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UK to donate more than 100m surplus vaccine doses, says PM

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 22:29
Boris Johnson says the donations to countries in need will begin within weeks.
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Monkeypox: Two cases identified in north Wales

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 16:05
Two people were admitted to a hospital in England, but one has since been discharged.
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Five things Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 12:45
The health secretary has been answering questions about his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Delta variant: Time between NI Covid vaccines to be shortened

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 09:30
Authorities plan to leave six weeks between the first and second dose, BBC News NI understands.
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My beautician saved my life from deadly skin cancer

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 06:14
Seonag was unaware she had a "mark" on the back of her thigh when she went for a Mother's Day massage.
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Huge regional disparities in long hospital waits

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 00:44
Parts of Essex and Blackpool have the highest proportion of people waiting over a year for care.
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'Miraculous' mosquito hack cuts dengue by 77%

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 00:07
Infecting the mosquitoes with a different bug slams the breaks on dengue fever, trial finds.
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Travellers at mercy of rogue testing firms, says Which?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 00:05
Consumer group Which? says private testing firms are quoting misleading prices and lack regulatory oversight.
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Scotland's first patients prescribed legal cannabis

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 22:53
The private clinic provides unlicensed medicines for people who do not meet NHS criteria.
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Covid hospital cases rise above 1,000 in UK

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 21:21
Boris Johnson says arguments over 21 June unlocking are being made, but vaccine protection will be key.
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Covid: As Matt Hancock faces grilling, what are key questions for him?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 17:46
The health secretary will be quizzed by a panel of MPs about his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Nadine Dorries says women should stand up to doctors

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 17:25
The health minister says women must be "confident" enough to demand different treatment if they want it.
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Covid: Greater Manchester and Lancashire in testing and vaccine push

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 11:18
Extra support - including surge testing and vaccine buses - are provided to Covid hotspot areas.
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Covid: How is Europe lifting lockdown restrictions?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 09:34
A third Covid wave hit much of Europe hard but now gradually lockdowns are being eased.
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Lockdown lifting: Four numbers to look for this week

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 00:00
The key numbers that offer clues as to whether "freedom day" will proceed as planned on 21 June.
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Free Hugs: Does Covid mean the end of hugging strangers?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 00:00
For years, people have stood on streets holding ‘FREE HUGS’ signs but has Covid ended the movement?
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Covid: Greater Manchester and Lancashire to get extra help

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 15:18
The measures include military support and in-school testing in areas hardest hit by the Delta variant.
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New NHS patient data store delayed by two months

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 12:47
The creation of a central store of data from GP records in England had been due to start on 1 July.
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Sympathy card aims to break miscarriage taboo

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 12:13
The charity has teamed up with high street chain the Card Factory to sell the card online and in UK stores.
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Lockdown may have led to loss of strength and mobility

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 06:14
Experts say older people are in danger of losing the ability to do daily tasks due to the pandemic.
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