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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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Covid: Care home staff without PPE at start of pandemic - MPs

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 04:25
MPs say care homes received a fraction of the PPE needed compared with the health service.
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Pandemic means young people face cancer treatment alone

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 01:12
Covid restrictions mean patients such as Sophie must attend appointments without family or friends.
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Life on the Covid front line as a hospital porter

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 01:07
Newsbeat's been given access to the front line of the pandemic at Harrogate District Hospital.
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Covid-19 parosmia: 'Public toilets smell nice to me now'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 00:52
NHS dietician Victoria says that since she had Covid-19, things that normally taste and smell nice are repulsive but loos smell good.
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Fake Covid videos 'will cost lives'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 00:16
Sima Kotecha follows the origins of a 'dangerous' viral video about a false Covid-19 treatment.
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Europe's oldest person survives Covid just before 117th birthday

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 23:30
Having battled coronavirus, French nun Sister Andre will celebrate her 117th birthday this week.
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Inside a Covid field hospital: Llanelli patients and staff share their stories

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 22:53
Patients and staff describe what it's like to be cared for, and work, in a field hospital.
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Schools could open if rest of lockdown stays, say researchers

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 14:19
Wider restrictions would still be needed to stop cases getting out of control, say researchers.
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Covid: WHO team says 'extremely unlikely' virus leaked from lab

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 12:07
A team of international and Chinese experts say more work is needed to identify the source of the virus.
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Covid: Social care staff in Wales 'exhausted' by pandemic

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 07:08
Social care staff say they are more stretched now than at any point in the pandemic.
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Covid: South Korea launches test for pet cats and dogs

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 03:23
It comes a few weeks after a kitten tested positive, the first animal Covid-19 case in the country.
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Covid trauma 'also affects people with breathing problems at home'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 01:31
Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are not confined to those on ventilators, a study suggests.
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Covid-19: NHS app has told 1.7 million to self-isolate

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 00:17
Ministers believe the contact-tracing app has prevented 600,000 cases of the disease in England and Wales.
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Night exercise: Top tips to exercise safely

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 00:02
One consequence of lockdown has been that neighbourhoods come to life after dark.
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Covid: Which areas are being mass tested for the South Africa variant?

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 23:21
The government hopes "surge" testing will reduce transmission of the South African variant of Covid-19.
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Covid: Boris Johnson 'very confident' in vaccines being used in UK

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 19:09
A small study suggests the AstraZeneca vaccine may be less effective against the South African variant.
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Covid-19: Over-70s urged to come forward for vaccine

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 19:07
Dr Nikki Kanani says it is important for those who have missed out to come forward if they wish to be vaccinated.
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Covid-19: Vaccines 'likely to prevent serious illness from variants'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 18:03
England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam urges people not to delay their vaccinations.
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Covid: NHS gowns 'suspended' from use due to packaging concern

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 17:03
Safety concerns have been raised about 10 million gowns, bought by the UK government for NHS staff.
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