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Drugs strategy to tackle 300,000 problem users, says PM

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 16:40
A new drugs strategy will mean more funding for treatment and a crackdown on gangs, ministers say.

Viagra may be useful against Alzheimer's dementia

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 16:05
The impotence pill could have effects in the brain that may help fight dementia, say US researchers.

Suspected Omicron outbreak closes Paisley primary school

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 15:36
High numbers of staff in self-isolation prompted the closure of Todholm Primary in Paisley.

Covid-19: Italy tightens restrictions for unvaccinated

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 12:45
A so-called Super Green Pass will be needed to access theatres, cinemas and restaurants.

Covid in Scotland: Take a test every time you leave home, says Swinney

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 10:11
Evidence of a negative test for Covid-19 can now be used as an alternative to a vaccine passport in Scotland.

Stillborn baby's parents receive £2.8m from Nottingham hospital trust

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 09:03
Lawyers for Sarah and Jack Hawkins say it is the highest damages award in a stillbirth case.

Sarah Gilbert: Next pandemic could be more lethal than Covid

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 01:41
More funding for pandemic preparedness is needed to prevent gains from being lost, Dame Sarah Gilbert says.

Covid: Travel changes too late to halt potential new wave - scientist

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 12:56
The return of pre-departure Covid tests for travellers to the UK will come into force on Tuesday.

Covid: Doctors' leaders back postponed health checks

Sat, 12/04/2021 - 16:13
A senior GP says the move would support the "national priority" to vaccinate people quickly.

Covid-19: Mums who were severely ill urge pregnant women to get jabs

Sat, 12/04/2021 - 09:16
In a video, one woman says her family were told she would not survive after giving birth with Covid.

Covid: GPs can defer some services in booster jab push

Sat, 12/04/2021 - 05:18
Practices in England can postpone minor surgery and routine health checks for over-75s, NHS chiefs say.

Covid-19: Matt Hancock neighbour denies NHS cronyism claim

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 17:06
Alex Bourne says the former health secretary had no involvement is his company winning NHS work.

Rapist paramedic Andrew Wheeler struck off

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 14:12
Andrew Wheeler is serving 21 years for raping a female patient and sexually abusing another.

Covid: First data points to Omicron re-infection risk

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 13:17
Scientists in South Africa have identified a spike in the numbers catching Covid again.

Covid risk remains higher for some ethnic groups

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 01:19
A major report reveals who in society has been hit hardest by each wave of Covid in the UK.

Covid: Pfizer and Moderna jabs give best overall boost, UK trial finds

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 01:13
Researchers also say there are signs the boosters would still offer protection against new variant Omicron.

How do you say 'Omicron'?

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 18:26
Omicron is the 13th variant of the Covid-19 virus to receive a Greek name but the pronunciation is up for debate.

Covid: South Africa new cases double in 24 hours as Omicron spreads

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 16:33
The new Omicron variant has now become dominant, the country's top medical scientists say.

Covid in Scotland: New Scottish Omicron case not linked to others

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 08:44
Another case of the new variant of Covid-19 has been reported in Scotland, bringing the total to 10.

UK approves another antibody treatment for Covid

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 08:39
It's called sotrovimab and should cut the risk of severe illness, even for new variants such as Omicron, say scientists.