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Student's heart failure linked to 'excessive' energy drinks

7 hours 57 min ago
The 21-year-old university student spent 58 days in hospital, including in intensive care.

Families need cannabis prescriptions support, say MPs and peers

18 hours 28 min ago
Politicians complain that only three NHS scripts have been issued since the law changed in 2018.

Puberty blockers: NHS to set up independent review group

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:23
The group will assess the prescription of puberty blockers for under-16s, NHS England says.

Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 20:54
Scientists confirm they have made "chimera" embryos from long-tailed macaques and humans.

Brain clots 'more likely' with Covid infection than vaccine

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:11
A rapid review of US patients says people being vaccinated should be reassured by the findings.

Tipping Point: Woman has voice reconstructed thanks to ITV show appearance

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:33
Helen Whitelaw appeared on Tipping Point before Motor Neurone Disease rendered her speechless.

4.7 million waiting for operations in England

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:07
Figures for February also show nearly 388,000 people were waiting more than a year for surgery.

Covid: 'Getting the vaccine in Ramadan helps others'

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 06:16
Many Muslims are welcoming pop-up clinics to support the vaccination programme during Ramadan.

Instagram fixes ‘mistake’ promoting harmful diet content

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 01:07
Some users said they were recommended "appetite suppressants" and "fasting" in the search feature.

Psilocybin: Magic mushroom compound 'promising' for depression

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 01:05
A study of 59 people compared the drug with a conventional antidepressant.

Covid: 82% of positive rapid tests 'were correct'

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 00:50
There had been concerns that large numbers would have to self-isolate after a false positive result.

Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil?

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 00:15
As the pandemic rages in Brazil, hundreds of babies and young children are dying of Covid.

India Covid-19 second wave: ‘A coronavirus tsunami we had never seen before’

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 00:01
India's cases plummeted earlier this year, but are now on the rise again. What happened?

'My mother's fertility doctor is my father'

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 00:01
When a DNA test revealed a decades-old family secret, Maia’s life was turned upside down.

Covid vaccines: 'I jumped at the chance to get my jab early'

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 21:15
Lawrence Dixon, 30, signed up to the reserve list in the morning and received a jab that evening.

Conservative MP Owen Paterson on the death of his wife, Rose

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 17:28
Former cabinet minister Owen Paterson has spoken about the loss of his wife, Rose, who took her own life last year.

Covid jab could be required for England care home staff

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 17:21
Nearly half of all older adult care homes do not meet recommended vaccine thresholds, the government says.

AstraZeneca vaccine: Denmark stops rollout completely

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 16:19
It is the first European country to fully withdraw the jab over possible links to rare blood clots.

Covid: 'Encouraging' antibody boost after Pfizer and AZ vaccines

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 15:41
Both vaccines had similar, reassuring effects on the body's defences in over-80s after one dose.

Mary Agyapong: Pregnant nurse’s family yet to get GoFundMe money

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 12:55
More than £186,000 was raised on a GoFundMe page set up after Mary Agyapong died with Covid-19.