09262021

Frozen eggs and sperm storage limit increased to 55 years

Frozen eggs and sperm storage limit increased to 55 years – BBC News n (function() n var params = [‘pa=f’];n var allowedCookiesPreferences = [‘110’, ‘111’];nn function getCookiePreference() [...]

Social care reform plans facing Tory tax backlash

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Coronavirus: Intensive care and other key terms explained

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Scientists not backing Covid jabs for 12 to 15-year-olds

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How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News online image sourceGetty Images The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been linked to very rare cases of blood clots. The chance of this happening to an individual is still extremely low, [...]

Covid rules: How can the clinically vulnerable stay safe?

By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News online image sourceGetty Images Guidance for people in England identified as being “clinically extremely vulnerable” is being updated from 19 July – but what is actually [...]

Rugby study finds brain affected in one season

Wales’ all-time leading try-scorer Shane Williams made a BBC documentary exploring concussion in 2020 After just one season of rugby players at a professional team saw a decline in both blood flow to the brain and cognitive function, [...]

How to get a Covid test

By Rachel SchraerHealth reporter image sourceGetty Images More people are being offered free rapid coronavirus tests. The government says regular testing is essential to stop the spread of Covid now that restrictions have eased [...]

Covid: What do under-30s need to know about the vaccine?

By Philippa RoxbyHealth reporter image sourceReuters Being double vaccinated still offers the best protection against the Delta variant, first identified in India and now dominant in the UK, according to a new study. But people [...]

Covid: Which children are being vaccinated and why?

By James GallagherHealth and science correspondent image sourceGetty Images Millions of children are being offered a Covid vaccine, including all 16- 17 year olds and at risk 12-15 year olds. NHS organisations in England have [...]