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Covid-19: UK surpasses 60,000 deaths

Only the US, Brazil, India and Mexico have recorded more coronavirus deaths than the UK.... Read More
3rd Dec 2020, 10:32pm

Covid-19 vaccine: First jabs 'could cut 99% of deaths' - Jonathan Van-Tam

It is key to deploy the vaccine "as fast" as possible, England's deputy chief medical... Read More
3rd Dec 2020, 12:34pm

Covid-19: 'Do not resuscitate' decisions complaints up

These orders may have been used inappropriately when care services were under extreme pressure, the... Read More
3rd Dec 2020, 1:45pm

Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine judged safe for use in UK

The UK is the first country to approve the Pfizer vaccine - with 800,000 doses... Read More
2nd Dec 2020, 5:26pm

Covid-19: Shoppers return to stores under England's new tier system

Non-essential shops, gyms and hairdressers can open their doors as a national lockdown ends.... Read More
2nd Dec 2020, 9:10pm

Nottingham hospitals maternity services 'inadequate'

Inspectors find a number of problems, including staffing, poor leadership and management.... Read More
2nd Dec 2020, 3:00pm

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