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The UK’s first hospital-owned solar farm has surpassed expectations by providing enough electricity to power the facility. 

The £5.7 million solar farm was built for Morriston Hospital in Swansea and has already saved an estimated £120,000 in electricity bills – despite only operating in the winter months. 

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UK | April 2022 | 199343

“Music,” wrote the late neurologist Oliver Sacks, “has a unique power to express inner states or feelings. Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation.” 

A new analysis has empirically confirmed something that rings true for many music lovers – that singing, playing or listening to music can improve wellbeing and quality of life. 

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UK | April 2022 | 199354

Report uses input from healthcare professionals to highlight training and support needs, while also warning about departures.

Elsevier Health's 'Clinician of the Future' global report – conducted in partnership with Ipsos – reveals that doctors and nurses have called for urgent support, in areas such as skills training, especially in the effective application of technology in

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UK | April 2022 | 199347

More than two decades after the draft human genome was celebrated as a scientific milestone, scientists have finally finished the job. The first complete, gap-free sequence of a human genome has been published in an advance expected to pave the way for new insights into health and what makes our species unique. 

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UK | April 2022 | 199348

Researchers at the University of Leeds in the UK have created a magnetic "tentacle robot" that is just 2 mm in diameter, which they hope will be able to navigate through some of the smallest airways in our lungs. At present, a bronchoscope is used to investigate the lungs, but this cannot pass into very narrow airways without an additional catheter attachment. This arrangement is cumbersome

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UK | April 2022 | 199349

The sweeping disruption that Covid-19 brought to healthcare systems around the world has been well documented. We’ve seen almost two years of continuous coverage on how the NHS and its international counterparts have fared, with countless news stories devoted to backlogs, staff shortages and faltering service delivery. 

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UK | April 2022 | 199351

Hi. My name is Charlie, and long Covid has destroyed my life. 

Before my “mild infection”, I was a healthy, fit 30-year-old, biking 10 miles a day with no prior health issues, the type of person the CDC says should bounce back after two weeks. Well, it’s been two years and I’ve yet to bounce back. I can’t work or leave the house, and I rely on my partner as a full-time caretaker

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UK | April 2022 | 199353
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