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'We couldn’t afford fertility treatment so we risked finding a sperm donor on Facebook'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:59
The high cost of fertility treatment leads some to find donors on social media, even though it's risky and could be illegal.
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Young vulnerable people receive vaccine

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:49
Nearly 200,000 extremely clinically vulnerable young people have been offered their vaccine.
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NHS nurse who inspired four of her children to be nurses

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:47
A nurse who died with Covid-19 inspired nearly her entire family to join the NHS.
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Government agrees to call pregnant women mothers

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:57
A bill to give ministers maternity pay will change, after peers reject the use of the term "person".
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Serco: Test-and-trace firm's boss defends scheme

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:01
The boss of outsourcer Serco says there are now as many people being tested per week as vaccinated.
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Johnson and Johnson vaccine: FDA finds the single-shot jab safe

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:09
US regulators say Johnson and Johnson's single-shot vaccine is safe, and could be approved in days.
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Covid: Half with cancer signs didn't contact GP in first wave

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 01:22
Symptoms left unchecked included lumps, changes to moles and coughing up blood, a survey finds.
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Covax vaccine plan: What is it and how will it work?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 18:37
A global scheme aims to ensure people in poorer countries get vaccinated against Covid.
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Covid: WHO scheme Covax delivers first vaccines

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 13:44
It is a milestone for a scheme aiming to ensure fair distribution of Covid-19 jabs to poorer countries.
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Jo Whiley welcomes vaccine prioritisation for people with learning disabilities

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 12:50
The body which advises the government on Coronavirus vaccines says everyone registered as having a learning disability is now eligible for a jab.
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150,000 more people with learning disabilities to be prioritised

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 10:19
It comes after DJ Jo Whiley's call for people like her sister to be vaccinated as soon as possible.
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Smear tests: Women to trial 'do-it-at-home' kits for NHS

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 01:43
About 31,000 women will be offered the swab checks, which can help spot early signs of cervical cancer.
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What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 15:51
The prime minister has announced a plan for how the lockdown will be lifted in England.
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Gabby Logan: 'Involve men in menopause discussion'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 14:23
The broadcaster says a more inclusive debate will "increase empathy and understanding" towards women.
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Matt Hancock: 'This is on everyone to act together to hit deadline dates'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 09:34
Hancock stressed that the rules still need to be followed despite the announcement of the easing of lock down road map.
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Covid-19: Lockdown easing to make life 'incomparably better'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 07:36
Restrictions could be fully eased by 21 June under Boris Johnson's roadmap - if all goes to plan.
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Born in Lockdown: Mothers' stories of giving birth in 2020

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 07:17
A project brings together the experiences of 277 mums who all gave birth in 2020.
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Covid vaccines - 'spectacular' impact on serious illness

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 16:09
First evidence jabs are having major impact on serious illness as well as cutting transmission.
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Covid vaccine: Confidential offer for HIV patients

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 10:29
A 'significant' number of people with HIV feel unable to talk to their GP, a leading charity said.
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Covid vaccines - 'spectacular' impact on serious illness

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 10:18
First evidence from the UK's vaccine programme shows a reduction in hospitalisations in Scotland.
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