GettyImages 73888618

Dog ‘catches monkeypox from owners after sleeping in their bed’

A dog has been diagnosed with monkeypox in what is thought to be the first confirmed case of the disease being transmitted from humans to pets. The 4-year-old Italian greyhound tested positive for the disease earlier this summer,…

newFile

Infected blood scandal victims handed compensation after decades-long campaign

Thousands of survivors of the infected blood scandal will be given compensation payments of £100,000, the government has announced, but campaigners have said the majority of those affected have been ignored. Outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he…

631e3e61a7aa480ed64d1f4298666d26Y29udGVudHNlYXJjaGFwaSwxNjYwNjQ1NDgy 2.66499643

‘No second-rate vaccines’ health chief insists as half will miss out on dual-strain booster

People eligible for an autumn Covid booster have been reassured they will “not get second-rate vaccines” as it emerged that more than half will miss out on the new dual-strain jab. On Monday, the UK became the first…

woman forced to 870177

Brucella canis: Woman forced to put down five dogs after becoming first in UK to be diagnosed with rare disease

A heartbroken woman has been forced to put down her five family dogs after becoming the first person in the UK to be diagnosed with a rare infectious disease. Wendy Hayes, 61, was left with no choice but…

Britain COVID Vaccine 24218

New dual-strain booster vaccine targeting Omicron to be rolled out in autumn

A newly-approved Covid vaccine that offers protection against the original Wuhan virus and the Omicron variant is to be rolled out in the coming weeks as part of the UK’s autumn booster programme. The UK is the first…

mask g819a43110 1920 1

How long are you infectious with Covid?

A recent rise in UK hospital admissions for patients with Covid-19 this summer prompted experts to warn that Britain is in the midst of a fifth wave of coronavirus infections being driven by the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants…

mask g819a43110 1920 1

How long are you infectious with Covid?

A recent rise in UK hospital admissions for patients with Covid-19 this summer prompted experts to warn that Britain is in the midst of a fifth wave of coronavirus infections being driven by the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants…

iStock 1313215864

East Lothian E coli outbreak linked to nursey being investigated by officials

Health officials in Scotland are investigating 28 cases of the E coli infection linked to a nursery in East Lothian. NHS Lothian said it and other health agencies are examining the cases, which have been linked to Church…

SEI103331837

Omicron Ba.5 variant: Warning over symptom of new strain that affects sufferers at night

An immunologist has warned the new strain of Covid-19 could be causing different symptoms – including one that emerges during the night. Omicron BA.5 is a highly-contagious subvariant prompting concern as it contributes to a fresh wave of…

urnpublicidap.org416a5b69631947fca77ed81f385bbcce

House Democrats pass climate and health care bill on party-line vote, sending it to Joe Biden’s desk

Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act – a massive bill that focuses on combating climate change, lowering the cost of prescription drugs and continues subsidies for health insurance– through the House of Representatives, sending it to President Joe Biden’s desk….