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Second doses of vaccine to be offered to those most at risk from monkeypox

Modelling suggests vaccinating 25% of the groups most at risk could significantly reduce the risk of transmission.
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Covid-19 infections rise in London for first time since early July

The percentage of Londoners testing positive is said to have risen for the first time since July 8

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Children who had Covid may be at higher risk of developing diabetes

Researchers highlight that it is not clear why type 1 diabetes appears to be more common after coronavirus infection

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When can I book a Covid booster vaccine and who is eligible?

The next Covid boosters are being rolled out, for the vulnerable and those aged over 65

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What is aquagenic urticaria? Teen diagnosed with rare water allergy

Women are more likely to experience symptoms, which typically start around puberty

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One in six over-80s in England have had Covid autumn booster jab

Around one in 20 of all over-50s have now had the vaccine.
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£500 million social care discharge fund ‘not enough on its own’

Charities, social care providers and councils welcomed the cash injection but said it will not ‘touch the sides’ of what the struggling sector needs.
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Hospital rated ‘inadequate’ two years after vulnerable patient’s death

The Priory Hospital Woodbourne has had its overall rating downgraded from “good” to “inadequate” after Matthew Caseby died in September 2020
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New GP access plans will have ‘minimal impact’ on patients, doctors warn

The Royal College of GPs has accused the Health Secretary of not consulting on her new plans.
Health

World Alzheimer’s Day: what are the first symptoms?

Alzheimer’s and dementia are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: when is it and what is the theme?

Wear it pink this October to take part in raising awareness for this disease

Health

Covid and poor access to NHS care ‘may be driving irregular heartbeat deaths’

The number of deaths registered in England and Wales due to cardiac arrhythmias was well above average for much of the first half of 2022.
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Deaths due to irregular heartbeat help drive rise in excess mortality

Other leading causes include ischaemic heart diseases and diabetes.
Health

Laughing gas could lead to spinal injury, warn doctors

Nitrous oxide has becoming increasingly popular as a recreational drug.
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NHS consultants urged to charge at least £250 per hour for overnight shifts

One NHS chief said the plan is ‘misjudged’ but others reported their staff were not asking for extra pay.
Health

What is sciatica? Mike Tyson opens up about the condition

Mike Tyson’s condition can sometimes leave him unable to walk and talk

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Health workers ‘honoured’ to play a role in Queen’s funeral

Nurse May Parsons, who delivered the first ever Covid-19 jab, will be part of the procession.
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259 people queuing for Queen needed medical support on Saturday

Nineteen people in the ceremonial areas needed to be taken to hospital – though not all of these were in the queue

Health

Cancelling hospital appointments for Queen’s funeral ‘abhorrent’, say patients

NHS hospitals in England have been urged to contact all patients with appointments on Monday.
Health

UK Covid-19 inquiry delayed by two weeks to respect national mourning period

The first hearing has been postponed from September 20 until October 4.
Health

WHO raises concerns over health workforce challenges across Europe

WHO Europe said there was a ‘ticking time bomb’ due to workforce issues across the region.
Health

End of Covid-19 pandemic ‘in sight’, says World Health Organisation

The WHO said weekly deaths from the virus around the world are at the lowest level since March 2020.
Health

Primark’s new menopause clothing range has cooling technology

The range features nightwear and underwear and base layers designed to help with menopause symptoms

Health

Hospital appointments postponed on bank holiday to mark the Queen’s funeral

NHS England has urged hospitals to contact patients directly.
Health

Hundreds of St John Ambulance volunteers to assist at Queen’s lying in state

Volunteers have been providing 24-hour medical support in London and Windsor since Friday.
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Charities offer mental health support for people struggling after death of Queen

The news may bring up feelings of personal loss and comes at an ‘already unsettling time for the nation’, the charity Mind said.
Health

UK Covid-19 infections fall to lowest level for nearly 11 months

Most age groups are estimated to have seen a drop in prevalence of the virus.
Health

People aged 65 and over urged to book Covid-19 booster jab

Bookings can be done online or over the phone as long as the person had their last Covid jab at least three months ago.
Health

Queen praised for ‘unwavering support’ of NHS

The head of the health service in England said the monarch had ‘dedicated her life to public service’.
Health

Number of patients stuck in beds but fit to leave hospital on rise – NHS data

New NHS figures show a rise in delayed discharges from hospital.
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What is HRT and why is it now available without prescription

The medicine for menopausal women will be sold in Boots from today for £29.99

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People cancelling therapy sessions because they can no longer afford them – BACP

Two thirds (66%) of therapists say cost-of-living concerns are causing a decline in people’s mental health, a BACP survey of members found.
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Charles pledges partnership with experts to eradicate allergies after girl’s death

His Royal Highness met with Nadim and Tanya Ednan-Laperouse’s whose 15-year-old daughter Natasha died after eating a Pret sandwich in 2016.
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Charles strokes horses and enjoys carriage ride on Lanark visit

Later, the Prince of Wales will take part in a roundtable discussion as part of a two-day global symposium on allergies.
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Device to self-check breast cancer at home wins UK Dyson award

The Dotplot checks for abnormalities monthly and sends readings to your GP

Health

What is Tourette’s syndrome, as Lewis Capaldi opens up about condition

Thought to be more common amongst boys and men, over 300,000 people have been diagnosed with the condition in the UK.

Health

New Parkinson’s test developed from woman who can ‘smell’ the disease

72-year-old Joy Milne has a stronger sense of smell than the average person

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Prince of Wales to host global symposium on allergies

Charles will take part in a roundtable discussion with scientists.
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New Parkinson’s test developed thanks to woman who could smell the disease

Researchers hope that one day the test could be rolled out across the NHS.