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Coronavirus: More than 100 outbreaks tackled a week, says Matt Hancock

"Targeted action" means outbreaks are being swiftly dealt with, the health secretary says.... Read More
13th Jul 2020, 10:52am

Coronavirus: Florida sets new state daily case record of 15,299

A 24-hour tally of 15,299 new coronavirus cases eclipses the worst rates seen in New... Read More
12th Jul 2020, 8:25pm

'Breakthrough' cancer study adds to Super Strong Sophie's legacy

The father of a five-year-old who died from cancer says he is proud she could... Read More
13th Jul 2020, 1:07am

Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19

It is one of several restrictions introduced by President Ramaphosa amid rising infection rates.... Read More
13th Jul 2020, 12:49am

Gloucester barbers trained to spot mental health issues

A hairdressing salon is using its bond with customers to help them with mental health... Read More
13th Jul 2020, 1:09am

Coronavirus: Calls for government to clarify face coverings in England

Boris Johnson says a "stricter" approach to face coverings is needed in confined spaces such... Read More
11th Jul 2020, 6:49pm

NHS Choices: Behind the headlines

NHS Choices

Health A-Z Symptoms, conditions, medicines, treatments and guides Find conditions and treatments Live well Articles, videos... Read More
31st Jan 2018, 11:33am

Cancer treatment response may be affected by gut bacteria

"Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy," BBC News reports. The news comes from research into whether people... Read More
3rd Nov 2017, 5:00pm

Could a blood test in middle age predict dementia risk?

"Tissue inflammation blood test points to dementia risk," is the headline in The Times. Researchers in... Read More
2nd Nov 2017, 5:00pm

Acid reflux drugs linked to increased stomach cancer risk

"A drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled... Read More
1st Nov 2017, 5:00pm

Nutrient drink for Alzheimer's has disappointing result in trial

A new study investigating the effects of a nutrient drink for Alzheimer's disease has led... Read More
31st Oct 2017, 5:00pm

Marriage may help lower dementia risk

"Marriage and having close friends may help protect against dementia, according to Loughborough University researchers,"... Read More
30th Oct 2017, 5:00pm