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Dementia cases expected to almost triple across the world by 2050

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 04:39
The predicted rise in cases is largely down to ageing populations with unhealthy lifestyles, experts say.

'Crisis actor' conspiracy theory: How anti-vax activists targeted a Covid patient

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 03:31
Henry Dyne was ill with Covid, but online his story was twisted by anti-vaccine activists.

Covid: Deadly Omicron should not be called mild, warns WHO

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 19:30
The WHO cautions that just like previous variants, Omicron is hospitalising and killing people.

Covid: Aberdare woman, 22, lost her hair and thought she would die

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 17:40
Ffion Barnett was put in an induced coma and lost all her hair after falling ill.

Covid: Anti-vaccine campaigns are mumbo jumbo, says PM

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 16:17
Boris Johnson says it is time for him to call out those spreading false information on Covid jabs.

Human case of bird flu detected in the UK

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 14:34
Experts say there is no evidence of onward spread and the risk to the public is very low.

UK survey suggests 1.3 million have long Covid

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 13:43
Fatigue, loss of smell and shortness of breath are the most frequently reported symptoms.

Cervical cancer: Concern at changes to screening in Wales

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 13:02
More than 500,000 sign a petition calling for a rethink over changes to frequency of cervical smears.

Covid: Evidence on face masks in schools 'inconclusive'

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 12:05
Government admits uncertainty over whether face coverings will truly cut Covid spread.

Shapps: No PCR needed for asymptomatic Covid cases

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 09:23
Grant Shapps says the government is confident that lateral flow tests are accurate enough.

Tamworth girl 'excited' over first running blade prosthetic

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 07:50
Amelia Eldred's leg was amputated in 2017 after she was diagnosed with bone cancer.

Fix NHS staffing crisis to tackle waiting lists backlog, warn MPs

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 03:46
The government needs to wake up to the scale of the problem, says a report from a committee of MPs.

Synovial sarcoma diagnosis: Encouraging others to trust their instincts

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 00:14
A rare cancer diagnosis after finding a lump in her knee means Jo Georgiou, 31, needs a leg amputation.

Covid: French uproar as Macron vows to 'piss off' unvaccinated

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 21:57
The president vows to make life difficult for the unjabbed, but opponents condemn his language.

Long Covid: More than 400 people referred to NI specialist clinics

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 21:05
It's also been confirmed the clinics will be open to young people aged over 16 for the first time.

Covid: Boris Johnson confirms Plan B rules to continue for three weeks

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 18:19
Hospital admissions are rising, says the PM - as figures show one in 15 people had Covid on New Year's Eve.

Antibiotic-resistant superbug evolved on hedgehogs

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 16:48
A type of MRSA evolved naturally on the skin of wild hedgehogs some 200 years ago, scientists say.

Covid: PCR not needed after positive lateral flow under new plans

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 15:38
The rule change will take effect across the UK within days, the UK Health Security Agency says.

North East Ambulance Service: Patients asked to take lift to hospital

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 13:58
Suspected stroke victims are among those who may be advised to make their own way to help.

Covid: Greater Manchester hospitals cancel surgery as NHS pressures mount

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 10:20
Some non-urgent surgery is being halted at 17 Greater Manchester hospitals due to staffing shortages.