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Covid: Is there a limit to how much worse variants can get?

Getty Images It is clear we are now dealing with a virus that spreads far more easily – probably more than twice as easily – as the version that emerged in Wuhan ...

Coronavirus: Vaccine passports considered for use at big events

Getty Images The government is considering whether vaccine passports could be used at big events in future, the BBC understands. A review of the use of the certificates ...

Call for urgent action to prevent learning disability deaths

People with learning disabilities are still dying 25 years earlier than the rest of the population, a report has said. The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) ...

‘Miraculous’ mosquito hack cuts dengue by 77%

World Mosquito Programme Dengue fever cases have been cut by 77% in a “groundbreaking” trial that manipulates the mosquitoes that spread it, say scientists. They ...

Huge regional disparities in long hospital waits

Getty Images There is a 25-fold difference in the number of patients facing long waits for hospital treatment across different areas of England, an analysis shows. The review ...

Travellers at mercy of rogue testing firms, says Which?

Getty Images There are still “serious problems” among private Covid testing firms, with rogue operators making misleading claims, says consumer group Which?. Most ...

Nadine Dorries says women should stand up to doctors

Getty Images Health minister Nadine Dorries wants women to feel they can demand different treatment, if they are unhappy with how medical staff are looking after them. Ms ...

Covid: Greater Manchester and Lancashire to get extra help

PA Media Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire will receive extra help to tackle a rise in the Delta variant. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said a “strengthened ...

NHS and social care staff burnout at an emergency level – report

PA Media NHS and care staff in England are so burnt out that it has become an “emergency” and risks the future of the health service, MPs have warned. A highly ...

Sympathy card aims to break miscarriage taboo

Miscarriage Association/Card Factory A card to acknowledge the sadness of miscarriage has been launched by a charity and high street retailer. The Miscarriage Association ...