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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Covid: What's the 'Winter Plan' and what are the rules across the UK?

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesThe Westminster and Cardiff governments have set out plans to deal with Covid this winter. England's proposals contain two options: Plan A, if the number of ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Covid: When will I get a booster jab?

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesMore than two million Covid booster jabs have now been given out in England, according to the NHS.The booster is being offered to frontline medical staff, ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Malaria vaccine 'will change African lives forever'

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharing"I was surrounded by malaria. All of my friends had it, I had it, my siblings and parents."Bello Abdul Hakeem Bolaji is one of the millions of people across ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Covid: Scientists targeted with abuse during pandemic

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingThe Covid-19 pandemic has made celebrities out of scientists, who have graced the daily news headlines and gained large social-media followings. But this rise in prominence has come with ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Pregnant women urged to get Covid vaccine by NHS England

Pregnant women are being urged to get the Covid vaccine, following concerns about the growing number with the virus needing the most serious treatment in critical care.The call has come from NHS England and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.Sultana Ashiq caught Covid-19 when she was nearly 31 weeks ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

NHS Covid Pass: Vaccine records access restored after outage

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesThe NHS Covid Pass, used to show a person's vaccine status for travel and events, stopped working on Wednesday.The feature, contained in the NHS smartphone app, ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge prepares for busiest winter ever

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, CUHThe Covid pandemic has forced many hospitals to cancel operations and allowed waiting lists to grow. With infections still on the rise and winter looming, how is one of England's ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

How to get a Covid test

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesMore people are being offered free rapid coronavirus tests.The government says regular testing is essential to stop the spread of Covid now that restrictions have eased ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Malaria vaccine: When will it be available?

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, AFPResearchers and health professionals have been celebrating after the World Health Organization (WHO) approved the widespread use of the world's first malaria vaccine.With more than 260,000 children ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

What is fat freezing and what are the risks?

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesSupermodel Linda Evangelista says she has been left "permanently deformed" by a fat reduction procedure which went wrong.The non-surgical cosmetic procedure uses freezing temperatures to destroy ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Secondary breast cancer: 'I was 32 with a 10-month-old’

For the first time, patients with secondary breast cancer in England and Wales are going to be counted in a special audit funded by the NHS. Secondary breast cancer is when the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body. The condition reached the headlines in September after ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Life expectancy falling in parts of England before pandemic – study

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesMany areas in the north of England have seen life expectancy fall within the last decade, a new study suggests. Differences across England have now become ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Northern Trust radiologist review finds 66 discrepancies

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesA review of the work of a former locum consultant radiologist in the Northern Trust has identified major discrepancies in 66 images.The trust has concluded a ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Betsi Cadwaladr: Hospital restructuring blamed for amputation

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Family photosA distraught wife says her husband faces losing both his legs due to flawed restructuring by a health board.Vascular services were centralised by Betsi Cadwaladr health ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Beta coronavirus variant: What is the risk?

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesFully jabbed travellers arriving in the UK from France have to quarantine, because of the Beta variant. The government is concerned jabs may not work as ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

What it's like to be a nine-year-old in a vaccine clinical trial

In Charlottesville, Virginia, fraternal twins Evan and Lizzy are enrolled in Pfizer's vaccine trial for children between ages five and 11. The BBC follows them as they go to their second appointment where they receive a placebo or the vaccine. Their father, John, explains that though the family is very ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Care staff shortage worse than before pandemic, study shows

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingCare sector bosses in England are struggling to recruit staff, with more jobs unfilled than before the pandemic, says a leading industry body.The number of unfilled jobs fell at ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Laser vagina menopause therapy shows no benefit in trial

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesA potentially risky laser treatment offered to menopausal women to rejuvenate the vagina is no better than sham or fake therapy, researchers say. They tested it ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Why bonding over the Euros appeared to increase Covid cases in men

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesThe Euros were good news for England fans (until the final) but not such good news for coronavirus infections (they went up). In Scotland too, the ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

What are the Delta, Gamma, Beta and Alpha Covid variants?

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesAn outbreak of cases of the Delta variant of Covid is causing concern in China.More than 300 cases have been spotted in 10 days - leading ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

Covid: Misleading vaccine claims target children and parents

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesCampaigners have been gathering outside schools, handing out what they claim are legal documents or "notices of liability" to head teachers, warning them not to vaccinate children. ...
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October 13, 2021 in COVID

What those living with dementia want people to know

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingAcross the UK, 850,000 people are living with dementia - and soon, if predictions are correct, there will be a million.Here, some of them, and their families, share their ...
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October 12, 2021 in COVID

'Running could cause sudden death for people like me'

BBC journalist Gem O'Reilly was 16 when she was diagnosed with a heart condition. Now, 10 years later she's been signed off to run long distance. Gem's condition, if unknown, could potentially cause sudden death through cardiac arrest and she is not alone.Every week in the UK, 12 young people ...
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October 12, 2021 in COVID

Mike Tindall on Parkinson's Disease

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