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Covid and dementia - 'let them see their families'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 19:42
Actress Ruthie Henshall is calling for more visiting access to family members in care homes.
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Children's doctors given fabricated illness guidance

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 18:13
Experts say most cases involve genuine but misplaced health anxieties, not faked illness.
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Covid Brazil variant 'may spread more easily'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 13:52
The first detailed studies of the P.1 variant suggest it may be up to twice as transmissible.
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Covid-19: Regular tests a 'game-changer' for schools, says science adviser

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 13:18
Rapid tests will give confidence that schools can open safely, a government science adviser says.
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What does Covid testing in schools look like?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 11:04
A look at how schools are preparing to welcome back most pupils on 8 March.
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Covid: France approves AstraZeneca vaccine for over-65s

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 09:47
Older French patients can now get the jab, which had been initially limited to those aged under 65.
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Covid vaccines cut risk of serious illness by 80%

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 19:43
The UK will soon be in a "very different world", government scientists promise after success of jabs.
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Professor Van-Tam: 'One dose of vaccine reducing hospitalisation by 80%'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 18:12
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam says that for over 70s, both the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines are 60% effective against illness after the first dose.
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Prosthetist fundraising £300,000 for a bionic arm after cycling accident

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 15:13
Jim Ashworth-Beaumont needs the prosthetic after being involved in a cycling accident last year.
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Covid: Teachers' risk 'similar' to other under-65s

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 13:05
The study measured infection rates in school staff and pupils in November and December.
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Covid-19: Critical care beds shortage prompts calls for review

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 10:08
The UK has 7.3 critical care beds per 100,000 people, compared to Germany's 33.8 and the US's 34.3.
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Covid-19: Officials hunt Brazil virus variant case in England

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 03:46
There is an appeal for anyone without a result from a test on 12 or 13 February to come forward.
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Coronavirus: False vaccine claims debunked

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 00:18
Misleading claims about coronavirus vaccines have been spreading online.
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Covid-19: More than 20 million in UK have had first jab

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 16:47
The milestone is a "huge national achievement" and "every jab makes a difference", Boris Johnson says.
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Covid-19: People aged 60 to 63 in England to get jab invites from Monday

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 03:48
The vaccine rollout is gaining "fresh momentum," the NHS says as the next batch of letters are sent out.
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Covid-19: How would an NHS vaccine passport app work?

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/27/2021 - 00:31
There is growing speculation that a certificate scheme could be built into the main NHS app.
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Coronavirus spread slowed by vaccines, study suggests

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 16:54
There was a 75% reduction in staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital testing positive after a vaccination.
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Vaccine group phase two: What age groups are they vaccinating next?

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:09
After phase one is complete by mid-April, in what order will all other adults get the jab?
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Decreasing levels of coronavirus across the UK

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 13:32
Infection rates in the community are continuing to decline, says the Office for National Statistics.
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Age not job prioritised in second phase of Covid jab roll-out

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 13:21
Over-40s will be first in line from mid-April after the top nine priority groups receive one dose.
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