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MPs find 'serious failings' in sickle cell care

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 12:50
Parliamentary report says some patients report being racially abused by doctors and nurses.
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Over-40s Covid booster due to 'waning' protection

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 10:42
Top government advisors have recommended a booster dose of the vaccine for everyone over 40.
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Covid: Austria introduces lockdown for unvaccinated

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 09:42
Some two million people are told to stay at home amid growing pressure on hospitals as cases surge.
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Covid booster doses to be offered to over 40s

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 09:31
Also, 16 and 17 year olds should get a second dose of vaccine according to official UK advice.
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Mental health: Man's train station sign aims to change lives

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 00:03
Ben Ogden stands with a sign in Leeds train station and explains why it’s OK to not be OK.
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Covid vaccines: NHS jabs more than 1m children aged 12-15 in England

Sun, 11/14/2021 - 14:57
A single dose of the Pfizer jab has been available to 12 to 15-year-olds since 20 September.
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Covid vaccine ‘waning immunity’: How worried should I be?

Sun, 11/14/2021 - 01:06
Is the effectiveness of Covid vaccines waning over time? We look at how much protection being double vaccinated offers.
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Covid: 'No reason' not to give boosters to under-50s

Sat, 11/13/2021 - 12:40
Prof Neil Ferguson says giving booster jabs to younger age groups would drive down transmission levels.
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Paramedic jailed for North West Ambulance Service defibrillator theft

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 16:46
Scott Sutherland stole defibrillators from the North West Ambulance Service to sell on eBay.
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UK bucking trend of rising Covid cases in Europe

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 15:27
New infections remain steady in the UK, while some European neighbours are seeing steep rises.
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Covid: Dutch set for partial lockdown as infections surge

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 12:37
The measures, due to last three weeks, are expected to cover shops, sport and catering.
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AstraZeneca to take profits from Covid vaccine

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 12:15
The drugs giant signs new deals, but poorer countries will continue to get the vaccine at cost price.
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Wiltshire's Porton Down balloted for strike over pay

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 08:08
The Prospect union says a strike would be the first at the laboratory.
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Belfast pancreatic cancer survivor's message of hope

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 06:21
A Belfast man marking 10 years since his diagnosis urges people to be aware of symptoms.
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Menopause: Bereaved husband urges men to spot mental health signs

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 06:20
David Salmon, whose wife Linda took her own life, says he was unaware of the link to mental health.
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Covid: Medication holiday may boost vaccine protection

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 00:45
A trial will look at how to protect patients against Covid who also need immunosuppressant drugs.
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Alder Hey NHS Trust must pay boy £27m over brain injuries

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 20:11
Alder Hey NHS Trust admitted a "breach of duty" in the boy's care, the judge said.
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Black women four times more likely to die in childbirth

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 14:39
Charities say inequalities in maternal care need to be addressed urgently.
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Covid: First UK case in pet dog confirmed by top vet

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 10:16
All available evidence suggests it caught the virus from its owner, experts say.
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University of Oxford starts new Ebola vaccine trials

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 08:29
Clinical trials are under way for a new Ebola vaccine developed by the University of Oxford.
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