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Tocilizumab: Arthritis drug may treat severe Covid

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 17:34
Early signs suggest it may help patients with severe breathing difficulties who are on ventilators.
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Coronavirus: Christmas socialising poses 'substantial risks' - scientist

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 16:27
Proposals to ease restrictions over Christmas will be set out next week, a No 10 spokesman said.
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Home-testing kit for breast cancer wins Dyson prize

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 16:19
The device uses AI to analyse urine samples and detect disease.
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Covid: Oxford vaccine shows 'encouraging' immune response in older adults

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 07:00
The phase two trial results raise hopes the jab can protect age groups most at risk from Covid-19.
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Quarter of UK home care operators face going bust

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 02:57
The sector has combined debts in excess of £100m, raising fears for the future.
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Was the scientific advice for lockdown flawed?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 00:46
A BBC documentary highlights weaknesses in the expert analysis of the likely impact of coronavirus.
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Loneliness 'feels like being in a grave'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 00:10
Sophie from Huddersfield sought help to overcame loneliness.
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Private baby scans show 'incredibly poor practice'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 00:00
BBC News uncovers evidence that women have not been told about serious abnormalities and conditions.
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Care home welcomes visitors after pilot covid test scheme

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 16:20
A care home in Teignmouth is one of the first in England piloting a testing system to allow visitors.
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Covid vaccine: Pfizer says it's '94% effective in over 65s'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:24
The companies say they will now apply for authorisation for emergency use of the jab in the US.
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Coronavirus: Head of NHS Test and Trace Dido Harding self-isolating

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 10:17
Baroness Harding tweeted she was alerted by the NHS app to stay at home.
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Too early for Christmas Covid rules, says minister

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 10:08
Alok Sharma says he'd like a normal Christmas after reports that families may be allowed to meet up.
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Lockdown plus autumn sends loneliness soaring

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 09:56
The numbers feeling lonely in the pandemic reached a new high point at the start of this month.
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Lord Feldman: Department of Health adviser's firm took work from Covid company

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 06:00
Lord Feldman went to meetings between ministers and a biotech firm his PR company went on to advise.
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Lockdown loneliness advice from a 91-year-old

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 00:31
Marjorie Wells, 91, gives her advice on fighting loneliness during a lockdown.
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Suicide bereavement: 'Just reach out to us'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 00:31
After losing her brother in 1990, Dr Sharon McDonnell has gone on to run the largest ever UK survey of bereaved families.
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Coronavirus: Doctors spell out how to exit England's lockdown

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 00:07
The British Medical Association fears a surge in infections that will cripple the NHS if unlocking goes wrong.
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More than 70,000 excess deaths during the pandemic

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 16:46
Rising Covid-19 deaths push the total number of UK deaths further above expected levels
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Covid in Scotland: Level 4 lockdown to be imposed in 11 council areas,

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 16:24
The move means more than two million people will be living under the country's toughest Covid restrictions.
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Covid: Thousands of cases relocated in England in data change

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 15:35
Some areas see numbers rise after the government changes the way it records the location of a case.
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