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The beauty ideal fuelling an illicit drugs trade

5 hours 14 min ago
For Altou, a 19-year-old model, having a ‘slim thick’ body is the key to getting more likes and more work.
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Covid-19: Boris Johnson announces plan for pills to treat virus at home

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 17:51
PM Boris Johnson announces new "antivirals task force" to find "promising new medicines" by autumn.
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Johnson & Johnson vaccine: EU regulator says blood clot very rare side effect

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 16:59
The EU's drugs regulator says the benefits of the Covid-19 vaccine still outweigh the risks.
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Covid-19: India red list add 'may be too late', Prof Mark Walport says

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 15:22
There are "good reasons" for keeping the new variant out of the UK, scientist Prof Mark Walport says.
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Covid-19: Suicide rate 'did not rise during first lockdown'

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 14:43
More people were seeking mental health support, but data shows no increase in suicides in England.
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Covid contracts: PPE fixer who was Tory donor named in admin error

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 09:20
Samir Jassal, who has campaigned with the PM, was a contact in a £100m deal for Covid safety gear.
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Covid in Scotland: FM expected to confirm further lockdown easing

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 06:16
Nicola Sturgeon is likely to say that hospitality, gyms and non-essential shops will be able to open from Monday.
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Covid in Uttar Pradesh: Coronavirus overwhelms India's most populous state

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 02:47
With a population larger than Brazil, an Indian state struggles to cope as Covid-19 sweeps through it.
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Are black women getting enough support for mental health?

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 00:09
Black women are more likely than white women to experience common mental health problems.
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Covid-19: India added to coronavirus ‘red list’ for travel

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:14
It means most travel to the UK from India will be banned from 04:00 BST on Friday, amid Covid concerns.
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Covid: More than 10m people fully vaccinated in UK

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 15:18
"This milestone shows how far we've come in our fight against this virus," the health secretary says.
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NI Covid-19 vaccine bookings to open for 35-39 group

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 13:26
Vaccines for a limited number of people aged between 35 and 39 are being made available from today.
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Harry Richford: East Kent NHS Trust pleads guilty over baby death

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:07
East Kent Hospitals Trust admits failings that came to light after family's campaign for "justice".
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India coronavirus: Delhi announces lockdown as Covid cases surge

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 11:16
With record daily spikes all last week, the Indian capital is now the worst-hit city in the country.
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Young people to be reinfected with Covid for study

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 11:06
Scientists will see how the immune system copes second time round, by deliberately infecting volunteers.
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Covid-19 vaccines: What's happening to unused jabs?

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 00:05
Surplus vaccine doses are piling up in some countries while others say they are not getting enough.
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The disabled doctors not believed by their colleagues

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 00:04
People often feel nervous when they visit a doctor, but what if you are a doctor but your colleagues don't believe you're ill?
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Welsh Ambulance Service crew dropped woman, 89, off at wrong house

Sun, 04/18/2021 - 20:27
Elizabeth Mahoney was put to bed in a stranger's house after being discharged from hospital.
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Covid: Indian variant being investigated in UK

Sun, 04/18/2021 - 12:58
Some cases of the Indian variant have been found that are not linked to travel, a scientist says.
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Covid-19 deaths pass three million worldwide

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 12:08
It comes as the World Health Organization warns of deaths and cases increasing at a "worrying rate".
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