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Coronavirus lockdown: Why can some of us meet six people?

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 11:08
Different policies are down to a number of factors, including geography, science and politics, experts say.
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Coronavirus: 'Wash hands at least six times a day'

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 01:03
Simple soap and water can kill the virus if you use it often enough, experts say.
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Coronavirus: Diabetic people offered support

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 01:03
A study reveals, for some, having diabetes is linked to an increased risk of dying with coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Cancer surgery delays risk 'thousands' of deaths

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 01:02
The NHS is warned not to "lose sight" of other areas of life-saving medicine amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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'I returned to nursing the day the pandemic was declared'

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 00:48
Hannah spent 12 years recovering from mental ill health, then happened to return to nursing the day Covid-19 was declared a pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Mixed reality headsets help medics treat Covid-19 patients

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 00:21
Hand gestures allow doctors to view x-rays and scans, and connect with colleagues in another room.
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Max and Keira's Law: Mum 'blown away' by organ transplant legacy

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 00:20
Max and Keira's Law will make all adults in England potential organ donors unless they opt out.
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Organ donation: The man waiting on his third transplant

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 00:17
Fez is hoping new organ donation laws might mean he could get his third kidney soon.
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Coronavirus: Data delay left care homes ‘fighting losing battle’

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 14:47
Public Health England did not share figures on the number of care home outbreaks until late April.
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Coronavirus: What's going wrong in Sweden's care homes?

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 13:16
Swedish healthcare is under scrutiny over the high rate of Covid-19 deaths in care homes.
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Coronavirus: 'Children are not superspreaders' says GP

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 13:13
Dr Rosemary Leonard says it is "more dangerous for a child to cross the road" than go to school.
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Coronavirus: 'We didn't get ahead of testing early enough' - Greg Clark

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:59
The Science and Technology Committee chair Greg Clark says the government must "learn the lessons so far and apply them".
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Coronavirus: Nearly 10,000 deaths in care homes

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:02
But for the second week in a row number of new fatalities falls in sign peak has passed.
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Did VE Day parties cause a spike in Covid-19 cases?

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 04:27
Six days after the VE Day anniversary there was a jump in new Covid cases at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
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Coronavirus: UK too slow to increase testing capacity, say MPs

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 02:33
The Science and Technology Committee says UK capacity was not increased "early or boldly enough".
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Coronavirus: Delirium 'may be common' in Covid seriously ill

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 01:47
Long stays in intensive care and being ventilated could increase the risk, researchers say.
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Coronavirus: Five and overs in UK now eligible for test

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 18:41
Coronavirus testing has been extended to everyone aged five and over in the UK with symptoms.
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Fault warning for Emerade 500 adrenaline pens

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 16:46
The pens carried by people with severe allergies should be exchanged for a different brand.
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Coronavirus vaccine: First evidence jab can train immune system

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 16:05
Larger trials now needed to see if the vaccine can protect against the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus symptoms: UK adds loss of smell and taste to list

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 11:33
Loss of smell and taste join a new cough and fever as signs that self-isolation may be necessary, experts say.
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