Covid patient’s own blood cells could treat lung scarring

A therapy made from a Covid patient’s own blood is being trialled to treat lung scarring that’s left after hospitalisation. Doctors at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS…

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Cleveland Clinic won’t carry controversial Alzheimer’s drug

The Cleveland Clinic said it will not carry Biogen’s controversial Alzheimer’s drug after a panel of experts “reviewed all available scientific evidence on this medication.” The clinic,…

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'Virginity-repair' surgery set to be banned

Plans to outlaw the practice in England and Wales have been tabled in Parliament.

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National Food Strategy: ‘Let cooking teachers do what they’re good at’

A push to get more children learning to cook is one of the recommendations of an independent review of the food we eat – something that’s supported…

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COVID-19 saw millions miss childhood vaccinations, WHO warns

As many as 23 million children worldwide missed routine vaccinations last year due to COVID-19-related disruptions in health care, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday. The…

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Over 90% of Mississippi’s COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated people, gov warns

Mississippi’s surge in new coronavirus cases primarily due to the Delta variant is hitting unvaccinated populations hardest, the state’s governor said during a press conference Wednesday. The…

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Coronavirus-related stress likely a factor in record overdose deaths, experts say

Overdose deaths hit a record 93,000 amid coronavirus last year due to pandemic-driven instabilities and loss of support systems, inaccess to medical care and the increasing presence…

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National Food Strategy: ‘Junk food cycle must be broken’

Sugar and salt should be taxed and vegetables prescribed by the NHS, an independent review of the food we eat has suggested. The report, led by businessman…

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COVID-19: At least 8 fully vaccinated Vegas hospital workers test positive in ‘breakthrough’ cluster

At least eight fully-vaccinated Nevada health care workers tested positive for the coronavirus last month in a rare cluster of “breakthrough” cases, according to a report.  In…

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Medics fear surge in winter viruses plus Covid

A potential triple whammy of viruses prompts calls for more testing to reduce spread this autumn.

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