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Saving my teeth damaged by years of domestic abuse

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 12:02
A domestic abuse charity is matching dentists who want to help survivors needing urgent dental work.

Covid: Get the jab plea as Army deployed in hotspots

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 10:27
Eligible people in areas where the Indian virus variant is spreading are urged to get vaccinated.

Covid: Indian variant could disrupt 21 June easing, PM says

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 19:23
Second jabs for the over-50s and clinically vulnerable will be given sooner to ease concerns, PM says.

Calls for post-Covid 'revolution' in building air quality

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 08:01
Top experts in how diseases spread are calling for massive improvements to the air in buildings.

Parents seek second inquest into baby's hospital death

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 05:33
The original inquest found Hayden Nguyen died of natural causes, despite the hospital admitting errors.

Face masks in labour: 'I feared I would vomit'

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 01:54
Women giving birth are exempt from face mask rules - but not all maternity staff know the rules.

Indian variant: Next steps considered amid India variant concern

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 01:26
Local and regional restrictions to tackle the Indian variant cannot be ruled out, ministers say.

Covid in Bolton: What's causing the spike?

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 01:08
The town has seen a sharp spike in Covid cases - driven by the emergence of the Indian variant.

Covid vaccines have saved 11,700 lives and 33,000 hospital admissions

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 23:58
Most deaths prevented were in the over-80s, and far fewer over-75s went to hospital, an analysis found.

Agoraphobic mum-to-be can be forced to hospital for birth, court rules

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 21:15
The 21-year-old has an "overwhelming" fear of going out and wanted a home birth, the court heard.

Covid: Surge vaccinations could be used to tackle Indian variant

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 13:42
The government wants to consider "all options" to deal with the rise of the Covid variant, No 10 says.

How viral pianist with dementia is helping others

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 05:54
When Paul Harvey's piano playing went viral, it inspired a donation of £1 million to charity.

The NHS Covid legacy - long waits and lives at risk

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:58
One in four hospitals sees long waits balloon, as NHS warned backlog will take years to tackle.

Covid vaccine: Period changes could be a harmless side effect

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 00:44
Stories of genuine experiences shared online have been followed by a wave of anti-vaccine disinformation.

MDMA could help trauma survivors face painful memories

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 00:19
Usually thought of as a party drug, a trial suggests it helps people with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Covid: The race to vaccinate the world

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 00:05
What happens when vaccines are slow to arrive - and what it means for ending lockdowns.

Covid vaccines: Mixing increases reports of mild side-effects

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 00:05
Researchers are still analysing whether injecting two different vaccines leads to better protection.

Ovarian cancer: Setback as major screening trial fails to save lives

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 23:29
Hugely disappointing results mean ovarian-cancer screening remains more than a decade away.

Ruthie Henshall: Lack of visits 'took her down so quickly' in care home

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 22:15
Actress Ruthie Henshall pays tribute to her mother Gloria, who died in a care home on Tuesday.

Covid jabs offer to 38 and 39-year-olds in England

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 16:43
Pregnant women will be directed to centres offering Pfizer and Moderna vaccines when booking.