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NHS warns of GP disruption next week after IT outage

Sat, 07/20/2024 - 19:58
Healthcare IT systems are coming back online - but GPs face a growing appointments backlog.
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Review says puberty blocker curb has not led to suicide rise

Sat, 07/20/2024 - 14:01
An independent review said the language used around the issue on social media was dangerous.
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UV levels explained - how do I protect myself?

Fri, 07/19/2024 - 13:23
How to be sun savvy and get the right level of protection from UV rays.
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Urgent action needed as malaria resists key drug

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 21:08
Malaria parasites that can shrug off the effects of artemisinin are now well-established in East Africa.
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How the UK planned for the wrong pandemic

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 20:28
Over-confidence, wasted opportunities and muddled-thinking left UK sleep-walking into Covid.
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UK 'failed citizens' with flawed pandemic plans

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 19:32
First report from Covid Inquiry says better planning would have saved lives and lessened economic costs.
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Ten tips for sleeping in hot weather

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 16:34
A simple guide on how to get a good night's sleep in the heat.
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What does hot weather do to the body?

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 16:18
What impact do high temperatures have on our bodies?
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Fall in proportion of IVF cycles funded by NHS

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 15:22
The latest data also shows the average age for first-time treatment is now over 35.
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What is the UK Covid inquiry and what powers does it have?

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 14:34
"Never again can a disease be allowed to lead to so many deaths," the inquiry has said.
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Refund fears after sudden collapse of cosmetic surgery firm

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 13:59
The company had clinics in Birmingham, London, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.
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DIY kits may see million more cervical-cancer tests

Wed, 07/17/2024 - 03:44
One million more women would have life-saving checks if the NHS adopted self-testing, researchers estimate.
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Diabetic patient used social media to find insulin

Mon, 07/15/2024 - 09:11
A woman living with diabetes urges better communication over the supply of essential drugs.
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'My consultant told me I was a medical mystery'

Mon, 07/15/2024 - 08:34
Women who were in pain for years without answers want greater awareness around their condition.
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How to pull off an election all-nighter

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 05:36
You want to watch the results, but you also have a life to live... we have the plan to get you through.
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Mum admits ending life of terminally ill son

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 19:50
Police say they are investigating reports relating to "an apparent case of assisted dying" in 1981.
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Are we in a summer Covid wave?

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 13:17
Lots of people seem to have Covid at the moment but what is behind it and is it serious?
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Your Voice, Your Vote: Mental health crisis in young

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 12:57
What will the main parties do to support children and young people with their mental health?
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Hugh Pym: Is sugar the missing ingredient in election manifestos?

Sun, 06/30/2024 - 02:33
Sugar taxes have been widely debated but in party manifestos, the word "sugar" barely appears. Why?
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What is mpox and how is it spread?

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 18:56
Mpox, which used to be called monkeypox, is endemic in parts of west and central Africa.
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