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Cold sores traced back to kissing in Bronze Age by Cambridge research

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 13:56
Scientists say a strain of herpes arose during vast migrations of people 5,000 years ago.
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Dangerous bacterium found in Mississippi soil

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 10:05
Medics are on alert for cases of the rare infection that cause can be serious and even deadly to some people.
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Covid in China: Million in lockdown in Wuhan after four cases

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 07:40
The city where Covid began is under partial lockdown for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
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Girl restrained at hospital in Wales left traumatised

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 07:28
The 17-year-old was regularly restrained and "treated like an animal", her father claims.
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Working women need greater menopause rights - MPs

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 04:09
A cross-party group calls for greater protection in the workplace and a trial of "menopause leave".
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Every woman's body is beach ready, says Spanish government campaign

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 21:49
The government's campaign urges women worried about their bodies to go to the beach.
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Jeremy Hunt calls contaminated-blood scandal a huge failing of democracy

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 18:49
The former health secretary says the state can sometimes "close ranks around a lie".
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Fourth patient seemingly cured of HIV

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 15:13
A man who has had HIV since the 1980s had a bone marrow transplant from a donor resistant to the virus.
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Guy's and St Thomas': Hospital in meltdown over IT issues - whistleblower

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 06:06
IT servers at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London stopped working during last week's heatwave.
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Covid origin studies say evidence points to Wuhan market

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 16:32
One of the researchers said he hoped the studies would correct the false theory that it came from a lab.
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Monkeypox: CDC says US leads globally in most known cases

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 15:27
The rise in cases comes amid expanded testing in addition to the growing outbreak of the virus.
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Covid pandemic births: Mothers 'pitted against midwives'

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 06:27
Elective Caesarean rates spiked due to women trying to get their partners by their side, experts say.
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Welsh NHS staff advised how to access food banks

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 06:01
A worker says colleagues were "incredulous" after the email from the Welsh NHS's logistical arm.
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Alcohol deaths from pandemic drinking are predicted to rise

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 04:57
Forecasters say heavy home drinking in England is to blame - but it's not too late to address the issue.
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Covid 19: 'Giving birth in 2020 was isolating and lonely'

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 00:43
One mother speaks about giving birth in "nightmare" circumstances during the pandemic.
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NHS staffing crisis: 'I left because it wasn't worth it'

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 15:34
Staff who have quit the NHS say pay, pressure and conditions contributed to their decision.
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Archie Battersbee: Parents lose appeal over life support

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 14:50
The 12-year-old has been in hospital since being found unconscious at home in April.
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Likely cause of mystery child hepatitis outbreak found

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 12:09
UK experts believe they can now explain the recent spate of mysterious liver problems in young children.
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Dementia: Ex-Wales rugby star fears not recognising his children

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 06:11
Ex-Wales winger Lenny Woodard says some players can't face telling loved ones about their illness.
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Google rules blocked children's diabetes app

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 01:00
An NHS-recommended app says Google will not permit it to send text message alerts about glucose levels.
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