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Long Covid less common than feared - ONS study

BBC Health News Feed - 4 hours 47 min ago
One in 40 people has some long-lasting symptoms, Office for National Statistics data suggests.
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Military to be called in to help Scottish ambulance crews

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 15:42
Nicola Sturgeon says she is finalising a request for "targeted military assistance" for Scotland's ambulance service.
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First Covid booster jabs given to NHS staff

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 13:16
Hospital in England and Wales can now start vaccinating healthcare workers with a booster dose.
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Covid-19: How a Norwich care home is preparing for autumn and winter

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 13:04
How are care home staff and residents preparing to face a second autumn and winter of Covid-19?
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Alex Echo: Artist reveals 'shock' over Parkinson's diagnosis

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 00:48
Alex Echo has been forced to give up most of his painting work, but is now championing digital art.
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Call for investigation of menstrual changes after Covid jabs

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 00:43
There is no evidence of any impact on fertility - but research will help to counter false claims.
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Ros Atkins on... why people are using a horse drug

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 00:12
Ivermectin is being used by some to treat Covid-19, despite the benefits being unproven.
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Sajid Javid: 'We need to avoid unsustainable pressure on the NHS'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 09:32
There will be "no single trigger" for bringing back coronavirus restrictions during winter, Sajid Javid says.
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Covid: Warning England could see big wave of hospitalisations

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 02:33
But government scientific advisers also say "light" restrictions could curb infections in England.
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Parents warn of tsunami of school-anxiety cases

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 00:39
Cases of crippling school anxiety preventing attendance are spiralling, support groups say.
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Call for South Asian bone marrow donors to save four-year-old

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 00:00
Esha Nadeswaran from London has leukaemia and needs a stem cell donor to save her life.
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Boris Johnson warns Covid risk remains as he unveils England's winter plan

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 19:10
But he says the UK is better placed to tackle the disease as he outlines England's winter plan.
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Covid vaccine: No suggestion booster would be needed twice a year - chief medics

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 13:17
The chair of the JCVI says the latest advice doesn't suggest there will be a recurrent booster programme.
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Covid booster vaccine rollout to begin next week

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 12:57
Experts say a single dose of Pfizer should be offered at least six months after a second dose.
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Covid: Booster jabs for over-50s expected to be announced

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 02:09
A single dose of Pfizer will be offered at least six months after a second dose, the BBC understands.
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Covid: Which countries are vaccinating children and why?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 01:24
Millions of children around the world are being offered a Covid vaccine.
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Covid jab rollout for 12 to 15-year-olds to start in schools in England

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 22:13
Parental consent will be sought for the programme for children aged 12 to 15, the government says.
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Medical officers recommend Covid vaccines for older children

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 16:45
The benefit of vaccinating younger people is an “important and potentially useful additional tool” says England’s chief medical officer.
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Covid: Single jab recommended for 12-15 year olds by UK's top doctors

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 14:56
Move will help reduce school disruption, top doctors say, with decision now in hands of ministers.
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Covid: Colchester Institute students board bus to get jabbed

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 14:06
A vaccination bus is on campus to give teenagers a chance to get jabbed.
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