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Monkeypox contacts advised to isolate for 21 days

2 hours 25 min ago
Official guidance recommends quarantining for those who have had unprotected direct contact with the virus.

World faces big challenges over Covid, monkeypox and wars - WHO

6 hours 38 min ago
The warning by the UN health agency's chief comes amid an unusual monkeypox outbreak outside Africa.

"I was repeatedly ignored" - report finds maternity racism

8 hours 54 min ago
The charity Birthrights conducted a year-long investigation into "racial injustice" in maternity care.

The sci-fi technology tackling malarial mosquitos

9 hours 3 min ago
Gene drive development makes a genetically modified gene that spreads widely within populations.

Monkeypox: Israel and Switzerland confirm cases

Sun, 05/22/2022 - 12:10
It means the viral outbreak has spread to 14 countries with more than 80 cases detected so far.

UK charities call for menstrual leave for severe pain

Sun, 05/22/2022 - 06:22
It comes after a draft bill was approved in Spanish parliament to allow three days of leave a month.

Ministers asleep at the wheel over dentist shortages, say Lib Dems

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 01:20
Figures show 14% of dentists doing NHS work are approaching retirement age.

HRT swaps to fix supply shortage for UK women

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 01:10
Pharmacists will be able to give suitable replacement products, without needing a brand new prescription.

Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore?

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 00:24
We are facing an unusual and unprecedented monkeypox outbreak but how worrying is it?

Monkeypox: 80 cases confirmed in 11 countries, says WHO

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 22:59
Another 50 suspected cases of the rare disease are being investigated, the UN health agency says.

Monkeypox: Doctors concerned over impact on sexual health

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 21:16
Staff at sexual health clinics warn the virus is already stretching the workforce in many places.

Jamie Oliver stages "Eton mess" protest outside No 10

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 18:31
Chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver has been protesting over delays to the government's obesity strategy.

Child hepatitis cases continue to rise in UK

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 16:15
Officials say they have seen 197 cases, and 11 of the young children have needed a liver transplant.

Covid infections down again to 1 in 50 says ONS

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 12:54
Infections have been falling since the end of March, after the Omicron variant pushed up cases.

UK monkeypox cases double to 20 - Sajid Javid

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 12:36
Health secretary says "most cases" have been mild and further doses of a vaccine have been ordered.

Monkeypox cases investigated in Europe, US, Canada and Australia

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 12:07
Cases of the rare disease are now confirmed in eight European countries, health authorities say.

Cold virus killed 100,000 children globally in 2019

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 04:24
Nearly half the deaths from respiratory syncytial virus were in babies aged under six months.

Vulnerable adults set for autumn Covid booster jab

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 18:31
Government's vaccine advisers said winter remains the riskiest time for the virus.

What is monkeypox?

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 09:14
Another person in the UK has been diagnosed with monkeypox - but what is the virus and how dangerous is it?

Eating disorder hospital cases up 84% in five years in England

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 03:53
Psychiatrists say all nurses and doctors must be able to recognise the signs of people at risk.