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Covid: Morale on Wales' ambulances 'at rock bottom'

3 hours 15 min ago
While military is asked for help, a frontline worker tells BBC Wales there is no let-up in demand.
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Surrogacy on the rise in England and Wales

4 hours 21 min ago
The number of parents having a baby this way has nearly quadrupled in the last decade, figures show.
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Overprescribing of medicines must stop, says government

4 hours 40 min ago
Some prescribed treatments are unnecessary and even harmful, says government-commissioned report.
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Covid vaccine stockpiles: Are 241m doses at risk of going to waste?

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 23:51
Joe Biden wants more global vaccine equality but the US and other nations have not backed promises with action.
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Covid vaccine: India to resume vaccine exports from October

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 11:32
The world's largest vaccine maker halted exports in April to meet domestic demand as cases rose.
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Children face 'agonising' waits for mental health care

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 01:34
Data from half England's specialist services found a fifth have waited more than 12 weeks in the pandemic.
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Early baby therapy could reduce autism diagnoses

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 17:08
Video training for parents could improve communication with their infants, a small study suggests.
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Covid vaccination begins for UK 12 to 15 year olds

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 13:39
It is part of the drive to get more people protected ahead of winter as the pandemic continues.
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Experts warn of identical pills containing different drugs in the UK

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 13:11
Drugs charity The Loop found four 'pharaoh' pills in Manchester contained different substances.
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Pfizer/BioNTech jab safe for children aged five to 11

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 12:57
The positive trial results could pave the way for vaccinating children younger than 12, if approved.
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Covid: Vaccine volunteers sought for children's second dose study

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 10:43
The study for children aged 12 to 16 is being run by researchers in Southampton.
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Folic acid to be added to UK flour to help prevent birth defects

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 23:26
It is estimated that fortifying flour with folic acid could prevent up to 200 birth defects a year.
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‘The green gym has pulled me out of a rut’

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 07:33
Gardening is being offered as an alternative for some to lifting weights and running on treadmills.
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Ros Atkins On… the ethics of Covid booster jabs

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 01:19
Ros Atkins looks at the ethics of Western countries rolling out Covid booster jabs while millions globally remain unvaccinated.
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Covid calculator spots people vulnerable despite jabs

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 01:02
An online tool could help doctors identify those who would benefit from boosters or early therapy.
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Ronapreve: 'Most vulnerable' to get new Covid drug next week

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 20:56
Antibody therapy Ronapreve, given to Donald Trump, will be given to eligible NHS patients in hospital.
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Women threatened over maternity care bills

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 16:27
A debt collection company told some women that future visas for in the UK would be refused if they did not pay.
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Sickle cell: 'Did our son have to die to change things?'

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 14:11
It's the fastest-growing genetic condition in the UK but some feel the illness, which mostly affects black people, isn't taken seriously.
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Manchester music cafe brings joy to people with dementia

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 12:50
People with dementia sing, play instruments and dance at the music cafe, says Manchester Camerata.
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Cawston Park: Hospital owner defends its residential homes

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:17
The former operator of Jeesal Cawston Park says an inquiry's findings do not apply to its homes.
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