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New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a record fall in Covid-19 infection rates. The latest data from the ONS suggests that approximately 2.87 million people in the UK would have tested postive for Covid in the week ending 23rd April. This represents a record decrease of 900,000 cases in one week.
Women across the UK are experiencing anxiety about accessing drugs as a result of a shortage of HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Reports suggest that up to two-thirds of pharmacies are experiencing daily shortages of HRT medications due to a surge in the demand for treatment. The lack of drugs is causing concern among women who are having difficulty accessing supplies.
A leading expert in miscarriage has warned that tens of thousands of women in the UK could experience symptoms of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) after a miscarriage. Prof Tom Bourne, from Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research at Imperial College London, believes that up to 45,000 women could be affected every year. Estimates suggest that around 250,000 women have miscarriages every year in the UK, but rates are not monitored, which means that numbers could be much higher. The majority of miscarriages occur during the first three months of pregnancy.
A host of new symptoms have been added to the official Covid-19 list.
Updated guidelines from the UK Health Security Agency contain nine additional symptoms, including a sore throat, diarrhoea and muscle aches. The original list of symptoms included fever, a new, persistent cough and loss of taste and smell.
A new study suggests that teenagers who use social media are likely to have lower levels of life satisfaction.
A BBC investigation has revealed influencers are promoting harmful tanning products on social media. Researchers working for BBC News found that several social media influencers were advertising products that are illegal in the UK. The banned products contain Melanotan-2, an artificial hormone, which speeds up the tanning process.
The health secretary, Sajid Javid, confirmed that 21 children had been flown to the UK to receive life-saving cancer treatment. The government arranged a special flight on Sunday 13th March following pleas from ministers in Poland. The children were accompanied by members of their families and NHS medical staff...
A major US study suggests that Covid vaccines are not linked to deaths after vaccination.
Asthma and Lung UK has called for urgent action to improve lung disease death rates after research revealed the number of people that die with lung conditions in the UK surpassed those of any country in Western Europe.
A new study has confirmed that eating a lot of vegetables is not sufficient to reduce the risk of developing heart disease.
New figures suggest that around 40 million dental appointments have been lost due to the pandemic.
A weight loss injection could soon be available on the NHS following approval in draft NICE guidelines.
Proposals to introduce compulsory vaccination for NHS workers are to be shelved following a review of the policy, the health secretary has confirmed. The planned deadline of April 1st will now not go ahead. The move will mean that NHS workers who are not double jabbed will not lose their jobs.
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