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Pollution: ‘We can smell and taste the traffic at school'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/24/2021 - 00:12
A primary school in Manchester sits on one of Europe's busiest roads where particle pollution levels exceed WHO limits.
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Covid: UK passes 60m jabs milestone after 762,000 in a day

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 05/23/2021 - 17:20
Health chief urges people to get their second jab, as more than 760,000 doses are given in a day.
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Covid: Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs effective against Indian variant - study

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 05/22/2021 - 22:35
They are effective against symptomatic disease but protection is low after only one dose, a study says.
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Covid-19: More than 50m vaccine doses given in England

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 05/22/2021 - 14:16
The health secretary hails the milestone as 32 and 33-year-olds are offered the jab.
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Covid vaccine: 32 and 33-year-olds in England now invited to book

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 05/22/2021 - 02:34
One million more people will get text messages inviting them to book the first dose of their vaccine.
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Covid Vaccines: Could they be magnetic?

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 05/22/2021 - 00:03
Videos of people sticking magnets to their arms where they claim they’ve had the Covid vaccine have gone viral. We debunk this so-called magnet challenge.
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Wife of patient reacts to blood inquiry statement

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/21/2021 - 20:07
Su’s husband Steve was diagnosed with hepatitis C 21 years after first receiving contaminated blood products.
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Severely ill - and still made to quarantine in a hotel

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/21/2021 - 00:55
The law says some severely ill are exempt from hotel quarantine - but they don't always get a choice.
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Covid: Stillbirth and prematurity risks may be higher

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/21/2021 - 00:39
A study suggests that while the overall risks remain low, coronavirus may increase stillbirths.
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India Covid: Dying mother's final message

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/21/2021 - 00:03
Dimple Arora was a 34 year-old-dentist with everything to live for when she died of Covid-19.
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Contaminated blood inquiry: Matt Hancock to give evidence

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/21/2021 - 00:00
The health secretary will face questions about compensation for victims of contaminated blood on Friday.
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Covid: Test and Trace failure helped Indian variant spread, report says

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/20/2021 - 18:06
Several councils did not receive up-to-date Covid data for almost three weeks, the BBC learns.
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Long Covid: 'I'm feeling quite good after vaccine'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/20/2021 - 15:20
A study of 812 people finds three times as many felt better after the vaccine.
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Campaigners react to PIP implant compensation win

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/20/2021 - 10:54
Jan Spivey and Louise Smith welcomed the "fantastic" judgement by a French court.
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Lord Coe pleads for resumption of weekly community event Parkrun

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/20/2021 - 09:00
World Athletics president Lord Coe says Parkrun is a crucial public health initiative.
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Baby death raises questions over maternity care

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/20/2021 - 06:00
Parents Beth and Dan Wankiewicz are looking for answers over the death of their son Clay last year.
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296 people donate organs in first year of new consent law

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/20/2021 - 01:47
Max and Keira's Law presumes all adults in England as potential organ donors unless they opt out.
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US v Canada: Who won the vaccine rollout?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/20/2021 - 01:07
The BBC's Ritu Prasad and Holly Honderich discuss the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in their respective countries.
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Breast implant scandal compensation ruling due

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/20/2021 - 00:49
Thousands of women given substandard implants should finally find out if they will receive compensation.
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NI Covid-19 vaccine booking opens for 25-29 group

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/20/2021 - 00:00
People aged from 25 to 29 years are now eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine from Thursday.
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