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'I was bedridden' after Letchworth hospice's lockdown closure

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 13:09
A patient with a chronic lung condition explains how he depends on a hospice to live independently.
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Ex-health secretary Jeremy Hunt breaks arm in fall while out running

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 13:01
Former health secretary is back at work - from home - hours after being treated at his local hospital.
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Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 12:29
Wearing a cloth mask over a disposable surgical one might give better protection, say US health officials.
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Year-long routine surgery waits 'worst since 2008' in England

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 12:21
In January, hospitals in England treated nearly a third of all Covid patients since the pandemic began.
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Fundraising friends raise thousands for hospital

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 10:33
Hughie is finding out how the hospital he and his friend raised thousands of pounds for will be spending the money.
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Covid: Warning millions could suffer tinnitus 'trauma'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 08:24
Covid combined with lockdown anxiety is "rocket fuel for tinnitus", Hampshire expert says.
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How has coronavirus affected mental health?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 02:06
Coronavirus has had a big impact on our mental health, but have services been able to keep up?
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NHS bureaucracy being cut to improve care

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 01:34
Health services and councils will be encouraged to work together as 2012 reforms are unpicked in England.
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Covid-19: Kent variant 'on course to sweep world'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 01:12
The expert heading the UK's genetic surveillance says research into strains will go into the 2030s.
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Covid vaccine priority for 'severe' asthma

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 01:06
Asthma patients who need steroids are to be included in priority-group six, the clinically "at risk".
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Obesity: Appetite drug could mark 'new era' in tackling condition

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 00:45
Some of the people on the 15-month trial lost more than a fifth of their body weight.
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Liberty Barros: 'What is happening to my spine?'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 00:18
Liberty, from Leicester, discovered she could bend her body in half while watching a Rihanna video.
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Covid: Care staff vaccinations 'lagging behind target'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 21:43
As the deadline looms for care staff to be offered the vaccine, a survey suggests a big shortfall.
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Covid: Have your jab this week, PM tells two million

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 19:53
But Boris Johnson says the UK is nearing its target for vaccinating 15m in the effort to save lives.
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'We'll let you know': Stars in NHS Covid vaccine ad

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 17:44
Elton John and Michael Caine appear in a light-hearted ad, promoting uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine.
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Covid-19: 'Every death will stay with me forever'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 17:00
The Royal Free London accepted its first Covid patient a year ago.
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How many cases in your area?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 16:39
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
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Covid: WHO backs Oxford vaccine 'even if variants present'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 16:37
Its use in people over 65 as well as in countries where variants are circulating is recommended.
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Covid vaccine: JVT 'really concerned' fewer BAME people will get jab

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 12:26
Prof Jonathan Van-Tam: "This virus just doesn't care about what ethnic background you are from".
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Covid-19: Sports equipment presents 'low risk'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 08:55
A study finds coronavirus particles decay rapidly on sports equipment, including cricket and tennis balls.
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