Health

Coronavirus: Death toll rises as virus spreads to every Chinese region

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/30/2020 - 08:12
The death toll now stands at 170, with more than 7,700 cases confirmed in China.
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Coronavirus: Scientists race to develop a vaccine

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/30/2020 - 05:04
US researchers are already working on a vaccine against the new virus that has emerged in China.
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Coronavirus: The US laboratory developing a vaccine

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/30/2020 - 05:02
US scientists have told the BBC they could have a vaccine ready for use before the end of the year.
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Sleep deprivation makes Scots teenage girls' anxiety worse

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/30/2020 - 02:32
Study shows almost a third of young people experience sleep problems - but older girls' mental health is suffering the most.
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The nursery putting fitness at the heart of learning

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/30/2020 - 01:14
Children who are stronger and fitter learn faster, say teachers at a Somerset nursery.
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Coronavirus: What does being in quarantine mean?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 19:56
About 200 Britons returning from China will be isolated for two weeks in case of any coronavirus infections.
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Lungs 'magically' heal damage from smoking

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 18:00
The effect has even been seen in people who had smoked for 40 years.
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Two UK deaths 'may be linked to vaping lung injury'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 17:04
The cases are being investigated by the body that regulates e-cigarettes in the UK.
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Ambulance service: 'Waiting system beyond a joke'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 13:21
In the East Midlands one in eight emergency calls takes an ambulance more than an hour to respond.
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Child mental health unit failings criticised by parents

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 13:09
At least 16 young people killed themselves in NHS inpatient centres in England since 2016.
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Long ambulance delays 'affect thousands each week'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 06:00
Lives at risk as crews struggle to reach patients having strokes, heart attacks and fits, BBC finds.
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Coronavirus: Australia plans island quarantine as foreigners leave Wuhan

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 04:32
Hundreds of foreigners fly out of Wuhan, as Australia announces a Christmas Island quarantine plan.
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Surrogacy: Social media advertising plans prompt regulator warning

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 01:42
Social media adverts urging women to become surrogate mothers could be allowed under Law Commission plans.
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Gay body shaming pressure 'led to severe heart failure'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 00:06
Some gay men are turning to tummy tucks and steroids to feel accepted in their community.
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Diabetes patients hit by glucose monitor shortage

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 00:04
Healthcare firm Abbott has been forced to apologise for failing to provide enough of the devices.
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Anti-depressant spray not recommended on NHS

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 13:18
A fast acting ketamine-like anti-depressant spray is rejected by health watchdog NICE.
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Coronavirus: Hong Kong to slash border travel as virus spreads

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 10:14
It wants to drastically reduce visits from mainland China, where the death toll has reached 106.
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Concerns over new 'menopause delay' procedure

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 02:09
Its long-term safety and success remains untested - but some women have already paid at least £6,000.
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Coronavirus: Death toll climbs to 106 as China tightens measures

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 02:06
Transport restrictions have been further tightened, with some cities suspending public transport.
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IBS trial to test amitriptyline as potential common treatment

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 00:33
A trial of 500 patients from Bristol, Leeds and Southampton will test if amitriptyline can be widely used.
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