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Coronavirus: Half a million access suicide prevention course

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 06:00
It comes as medics warn the coronavirus pandemic is likely to lead to long-term mental health conditions.
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Coronavirus: When did care homes go into lockdown?

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 01:04
Many thousands of care home residents have died from coronavirus, but when were key decisions made?
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Coronavirus: Fasting for Ramadan on the front line

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 00:07
What's it like to fast for Ramadan as a healthcare worker during the coronavirus pandemic?
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Coronavirus: Calls to investigate global response

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 00:03
Health leaders are to call for an independent review amid scrutiny of the WHO's handling of the crisis.
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Coronavirus: UK daily death figure dips to lowest since day after lockdown

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 18:34
Numbers tend to be lower at the weekend - but Sunday's is 100 fewer than last week's figure.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo takes coronavirus test live on TV

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 18:24
Andrew Cuomo says "there is nothing about the test that should intimidate people" into not taking it.
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Coronavirus: '10,000 unaccounted for deaths in care sector'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 11:36
Labour MP Angela Rayner calls for an investigation into care home deaths during the pandemic.
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Children 'seem less capable of spreading virus'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 11:17
The WHO's chief scientist says it's seen no big coronavirus outbreaks linked to regular school attendance.
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Coronavirus and dementia: 'I'm scared to go out after lockdown'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 02:20
Some people with dementia say they have lost confidence.
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Coronavirus: Imaging equipment ‘woefully underfunded’

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 00:20
Specialists who carry out crucial scans say capacity will struggle to meet demand as it increases.
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Coronavirus test results waits 'undermining confidence'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 05/16/2020 - 14:11
The Royal College of GPs says the government should focus on its testing strategy rather than targets.
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Coronavirus: Trial begins to see if dogs can 'sniff out' virus

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 05/16/2020 - 11:50
The dogs are already trained to detect odours of cancers, malaria and Parkinson's disease.
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Psychiatrists fear 'tsunami' of mental illness after lockdown

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:13
Doctors say they are dealing with a mental-health crisis while patients shun routine appointments.
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Coronavirus: A third of hospital patients develop dangerous blood clots

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 05/16/2020 - 08:20
The virus appears to be making people's blood much more sticky, medical experts say.
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Coronavirus infection 'R' rate in UK creeps up

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 17:53
The figure is now much closer to one - the point at which the virus starts spreading rapidly.
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Coronavirus vaccine: Macaque monkey trial offers hope

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 12:36
Six rhesus macaque monkeys were vaccinated and then exposed to the virus.
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Coronavirus: Surrogate babies stranded in Ukraine

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:05
Babies born to surrogate mothers are stuck in Ukraine due to coronavirus lockdown measures.
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Coronavirus: Reopening NHS services must be safe, unions say

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 03:41
Hospitals face another "crucial test" when outpatient clinics and operations resume, health unions say.
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Coronavirus: Mental health of NHS staff at long-term risk

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 01:17
Trauma experts say NHS staff are a high-risk group for PTSD in the aftermath of the pandemic.
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Coronavirus and cancer: 'We don't have time to wait'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 16:58
Liz from Hull is undergoing chemotherapy and has seen support services cut back.
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