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Birmingham and Nottinghamshire trusts offer 24-hour Covid vaccines

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 09:14
The vaccines will be offered to existing high-priority groups and hospital staff on nightshifts.
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NHS child gender clinic rated 'inadequate' by inspectors

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 02:05
Services and waiting times must improve at the NHS's child gender-identity service, inspectors say.
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Covid: 'Sharp drop' in heart-attack hospital admissions

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 01:26
Some people who need urgent help appear to be staying away, as in the first peak, say researchers.
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Covid smear-test delays prompt calls for home HPV tests

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 01:25
Delays to smear tests in lockdown prompt cervical cancer charities to call for home-testing kits.
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The cartoonists making mental health their muse

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 00:13
Meet the artists shaping graphic medicine - a genre of comics focused on the experience of living with mental illness.
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Luke Grenfell-Shaw: Cycling around the world with cancer

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 00:01
Cancer patient Luke Grenfell-Shaw completes the first part of his round-the-world challenge.
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Monklands ICU staff are 'physically and emotionally' drained

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 22:48
James Cook returns to Monklands eight months on to find the hospital staff struggling against the odds.
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Covid-19: Mortician says deaths have taken a toll

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 20:20
Senior mortician Hannah Leahy says the level of Covid fatalities is taking its toll on staff the Royal London Hospital.
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Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,610 deaths

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 18:40
The total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test during the pandemic is now above 90,000.
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Covid in Scotland: Schools to stay closed as lockdown extended

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:34
Mainland Scotland and some islands to remain under toughest coronavirus rules until at least mid-February.
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Schools may reopen region by region, says medical adviser

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:29
Top medical adviser suggests schools in England may reopen region by region after lockdown.
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Covid: Hospital children's unit moved to free up adult beds

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 14:29
Activity at a paediatric intensive care unit in Leicester is being moved to Birmingham.
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Covid: Positive antibody tests doubled since autumn

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:54
Some 10% of the UK population is showing signs of recent infection, a doubling since October, says ONS.
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Motor neurone disease: Edinburgh scientists reveal breakthrough

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:16
University of Edinburgh scientists are a step closer to being able to reverse the damage caused by MND.
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Military medics to help in Shropshire hospitals due to staff shortages

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 05:40
Sickness levels have risen at Shropshire's hospitals, with staff also shielding or self-isolating.
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Oxford research tackles threat of antibiotic resistance

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 01:55
Oxford says the "public cannot get enough of experts" with a £100m donation for antibiotics research.
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Covid vaccine: WHO warns of 'catastrophic moral failure'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 23:15
It accuses richer nations of a "me-first" approach to Covid vaccine, and hoarding precious supplies.
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Covid-19: 'Don't end up like us, please'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 18:05
Martin Freeborn's wife, Helen, lost her fight against Covid at the Royal London Hospital, where staff are struggling to cope with rising admissions.
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Covid-19: Lockdown restrictions could relax once 'top 4 cohorts' vaccinated

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:58
Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi says there are still "a number of caveats" to reopening.
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London Ambulance Service: 'We take thousands of calls every day - it's tough'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 01:37
Ambulance service staff in London explain the unique pressures of working during a pandemic.
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