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BBC News

October 21st
A doctors' union says ministers must reimpose measures such as compulsory face masks as cases rise.
October 21st
The kidney, from a genetically-altered pig, appeared to function well, say the surgical team.
October 21st
Tory peer Lord Robathan says the government's anti-obesity drive is not working - but a minister defends it.
October 21st
Doctors fear they could be overwhelmed, but new measures are still not being deployed in England.
October 21st
Waiting lists in Wales stand at 657,539, which is equivalent to more than a fifth of the population.
October 21st
Health service figures are calling for stricter Covid restrictions in England to protect the NHS.
October 21st
Sarah Buckle woke up in hospital after a suspected spiking incident in a Nottingham nightclub in September.
October 21st
More than 4 million people in England have had a booster dose of Covid vaccine.
October 21st
Slow vaccine supply to poorer nations means the crisis will last longer than it needs to, experts say.
October 21st
The BBC followed India, 28, before and after gastric sleeve surgery.
October 21st
The NHS is set to fund innovative therapy that patients say has given them their lives back.
October 20th
Health Secretary Sajid Javid encourages those eligible for a Covid booster to take the jab now.
October 20th
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
October 20th
The UK has higher infections than most of its neighbours, as scientists fear a difficult winter.
October 20th
Face coverings could become a legal requirement in England again if the NHS struggles this winter.
October 20th
Many care staff are struggling with an increased workload and want to quit, research suggests.
October 20th
Targeted annual PSA screening could spot early, treatable cancers in high-risk men, researchers say.
October 20th
Laura Anderson shares her experience of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) during her pregnancy two years ago.
October 19th
All children aged 12-15 across the UK are being offered one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
October 19th
Scientists are studying it to better understand how much of a threat it may pose.
October 19th
UK officials are keeping a close watch on a new descendent of the Delta variant of Covid.
October 19th
Warren Higgs speaks before and after having his kidneys, which weighed more than five stone (35kg), removed.
October 19th
Doctors booked a termination for Sharon Gorvett, but no-one discussed her options with her.
October 19th
The famed service is helping solve the immense challenge of vaccinating remote Australia.
October 18th
Critics worry the rollout is happening too slowly in England to best protect people ahead of winter.
October 15th
People share their stories of having negative PCR tests after positive lateral flow results.
October 14th
Lateral flow tests are more accurate than first thought, according to new research.
October 13th
"Dementia is something you learn to live with, not just die of," - tips from, those living with the condition.
October 13th
The vaccine is being offered to children aged 12 and older.
October 12th
There have been calls for an independent public inquiry into the UK's pandemic response to start immediately.
October 6th
A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms of coronavirus.
September 16th
All over-12s in the UK will be able to get at least one Covid jab.
August 2nd
Psychologists say men need to be part of a group in order to vent their feelings and emotions.
July 29th
There are fears that this version of coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is
July 13th
As social-distancing and other Covid rules end in England, how can people who were shielding stay safe?

NHS News

January 31st
Health A-Z Symptoms, conditions, medicines, treatments and guides Find conditions and treatments Live well Articles, videos and tools from the NHS on more than 100 topics, including alcohol, diet, fitness, tiredness and weight loss, giving you and yo…
November 3rd
"Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy," BBC News reports. The news comes from research into whether people with cancer might respond differently to cancer treatment depending on the bacteria in their gut. Researchers specifically looked at a type of canc…
November 2nd
"Tissue inflammation blood test points to dementia risk," is the headline in The Times. Researchers in the US say people who have higher measures of inflammation in middle age are likely to have less brain tissue in some parts of their brain in older age…
November 1st
"A drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled risk of developing stomach cancer," reports The Guardian. Researchers wanted to investigate whether there's a link between medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and st…
October 31st
A new study investigating the effects of a nutrient drink for Alzheimer's disease has led to very different headlines in the media. While BBC News tells us the "Alzheimer's nutrient drink falters in clinical trial", the Daily Mirror reports the drink "cou…
October 30th
"Marriage and having close friends may help protect against dementia, according to Loughborough University researchers," BBC News reports. The news comes from a study looking at the link between social relationships and the risk of developing dementia. …
October 27th
"Afternoon heart surgery has lower risk of complications, study suggests," says The Guardian. Researchers in France were interested in whether the time of day of the operation was carried out affected the rate of complications following a type of open he…
October 26th
"Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says," writes BBC News. This was just one of the UK media outlets that published the findings of a report looking at the extent of mental ill health i…
October 25th
"Common blood thinning drugs halve the risk of dementia for patients who have an irregular heartbeat," reports the Mail Online. Researchers in Sweden used the country's health registry data to assess whether people with a condition called atrial fibrill…
October 25th
"Do you have one of the 180 breast cancer genes? One in five women has a variant that raises her risk of the condition by a third" is the rather inaccurate headline in the Mail Online. The story covers 2 new studies looking for genetic variations known a…

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