Hospital appointments cancelled to mark the Queen’s funeral

September 20th, 2022
Hospital appointments cancelled to mark the Queen’s funeral

Hospital, GP and dental appointments were cancelled on Monday 19th September to mark the Queen’s funeral. Routine procedures due to be carried out in hospitals were moved from Monday and most GP and dental appointments were also cancelled after the day of the funeral was proclaimed a bank holiday by the new king, King Charles […]

Scientists hail ‘world-changing’ malaria vaccine

September 13th, 2022
Scientists hail ‘world-changing’ malaria vaccine

Scientists have hailed a “world-changing” malaria vaccine, which is set to be rolled out at scale next year. A team from Oxford University has produced a new vaccine, which provides effective protection against malaria, a disease, which kills thousands every year. Research trials showed the vaccine has up to 80% efficacy. The new vaccine is […]

ONS data shows continued decrease in Covid rates during August

August 31st, 2022
ONS data shows continued decrease in Covid rates during August

Data from the Office for National Statistics shows a continued decrease in Covid rates during August. The latest figures suggest that 1 in 45 people would test positive for Covid. During June and July, the figure rose to 1 in 15 in some parts of the UK. ONS data is seen as the most accurate […]

Autumn Covid booster rollout to begin on September 5th

August 23rd, 2022
Autumn Covid booster rollout to begin on September 5th

The Covid-19 autumn booster rollout will begin on September 5th, NHS England has confirmed. The latest phase of the vaccination programme will start in early September in England, with around 26 million people eligible for the booster dose. Those in priority groups will be offered the vaccine, including all over 50s, health and care workers […]

UK becomes first country to approve Moderna Omicron booster vaccine

August 16th, 2022
UK becomes first country to approve Moderna Omicron booster vaccine

The UK has become the first country to approve a new booster vaccine, which targets both the original variant and the Omicron strain of Covid-19. The vaccine, which was developed by Moderna, should be available in time for the UK’s autumn booster rollout. Moderna has produced a revamped booster vaccine to offer additional protection against […]

Covid infection rates falling across the UK

August 9th, 2022
Covid infection rates falling across the UK

Covid infection rates are falling across the UK. The latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirm that levels of infection are continuing to decrease. During the week ending July 26th, an estimated 2.6 million people had the virus. This is a significant fall from 3.2 million people in the previous week. The […]

First monkeypox deaths reported outside of Africa

August 3rd, 2022
First monkeypox deaths reported outside of Africa

The first deaths from monkeypox have been reported outside of Africa. A 41-year-old Brazilian man became the first fatality outside of Africa. The Brazilian health ministry confirmed the death on Friday 29th July. The man had suffered from lymphoma, which the ministry suggested had “aggravated his condition” due to compromised immunity. Shortly after the news […]

CBD Product Applications Closed by the FSA in the UK

August 2nd, 2022
CBD Product Applications Closed by the FSA in the UK

Applications for cannabidiol (CBD) product authorizations have been closed by the Food Standards Agency in the UK. Recently the agency published a public list of 12,000 cannabidiol, or CBD, products and this number has doubled since March of this year. Products such as CBD gummies from Blessed CBD and Vibes CBD have made the list, […]

WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency

July 26th, 2022
WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the outbreak of monkeypox a global emergency. The new classification is the highest possible. It comes after a sharp increase in the number of cases of the virus, which prompted an urgent meeting of the WHO’s emergency committee. There have now been more 16,000 cases of the virus […]

Parents urged to keep children out of the sun as heatwave hits

July 14th, 2022
Parents urged to keep children out of the sun as heatwave hits

Health experts have urged parents to keep their children out of the sun as a heatwave hits the UK. A heat health alert has been issued for parts of the UK, with temperatures expected to reach over 30 degrees during the week ahead. Temperatures will be highest across the South East but most parts of […]

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