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UK sees further drop in coronavirus numbers

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 12:45
The number of new infections in the community has decreased in all regions, latest data shows.
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Covid vaccines: Boris Johnson pledges surplus to poorer countries at G7

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 08:54
At a virtual G7 meeting, Boris Johnson will encourage other rich countries to donate vaccine doses.
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Now Norway is offering drug-free treatment to people with psychosis

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 00:57
People with psychosis are usually given powerful medication - in Norway they can now choose to go drug-free.
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Brazil: Can you vaccinate a whole town against Covid?

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 00:04
Scientists are vaccinating the entire adult population of a town in Brazil against Covid-19, to see if it helps bring life back to normal.
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Covid: Health workers appeal to PM for better personal protection

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 00:02
In a letter, 20 organisations say measures to tackle airborne spread of coronavirus are "inadequate".
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No Covid variants found on London Tubes, buses and stations

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 00:01
This does not mean none is circulating or commuters can let down their guard, the researchers say.
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Covid: Three in 10 care home staff in England not vaccinated

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 18:55
In London only half of care workers have had a jab, despite being in the top four priority groups.
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Covid-19: Record number of students apply for nursing

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 10:44
Figures show there has been a 32% increase in applications for nursing courses at UK universities.
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Long Covid: MPs call for compensation for key workers

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 07:45
Boris Johnson is facing fresh calls to compensate front-line workers suffering from the condition.
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Dogs from Milton Keynes charity trained to sniff out prostate cancer

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 06:02
Scientists are working with the dogs on a "robotic nose" to detect the disease in the future.
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Covid: Ethnicity vaccine gaps in over-70s

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 03:55
Jabs have been given to just 49% of people from African backgrounds living in England.
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Strong decline in coronavirus across England since January, React study shows

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 02:19
Study finds infections fell by two-thirds - and more in London - but warns virus levels remain high.
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Covid-19: What are challenge trials and why do we need them?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 16:23
Some volunteers in the UK will be deliberately infected with coronavirus in a "challenge trial".
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Covid: Seven symptoms should trigger virus test, study says

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 10:35
Fatigue, headache, sore throat and diarrhoea are also warning signs of the virus, research suggests.
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Covid-19: World's first human trials given green light in UK

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 10:22
Healthy, young volunteers are being recruited for the approved study, which will start shortly.
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Hospital waiting list 'may double to 10m by April'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 01:42
There could be a surge in demand from delayed referrals and delays to treatment, a think tank warns.
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Covid: How will we know if the vaccine is working?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 01:15
Deaths are falling faster for the over-80s - but does that mean the vaccine is working?
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Covid: Trials test the efficacy of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on children

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 00:20
Some 300 volunteers will take part in the first coronavirus vaccination trial on children and young adults.
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‘People are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel’

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 00:19
Doctors in Wales describe the pressure to help patients who’ve suffered delayed treatment during the pandemic.
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'Most healthcare apps not up to NHS standards'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 16:07
A firm which reviews apps for several NHS trusts says 80% do not meet its standards.
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