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UK charities call for menstrual leave for severe pain

9 hours 54 min ago
It comes after a draft bill was approved in Spanish parliament to allow three days of leave a month.

Ministers asleep at the wheel over dentist shortages, say Lib Dems

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 01:20
Figures show 14% of dentists doing NHS work are approaching retirement age.

HRT swaps to fix supply shortage for UK women

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 01:10
Pharmacists will be able to give suitable replacement products, without needing a brand new prescription.

Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore?

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 00:24
We are facing an unusual and unprecedented monkeypox outbreak but how worrying is it?

Monkeypox: 80 cases confirmed in 11 countries, says WHO

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 22:59
Another 50 suspected cases of the rare disease are being investigated, the UN health agency says.

Monkeypox: Doctors concerned over impact on sexual health

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 21:16
Staff at sexual health clinics warn the virus is already stretching the workforce in many places.

Jamie Oliver stages "Eton mess" protest outside No 10

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 18:31
Chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver has been protesting over delays to the government's obesity strategy.

Child hepatitis cases continue to rise in UK

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 16:15
Officials say they have seen 197 cases, and 11 of the young children have needed a liver transplant.

Covid infections down again to one in 50, says ONS

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 12:54
Infections have been falling since the end of March, after the Omicron variant pushed up cases.

UK has bought smallpox vaccine for monkeypox

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 09:56
Experts say it can help prevent the disease, or make it less severe.

Monkeypox cases investigated in Europe, US, Canada and Australia

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 04:33
Cases of the rare disease are now confirmed in four European countries, health authorities say.

Cold virus killed 100,000 children globally in 2019

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 04:24
Nearly half the deaths from respiratory syncytial virus were in babies aged under six months.

Vulnerable adults set for autumn Covid booster jab

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 17:24
Government's vaccine advisers said winter remains the riskiest time for the virus.

What is monkeypox?

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 09:14
Another person in the UK has been diagnosed with monkeypox - but what is the virus and how dangerous is it?

Eating disorder hospital cases up 84% in five years in England

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 03:53
Psychiatrists say all nurses and doctors must be able to recognise the signs of people at risk.

Government failed health staff in pandemic - BMA

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 02:28
The doctors' union cites lack of PPE and says medics still suffer the health impacts of the pandemic.

Monkeypox: Two more people infected to take total to nine in UK

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 19:19
The virus doesn't usually spread easily and the risk to the UK population is low, officials say.

Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust admits failures after two patients die

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 11:58
One patient bled to death during dialysis, while another became trapped next to bed rails

The bitter fight over abortion clinic protests

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 09:33
Four years after the first buffer zone outside a clinic only two more have followed in England.

Pret allergy death: Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's parents set up trial

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 06:36
The trial has been set up by the family of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died after eating a sandwich.

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