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Covid: UK on course for 'tens of thousands' more deaths

4 hours 55 min ago
A government adviser gave MPs his view during evidence on lessons learned from the pandemic.
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Covid: Lockdown had 'major impact' on mental health

13 hours 45 min ago
Lockdowns may have "profound and long-lasting" effects on mental health, researchers are warning.
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Long Covid: Who is more likely to get it?

17 hours 39 min ago
A study suggests old age increases the risk, as does asthma, excess weight, and being female.
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Christie hospital: Inside Europe's largest cancer unit

23 hours 12 sec ago
BBC Breakfast spent four days filming inside The Christie Hospital in Manchester, meeting patients and staff.
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Covid: Burn-out fears of 'exhausted' unpaid carers

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 09:03
Many of those looking after vulnerable relatives or friends wonder how they will cope this winter.
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Long Covid: St Annes man 'never recovered' from long-term effects

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 08:36
Roehl Ribaya was discharged from hospital in August but had a cardiac arrest and died in October.
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Covid: Noon deadline approaches for Manchester coronavirus deal

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 08:17
If agreement on new restrictions is not reached, the PM could impose tier three rules.
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UK plan to be first to run human challenge Covid trials

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 08:15
Work is underway to start trials in January where volunteers will be deliberately exposed to the virus.
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'We had more than 60 calls from test-and-trace'

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 01:01
One family in London say they received scores of long, repetitive calls from contact tracers.
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Covid-19: First UK airport coronavirus testing begins

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 00:32
The aim is to help people travelling to destinations where a negative result is required on arrival.
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Covid: Greater Manchester restrictions delay 'puts lives at risk'

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 16:43
A decision on local rules and financial support must be made "one way or another", a minister says.
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Covid: Wales to go into 'firebreak' lockdown from Friday

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 14:16
People in Wales told to stay home from Friday, with pubs and restaurants ordered to close.
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Deaths at home: More than 26,000 extra this year, ONS finds

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:44
Far more people are dying at home in England and Wales than normal from heart disease and dementia.
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Covid lockdown: Wales poised for decision on circuit-breaker

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 11:22
The Welsh Government is expected to announce its decision on a "fire-break" lockdown later.
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Covid: England boosting plasma stocks for patients

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 11:08
Fourteen new donation centres are to open around the country in November and December.
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Coronavirus: Schools in NI shut as two-week closure begins

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 06:41
The move is part of a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus and will be reviewed on 2 November.
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Could cold water hold a clue to a dementia cure?

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 01:13
Swimmers at a London lido aid understanding of what cold does to the body.
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Endometriosis care needs urgent improvement, MPs say

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 00:41
The condition, which causes severe pain and heavy periods, takes eight years on average to be diagnosed.
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The British athletes battling eating disorders in sport

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 00:07
Former Paralympian Rachel Morris competed in both rowing and cycling while also struggling with an eating disorder.
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Covid: What the tier rules say about the split between science and politics

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 00:23
Why does the divergence between science and politics appear to be wider than it has ever been?
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