHS initiative, for people in England over the age of 40, could save thousands of lives.

Paddy McGuinness speaks to the BBC about raising his three autistic children

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 10:25
The comedian says getting a diagnosis and support is "a postcode lottery".