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Growing gap between life expectancy and healthy working life expectancy raises challenges for pensions

2022-01-21T16:44:00+00:00

A recent study has shown that, although average lifespan has increased, the period that older people spend in good health and able to work has not necessarily extended at the same rate

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NICE aims to have greater flexibility in its evaluation of new health technologies

2022-01-21T16:33:00+00:00

Changes come into effect from next month to the way medicines and other health technologies are evaluated by NICE for use in the NHS

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Poor memory and attention persists months after mild COVID-19 recovery

2022-01-20T16:58:00+00:00

Even those who had mild COVID-19 infection and don’t report having post-COVID problems are affected by cognitive impairment, researchers suggest

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Sharp rise in meningococcal disease among students

2022-01-20T13:43:00+00:00

The return of students to university and colleges, and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, was accompanied by a substantial increase in MenB cases in England

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Lateral flow tests’ performance varies broadly, falling short of WHO criteria

2022-01-20T08:36:00+00:00

A University of Manchester study has highlighted the inconsistent and insufficient sensitivity of lateral flow tests for identifying people with COVID-19