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Child deaths fell 10% during first year of pandemic
Researchers credit likely record low to reduced deaths by infection during winter lockdown

Andrew Gregory Health Editor

07, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Moderna or Novavax after AstraZeneca jab confers high Covid immunity, study finds
Finding is good news for lower-income countries that have not yet completed their primary vaccination campaigns

Linda Geddes

06, Dec, 2021 @11:30 PM

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MP raises concern over Bulgarian nationals’ UK benefit suspensions
Kate Osamor raises concern that Bulgarians are being unfairly targeted for benefit fraud investigation

Amelia Gentleman

06, Dec, 2021 @8:03 PM

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Viagra could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, study finds
US scientists say users of sildenafil – the generic name for Viagra – are 69% less likely to develop the form of dementia than non-users

Andrew Gregory Health editor

06, Dec, 2021 @7:32 PM

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Which top UK politicians have admitted to drug use?
From Boris Johnson to Lisa Nandy, quite a few senior MPs seem to have dabbled but they now say they regret it

Peter Walker

06, Dec, 2021 @6:21 PM

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‘Pretty extreme’: readers respond to UK proposals to target ‘lifestyle’ drug users
Six readers share their views after the UK government says ‘middle-class’ drug users could lose passports

Clea Skopeliti and Rachel Obordo

06, Dec, 2021 @5:21 PM

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Vaccinating children five to 11: when will they be eligible for Pfizer, and is it safe?
Australia’s TGA has granted provisional approval for the Covid jab for kids, and an Atagi recommendation will likely follow. Here’s what you should know

Donna Lu

06, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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GPs in England to prescribe ‘non-judgmental’ exercise classes for women
Sport England’s This Girl Can will seek to address gender imbalance in activity levels, which worsened in pandemic

Lucy Campbell

06, Dec, 2021 @12:36 PM

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Share your views on the new proposals to tackle drugs in the UK
We would like to hear your thoughts on drug users possibly losing their passports or driving licences as a deterrent

Guardian community team

06, Dec, 2021 @10:51 AM

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Care home in Kent gives families 10 hours’ notice of closure
Exclusive: collapse in standards at Berkeley House triggers shutdown so sudden one family called it ‘inhumane’

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

06, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans
Campaigners say government going backwards by targeting ‘lifestyle’ users of class A drugs with tough criminal sanctions

Jamie Grierson

06, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Safeguarding children needs proper resources | Letters
Letters: Jan Horwath writes that unless we recognise the need for well-resourced services, children remain vulnerable. Plus letters from Ken Rutter and Pamela Goldberg

Letters

05, Dec, 2021 @5:40 PM

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