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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.

Covid vaccine: US plans to offer booster Covid jabs in September

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 17:00
A third booster Covid vaccine will be offered to anyone who was fully vaccinated eight months ago.

'I make art out of discarded face masks'

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:12
Thomas Yates posts artwork he's created out of used face masks on social media.

Covid: 'I'm pregnant, should I have the vaccine?'

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:12
Many pregnant women have declined the Covid jab, but what's best for the baby?

Aspirin may help treat aggressive breast cancer

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:08
Doctors hope it could boost the anti-cancer power of other drugs to fight hard-to-treat tumours.

Outrage at chronic fatigue syndrome advice update pause

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:06
NICE decided to pause the final update to its advice just hours before planned publication.

Covid-vaccine scientists begin plague-jab trial

Tue, 08/17/2021 - 18:18
The first volunteers have received a dose of the vaccine, made using the same technology as the Covid jab.

UK blood supplies to be used to make life-saving drug

Tue, 08/17/2021 - 00:35
Plasma from donors in England can now be used for the medicine, after a previous ban on UK supplies.

Twitter's new design to get fix after headache complaints

Mon, 08/16/2021 - 13:51
Unveiled last week, the redesign involved high-contrast colours and a custom-designed font, Chirp.

Covid-19: Daughter of Oxfordshire man urges caution

Mon, 08/16/2021 - 06:24
David Allum, 58, died after complications from Covid-19 despite receiving both vaccine doses.

Covid: Self-isolation ends for double-jabbed and under-18s

Mon, 08/16/2021 - 04:01
Rules change in England and Northern Ireland for contacts of people who test positive for Covid.

Covid: 16 and 17-year-olds in England to be offered jab by 23 August

Sun, 08/15/2021 - 00:20
Those in England will be offered a jab or the chance to book one by 23 August, the government says.

Covid: Carrie Johnson urges pregnant women to get vaccinated

Sat, 08/14/2021 - 14:44
The PM's wife, who is expecting a baby, says she is "feeling great" after having her second vaccine.

Don't ignore cancer signs, says new NHS England boss

Sat, 08/14/2021 - 00:44
About 10% fewer people with cancer than normal have been seen over the past year, figures show.

Covid vaccine: Parents upset at jabs wait for high-risk children

Sat, 08/14/2021 - 00:20
Some families are struggling to get vaccines for vulnerable teens, nearly a month after they became eligible.

Cost of NHS Covid tests for UK arrivals reduced

Fri, 08/13/2021 - 22:30
Sajid Javid reduces the cost of NHS travel tests ahead of a review into the pricing of all test providers.

Covid: Record your cough to help improve detection, says government

Fri, 08/13/2021 - 15:02
The government wants people to send in samples of themselves breathing, coughing and reading aloud.

Covid booster: US approves third jab for the immunocompromised

Fri, 08/13/2021 - 04:54
It marks the first time US health officials have indicated that Covid booster shots may be needed.

Huge gulf in hospitals' ability to contain Covid

Fri, 08/13/2021 - 02:13
Hospital-acquired Covid ranged from 1% to 25% of cases in different hospitals.

Metabolism peaks at age one and tanks after 60, study finds

Fri, 08/13/2021 - 02:08
Middle-aged spread cannot be blamed on a waning metabolism, according to researchers.