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Covid: Travel firms call for removal of testing rules

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 09:14
With case rates of the Omicron variant so high, airlines say testing passengers is having no real impact.

Covid 19: Lateral flow tests 'very accurate for positive cases'

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 08:48
Doctor Mike Tildesley says that only a subset of PCR tests are currently sent for sequencing.

Covid: Critical incidents declared over staff shortages

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 22:06
Norfolk's health care system is placed on the highest alert as other health trusts raise the alarm.

Covid: Boris Johnson plans to 'ride out' Omicron wave with no more curbs

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 21:54
Boris Johnson backs keeping England's Plan B, but says parts of NHS will feel "temporarily overwhelmed".

Pregnancy: Mum felt 'fat-shamed' by health staff

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 21:27
Mum-of-four Alexandra Dodds said jokes about her weight were made at her pregnancy scan.

Covid: Vaccines for all every four to six months not needed, says expert

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 16:27
The most vulnerable should be prioritised for further doses instead, says Prof Sir Andrew Pollard.

St Neots toddler back in UK after surgery in Greece

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 13:47
Harry Jackson, who is 19 months old, had an undiagnosed twisted abdomen and fell ill in Greece.

Covid: Six hospital trusts declare 'critical incident' over staff shortages

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 09:52
The steps are taken due to concerns over priority services, amid staff shortages caused by Covid.

Covid: Hospital visits banned at fourth North East NHS trust

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 08:54
Gateshead hospital bosses become the latest in the region to stop all visiting on adult wards.

Pregnancy: 'I felt fat-shamed by banter at my 12-week scan'

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 06:12
A study finds women with obesity can feel "deeply stigmatised" during pregnancy.

More Covid absences expected as UK schools go back

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 04:00
Pupils across the UK are heading back to class amid fears of staff shortages and remote learning.

How my pregnancy led to a life-changing diagnosis

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 02:21
Helena Merriman was diagnosed with otosclerosis, which causes hearing loss, after her second child was born.

Covid in Scotland: Cases hit record high of 20,000

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 17:38
The Scottish government says reporting results has been delayed due to the high volume of tests.

Covid: England must stick with Plan B to protect NHS - PM

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 17:37
PM says it would be "folly" to think pandemic is over - as hospitals face "considerable" pressure.

NHS hospital uses robot technology

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 06:41
Southmead hospital in Bristol is using robots to help improve services.

Covid: Israel Omicron spike could bring herd immunity but with risks - health boss

Sun, 01/02/2022 - 18:24
Health boss says Omicron may lead to herd immunity but it would be better achieved via vaccination.

Weight loss transformation for army veteran with PTSD

Sun, 01/02/2022 - 00:07
An ex-soldier from Cannock loses eight stone after running helped his mental health crisis.

New Year Honours: Whitty, Van-Tam and Blair knighted, Lumley and Redgrave made dames

Fri, 12/31/2021 - 22:29
Athletes, actresses, campaigners, Tony Blair, a Spice Girl, and an 11-year-old boy are also honoured.

Covid booster 88% effective against hospital treatment with Omicron

Fri, 12/31/2021 - 16:27
UK health officials said the latest data reinforces the importance of getting a third dose.

Paxlovid: UK medicines regulator approves second Covid antiviral pill

Fri, 12/31/2021 - 14:01
Paxlovid can cut the risk of hospitalisation in vulnerable adults by 89%, a clinical trial suggests.