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STIs: Lockdown 'once in a lifetime opportunity' for sexual health

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 01:16
Experts are urging people to self-test at home now to reduce infections when lockdown ends.
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Coronavirus: How long does it take to recover?

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 00:01
Weeks, months, even a year - we look at the factors that can affect the time taken to get better.
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Coronavirus: Can you compare the UK with Italy?

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 20:56
The UK has passed Italy's death toll but it's hard to make direct comparisons.
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Coronavirus: Doctor MP says 'government's lack of testing has cost lives’

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 18:55
Labour's Dr Rosena Allin-Khan questions Health Secretary Matt Hancock in the House of Commons.
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Coronavirus: 'Segment and shield' way to lift UK lockdown now

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 16:23
Strengthen protection for high-risk people while easing restrictions for others, scientists say.
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Coronavirus: Mass testing earlier 'would have been beneficial'

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 15:27
The UK's chief scientist tells MPs mass testing is "part of the system that you need to get right".
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Coronavirus: Scientists publish advice to government

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 13:33
The Sage group raised fears people might try to buy fake test results to get an "immunity passport".
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Coronavirus: Lockdown psychiatric care 'severely disrupted'

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 06:56
Isolation is exacerbating psychosis symptoms for some patients, a leading psychiatrist is warning.
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Coronavirus: First workers to trial NHS tracing app

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 03:38
If the Isle of Wight trial is successful, the app could be ready nationwide within weeks, ministers say.
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Coronavirus doctor's diary: Is lockdown good for your heart?

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 01:54
Why do fewer people seem to be having heart attacks and strokes? One theory is that the lockdown lifestyle is healthy.
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Coronavirus: France's first known case 'was in December'

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 00:37
A Paris doctor says a patient first diagnosed with pneumonia is now confirmed as having had Covid-19.
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Coronavirus: Thanking healthcare workers worldwide

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 00:00
Some of the ways that people have expressed thanks to workers on the frontline against Covid-19.
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Coronavirus: NHS staff to help find out why people get sick

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 00:00
NHS workers are donating blood samples to find out why some of them contract Covid-19 when others don't.
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Coronavirus: Lockdown life 'a challenge' for vulnerable children

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 20:59
Charities warn some children who are missing out on additional support at school are falling into crisis.
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Coronavirus: How it feels to be a dementia carer under lockdown

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 17:18
Julia and Anne, whose husbands have dementia, say they have learned "what loneliness really is".
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Coronavirus: UK contact-tracing app is ready for Isle of Wight downloads

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 17:01
Isle of Wight council staff and healthcare workers will be invited to start testing app on Tuesday.
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Nightingale Hospital in London 'placed on standby'

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 12:59
The hospital will no longer be taking patients in the coming days - but could be used again if needed.
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Malaria 'completely stopped' by microbe

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 12:31
Scientists say the microbe - found in the wild near Lake Victoria - has enormous potential.
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Coronavirus: World must 'pull together' to find and fund vaccine

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 04:50
World leaders sign up to a fundraising drive, which aims to raise $8.3bn over the next month.
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Coronavirus: UK hospital trials new treatment drug

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 00:01
The new drug is based around a protein that is commonly used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
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