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Gene silencing medicine transforms crippling pain

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 02:44
The NHS is set to fund innovative therapy that patients say has given them their lives back.
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Covid: WHO warns pandemic will drag on into 2022

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 00:03
Slow vaccine supply to poorer nations means the crisis will last longer than it needs to, experts say.
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NHS in Wales under highest pressure ever, says chief exec

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 22:56
Dr Andrew Goodall says Covid, waiting lists and staff shortages have left NHS Wales under pressure.
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Covid: Vaccines '90% effective' at preventing Delta variant deaths

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 22:03
A Scottish study suggests two vaccines are highly effective at preventing deaths from the Delta variant.
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Get Covid jab or restrictions more likely, Sajid Javid says

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 19:43
Additional measures are not needed in England at this point, the health secretary says.
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Covid: Sajid Javid encourages take up of booster jabs

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 18:42
Health Secretary Sajid Javid encourages those eligible for a Covid booster to take the jab now.
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Care staff shortage harms services for thousands, say managers

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 05:02
Many care staff are struggling with an increased workload and want to quit, research suggests.
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Covid: Bring back rules amid rising cases, urge NHS chiefs

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 03:10
Hospital bosses warn of a winter crisis but ministers have no plans for new measures in England.
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Yearly prostate checks benefit some men aged 40 plus

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 00:53
Targeted annual PSA screening could spot early, treatable cancers in high-risk men, researchers say.
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Severe pregnancy illness: 'I won't have another baby'

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 00:18
Laura Anderson shares her experience of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) during her pregnancy two years ago.
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Aneurin Bevan health board: Trainee doctors 'scared to come to work'

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 22:58
A report raises concerns about chronic understaffing and excessive workloads at one hospital.
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Covid: No 10 'keeping a close eye' on rising cases

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 19:23
But Boris Johnson says the rollout of a Plan B to control the virus in England has not been discussed.
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Duchess of Cambridge warns addiction can happen to anyone

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 15:43
The Duchess of Cambridge warns of the "devastating impact" of the pandemic on addiction rates.
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Covid-19: New mutation of Delta variant under close watch in UK

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 12:11
Scientists are studying it to better understand how much of a threat it may pose.
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Alta Fixsler: 'Right to die at home' Salford girl, 2, dies in hospice

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 09:37
A judge ruled Alta Fixsler's life support should be withdrawn in a hospice rather than at home.
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'Heaviest' kidneys removed in high-risk operation

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 06:37
Warren Higgs speaks before and after having his kidneys, which weighed more than five stone (35kg), removed.
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Covid: Why are UK cases so high?

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 02:03
The UK has higher infections than most of its neighbours, as scientists fear a difficult winter.
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Covid: Australia's Flying Doctors take vaccines to vast remote areas

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 00:04
The famed service is helping solve the immense challenge of vaccinating remote Australia.
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Baby loss awareness: Our experience should not be a 'whispered secret'

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 23:00
Doctors booked a termination for Sharon Gorvett, but no one discussed her options with her.
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Covid: Is the pace of the vaccine booster rollout too slow?

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 16:52
Critics worry the rollout is happening too slowly in England to best protect people ahead of winter.
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