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Monkeypox: WHO declares highest alert over outbreak

Sat, 07/23/2022 - 16:23
More than 16,000 cases have been reported from 75 countries, the organisation says.

UK Covid cases continue to rise

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 13:28
Latest data shows some 3.8m people have coronavirus - up a quarter of a million on the week before.

Monkeypox: Vaccination programme to be stepped up in London

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 09:58
Infection rates continue to rise with most cases across England in the capital, health bosses say.

Patients paying for private ops to avoid NHS waits

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 01:15
The BBC sees evidence of people taking out loans and turning to crowdfunding to pay bills of up to £15,000.

Polio: New York reports first US case in nearly a decade

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 22:47
An unvaccinated young adult in New York is experiencing paralysis after contracting the virus.

US President Joe Biden 'doing great' after testing positive for Covid

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 18:51
The 79-year-old is experiencing mild symptoms and will continue to work, the White House says.

Cancer waiting times performance in Wales hits low

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 16:15
Hundreds of patients are waiting to start cancer treatment beyond the two-month target.

Linda Evangelista: Supermodel settles cosmetic procedure case

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 13:35
The model is "pleased" the case is settled, after saying last year she was "permanently deformed".

Covid inquiry: Lessons will be learned before next pandemic

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 12:40
The UK public inquiry launches with the promise of a robust look into whether more could have been done.

Drugs death taskforce chief says punishing addicts must stop

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 11:56
David Strang calls for an overhaul of addiction services and reform of drugs laws in Scotland.

Transformational therapy cures haemophilia B

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 00:27
A patient on the trial says his life now feels "completely normal", having grown up fearing getting hurt.

NHS services may have to be cut to fund pay award

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 12:25
NHS bosses have no extra money for wage increase, as nurses union ballots members over industrial action.

Women's health: 'I had periods that lasted for months'

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 00:53
Liverpool hairdresser Zoe, who has endometriosis, shares her experience with two clients.

Snakebites becoming more common in the UK

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 00:44
It is linked to a rise in exotic pet ownership and some of those bitten include teens and small children.

Women's health: Mandatory training for all new doctors

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 00:44
The government says its new strategy will make it easier for women to access tailored care.

Why hot weather makes managing diabetes harder

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 14:12
Many people with diabetes have found it difficult to manage their blood sugar during the heatwave.

Abortion: Bill banning abortion protests challenged

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 13:31
The legislation, which Stormont passed in March, is being challenged at the UK Supreme Court.

UK heatwave sees highest-ever temperatures recorded

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 13:18
Never-before-seen temperatures are recorded - as roads melt and power cuts are reported.

Sepsis: Cwm Taf Morgannwg failures 'led to woman's death'

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 12:21
A watchdog says the woman's death could have been avoided, calling it an "injustice" to her family.

Cost of living: Care workers going hungry for their job

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 05:37
Rising prices means many people working in the care sector are struggling to make ends meet.