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UK

Two million Britons have long Covid, ONS reveals

Around 3.1% of the British population are suffering symptoms persisting for more than four weeks

Health

Surge in people getting chickenpox vaccine amid monkeypox confusion

Well Pharmacy says it had seen a 146 per cent increase in the number of people getting jabbed for chickenpox

Health

Discrepancies in wait times for NHS fertility services across London

Across the capital, average wait times range from 25 to 54 weeks - a 29-week gap depending on where you live

London

£8.5m lab opens to study toddlers’ brain disorders

It is hoped the lab will come up with earlier interventions for conditions such as autism and ADHD

Health

Four new cases of monkeypox detected - including three in London

The latest four cases all appear to have been infected in London, the UK Health Security Agency said

Health

Two people diagnosed with monkeypox in London

The pair live together in the same household and are not linked to the previous confirmed case in England which was announced on May 7

Health

Hepatitis in children: Nearly 200 cases as found in Japan and Canada

So far the UK has reported 114 cases of severe, acute hepatitis ‘of unknown origin’ in children under the age of 10

Health

Shortage of HRT in London is ‘massive problem’

One pharmacy in Highgate told the Standard that it had been ‘hell’ dealing with the number of inquiries from desperate patients

London

Booster plea as Covid-19 cases rise in London

Some 1,017 Covid patients were admitted in the seven days to Tuesday – compared with 801 in the preceding seven days

Vaccine for the World

100 days: World must roll out next pandemic vaccine at record speed

Countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion (£1.15 billion) to help scientists prepare for the next pandemic threat – so-called Disease X

Vaccine for the World

One-stop shot – scientists work on a ‘universal’ coronavirus vaccine

Researchers are hopeful that a variant-proof vaccine is within their grasp - to protect us from this pandemic and to prevent the next one

Vaccine for the World

Eight changes the world needs to make to live with Covid

The world as we knew it no longer exists - we must adapt to a new post-pandemic reality, argues UCL’s Professor Christina Pagel

London

£65m private hospital built on disused part of St Bart’s

The new hospital has 55 beds, including seven critical care beds, and will specialise in cardiology, cardiac surgery and orthopaedics

UK

GPs and women missing key ovarian cancer symptoms, UK charity warns

Numbers who can spot signs of disease ‘incredibly disappointing,’ says Target Ovarian Cancer boss

Health

Mental speed doesn’t slow before 60, study shows

Decision making becomes more cautious over time while mental speed doesn’t slow until later, researchers found.