Covid infections in UK continue to fall

By James GallagherHealth and science correspondentImage source, Getty ImagesThe number of people infected with coronavirus in the UK is continuing to fall, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show.Its latest data estimates 1.7 million people - about one in 40 of us - would have tested positive two weeks ago. That is down significantly from

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Cornwall mother, 90, in 40-hour wait for ambulance

Image caption, South Western Ambulance Service said it was "sorry and upset" it did not provide a "timely response"A 90-year-old woman waited 40 hours for an ambulance after a serious fall.Stephen Syms said his mother, from Cornwall, fell on Sunday evening and an ambulance arrived on Tuesday afternoon.She was then in the vehicle for 20

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People's health at risk unless action taken on energy costs – NHS leaders

By Nick TriggleHealth correspondentImage source, Getty ImagesRising numbers of people will fall sick and see their health worsen unless the government takes further action to limit energy price rises, the NHS says.The NHS Confederation said the UK was facing a "humanitarian crisis".The group, which represents health bosses, said many people would face the awful choice

By |2022-08-19T09:00:06-05:00August 18th, 2022|Categories: Health|0 Comments

Covid booster rollout to start in early September in England

Image source, Getty ImagesAutumn booster vaccines against Covid-19 will start being offered from 5 September in England, with care home residents and housebound people the first to get them.About 26 million people in total will be eligible for the booster jab.The new bivalent vaccine from Moderna will be used "subject to sufficient supply", NHS England

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Government defends medical student number cap

Image source, CentralITAlliance - GettyImage caption, Some medical students have been using food banks, the British Medical Association's medical students committee saysQuestions are being asked why the government is sticking to its cap on medical and dentistry places. A shortage of doctors and other medical staff has been described as the biggest challenge facing the

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Ambulance pressures: Thousands of taxis sent following 999 calls

By Nikki Fox & Matt PreceyBBC Look EastImage caption, Figures obtained by the BBC show an increase in taxis being dispatched to 999 calls in the most recent financial yearAmbulance services are using taxis to take thousands of patients to hospital following calls initially categorised as urgent. Freedom of Information Act figures indicate the practice

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Covid: Brain fog more common two years on, study suggests

Image source, Getty ImagesTwo years after having Covid-19, diagnoses of brain fog, dementia and epilepsy are more common than after other respiratory infections, a study by the University of Oxford suggests.But anxiety and depression are no more likely in adults or children two years on, the research found.More research is needed to understand how and

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Dog infected with monkeypox prompts isolation warning

By Philippa RoxbyHealth reporterImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, The first case of human to dog transmission of monkeypox was reported in The LancetA dog has been infected with monkeypox after catching the virus from its owner, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.It's the first case of its kind, and health leaders say isolating from

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Infected blood victims to get £100,000 compensation

By Nick TriggleHealth correspondentImage source, Getty ImagesAround 4,000 UK victims of the infected blood scandal are to receive interim compensation of £100,000 each, the government has announced.It will be given to those whose health is failing after developing blood-borne viruses like hepatitis and HIV, as well as partners of people who have died.It is the

By |2022-08-19T09:00:52-05:00August 16th, 2022|Categories: Health|0 Comments
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