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Coronavirus: Test turnaround times getting longer in England

Under a third of tests done in community testing centres in England are processed within... Read More
24th Sep 2020, 12:44pm

NHS Covid-19 app: One million downloads of contact tracer for England and Wales

Users are being urged to install the app to protect themselves and others against the... Read More
24th Sep 2020, 3:46pm

Covid-19: UK volunteers could be given virus to test vaccine

'Human challenge trials' to test the effectiveness of possible Covid vaccines may be held in... Read More
24th Sep 2020, 9:37am

Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day

The 54-year-old construction worker ate a bag-and-a-half of black liquorice every day, doctors say.... Read More
24th Sep 2020, 10:51am

Covid-19: Daily reported UK cases rise by a quarter

There have been 6,178 cases in the UK in the last 24 hours, up 1,252... Read More
23rd Sep 2020, 8:28pm

Flu jabs limited due to high demand

A leading chain, facing unprecedented demand, suspends its appointment booking system.... Read More
24th Sep 2020, 11:29am

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