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'Gene therapy is a game changer for our son'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/01/2021 - 00:04
A five-month-old becomes the first person in England to receive a drug for a devastating disorder.
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Covid: WHO renames UK and other variants with Greek letters

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/31/2021 - 18:54
The variant first detected in the UK becomes Alpha, with South Africa, Brazil and India also renamed.
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Covid-19: UK in early stages of third wave - scientist

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/31/2021 - 09:00
A government scientist says there has been exponential growth in the number of new cases.
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Covid-19: Concern over June unlocking amid hospital pressure

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 05/30/2021 - 05:35
NHS hospitals in England say there must be a debate over ending restrictions as they try to cut waiting lists.
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Holding on to hope during India’s Covid disaster

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 05/30/2021 - 00:02
The BBC's Nikita Mandhani reflects on her personal experience of the second wave in India.
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Sheffield Black Hair Care Project is 'therapy on so many levels'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 08:34
Teetee was left "traumatised" after her hair was set on fire while she was at school.
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NHS calls for ban on toy neodymium magnets amid child safety fears

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 00:32
In England, 65 children have needed urgent surgery after swallowing magnets in the last three years.
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Covid: EU approves Pfizer-BioNTech jab for 12-15 year olds

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/28/2021 - 18:17
German leaders say that vaccinations of children aged over 12 can start on 7 June.
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Indian variant: Covid cases low but creeping up

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/28/2021 - 15:45
The next week or two will be crucial in determining whether 21 June relaxation can go ahead.
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Janssen single-dose Covid vaccine approved by UK

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/28/2021 - 14:06
Twenty million doses have been ordered for the UK and will arrive later this year.
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Covid-19: PM backs Matt Hancock over Dominic Cummings' care home claims

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/28/2021 - 11:14
The health secretary denies claims he misled the PM at the start of the pandemic about testing.
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Cumberland Infirmary patient 'dropped' from operating table dies within weeks

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/28/2021 - 06:26
A hospital confirms it is investigating "an incident involving a patient in one of our theatres".
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Covid: Surgery waiting times could be cut with specialist hubs, say surgeons

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/28/2021 - 03:42
Surgeons in England want specialist sites for non-urgent operations delayed because of the pandemic.
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Brighton artist turns coma hallucinations into graphic novel

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/28/2021 - 00:00
Zara Slattery had vivid hallucinations during a medical coma while fighting a flesh-eating bug.
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WHO virologist urges US to share Covid origins info

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 23:27
Marion Koopmans was on the WHO mission to China, when it was determined the virus was "unlikely" to come from a lab.
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Lisa Shaw: Vaccine role in BBC presenter's death to be probed

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 17:05
Lisa Shaw's family say the 44-year-old fell seriously ill days after having the AstraZeneca jab.
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Angry, upset, relieved - Covid bereaved families on Cummings claims

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:54
After Dominic Cummings' testimony on Wednesday, some bereaved by the pandemic are asking: what if?
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Does the UK have highest Covid death toll in Europe?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:02
The total is the largest but for deaths per 100,000 people the UK is no longer top.
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Covid: Matt Hancock answers Dominic Cummings allegations

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 11:07
Matt Hancock says he gets up each day and asks "what must do I to protect life?" as that is the job of the health secretary.
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How patient 'tsunami’ threatens to overwhelm GPs

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 00:42
Patients struggling to get appointments as GPs report surge in appointments being booked.
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