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Covid-19: Sage scientist Sir Jeremy Farrar steps down from role

Covid-19: Sage scientist Sir Jeremy Farrar steps down from role

Sir Jeremy said his focus now had to be on Wellcome, adding: “This includes supporting the international research effort to end the pandemic, ensuring the world is better prepared for inevitable future infectious disease threats,…

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Cannabis treatment: Parents fear for teen’s life without drug

Cannabis treatment: Parents fear for teen’s life without drug

The life of Bailey Williams, 19, “hangs in the balance” without cannabis treatment, his family say. Source link

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Javid says some think Covid is all over: ‘It’s not’

Javid says some think Covid is all over: ‘It’s not’

The health secretary has said he worries about an “vaccine escape variant” of Covid. Sajid Javid warned people not to “let down their guard” and that “we have got to keep working at it”. In…

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Wrexham: Bird flu confirmed among poultry and wild birds

Wrexham: Bird flu confirmed among poultry and wild birds

The virus does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers, the Welsh government says. Source link

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Cancer detection down 1,600 at start of pandemic

Cancer detection down 1,600 at start of pandemic

New figures show breast cancer diagnosis was down by 19%, bowel cancer by 25% and lung cancer by 9%. Source link

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Covid-19 deaths pass five million worldwide

Covid-19 deaths pass five million worldwide

Vaccines have slowed the death rate, but officials warn of worrying rises in some countries. Source link

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Covid booster jabs available at walk-in sites in England

Covid booster jabs available at walk-in sites in England

The NHS hopes to bolster uptake ahead of a “challenging” winter, with hundreds of sites available. Source link

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Scotland first in world to use new diabetes test

Scotland first in world to use new diabetes test

The blood test for people with Type 1 diabetes may allow some patients to stop taking insulin altogether. Source link

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HRT: Davina McCall hails ‘brilliant day for women’

HRT: Davina McCall hails ‘brilliant day for women’

TV presenter Davina McCall joined menopause campaigners outside parliament to celebrate news that the cost of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) prescriptions will be cut. Labour MP Carolyn Harris was pushing for a law to make…

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Some Covid booster doses brought forward

Some Covid booster doses brought forward

Care home residents are among those able to get their their Covid vaccine sooner. Source link