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Covid care home discharge policy ruled unlawful, e-scooter incidents rise and NHS trust warned after 115 unexpected deaths – this week’s Friday Five

Covid care home discharge policy was unlawful, says court The government’s policy towards care homes in England at the start of the Covid pandemic has been ruled illegal, in a significant blow to ministers’ claim to have thrown a “protective ring” around the vulnerable residents. The high court said the policy not to isolate people discharged…

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Bacteria linked to aggressive prostate cancer, unexplained hepatitis cases in children, new hope for multiple sclerosis sufferers and how a trip to the supermarket could save your life – this week’s Friday Five

Bacteria linked to aggressive prostate cancer In research led by the University of East Anglia, genetic analysis of urine and prostate tissue of over 600 men revealed 5 species of bacteria linked to progression of the disease. Whilst these bacteria species have been linked to the disease, it has not been confirmed that they are…

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Risk of blood clot link to Covid, cancer diagnosis in A&E, new blood test for risk of heart attack and rules for calories on menus – this week’s Friday Five

Risk of blood clot increases for up to six months after having virus study finds People are at an increased risk of developing serious blood clots for up to six months after having COVID-19, a new study has found. The risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was “significantly increased” for three months after catching coronavirus,…