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Coronavirus: Devon school reopens after quarantine

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 22:36
Students return to a school in Devon which had closed for a week due to coronavirus.
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Coronavirus symptoms 'take five days to show'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 21:05
Scientists reveal the average incubation time for the virus that's infected more than 111,000 people globally.
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Coronavirus: UK prepares to ask even mildly sick to stay home

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 20:29
Medical advice could change within 10 to 14 days, as a fifth person is confirmed to have died.
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'I've got stronger and more confident'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 17:45
Zoe says being a metre tall has some positives and she couldn't wait to show how dwarfism affects her life.
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WHO head defends coronavirus role in China

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 05:56
Dr Gauden Galea is asked by the BBC if the lack of transparency from China put global health at risk.
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Coronavirus: Trapped in a virus-struck care home.

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 03:14
Daughters' of woman quarantined in virus-struck care home say they feel 'helpless'.
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Coronavirus: Man in his 60s becomes third UK death

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 03/08/2020 - 23:30
The man, who had underlying health problems, had recently returned to the UK from Italy, NHS England says.
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Coronavirus: NHS to get 'whatever it needs' to cope says chancellor

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 03/08/2020 - 11:16
Ahead of the upcoming budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged to address the outbreak.
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Coronavirus: NHS will get whatever it needs, says chancellor

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 03/08/2020 - 11:11
The chancellor says he is also considering more support for businesses and individuals in an epidemic.
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International Women's Day: Personalised scrub caps for women surgeons

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 03/08/2020 - 00:56
Surgeon Gillian Cribb says patients assume "if you're not male, you're not a surgeon".
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Coronavirus: Emergency legislation 'will protect NHS volunteers'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 03/08/2020 - 00:50
New measures in an upcoming bill will also see an expansion of the use of video hearings in courts.
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Coronavirus: Ambulance chiefs consider facial hair ban

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 03/07/2020 - 19:53
London paramedics are asked to shave but plans to order them to do so have been put on hold.
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Coronavirus: How is the outbreak affecting everyday life?

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 03/07/2020 - 19:15
People in Didsbury, south of Manchester, tell the BBC how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting their everyday lives.
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Coronavirus cases in UK pass 200

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 03/07/2020 - 17:14
It comes as a health chief says the UK remains in the "containment" phase of tracing the virus.
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Coronavirus: Italy reports biggest daily jump in death toll

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 03/07/2020 - 13:53
Officials say 49 more people have died, marking the country's largest daily increase in fatalities.
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Coronavirus: Advice for people with health conditions

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 17:30
Older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions are more vulnerable to the virus.
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Coronavirus: UK to spend £46m on vaccine and testing research

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 13:53
The cash will pay for urgent work to find a vaccine and develop a rapid test for the disease.
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Coronavirus: PM warns of 'substantial period of disruption'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 13:44
Boris Johnson announces £46m to fund work to find a coronavirus vaccine, but warns it may take a year.
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Health secretary quizzed about coronavirus on Question Time

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 12:02
Matt Hancock appears on Question Time to answer queries from members of the public.
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The TikTok stars giving diabetes the needle

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 04:02
They can hula hoop and inject insulin at the same time. Meet the duo who are using social media to destigmatise diabetes.
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