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Fewer hospital patients in Covid-19 hotspots

5 hours 58 min ago
Hospital admissions are not rising despite increases in coronavirus cases, according to NHS England data.
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Coronavirus: Leicester patient first to join 'UK's largest' recovery study

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 15:49
Researchers hope the £8.4m study will show the long-term impact of Covid-19 and how to treat it.
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Coronavirus: England's contact tracing app trial gets under way

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 15:10
It will serve self-isolation alerts based on logs of who the user was recently in close contact with.
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NHS figures reveal long waits for routine ops in England

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 12:17
The coronavirus pandemic has caused backlogs in many areas of the NHS, including cancer and A&E.
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Coronavirus: How will the world vaccinate seven billion?

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 06:00
Why fridges, vials and polling stations could be key in the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine.
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Breast screening women in their 40s 'could save lives'

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 00:12
But experts caution there are many other considerations, including cost and over-diagnosis.
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Coronavirus: England death count review reduces UK toll by 5,000

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 19:54
Deaths recorded in England had included people who tested positive months before they died.
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Priti Patel 'minded' to decriminalise sales of 'poppers' drug

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 17:31
The home secretary says the "uncertain" law on the drug - often used by gay men during sex - may change.
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Coronavirus: England's contact-tracing app gets green light for trial

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 17:02
Public tests are set to start on Thursday, but concerns remain about how accurately distance is measured.
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Cosmetic surgeon struck off after botched ops

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 14:48
Patients awarded thousands in compensation have not been paid as he did not have insurance.
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Coronavirus: Exposure rate 'similar' in London and Stockholm

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 02:52
Antibody tests suggest similar exposure to the virus in the two capitals, despite different strategies.
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Coronavirus: Severe mental health problems rise amid pandemic

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 02:37
An NHS Confederation report predicts a 20% increase in demand for services in the coming months.
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Coronavirus: Test and trace system 'successful', says health minister

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 14:00
Health minister Edward Argar says it is "evolving and flexing", amid plans to cut 6,000 contact tracers.
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'A Hinge date saved my life' and other cancer dating stories

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:02
Dating during lockdown is hard enough in 2020, but how do you deal with it when cancer is in the mix too?
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Coronavirus: Contact tracers to be reduced by 6,000 in England

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 16:51
The rest will focus on reaching positive cases and their contacts in local areas, alongside local teams.
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Coronavirus: Little evidence of Covid transmission in schools, says Williamson

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 07:30
The education secretary says a new coronavirus study supports the government decision to reopen schools.
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Nursing apprenticeship funding gets £172m boost

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 02:28
Ministers want nursing jobs in England to be more accessible, but a union says the plan falls short.
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Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 00:33
Covid-19 has changed the world - are we winning or is the virus still taking hold, and when will it end?
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Coronavirus in Scotland: Care home residents to be allowed more visitors

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 17:10
Residents will be allowed up to three outdoor visitors at a time from Monday, ministers announce.
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Coronavirus: Moral duty to get all children back in school - PM

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 02:54
Boris Johnson wants schools in England to be the last sector to close in any future local lockdowns.
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