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Pregnant women should be offered a Covid vaccine

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 18:03
The UK's vaccine advisers encourage them to discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor.
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Covid-19: Pandemic funeral services not what people 'deserve'

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 17:01
Gary Stewart's wife Jude died in January, but the pandemic meant restrictions on the funeral service.
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Student's heart failure linked to 'excessive' energy drinks

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 11:05
The 21-year-old university student spent 58 days in hospital, including in intensive care.
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Families need cannabis prescriptions support, say MPs and peers

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 00:34
Politicians complain that only three NHS scripts have been issued since the law changed in 2018.
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Puberty blockers: NHS to set up independent review group

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:23
The group will assess the prescription of puberty blockers for under-16s, NHS England says.
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Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 20:54
Scientists confirm they have made "chimera" embryos from long-tailed macaques and humans.
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Brain clots 'more likely' with Covid infection than vaccine

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:11
A rapid review of US patients says people being vaccinated should be reassured by the findings.
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Tipping Point: Woman has voice reconstructed thanks to ITV show appearance

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:33
Helen Whitelaw appeared on Tipping Point before Motor Neurone Disease rendered her speechless.
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4.7 million waiting for operations in England

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:33
The February figures show the numbers waiting over a year for surgery continued to rise sharply.
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Covid: 'Getting the vaccine in Ramadan helps others'

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 06:16
Many Muslims are welcoming pop-up clinics to support the vaccination programme during Ramadan.
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Instagram fixes ‘mistake’ promoting harmful diet content

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 01:07
Some users said they were offered "appetite suppressants" and "fasting" by the search feature.
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Psilocybin: Magic mushroom compound 'promising' for depression

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 01:05
A study of 59 people compared the drug with a conventional antidepressant.
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Covid: 82% of positive rapid tests 'were correct'

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 00:50
There had been concerns that large numbers would have to self-isolate after a false positive result.
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Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil?

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 00:15
As the pandemic rages in Brazil, hundreds of babies and young children are dying of Covid.
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India Covid-19 second wave: ‘A coronavirus tsunami we had never seen before’

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 00:01
India's cases plummeted earlier this year, but are now on the rise again. What happened?
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'My mother's fertility doctor is my father'

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 00:01
When a DNA test revealed a decades-old family secret, Maia’s life was turned upside down.
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Covid vaccines: 'I jumped at the chance to get my jab early'

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 21:15
Lawrence Dixon, 30, signed up to the reserve list in the morning and received a jab that evening.
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Conservative MP Owen Paterson on the death of his wife, Rose

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 17:28
Former cabinet minister Owen Paterson has spoken about the loss of his wife, Rose, who took her own life last year.
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Covid jab could be required for England care home staff

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 17:21
Nearly half of all older adult care homes do not meet recommended vaccine thresholds, the government says.
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Covid: 'Encouraging' antibody boost after Pfizer and AZ vaccines

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 15:41
Pfizer and AZ vaccines had reassuring effects on the body's defences in over-80s after one dose.
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