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Monkeypox case confirmed in England

Sat, 05/07/2022 - 17:09
The patient is being treated at an infectious disease unit and the risk to the public is low, officials say.
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Final year medical students 'can't afford to pay rent'

Sat, 05/07/2022 - 07:28
Students training to become doctors are campaigning for better NHS bursaries as they struggle to make ends meet.
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Hepatitis in children mystery still being investigated as cases rise

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 15:51
Cases are being detected worldwide but UK scientists are no clearer on what's behind the rise.
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Covid infections down considerably in UK

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 12:28
One in 33 is infected with the virus in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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Blackpool Victoria Hospital staff charged over patient mistreatment

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 11:57
Nurses and healthcare assistants in Blackpool are charged with unlawful sedation of patients and theft.
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Covid in Wales: Face mask mandate kept in health and care settings

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 08:00
It remains a legal requirement in health and care settings in Wales for at least three more weeks.
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Mother's cancer scare after childhood sunburn

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 06:11
Emma Checkley was sunburnt as a child and developed skin cancer in the same spot in her 40s.
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Cost of living: Are value food brands healthy?

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 01:11
MP George Eustice has urged shoppers to choose supermarket own brands to help cut living costs.
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Scarlett Moffatt: I was so lonely I rang Samaritans

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 00:00
Suicide prevention charity Samaritans says calls to its helpline related to loneliness have increased since Covid.
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Rose Ayling-Ellis to sign CBeebies Bedtime Story

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 00:00
It will be the first story narrated in British Sign Language in the programme's history.
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Does US really have world's highest Covid death toll?

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 17:10
A new report suggests other countries had more excess deaths than US during the pandemic.
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Covid: World’s true pandemic death toll nearly 15 million, says WHO

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 13:00
These include deaths from Covid and from the indirect effects of the pandemic over two years worldwide.
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Hospitals urged to use retired staff to cut backlog

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 11:45
NHS bosses are also recommending offering staff more overtime and scrapping caps on consultant hours.
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London medical students say they cannot live on NHS bursaries

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 09:48
Some students are "forced to choose between eating or passing finals" and others use food banks.
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HRT crisis: 'Shortages left me unable to work'

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 06:23
A village postmistress says she has been unable to work for three weeks due to the shortages.
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Makaton helps autistic boy Alex, 6, to communicate

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 06:12
Alex used to become frustrated at not being able to communicate.
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How many cases in your area?

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 17:47
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
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Hepatitis detected in nearly 300 children worldwide

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 13:09
There is mounting evidence that a common adenovirus is linked to these rare cases.
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Covid: What is the guidance across the UK now?

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 16:13
Almost all of the UK's Covid rules have ended, two years after they were introduced.
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Sepsis took me from this selfie to a coma in hours

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 14:14
Kimberley Bradley had her toes amputated on both feet and almost died but still considers herself lucky.
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