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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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Covid and PTSD: Dispelling misconceptions on those who may have it and why

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 00:00
Lifting the lid on common misconceptions, a mother and former Facebook moderator share their experience with post traumatic stress disorder.
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Covid-19: PM to unveil 'cautious' plan to lift England's lockdown

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 02/21/2021 - 23:52
All schools are expected to reopen on 8 March, with some outdoor socialising allowed from 29 March.
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Covid: WHO pleads with Tanzania to start reporting cases

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 02/21/2021 - 11:05
Tanzania is one of the few countries in the world to not publish data on Covid-19 cases.
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Jo Whiley on sister's Covid: 'It's been the worst week of our lives'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 02/21/2021 - 10:30
Jo Whiley was offered a vaccine before her disabled sister, who is now "fighting for her life" with Covid.
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Child heart transplants: 'I'm ecstatic I got such an amazing gift'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 02/21/2021 - 06:19
Freya Heddington, 14, had a new type of transplant where "non-beating donor hearts" are revived.
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Child heart transplants: Record year for new-style operations

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 02/21/2021 - 06:00
A novel approach is cutting waiting lists and helping children like Freya get organ transplants.
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Israel eases restrictions following vaccine success

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 02/21/2021 - 00:58
Shops, libraries and museums are now open to the public, following easing of Covid rules.
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Coronavirus doctor's diary: Don't ask me which vaccine is best, please

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 02/21/2021 - 00:11
Dr John Wright says he's often asked which vaccine is best, but the answer is it's too early to say.
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Covid vaccine: All UK adults to be offered jab by 31 July - PM

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/20/2021 - 22:31
Boris Johnson says there will be "no let up", as he prepares to set out his plan to ease lockdown.
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Bird flu: Russia detects first case of H5N8 bird flu in humans

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/20/2021 - 18:26
Workers have been infected at a poultry plant - but there is no sign of transmission between humans.
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Covid: Confusion over gestational diabetes advice

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/20/2021 - 02:00
Some women who've had the condition have been told to shield while others have not.
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Ambulance delays led to 'secondary Covid victims'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/20/2021 - 01:52
Waiting times outside some hospitals increased over Christmas, with a knock-on effect for 999 call-outs
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Covid-19: Care home residents in England to be allowed one regular visitor

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/20/2021 - 01:47
Matt Hancock says the 8 March rule change is a "first step to getting back to where we want to be".
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Covid-19 lockdown: Britain's 'plague village'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/20/2021 - 00:24
Almost a year since the start of the pandemic, how have Eyam residents been coping?
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Covid and diabetes: My story

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/20/2021 - 00:24
While it's known that diabetics are more at risk of suffering severe cases of Covid-19 - new evidence suggests the virus could actually be triggering the condition in some cases.
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Coronavirus: What Europeans have learned from a year of pandemic

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/20/2021 - 00:03
Since the first case in northern Italy a year ago the lives of Europeans have been changed forever.
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Covid: Matt Hancock acted 'unlawfully' over pandemic contracts

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 16:02
The health secretary breached his "legal obligation" to publish details of deals, the High Court rules.
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Covid vaccine passports could discriminate, experts warn

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 13:59
They are 'feasible' but need to meet 12 tests before being brought in, the Royal Society says.
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Meet the first pet getting the 'animal OBE'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 13:10
Hundreds of thousands of people have seen videos of a therapy dog called Max and his Lake District walks.
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