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Boris Johnson advises people to wash hands to avoid coronavirus

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 17:49
Boris Johnson says washing hands for 20 seconds or more is the "best single piece of advice we can give".
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Coronavirus screening trial planned by University of Leicester

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 16:58
It is hoped adapted face masks can identify patients with the illness before they show any symptoms.
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Coronavirus: First Welsh case among three new UK diagnoses

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 11:27
The latest cases include the first one in Wales, after a patient returns from northern Italy.
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Coronavirus: British tourist describes Tenerife hotel quarantine

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 09:41
Lara Pennington and her family have self-isolated in their room after being quarantined in their hotel.
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Learning difficulties 'link to brain connections'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 00:33
After scanning 479 children's brains, researchers found they were organised in multiple "hubs".
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Coronavirus: Watch how germs spread

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 00:09
A virology expert demonstrates how viruses can spread using UV light.
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Coronavirus: On the front line in Wuhan

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 00:03
The BBC speaks to a Chinese doctor who has been on the front line of fighting Coronavirus in Wuhan.
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Thousands of depression cases 'linked to universal credit'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 00:03
The number of unemployed people with psychological distress rose 6.6% between 2013 and 2018, a study suggests.
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'We can enjoy life without sound'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 00:02
A woman who started to lose her hearing as a child is trying to change perceptions about deafness.
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Northern Ireland diagnoses first coronavirus case

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 20:30
Authorities say the patient, who is the UK's 16th case, had travelled from northern Italy via Dublin.
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Coronavirus: Where are we with a vaccine?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 17:28
We answer some of the big questions about vaccines and how long one for coronavirus could take.
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E. coli gut infection linked to bowel cancer

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 16:49
Around a fifth of people may be carrying the bacterium linked to some cancer cases, say researchers.
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Heather Planner died after being given other patient's medicine

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 15:48
Carers gave the woman someone else's medication four times a day for two days, inquest hears.
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Coronavirus Tenerife hotel quarantine: 'We don't believe it's safe'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 15:23
The BBC spoke to a mother-of-two who is among more than 160 Britons quarantined in a hotel in Tenerife.
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Coronavirus: How a 'drive-through' testing facility in London works

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 11:57
A new scheme is being introduced to ease pressure on health services, as experts expect more cases to emerge.
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Coronavirus: Two new cases confirmed in UK

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 10:46
The virus was passed on in Italy and Tenerife and brings the total number of UK cases to 15.
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Coronavirus: Tenerife hotel guests 'horrified' by conditions

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 02:51
Selina Lund said fellow guests were not following hygiene rules to prevent the spread of the virus.
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Coronavirus: How is the UK planning for an outbreak?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 00:40
What will the government do if there is a UK coronavirus outbreak and how prepared is the NHS?
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Coronavirus: How to self-isolate

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/26/2020 - 18:59
Five ways to successfully self-isolate to prevent the spread of the virus.
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Coronavirus: Five countries, five responses

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/26/2020 - 16:32
How countries are battling the virus - from disinfectant lorries in China to roadblocks in Italy.
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