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Covid: Indian variant 'now dominant' in the UK

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/03/2021 - 18:10
Confirmed cases of the Indian variant have risen to 12,431 in the UK, according to new data from Public Health England
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Worms sent into space for muscle loss research mission

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/03/2021 - 06:13
The worms will launch from the Kennedy Space Centre to help UK researchers understand muscle loss.
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NHS blunder sees wrong woman given invasive procedure

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/03/2021 - 00:43
The 39-year-old was waiting for a fertility appointment, but mistaken for another patient, a report says.
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Self-harm in over-65s ‘needs post-pandemic focus’

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/03/2021 - 00:42
Loneliness, bereavement and reluctance to access GPs can all lead to self-harm among older adults.
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Covid Could a third wave change 21 June plans in England?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/03/2021 - 00:40
Rising coronavirus cases have called the planned 21 June relaxing of rules in England into question.
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Covid: Ageing NHS cancer equipment upgrade to clear backlog

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/02/2021 - 23:09
Consultants say £25m of gear will speed-up treatment in Wales after the pandemic left a huge backlog.
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Covid-19: Lack of queue-jumping helped vaccine drive, says Matt Hancock

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/02/2021 - 19:33
The health secretary says the "fair" rollout of Covid vaccines was critical to winning public trust.
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How many cases in your area?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/02/2021 - 17:41
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
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Covid-19: UK's data encouraging, says government adviser

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/02/2021 - 11:58
Sir John Bell says balance is needed in the discussion over when to end lockdown restrictions.
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Bird flu: China sees first human case of rare H10N3 strain

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/02/2021 - 05:12
It's unclear how the man caught the H10N3 strain but human transmission is thought to be unlikely.
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Covid: China's Sinovac vaccine gets WHO emergency approval

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/02/2021 - 03:21
It is the second Chinese vaccine to get the green light from the global health body.
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Why is it harder to diagnose disorders on non-white skin?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/02/2021 - 00:13
Kanayo Dike-Oduah was sent home from A&E twice while suffering from a rare but serious illness.
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Bodycams for ambulance staff after rise in attacks

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/02/2021 - 00:12
All 10 ambulance trusts in England will be offered the cameras.
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Patients with low immunity anxious despite vaccine

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/01/2021 - 22:50
People who are immunocompromised cannot be sure the Covid vaccine is offering them full protection.
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Covid: Zero daily deaths announced in UK for first time

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/01/2021 - 18:02
The latest figures come amid concern over a recent small rise in cases linked to the Indian variant.
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How significant is a day without Covid deaths?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/01/2021 - 16:36
There have been no coronavirus deaths announced today - is this a moment for celebration?
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Covid: What do under-30s need to know about the vaccine?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/01/2021 - 14:00
The vaccine rollout is now reaching younger adults. What do they need to know about getting jabbed?
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Covid-19: Job not done despite vaccination success, scientist warns

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/01/2021 - 09:08
Calls to delay ending Covid restrictions in England on 21 June have come amid warnings of a third wave.
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Covid: Horse therapy for NHS nurse is 'magical'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/01/2021 - 00:45
Intensive care sister Amanda White, who lost her nephew to the virus, says the therapy "reset" her.
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Lockdown album written by Bungay singer, 16, after cancer diagnosis

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/01/2021 - 00:40
Pearll, who is now in remission, says she saw the spare time as an "opportunity" to record songs.
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