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GP practices in England facing 'tsunami of patients'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 00:22
Dr Dean Eggitt, a GP in Doncaster, opened his doors to the BBC to show the pressures facing practices.
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Cummings: Care home protective shield was 'nonsense'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/26/2021 - 19:51
Former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings says care homes lacked tests and protection.
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Dominic Cummings: What was on his whiteboard?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/26/2021 - 18:15
The notes reveal a scramble to decide the country's pandemic response ahead of the first lockdown.
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Dominic Cummings: Five things he told MPs about Covid response

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/26/2021 - 16:11
The prime minister's former aide has been speaking to MPs about the government's handling of Covid-19.
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France puzzled by mystery anti-Pfizer campaign offer

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/26/2021 - 02:33
French social media influencers say they have been offered money to discredit the anti-Covid vaccine.
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Covid vaccine: 30 and 31-year-olds in England now invited

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/26/2021 - 01:27
Rollout continues, with anyone in their 30s now able to get vaccinated in England.
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US urges 'transparent' WHO inquiry into Covid origins

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/25/2021 - 22:27
Without mentioning China, the US health secretary says experts must be allowed to evaluate the virus source.
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Covid: Advice to areas worst-hit by Indian variant will be updated - No 10

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/25/2021 - 20:24
"We are not imposing local restrictions," says the government after confusion over new guidance.
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Covid: Royal Bolton hospital taking 'urgent action' over virus

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/25/2021 - 17:40
Royal Bolton Hospital says it had experienced one of its busiest ever days amid a surge in patients.
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Moderna vaccine 'highly effective' in teens

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/25/2021 - 15:23
The company will give the data to regulators to seek approval for use in young people aged 12 and over.
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Covid: Eight Indian variant areas should avoid indoor gatherings

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/25/2021 - 11:23
People are also asked not to go into or out of places hardest hit by the so-called Indian variant.
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Ramdev: Doctors furious over yoga guru's insulting Covid remark

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/25/2021 - 06:51
A video of Baba Ramdev mocking patients for trying to find oxygen went viral earlier this month.
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'Dangerous' home teeth-whitening kits sold online

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/25/2021 - 01:02
Some may contain illegal levels of a bleaching chemical that can burn gums and cause tooth loss.
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Covid: Deaf campaigner calls for clear mask research

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/25/2021 - 00:00
A campaigner is calling for more research into clear masks to stop people feeling isolated.
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Algae proteins partially restore man's sight

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/24/2021 - 16:01
The patient was completely blind before the treatment - now he can see and count objects on a table.
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Dentistry: Rising numbers struggling to access NHS care

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/24/2021 - 12:53
Call and complaints to patient watchdog up by more than a fifth at start of 2021.
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Drug laws: The mother campaigning for decriminalisation

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/24/2021 - 10:38
Pat's son Kevin died after injecting heroin. Now she’s campaigning for radical reform in drug policy.
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India records 300,000 Covid deaths as pandemic rages

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/24/2021 - 07:46
India took less than a month to record its last 100,000 deaths but experts warn the toll is much higher.
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Covid: Parts of England to trial self-isolation support

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/24/2021 - 01:55
People in overcrowded homes will be offered alternative accommodation in a bid to improve compliance.
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Covid: Sniffer dogs could bolster screening at airports

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/24/2021 - 00:37
Trials suggest dogs could contribute to efforts to prevent the spread of Covid at mass gatherings.
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