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RFL approves concussion-detecting mouthguards across rugby league

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The Rugby Football League has approved the game-wide introduction of mouthguards that could detect whether or not a player is at risk of a concussion or head trauma. The guards, which were trialled by Leeds Rhinos thi...

US FDA approves Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in children ages 5-11

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday paved the way for children ages five to 11 to get Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine. After the FDA cleared kid-size doses – a third of the amount given to teens and adults –...

Coronavirus news live: Committee chair says Harding-run test and trace ‘treated taxpayers like ATM’; Australia approves booster shot rollout

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The UK’s flagship system to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 failed to achieve “its main objective,” committee says; Australians soon to get a Covid booster shot after regulator approval

UK vaccines watchdog ‘approves second jabs for 16 and 17-year-olds’

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The government’s vaccines watchdog is understood to have approved the idea of second Covid vaccinations for teenagers aged 16 and 17, putting in place another element of plans to boost protection from the virus into t...

European parliament approves tougher rules on offshore wealth

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Members of the European parliament have voted for tighter rules on the super-rich who move their wealth offshore, in a resounding vote that reflects widespread anger and exasperation in the wake of the Pandora papers ...

FDA approves Pfizer Covid-19 booster shots for Americans ages 65 and older

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The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for those ages 65 and older and some high-risk Americans, paving the way for a quick rollout of th...

Coronavirus live: South Africa regulator approves Pfizer jab for children 12 and over; masks could return in England if cases surge in winter

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South African Health Products Authority says decision came after review of updated safety information; Boris Johnson’s winter plan could involve reintroducing restrictions including masks and social distances

Scottish parliament approves plans for vaccine passports

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The Scottish parliament has approved plans for vaccine passports, which will come into force from 1 October for those seeking entry to nightclubs and large-scale events, despite fierce criticism from opposition partie...

UK medicines regulator approves Covid vaccines for use as booster shots

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The UK’s medicines regulator has granted emergency approval for the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines to be used as third, “booster” shots to tackle potentially waning immunity, adding pressure on the government’s vacci...

Coronavirus live news: Chile approves Sinovac for children six and older; Vietnam jails man who breached quarantine

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Chile is first country in Latin America to approve Covid vaccine for children six and older; Vietnam sentences man who passed Covid to at least eight people

Sackler family set to pay $4.5bn to settle opioid claims after judge approves plan

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A US federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday conditionally approved a sweeping, potentially $10bn plan submitted by the OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to settle a mountain of lawsuits over its role in the opioid crisis t...

UK approves rollout of ‘first of its kind’ Covid antibody treatment

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The medicines regulator has approved use of the first treatment in the UK using artificial antibodies to prevent and fight Covid-19. The health secretary, Sajid Javid, said approval of the first drug designed specific...

UK regulator approves Moderna Covid vaccine for older children

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Britain’s health regulator has approved the Moderna Covid vaccine for children aged 12 to 17, weeks after the Pfizer jab was given the green light for the same group. The announcement by the Medicines and Healthcare p...

India approves Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine for emergency use

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India has approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, the health minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, said. The pharmaceutical giant had applied for emergency use approval of its vaccine, ...

Judge approves sale of Miami condo collapse site for victims’ benefit

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A Florida judge has approved the sale of the oceanfront property where a collapsed Florida condominium once stood, with proceeds intended to benefit victims of the deadly disaster. At a hearing, Miami-Dade circuit ju...

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