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Updated: 2 hours 32 min ago

Covid-19: 'We'll be second-class citizens if self-isolation rules go'

4 hours 30 min ago
People with conditions that mean the vaccine does not work fear the removal of self-isolation rules.
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Blood donors saved Merthyr Tydfil mum and her daughters

6 hours 41 min ago
Shelley Parry says she would have died and left a heartbroken family behind without blood donors.
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Moorfields Eye Hospital gives woman, 88, UK's first 'bionic eye implant'

9 hours 44 min ago
A microchip has been implanted into her eye to tackle dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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Covid: NHS in push to vaccinate the final four million

14 hours 31 min ago
Hard-to-reach groups – from rough sleepers to fairground workers – are being targeted in a final vaccine push.
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Stop caging people with autism and learning disabilities, says Robert Buckland

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 17:42
Ex-minister Robert Buckland urges the government to end detention in hospitals for long periods.
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Covid-19: High-risk patients getting new treatments

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 15:00
Some 350 NI patients received the drugs at home or at an outpatient service in the past month.
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Care home staff jailed for degrading acts to vulnerable man

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 12:57
They mistreated a vulnerable 54-year-old man they were employed to look after on a seaside break.
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Public told not to delay cancer check-ups

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 12:05
NHS chiefs are worried pressures on the NHS may deter people coming forward with symptoms.
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Millions are dying from drug-resistant infections, global report says

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 02:18
The death toll, worst in poorer countries and among the under-fives, needs urgent action, experts say.
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Patients 'wait two years' for check-ups as dentists drop NHS work

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 00:45
Investigation reveals almost 1,000 dentists left the health service last year.
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Was South Africa ignored over mild Omicron evidence?

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 00:08
South African scientists say their research was not taken more seriously because it was from Africa.
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NHS Wales: 'I spent four nights in A&E waiting for a bed'

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 22:49
John Evans had to sleep in a chair until a bed became available.
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PM announces end to Plan B Covid measures

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 13:34
Various restrictions in England, including the recommendation to work from home, will be lifted.
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Covid infections falling across the UK, says ONS

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 12:59
It's the most significant drop since the Omicron wave hit the country in December, the figures suggest.
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Covid: WHO warns pandemic not over amid Europe case records

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 06:58
France reports nearly half a million new daily cases, with records also broken in Italy and Denmark.
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Covid: Boris Johnson expected to ease England's Plan B measures

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 06:42
The decision on Plan B is "finely balanced" but current data is "encouraging", the government says.
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Exercise addicts urged to build in rest days

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 01:40
A mental health charity is concerned some people are overdoing it to cope with stress and anxiety.
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Depression rise at Christmas linked to stress over Covid

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 01:31
Despite no lockdowns, a large survey found anxieties over being infected and long Covid were high.
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Should bad science be taken off social media?

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 00:08
A Royal Society report recommends against censoring scientific misinformation online.
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Cervical cancer: 'New screening can pick up cancer earlier than before'

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 22:54
Many were worried after lifesaving tests dropped from every three years to every five in Wales.
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