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Supermarket sandwiches linked to E. coli outbreak

Retailers are taking swift action to remove sandwiches, wraps and salad from shelves.

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Google-backed Tempus AI pops by as much as 15% in Nasdaq stock market debut

Tempus AI rose by as much as 15% in trading on Friday after the health-care diagnostics company priced its Nasdaq IPO at $37, the high-end of offering range.

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Top doctor alarmed by weight-loss drug misuse

The drugs should not be used as "a quick fix" to get "beach-body ready" this summer, NHS England's medical director said.

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Balding at 16 and unable to look in the mirror

Poppie Davies wore a wig and talked about how isolated she felt with the condition.

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Silent Men film asks why so many still struggle to open up

Scottish filmmaker Duncan Cowles set out to ask why men tend to bottle up their emotions.

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'Do not cry for me', says cancer campaigner in final post

Tributes are paid to Kate Rackham who helped set up the Fighting to be Heard charity after her diagnosis.

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Supreme Court rejects bid to restrict access to abortion pill

The court found that anti-abortion doctors who questioned the FDA’s easing of access to the pill did not have legal standing to sue.

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Here are 9 stocks that can benefit from Fed interest rate cuts

While lower borrowing costs would likely benefit the overall market, several names in the CNBC Investing Club portfolio could really get a boost.

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England's hospital waiting lists rise to 7.57m

Jump in England comes after ministers claimed the NHS backlog had started to come down.

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Delays for cancer treatment becoming routine

A survey found the number of cancer centres experiencing severe delays had almost doubled in a year.

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Healthy Returns: What we know about the next round of Covid vaccines

A new round of Covid shots is coming. Meanwhile, the White House is partnering with Microsoft and Google on cybersecurity for rural hospitals.

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£8m Longitude Prize won for tackling superbug rise

The winning test rapidly detects whether bacteria are causing an infection and identifies the best antibiotics.

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Jim Cramer says the best is yet to come at Oracle — plus, his thoughts on 4 more stocks

Jim Cramer's daily rapid fire looks at stocks in the news outside the CNBC Investing Club portfolio.

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Strictly's Amy to tell cancer story in documentary

Dancer Amy Dowden was diagnosed after finding a lump on her breast the night before her honeymoon.

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Tiger mosquitoes behind dengue fever rise in Europe

Concerning rise in dengue fever cases as climate change pushes mosquitoes further north, warn experts.

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Weight loss boom is spurring sales of protein, meal replacement products, Vitamin Shoppe CEO says

Companies like The Vitamin Shoppe are leaning into protein and other supplements as more Americans take GLP-1 weight loss drugs.

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The town struggling to see a doctor

The difficulties faced by patients trying to access NHS care in Telford reflects UK-wide problems.

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Trump claims credit for Biden’s insulin price cap

Donald Trump and President Biden are scheduled for their first presidential debate on June 27.

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FDA advisors recommend Eli Lilly's Alzheimer's drug donanemab, paving way for approval

If approved, Eli Lilly's donanemab would become the second Alzheimer's drug of its kind currently on the U.S. market after Leqembi from Biogen and Eisai.

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Roche alleges counterfeit diabetes medical devices were sold on Amazon

Counterfeit diabetes test strips have been sold on Amazon and shipped to patients across the U.S., said biotech company Roche.

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O-type blood donors needed after London cyber-attack

The NHS says last week's cyber-attack means blood cannot be sorted at the same frequency.

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FDA approves two new Abbott over-the-counter continuous glucose monitors

Abbott has FDA clearance for two new over-the-counter continuous glucose monitoring systems

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Moderna's combination Covid, flu vaccine is more effective than existing shots in late-stage trial

Moderna is the first company to release positive phase three data on a Covid and flu combination shot, giving it a lead over rivals Pfizer and Novavax. 

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DOJ settles CityMD Covid fraud allegations for $12 million

CityMD is backed by Walgreens Boots Alliance and operates over 100 walk-in urgent care practices in New York and New Jersey.

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The Covid-19 pandemic worsened a child care crisis, and it's costing U.S. businesses billions

The nation's child care crisis costs the U.S. an estimated $122 billion in lost earnings, productivity and revenue every year, according to ReadyNation.

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Tick attack: BBC hunts for tiny bloodsuckers as diseases rise

A closer look at the tiny, disease-carrying pests that are becoming more common in the UK.

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FDA approves GSK's RSV vaccine for high-risk adults ages 50 to 59, expanding shot's reach

The FDA's expanded approval could help GSK maintain its dominance in the RSV market, which includes shots from Pfizer and Moderna.

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Waystar shares slip in Nasdaq debut after digital health company priced IPO in middle of range

Shares of Waystar fell in their trading debut on Friday in one of the first tech IPOs of the year.

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Healthy Returns: Drugmakers release promising cancer drug data – and AstraZeneca wins big

Drugmakers released cancer data at ASCO, with AstraZeneca taking center stage. A report found that digital physical therapy tools provide clinical benefits.

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Weight loss drugs like Wegovy could spawn a host of new piggyback product lines

The rapid rise of weight loss drugs is generating a host of new product lines as companies hope to land on the right side of the health care disruptor.

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Oscar Health CEO Mark Bertolini is ready to take on the employer market

Oscar Health CEO Mark Bertolini sees the small- and mid-size employer market as a key growth opportunity.

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Ongoing disruption as junior doctors walkout continues

The trust anticipates "minimal problems" launching a new IT system on the day junior doctors strike.

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The FDA reverses its ban on Juul e-cigarettes

The FDA first stopped the company from marketing its products in 2022, but they have stayed on shelves pending an appeal.

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Common sugar substitute linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is found in small amounts in fruit and vegetables, and the human body also produces it.

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Scientists develop ultra-thin battery for smart contact lenses that could be charged by tears

Scientists have developed a 0.2 mm battery that can be charged by tears, bringing smart contact lenses closer to reality.

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Drinking alcohol before sleeping on flights presents health risk, study finds

German researchers recommended avoiding alcohol altogether on flights, and said airlines should restrict consumption.

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Women better at sport during period, study suggests

It could explain why women playing contact sports appear injury prone between ovulation and menstruation.

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Critical incident over London hospitals' cyber-attack

Urgent and emergency care at the hospitals may not be able to access quick-turnaround blood test results.

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What is the law on assisted suicide and euthanasia?

Many countries have legalised assisted dying, assisted suicide or euthanasia, which are different.

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Will the new Parliament pass the smoking bill?

The smoking bill was not passed before Parliament was dissolved ahead of the general election.

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Medical startup Sword Health announces AI that patients can talk to

Sword Health announced a new AI solution called Phoenix that can guide patients through its virtual physical therapy sessions.

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Moderna, Merck say vaccine improved survival in patients with deadly skin cancer

Nearly 75% of patients who took the cancer vaccine and Keytruda were alive without any signs or symptoms of their cancer returning at the 2½-year mark.

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Pharma giant GSK plunges 9% after U.S. court allows scientific testimony in Zantac lawsuits

The Delaware State Court ruled that expert witnesses can present scientific evidence in the roughly 75,000 cases relating to the discontinued heartburn drug.

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FDA approves Moderna's RSV vaccine for seniors, the company's second-ever product

The decision is a win for Moderna, which needs another revenue source amid plunging demand for its Covid vaccine, its only commercially available product. 

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Pfizer's drug for advanced lung cancer shows promising long-term trial results

The company's medicine helped patients live longer without seeing their cancer progress, as most of them experienced that benefit for over five years.

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Why half of all workers may struggle to get weight-loss drug health insurance coverage

Small businesses employ half of American workers but the jobs often lack the health insurance coverage that big corporations offer, including weight loss drugs.

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Healthy Returns: Pfizer, Merck, J&J and more to release cancer drug data at industry conference

CNBC will be on the ground at the ASCO annual meeting in Chicago. Meanwhile, Epic released a free tool set to help health systems evaluate AI models.

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Here are 5 stocks that are buys right here, right now

Let's say you just joined the Club, and you are trying to figure out which stocks we think are buyable right now, right here.

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NHS computer issues linked to patient harm

IT failures have been linked to the deaths of three patients and more than 100 cases of serious harm.

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Melanoma skin cancer cases rising in UK

The biggest increase is among the over 80s, with a marked rise in cases in adults aged 25-49.

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What is the infected blood scandal and will there be compensation?

Thousands were infected with HIV and hepatitis C, in the worst treatment disaster in NHS history.

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Infected blood victims could get £2m compensation

Government unveils package after final report of public inquiry into scandal published on Monday.

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'Blood compensation comes too late for my husband'

The government announced what it calls a "comprehensive" compensation scheme on Tuesday.

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'An abuse by people supposedly there to care'

Victims of the scandal said they had been "gaslit for generations" and felt "vindicated" by the report.

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Covid-19 remains a worse killer than the flu, US study finds

Despite the pandemic being over, Covid-19 carries a 35 per cent higher risk of death in hospital patients, study finds.

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I lost mum, dad and sister to HIV in blood scandal

Families torn apart by the infected blood scandal break their silence to BBC Panorama.

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Five surprisingly simple ways to optimise your diet

Here's five tips for better eating from BBC Ideas

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Why are we so ill? The working-age health crisis

The number of under 65s struggling with poor health is rising - and it's a threat to the economy.

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Man had rare Covid infection that lasted 613 days, showed extensive mutations

Cases like this increase the risk of more dangerous coronavirus variants emerging, researchers say.

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Children used as 'guinea pigs' in clinical trials

They were given infected blood products in trials without their knowledge, the BBC has found.

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Can health secretary name NHS trusts performing well?

Victoria Atkins is challenged to name some health trusts meeting their targets to cut waiting lists.

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What is pregabalin and why can it be dangerous?

The prescription drug has been linked to a number of deaths in the UK and around the world.

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'I embrace my alopecia, but I’d love my old hair back’

People living with alopecia could have access to treatment on the NHS in Scotland for the first time.

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Largest Covid-19 vaccine study yet finds links to health conditions

More than 13.5 billion doses of Covid vaccines have been administered globally over the past three years. A small proportion were injured by the shots, stoking debate about their benefits versus harms.

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'There are loads of people that vape at school'

A group of teenagers in Fife have been making a documentary about the impact of disposable vapes.

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Sunak reveals he fasts at beginning of the week

The PM says he tries to fast at the start of the week so he can indulge in his “weakness for sugary things” on other days.

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UK Covid inquiry comes to Scotland… in 90 seconds

The BBC's Kirsten Campbell outlines what can be expected during three weeks of evidence held in Edinburgh.

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Nearly 10,000 died from Covid-19 last month, fuelled by gatherings and new variant, WHO says

Almost 10,000 Covid-19 deaths were reported in December, the WHO said, as it warned the virus remained a threat despite partially passing under the radar.

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WHO classifies JN.1 coronavirus strain as ‘variant of interest’

The strain makes up an estimated 15 per cent to 29 per cent of cases in the US, and some infections have been detected in China, though the public health risk remains low.

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Nobel Medicine Prize 2023: how Katalin Kariko helped pave way for Covid-19 vaccine discoveries

Katalin Kariko’s obsession with researching mRNA to fight disease once cost her a faculty position at a prestigious US university. Now, her pioneering work has won her the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

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Anti-Covid drug molnupiravir may have led to virus mutations, study says

Pharmaceutical giant Merck’s antiviral pill molnupiravir was one of the earliest treatments rolled out during the pandemic to prevent Covid becoming more severe in vulnerable people.

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WHO warns of ‘concerning’ Covid-19 trends ahead of winter

Covid-19 death toll is on the rise again in the Middle East and Asia, while intensive care unit admissions are increasing in Europe, the WHO says.

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How much do junior doctors really get paid?

The BBC asked two junior doctors in England to show us their payslips and reveal their salaries.

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WHO classifies Eris as Covid-19 ‘variant of interest’

The fast-spreading variant also known as Eris, the most prevalent in the United States, also has been detected in China, South Korea, Japan and Canada, among other countries.

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Pioneer of mRNA vaccine touts technology’s promise while in Hong Kong for award, recalls how Covid placed her in spotlight

Hungarian-American biochemist Professor Katalin Kariko hopes mRNA science can be used for wound-healing and to prevent or treat other conditions, even cancer.

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Hong Kong can attract pharmaceutical giants by having own drug regulatory system, health chief says while citing need for R&D in Covid aftermath

Health secretary Lo Chung-mau says firms are often spurred to carry out research where a regulator is based.

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Cheap diabetes drug cuts risk of long Covid by 40 per cent, study shows

The findings on metformin – the most common medication for treating type 2 diabetes – could be a ‘landmark’ in the fight against the little-understood condition.

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Hong Kong gloves tycoon pivots to produce Covid-killing reusable masks with lifespan of up to 4 years

Entrepreneur Juliana Lam founded Innotier, whose mask she says can instantly eliminate 99 per cent of the coronavirus and last for up to 200 washes.

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Coronavirus Hong Kong: parents warned about rise of other respiratory illnesses despite Covid wave peaking

HKU experts sound alert on flu, RSV and pneumococcal infections, with children and elderly most at risk.

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Covid Hong Kong: daily caseloads will drop soon, pandemic advisers forecast, with current ‘small wave’ no cause for alarm

Professor Lau Yu-lung from HKU says city experienced an expected ‘small wave’ and there is no need for concern as most people have immunity.

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Beyond Covid-19, WHO chief hopes for ‘historic’ pandemic accord

WHO member countries have begun negotiations towards an international agreement aimed to ensure the world is better equipped to prevent or more effectively respond the next time a pandemic hits.

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Coronavirus Hong Kong: daily caseloads hit 10,000, but health chief says outbreak manageable amid high vaccination rate, lower Covid severity

But Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau assures public high vaccination rate and lower severity of illness mean outbreak still manageable.

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Coronavirus Hong Kong: US drug maker Moderna says bivalent Covid vaccine approved for local use, marking second such jab available in city

Bivalent vaccines target Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, with the first such jab by BioNTech introduced in December.

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Hong Kong experts urge city to stay vigilant as WHO declares end to Covid-19 global public health emergency

Residents advised to get vaccines and booster shots to keep themselves safe because ‘battle is far from over’.

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Singapore’s Covid cases are on the rise, but most young children aren’t fully protected by jabs

Only 28 per cent of children aged five to 11 have ‘minimum protection’ against the disease, according to the city state’s Health Ministry, as weekly Covid case numbers top 27,000.

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WHO says Covid deaths down 95 per cent this year, hopeful of declaring end of emergency phase

WHO chief says hopeful of moving out of Covid emergency phase ‘sometime this year’.

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Private doctors in Hong Kong allowed to order more Covid-19 oral drugs from government to help tackle surge in cases

Family doctors had warned they were running out of oral antivirals Paxlovid and molnupiravir as cases climbed in the past two weeks.

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Mobile printer for mRNA vaccine patches could be used for ‘next Covid’, scientists say

These ‘microneedle patches’ can be self-administered, are relatively painless, and could be more palatable to the vaccine-hesitant.

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WHO warns Covid pandemic remains volatile, ‘still a lot of people dying’

In the last 28 days, more than 23,000 deaths and three million new cases have been reported to the World Health Organization.

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Hong Kong has dumped 50,000 Covid vaccine doses since start of inoculation drive, including improperly stored stock

Wastage inevitable and proportion of discarded jabs, at 0.2 per cent, small, medical experts say.

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong detects 7 cases of highly infectious Omicron subvariant that has caused alarm overseas, authorities confirm

Top health expert Professor David Hui says XBB.1.16 subvariant found in some of city’s testing samples.

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong government adviser expects WHO to declare end to pandemic ‘in about 3 months’, but warns of current flu surge

Professor Lau Yu-lung assures residents city is on track to normality, with most of population vaccinated or having acquired immunity through infection.

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WHO says China has more Covid-19 origin data: ‘We need to know’

The health agency’s chief demanded that Beijing share all relevant information, saying that if it does, ‘we will know what happened’.

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Hong Kong doctors observe Covid vaccine rush with 2 weeks to go before jabs become chargeable

Health sector representatives estimate costs could be similar to what mainland visitors are charged for the BioNTech bivalent jab, at HK$1,800.

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Coronavirus: who can get free fourth or fifth booster shot under Hong Kong’s revised vaccine scheme?

Starting late April, city will stop offering free additional boosters to all residents.

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Covid Hong Kong: government pandemic adviser defends vaccine policy to charge for fourth, fifth shots

HKU expert Ivan Hung says move would mean public resources can be focused on vulnerable groups instead.

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Covid vaccines past ‘use by’ date given to patients at Hong Kong private clinic – investigation launched

Department of Health on routine check finds 14 people given expired BioNTech bivalent vaccine shots at Kowloon Bay medical centre.

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Are weight-loss injections the answer to obesity?

The appeal is clear - but should we be turning to appetite-suppressing injections?

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New Covid-19 origins data points to raccoon dogs in China market

A new analysis of specimens collected in 2020 in Wuhan found evidence of the virus along with genetic material from raccoon dogs, according to scientists.

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Got too many masks after Hong Kong axed its face covering rules? Here are some helpful hints for using them up

Internet users suggest converting masks into improvised feather dusters, while health expert advises residents to keep one month’s supply just in case.

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Chinese pharmaceutical stocks surge as flu overtakes Covid-19 to become main virus ravaging mainland

Shares of Chinese drug makers that produce medication for influenza have made strong gains, as the ailment overtakes Covid-19 as the major pandemic ravaging the country.

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No more masks by April? Hong Kong finance chief raises hopes by saying city will drop unpopular Covid rule by ‘end of season’

Financial Secretary Paul Chan takes questions on radio programme, but most callers focused on mask mandate instead of overall budget blueprint.

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Singapore says death of man in 2021 is first linked to Covid-19 vaccine

The health ministry said the Bangladeshi’s death from heart inflammation 21 days after he took Moderna-Spikevax jab was a medical misadventure.

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s daily RAT policy for students ‘likely to be removed’ by next month if Covid situation stable, education chief says

Secretary for Education Christine Choi says authorities will review local Covid trend and take into account experts’ views.

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Infected blood inquiry: Five things we have learned

An inquiry into the "worst treatment disaster in NHS history" hears its final evidence.

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Hong Kong customs seizes Covid-19 drugs worth HK$15 million, arrests 20 suspects

Preliminary tests found that one type of medication did not contain the claimed ingredients.

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Merck’s Covid-19 drug linked to new virus mutations, study says

Merck & Co’s Covid-19 pill is giving rise to new mutations of the virus in some patients, according to a study that underscores the risk of trying to intentionally alter the pathogen’s genetic code.

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Patients behaving strangely: Hong Kong doctors report people chasing Covid antivirals, collecting for many ‘family members’

Medical Association says it is suspicious how some patients go from doctor to doctor asking for Covid drugs.

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Coronavirus: patients at Hong Kong isolation facilities set to leave as mandatory stays end

Mandatory tests for travellers and quota for mainland China border crossings may also end in coming days, says pro-Beijing heavyweight Tam Yiu-chung.

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Coronavirus: room exists to further ease testing for Hong Kong, mainland China cross-border travellers, CY Leung says, while expert proposes review

Leung, now a vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, points to caseloads being kept at bay despite border reopening and festive break.

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Covid-19: Hong Kong must decide for itself when to lift curbs, health experts say ahead of WHO decision on pandemic status

Local health experts also discuss if Hong Kong government should begin review of epidemic response soon or wait until later date.

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Coronavirus: lift mask mandate for outdoors after winter flu threat, Hong Kong government pandemic adviser urges

Chinese University professor and government pandemic adviser David Hui says masks should still be worn on public transport, as well as in hospitals and care homes.

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Covid-19: China’s ‘exhausted’ doctors and nurses work long hours for reduced pay

Doctors and nurses in some of China’s public hospitals are facing pay cuts or salary delays amid a surge in coronavirus cases, as local government finances come under extreme strain.

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Coronavirus: 1 in 7 Hongkongers vaccinated with 4 shots; isolation order for infected patients could be dropped ‘by end of January’

Civil service minister Ingrid Yeung reveals more than 1 million residents have received fourth Covid jab, urges young and elderly to get their shots soon.

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Millennials and Covid stress: Hong Kong beauty queen hid in hotel, bingeing on piles of junk food

Many Hongkongers aged 25 to 40 faced physical and mental health issues during pandemic, survey shows.

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Cross-border parents urge government to reopen Lo Wu checkpoint to help students get to class in Hong Kong

Survey finds more than one in three cross-border pupils prefer the checkpoint for their daily commute.

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Hong Kong Covid-19 reinfections increase by 4 times amid case surge, but experts say no cause for concern

Covid-19 reinfection rate has increased from 1.5 per cent to 6 per cent over past three months.

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How 175 British children were infected with HIV

Families of some of those affected are giving evidence at a public inquiry into the treatment disaster.

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