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No Covid traces found in railway stations or trains

10 hours 33 min ago
Heavily touched areas like escalator handles, ticket machines and benches were swabbed for the virus.
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NHS pay: Call for privately employed staff to get increase

15 hours 23 min ago
Cleaners and others employed by contractors should receive the same rise as NHS staff, a union says.
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Why bonding over the Euros appeared to increase Covid cases in men

15 hours 41 min ago
Psychologists say men need to be part of a group in order to vent their feelings and emotions.
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The autistic-friendly toy shop: 'We have got this'

Sun, 08/01/2021 - 00:04
Retail worker Romilly, who is autistic, wants to create a comfortable space for other autistic people to shop in.
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The women fighting infertility stigma in Nigeria

Sun, 08/01/2021 - 00:01
Three Nigerian women confront the prejudice they have faced on their fertility journeys.
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Covid: Pulse oxygen monitors work less well on darker skin, experts say

Sat, 07/31/2021 - 12:48
Pulse oximeters, which spot falling oxygen levels, may work less well on darker skin, experts warn.
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Hunt for certainty over Covid cases continues

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 16:18
Flurry of Covid data does not resolve debate around state of the pandemic in the UK.
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Covid: Up to one in four admitted to hospital for other reasons

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 14:04
The government says counting all patients who test positive is vital because of the impact on the NHS.
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Latitude festival-goers test positive for coronavirus

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 12:39
The 40,000 people a day Latitude festival is a Covid-19 restrictions test event for the government.
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Drug deaths in Scotland reach new record level

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 10:17
The country continues to have the worst drug death rate in Europe, with a further 1,339 people dying last year.
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Pregnant women urged to get jab as majority unvaccinated

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 00:41
Estimates suggest that hundreds of thousands of pregnant women in England have not yet had the vaccine.
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Nightclubs start asking for NHS Covid pass in England

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 22:25
It comes as the Lib Dems demand MPs debate their use in England amid concerns over discrimination.
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Covid: Professor Jonathan Van-Tam answers your questions

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 18:55
The deputy chief medical officer answers a range of questions about Covid from young audience members.
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Covid vaccines have prevented 60,000 deaths in England - Jonathan Van-Tam

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 17:54
He says future lockdowns are less likely the more people, including 18-25-year olds, get vaccinated.
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Drug firm fined for huge price rise that hit NHS

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 12:36
Advanz pushed up the price of thyroid tablet packs more than 10-fold, says the competition watchdog.
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Covid vaccines: Tourists head to the US to get vaccinated

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 00:05
Some tourists are spending thousands of dollars to travel to the US to get a coronavirus vaccine.
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Woman died in Cardiff home after waiting 'hours' for ambulance

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 23:03
Maria Whale's husband John questioned whether his wife would have lived if help had come sooner.
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Blood inquiry: Former health minister defends blood products advice on Aids

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 17:17
Infected blood scandal survivors have accused ministers of misleading the public in 1983.
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Are middle-aged people more unhealthy than ever?

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 16:29
Why could the current cohort of 40-somethings be proving less healthy than previous generations?
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Covid: No quarantine for fully jabbed US and EU travellers to England

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 15:59
The travel industry had been pushing for the rule change so tourists can more easily come to England.
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