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Covid: Boris Johnson makes inquiry pledge to bereaved families

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 17:58
Boris Johnson says he will appoint an inquiry chair before Christmas, after meeting a campaign group.
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Covid: Kettering's high rate 'not all about children'

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 17:16
Kettering has the highest rate of new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people in the country.
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NHS Highland pays out millions to bullied staff

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 12:45
The health authority says it expects payments to reach £3.4m after a culture of bullying was exposed.
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Covid: What's the 'Winter Plan' and what are the rules across the UK?

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 10:38
Lockdown rules have changed across the UK, but some restrictions remain in place.
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What it's like to be a nine-year-old in a vaccine clinical trial

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 00:09
Twins Evan and Lizzy are enrolled in Pfizer's vaccine trial for children between ages five and 11.
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Most teenagers willing to have Covid jab - study

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 00:01
The findings come from one of the first surveys asking young people, rather than parents, their views.
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Hospitals in England can relax Covid rules to treat more patients

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 18:03
Testing and isolating low-risk patients before planned operations can be dropped, new advice says.
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Addenbrooke's Hospital: A&E patients made to wait in car park

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 16:34
A woman was left in "disbelief" as her daughter and other patients were made to wait in the cold.
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Covid: 'I lost my daughter to cancer after the pandemic paused chemotherapy'

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 11:14
Mandy Russell told the BBC she's "broken" after 31-year-old Kelly Smith died of bowel cancer.
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NHS waits: More people feeling forced into private healthcare

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 00:21
Increasing numbers are raising money to go private rather than wait for NHS operations.
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'Judo gives me strength to deal with sight loss'

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 06:13
A Coleraine judo club is one of the first in NI to offer training for visually impaired participants.
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London Marathon 2021: Student runs with Essex bone marrow donor 'who saved my life'

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 01:02
A student says it will be "so special" to do the London Marathon alongside her bone marrow donor.
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CBD trial to treat hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 17:03
Charles Ogilvie-Forbes is a volunteer in a clinical trial at King’s College Hospital, London.
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Margaret Keenan: First UK person to get the Pfizer jab gets booster

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 17:00
The 91-year-old got her booster in Coventry alongside the matron who administered her first dose.
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What is fat freezing and what are the risks?

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 14:59
A non-surgical technique to remove stubborn fat from the body can have side effects.
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QE Hospital Birmingham: Winter looms with staff 'hanging on by a thread'

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 14:43
A hospital consultant says workers at the QE in Birmingham are already under "immense" pressure.
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Covid: Cancer backlog could take a decade to clear

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 01:06
Research identifies 20,000 missing patients in England - and warns more staff and equipment are needed.
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Carmarthenshire teen's life 'on hold' after developing Tourette's syndrome

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 22:59
Megan Jones, 17, began getting head jerks in February, which have progressed to seizures.
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UK Covid vaccine rules cause hesitancy - Africa health boss

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 18:10
The UK's refusal to accept vaccine certificates from Africa could increase hesitancy, says Africa CDC.
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Annabel Wright: Family 'made aware' of Roaccutane adverse effects

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 15:54
Annabel Wright, 15, had been using Roaccutane in the months before she died, an inquest hears.
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