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Covid-19: Mums who were severely ill urge pregnant women to get jabs

BBC Health News Feed - 2 hours 39 min ago
In a video, one woman says her family were told she would not survive after giving birth with Covid.
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Covid: GPs can defer some services in booster jab push

BBC Health News Feed - 6 hours 36 min ago
Practices in England can postpone minor surgery and routine health checks for over-75s, NHS chiefs say.
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Covid-19: Matt Hancock neighbour denies NHS cronyism claim

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/03/2021 - 17:06
Alex Bourne says the former health secretary had no involvement is his company winning NHS work.
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Rapist paramedic Andrew Wheeler struck off

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/03/2021 - 14:12
Andrew Wheeler is serving 21 years for raping a female patient and sexually abusing another.
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Covid: First data points to Omicron re-infection risk

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/03/2021 - 13:17
Scientists in South Africa have identified a spike in the numbers catching Covid again.
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Covid risk remains higher for some ethnic groups

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/03/2021 - 01:19
A major report reveals who in society has been hit hardest by each wave of Covid in the UK.
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Covid: Pfizer and Moderna jabs give best overall boost, UK trial finds

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/03/2021 - 01:13
Researchers say there are signs the boosters would still offer protection against new variant Omicron.
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How do you say 'Omicron'?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/02/2021 - 18:26
Omicron is the 13th variant of the Covid-19 virus to receive a Greek name but the pronunciation is up for debate.
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Covid: South Africa new cases double in 24 hours as Omicron spreads

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/02/2021 - 13:31
The new Omicron variant has now become dominant, the country's top medical scientists say.
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Covid in Scotland: New Scottish Omicron case not linked to others

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/02/2021 - 08:44
Another case of the new variant of Covid-19 has been reported in Scotland, bringing the total to 10.
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UK approves another antibody treatment for Covid

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/02/2021 - 08:39
It's called sotrovimab and should cut the risk of severe illness, even for new variants such as Omicron, say scientists.
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Asbestos exposure from 20 years ago killed IT worker

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/02/2021 - 08:08
Jason Williams was given months to live when he became ill due to asbestos exposure 20 years ago.
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Pfizer boss: Annual Covid jabs for years to come

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/02/2021 - 07:39
In an exclusive interview, Dr Albert Bourla says jabs have saved millions of lives.
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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla: My wife's vaccine death is fake news

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/02/2021 - 06:11
In an exclusive interview, Albert Bourla hits out at the "rubbish" that has been published about him.
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Covid: Don't kiss strangers under mistletoe - minister

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/02/2021 - 03:02
People should try to reduce Covid transmission so we can all enjoy Christmas "knees up", Therese Coffey says.
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Covid: Trigger of rare blood clots with AstraZeneca jab found by scientists

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/02/2021 - 00:59
Researchers in Cardiff and the US work out how the Covid jab may be linked to the extremely rare clots.
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Covid Omicron: Time to consider mandatory jabs, EU chief says

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/01/2021 - 20:43
EU countries should discuss forced vaccinations to combat the Omicron variant, says Ursula von der Leyen.
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Infected blood inquiry: Doctor's 1983 Aids statement 'unfortunate'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/01/2021 - 15:30
Dr Anthony Napier said there was no link between Aids and blood transfusions in a newspaper article.
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HIV: People with virus or taking PrEP to be allowed to join armed forces

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/01/2021 - 14:59
Until now, having HIV or taking preventative medication meant you weren't considered "fully fit".
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Pre-departure Covid tests would be valuable, say Sage scientists

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/01/2021 - 11:39
Labour has called for the reintroduction of pre-departure tests for travellers bound for the UK.
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