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Social care charges: Disabled and vulnerable adults hit by steep rises

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 05:50
Many are facing a significant rise in the money they have to pay towards the support they receive.

Pfizer becomes first Covid vaccine to gain full FDA approval

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 22:51
It is the first Covid jab to receive federal approval, and opens the door to new vaccine mandates.

Covid returns to top 10 causes of death

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 15:28
Covid-19 was the ninth biggest cause of death in England in July.

UK orders 35 million more Pfizer vaccine doses

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 13:57
The government say it is preparing for Covid boosters to protect the most vulnerable this year.

Long Covid sufferer: Brushing my hair can be 'emotionally traumatising'

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 10:02
Megan Higgins talks about long Covid's effect on her emotional resilience and her hopes for the future.

Coronavirus: Young people warn of long Covid amid jab drive

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 02:40
The government says it has met its target to offer all 16 and 17-year-olds in England a vaccine.

'You can change your life with sport'

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 00:03
Paralympic wheelchair basketball player Lucy Robinson wants to inspire others.

Why a US military base became a centre for Chinese Covid conspiracies

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 00:02
Apparent Chinese propaganda efforts are spreading ahead of a US report on Covid-19 origins.

Covid: New Zealand pandemic strategy in doubt amid Delta spread

Sun, 08/22/2021 - 13:12
The highly infectious Delta variant "does change the game", the Covid response minister says.

Covid: Antibody tests offered to public for first time

Sun, 08/22/2021 - 01:16
The UK-wide scheme for adults who test positive for coronavirus will launch next week.

Sport 'very important' in living with dementia

Sat, 08/21/2021 - 07:41
Gerard Doran, 62, said involvement with hillwalking and GAA have benefited him physically and mentally.

Covid: CO2 monitors pledged to aid school ventilation

Sat, 08/21/2021 - 00:32
Schools in England are to be given CO2 monitors to as part of plans to limit the spread of Covid.

The West End star who worked as carer during lockdown

Sat, 08/21/2021 - 00:05
As theatres reopen, actors like Stephen Beckett have been swapping their lockdown jobs for their place on the stage once more.

Covid cases: This summer compared with last

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 19:31
Case numbers are 30 times higher than at the same point last year - where might we be heading next?

Army supporting ambulance services in England

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 17:01
High demand and staffing shortages have meant the Army has been called in to help look after patients.

Covid-antibody therapy approved in UK

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 11:48
Antibody therapy - given to former US President Donald Trump - can now be used in the UK.

What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings?

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 09:09
Masks are no longer compulsory in England, but remain necessary in other parts of the UK.

Lockdown screen time sees rise in short-sightedness

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 06:35
Optometrists are diagnosing higher numbers of children with short-sightedness since the start of the pandemic.

NHS Covid app 'pings' fall after changes

Thu, 08/19/2021 - 12:50
The data covers the first full week since changes to the app were made to mean it notifies fewer contacts.

Covid vaccines still effective against Delta variant

Thu, 08/19/2021 - 00:05
But the jabs were more effective against the Alpha variant, the largest study of its kind suggests.