Health & Wellbeing

Saturday, 16 January 2021 03:04

The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis has received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine. The pontiff has advocated that everyone should get the vaccine, calling it an “ethical option”...

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Friday, 15 January 2021 02:18

Scotia Heights, an Exemplar Health Care complex needs care home in Stoke-on-Trent, has achieved a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC rated Scotia Heights as ‘Good’ overall...

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Thursday, 14 January 2021 04:57

The call-line is part of a suite of early intervention methods, which also includes a Live Web Chat instant messenger service and an email address operated by trained staff to address mental health...

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Monday, 11 January 2021 00:11

New YouGov research sponsored by Fibre One, the indulgent 90 calorie treat, has revealed that adults in the West Midlands would like fewer possessions, to spend less time worrying and prefer to...

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Saturday, 09 January 2021 05:50

With the UK entering its third lockdown this week, the question many of the population are asking is ‘what more can we do?’ With the one year lockdown anniversary fast approaching, are we really at...

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Friday, 08 January 2021 02:42

A hospital consultant has said that people needed to "grow up" and take coronavirus seriously after footage shared on social media showed supposed empty hospitals. Dr David Nicholl, who works in the...

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Thursday, 07 January 2021 03:55

Millennium Point has announced that it will become the first Covid-19 mass vaccination centre to operate in the Midlands. The centre will be run by the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull as part of the...

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Tuesday, 05 January 2021 23:09

Some 1.3 million people in the UK have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine, says the government. In England, that includes nearly a quarter of the most elderly, vulnerable...

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Monday, 04 January 2021 04:12

India has formally approved the emergency use of two coronavirus vaccines as it prepares for one of the world's biggest inoculation drives. The drugs regulatory authority gave the green light to the...

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Friday, 01 January 2021 03:25

Birmingham City Council’s Director of Social Care has been named in the New Year’s Honours. Professor Graeme Betts has been awarded a CBE for services to adult social care. Professor Graeme Betts...

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Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:36

Care homes in Wolverhampton are working hard to enable people to see their loved ones – and families are being urged to be patient while the necessary measures are put in place to enable visits to...

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Tuesday, 29 December 2020 04:43

Health officials are saying that England's increasingly high Covid infection level is a growing concern as the NHS is struggling to cope with rising patient numbers after a record 41,385 Covid cases...

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Friday, 25 December 2020 03:39

Even in a normal year, Christmas can be difficult, with the expense of presents and entertaining visiting family and friends, along with possible family tensions. However, this year everyone has the...

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Friday, 25 December 2020 03:20

India's first female comic superhero Priya, a gang-rape survivor who earlier campaigned against rape, acid attack and sex trafficking, is back to fight disinformation around the Covid-19 pandemic....

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Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:25

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has partnered with bus, train and tram operators to ensure the region keeps moving with a safe transport network over the festive season. But there will be...

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Tuesday, 22 December 2020 02:11

Further restrictions are likely to be introduced in England to control the new variant of Covid-19, the UK's chief scientific adviser has said. Sir Patrick Vallance said measures could "need to be...