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Pregnant women should be offered Covid vaccine

image copyrightGetty Images Pregnant women should be offered a Covid jab when other people their age get one, the UK’s vaccine advisers say. They say the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are preferable because data from…

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Covid-19: Pandemic funeral services not what people ‘deserve’

Gary Stewart’s wife Jude died from the coronavirus at the start of the year. She had been living in a care home and he hadn’t been able to see her for months. Because of restrictions…

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Student’s heart failure linked to ‘excessive’ energy drinks

The 21-year-old university student spent 58 days in hospital, including in intensive care.

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Student’s heart failure linked to ‘excessive’ energy drinks

image copyrightGetty Images A 21-year old university student developed heart failure after “excessive” consumption of energy drinks, a new report suggests. For two years, the man drank four 500ml energy drinks a day, according to…

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Families need cannabis prescriptions support, say MPs and peers

image copyrightReuters MPs and peers are calling for funding for families forced to buy medicinal cannabis for their children privately. The treatment was made legal with a prescription in 2018 for those with an “exceptional…

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Families need cannabis prescriptions support, say MPs and peers

Politicians complain that only three NHS scripts have been issued since the law changed in 2018.

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Puberty blockers: NHS to set up independent review group

image copyrightGetty Images A new independent review group will assess the prescription of puberty blockers for under-16s, NHS England has announced. Puberty blockers are prescribed to some young people who are experiencing gender dysphoria –…

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Puberty blockers: NHS to set up independent review group

The group will assess the prescription of puberty blockers for under-16s, NHS England says.

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Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate

Scientists confirm they have made “chimera” embryos from long-tailed macaques and humans.

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Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate

image copyrightWeizhi Ji/Kunming Univ of Science and Technology Monkey embryos containing human cells have been made in a laboratory, a study has confirmed. The research, by a US-Chinese team, has sparked fresh debate into the…

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