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Figures lay bare toll of pandemic on UK children’s mental health

Figures lay bare toll of pandemic on UK children’s mental health

The children’s commissioner for England and leading psychiatrists have raised the alarm about young people’s mental health during the pandemic, as figures suggest a sharp rise in reports of sleep problems, eating disorders and self-harm. A Guardian investigation into...

Heart research breakthroughs this autumn

Heart research breakthroughs this autumn

The European Society of Cardiology Congress, Europe’s biggest heart conference, was no exception. This year, our researchers presented their ground-breaking research into heart and circulatory diseases to a truly global audience. Across the weekend a record breaking...

Coronavirus could cause £7.8 billion shortfall in medical research

Coronavirus could cause £7.8 billion shortfall in medical research

Medical research charities are expected to lose almost 38 per cent of their fundraising income this year, and over 25 per cent next year.  Restrictions on fundraising events, charity shop closures and wider economic uncertainty are all contributing to these losses,...

New measures to support roll-out of vaccines in the UK

New measures to support roll-out of vaccines in the UK

More healthcare workers will be trained to administer flu and COVID-19 vaccines safely to public Changes will help the UK-wide deployment of vaccines once they have been approved by the regulator Vaccines will only be given to patients once proven to be safe and...

Flu jab ‘essential’ for pregnant women this winter

Flu jab ‘essential’ for pregnant women this winter

All pregnant women are being advised to get a flu jab as soon as possible to protect their babies and themselves. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM) say the free vaccination is particularly important this...

‘Come forward to GP about cancer symptoms’, experts say

‘Come forward to GP about cancer symptoms’, experts say

Anyone with symptoms that could be cancer must talk to their GP, even as Covid cases increase across the country, cancer experts say. Thousands fewer people than normal are being referred for hospital tests - particularly for lung and prostate cancer, Cancer Research...