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23/02/2021 - How UK vaccination is saving many from the virus
The first dose of the first COVID-19 vaccine has cut risk of dying from the virus by three quarters among its first elderly recipients, according to “early data”, released yesterday. More

12/02/2021 - Acupressure backed for severe pregnancy sickness
Women with severe pregnancy sickness can be offered acupressure and antiemetics, according to new official guidance. More

10/02/2021 - Fewer asthma GP visits in lockdown
There was a significant drop in patient visits to GPs about asthma during the first UK lockdown, according to a new analysis. More

29/12/2020 - Gene test will adjust cancer care
The NHS is to fund a high speed genetic test to help improve cancer treatment with fluoropyrimidines, it has been announced. More

18/12/2020 - Prepare patients for "long COVID," doctors told
Doctors should prepare COVID-19 patients for long-term effects, according to guidance published today. More

15/12/2020 - New strain appears in southern third wave
A new strain of SARS-CoV-2 has been linked to the resurgence of the pandemic in southern England, it has been announced. More

08/12/2020 - Bariatric surgery beneficial for advanced type 2 diabetes
Weight loss surgery is the best treatment for people with obesity and the most severe type 2 diabetes – and has the potential to save the UK NHS millions of pounds, according to a new study published last night. More

01/12/2020 - Patches to be deployed to detect AF
The British NHS is to test the use of biosensor patches to detect atrial fibrillation, it was announced today. More

19/11/2020 - Heart disease risk for homeless adults
Homeless adults are nearly twice as likely to have cardiovascular diseases compared with other adults, putting them at greater risk of severe coronavirus and early death, the first large-scale study of its kind has revealed. More

02/11/2020 - New details of post COVID syndrome
More details of the new “post COVID syndrome” have been announced, defining it as a condition lasting for longer than 12 weeks. More

08/10/2020 - Long COVID clinics promised
England is to have a network of long COVID clinics aimed at identifying and providing treatment for the syndrome, it has been announced. More

24/09/2020 - NHS app launched as infection surge continues
The long-awaited NHS contact tracing app was being launched today in a bid to revive contact tracing and help stem the surge in COVID-19 infections. More

17/09/2020 - Pandemic left stroke survivors with avoidable disabilities - report
Tens of thousands of stroke survivors have been left with avoidable, unnecessary disability – and exacerbated mental health problems – because of delayed emergency calls and cancelled therapies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report published today. More

16/09/2020 - Joint replacement report shows “continued success”
An annual report has been released showing the outcomes of joint replacement procedures. More

15/09/2020 - Contraception cash scheme cut abortions
A scheme that rewarded GPs for promoting long-acting reversible contraception may have helped reduce abortion rates, according to a new study. More

01/09/2020 - Free soup and shakes in drive to cut diabetes rates
A national drive to reduce type 2 diabetes rates was being launched in England today with a programme of free “soups and shakes.” More

21/08/2020 - Virus caused maternal deaths
At least eight women died during or shortly after pregnancy from COVID-19 infection, mostly women from ethnic minorities, according to a new analysis by two royal colleges. More

13/08/2020 - Lives saved with reduced age breast screening
Breast screening women in their forties reduces breast cancer mortality, with little increase in overdiagnosis, according to a UK study out today. More

07/08/2020 - Many health workers may already have had COVID-19
The majority UK healthcare workers may already have been infected with COVID-19, according to new research out today. More

04/08/2020 - Acupuncture better than paracetamol for chronic pain - NICE
Acupuncture may be a better option than paracetamol for patients with chronic primary pain, according to controversial new guidelines published last night. More

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