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500 lives a week at risk in UK health service crisis
A senior UK health official has warned that up to 500 lives a week could be at risk as a result of a crisis in the country's National Health Service.
UK government digs heels in amid wave of strikes
Paramedics will walk out on Wednesday, amid unprecedented industrial action across the country.
Debunked: Flu vaccines don't increase Strep A infections
On social media, especially TikTok, people have been making links between nasal flu vaccines given to children and the rise in Strep A infections this winter. However, there is no concrete evidence that shows that flu vaccines cause a higher susceptibility to Strep A.
No time to exercise during the week? Weekend workouts can do the trick
People who only exercise on the weekend benefit nearly as much as those who work out more frequently throughout the week, a new US study found.
Drones to fly chemotherapy drugs in ‘world first’ UK trial
Drones will deliver essential chemotherapy drugs in half an hour to patients on the Isle of Wight, as part of a new trial in England.
'Life-changing': Revolutionary new HIV drug approved for use in the UK
Charities have welcomed the move as it offers an alternative to taking a daily cocktail of drugs.
Less meat and more walking could save health services billions
Greener measures to tackle climate change will also help reduce avoidable deaths and costs to health services across Europe.
Which European country has the world's best healthcare system?
A new report comparing 11 national healthcare systems found the wealthiest country had the sickest citizens.
Britain's health minister broke his own COVID-19 rules by hugging aide
The Sun tabloid newspaper ran pictures of Matt Hancock embracing a woman, before COVID rules allowed it
Ex-pupils of school where 89 died testify at UK blood scandal inquiry
Former pupils of Treloar's College infected with HIV and hepatitis in the 1970s and 80s through NHS-sanctioned treatments have given evidence at a statutory inquiry into the disaster.
UK baby first to receive a game-changing gene therapy on the NHS
Zolgensma is a potentially life-saving therapy for five-month-old baby Arthur Morgan. It’s also one of the world’s most expensive drug.
YouTube and England's NHS join forces to tackle vaccine scepticism
The social media giant and England's National Health Service have come together in the latest campaign to tackle vaccine scepticism among younger people in the UK.
Six arrested amid massive anti-lockdown protests in London
Eight police officers were injured during yesterday's demonstration in the British capital, which up to 10,000 people are thought to have attended.
Activity is the ‘miracle pill’ that could save both people and planet
We spoke with Peter Walker about his new book The Miracle Pill & how increasing activity could help the environment too.
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Staff shortage could make UK overflow hospitals 'redundant'
More ambulance workers than ever are treating COVID-19 patients in England as a new variant of the virus spreads rapidly
Grandmother, 90, is the first to get COVID-19 vaccine in the UK
Margaret Keenan said she felt “so privileged" to be the first person vaccinated against COVID-19.
Coronavirus: 2.5 million vulnerable in England to be sent vitamin D
Public Health England has advised that everyone, particularly the elderly, those who don’t get outside and those with dark skin, take a vitamin D supplement this winter.
UK spends estimated €190m on 50 million face masks it won't use
The government's announcement came after two NGOS launched legal proceedings into the awarding of a €280 million for the supply of face masks to a privately-owned equity fund.
Patience, sacrifice and Zakat: How Muslims find the strength to endure the COVID-19 pandemic ǀ View
Muslim communities in the UK have been hit harder than others by coronavirus, but the principle of Zakat – alms - during Ramadan is a source of strength for many.
The NHS has barely survived under the Tories. Boris Johnson’s victory will be its death knell ǀ View
A photo of an unwell child lying on a hospital floor, on top of a pile of coats, has only added to the political pressure facing British prime minister, Boris Johnson and his Conservative party in the run up to this week’s general election.