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David Fuller: Independent inquiry announced into mortuary abuse

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 16:48
The inquiry comes after David Fuller sexually abused the bodies of more than 100 women in hospitals.
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Covid: Unvaccinated urged to come forward before winter

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 09:12
NHS bosses say it's never too later to protect your family at Christmas, whether you're 18 or 80.
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Covid-19: US reopens border to UK travellers after almost two years

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 05:06
After nearly two years, the US lifts its travel ban to UK visitors who have had both Covid vaccine doses.
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Hundred people die challenging terminally ill benefits awards

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 00:18
Around 100 people who were denied fast-tracked disability benefits died while challenging the decision.
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Covid-19: Dr Sharon Hopkins says it's 'so important' for people to get booster vaccine

Sun, 11/07/2021 - 10:59
Dr Susan Hopkins from the UK Health Security Agency warns of a potentially "long and difficult winter".
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Covid: Get booster jabs so we can enjoy Christmas - Javid

Sun, 11/07/2021 - 00:29
The health secretary urges people to join the "national mission" to avoid restrictions over winter.
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Anxiety link to irritable bowel syndrome seen in DNA - research

Sat, 11/06/2021 - 01:21
Scientists have been studying more than 50,000 people with IBS to better understand the condition.
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Covid: Booster jabs to open earlier for booking in England

Sat, 11/06/2021 - 01:13
NHS England is relaxing booking rules to help higher-risk people get their top-up jabs more quickly.
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Covid: Pfizer says antiviral pill 89% effective in high risk cases

Fri, 11/05/2021 - 12:14
The company stopped clinical trials early because initial results for the drug were so positive.
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Therapy: How to find a counsellor

Fri, 11/05/2021 - 09:56
BBC reporter Jordan Dunbar explores the best ways to find the right therapist.
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Covid: WHO warns Europe once again at epicentre of pandemic

Fri, 11/05/2021 - 06:44
The WHO warns of 500,000 more deaths in Europe by February as cases soar across the continent.
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High-risk Covid gene more common in South Asians

Thu, 11/04/2021 - 16:01
About 60% of people from South Asian backgrounds carry a gene that puts them at higher risk.
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Cervical cancer: 'It came out of nowhere, I had no symptoms'

Thu, 11/04/2021 - 11:01
Laura Flaherty was diagnosed with cervical cancer after a routine smear test. She then had a hysterectomy at 29 years old.
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First pill to treat Covid gets approval in UK

Thu, 11/04/2021 - 10:59
The tablet - molnupiravir - will be given twice a day to patients recently diagnosed with the disease.
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HPV vaccine cutting cervical cancer by nearly 90%

Thu, 11/04/2021 - 00:53
Researchers say regular cervical screening may not be necessary because of the success of the vaccine.
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The brain sensor discovery behind humans getting taller

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 16:03
Scientists say they've worked out how the body knows when to grow and start puberty.
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Covid: Hard months to come in pandemic for UK, says Van-Tam

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 11:24
Too many people believe the pandemic is over, England's deputy chief medical officer warns.
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Will complacency damage Covid booster rollout?

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 11:00
Millions of over-50s and others have had a third jab - but could they have been rolled out more quickly?
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Van-Tam on Covid: 'There are some hard months to come in the winter"

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 09:30
Professor Van-Tam says too many people think the pandemic is over, and there are "hard months to come."
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Covid-19: Sage scientist Sir Jeremy Farrar steps down from role

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 00:50
He says levels of Covid transmission in the UK are "concerning" as he leaves the advisory group.
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