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Omicron: Half of colds will be Covid, warn UK researchers

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/23/2021 - 12:38
If you have a sore throat, runny nose and a headache, get a Covid test, experts advise.
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Covid: Ministers watch data as studies say Omicron risk lower

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/23/2021 - 09:41
Scientists say early signs are good news but a big wave of infections could still overwhelm the NHS.
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Global Covid vaccine rollout a stain on our soul - Brown

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/23/2021 - 01:07
The former PM says Covid will come back to haunt us without a push to vaccinate the whole world.
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Women's health ambassador appointment to improve care

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/23/2021 - 00:53
Some of the revelations in a recent consultation on women's health were shocking, an MP says.
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Omicron wave appears milder, but concern remains

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/22/2021 - 18:37
The risk of needing hospital treatment could be two-thirds lower with Omicron than other variants.
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Daily Covid-19 cases in the UK exceed 100,000 for first time

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/22/2021 - 18:33
Some 106,122 cases are announced - the latest in a series of record-breaking days for infections.
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Covid vaccine recommended for vulnerable five to 11-year-olds

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/22/2021 - 16:20
And advisers say boosters should be offered to some older children due to the risk of Omicron.
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Health Secretary Sajid Javid promises millions more antivirals for UK

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/22/2021 - 12:42
The health secretary says 4.25m extra doses of antivirals will help the NHS to help fight the latest Covid wave.
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Covid: Self-isolation cut from 10 days to seven with negative test

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/22/2021 - 06:37
Infected people in England can end quarantine early with negative test results on day six and seven.
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Covid Omicron: European nations reinstate restrictions

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/22/2021 - 03:30
As the Omicron variant spreads across the continent, countries tighten curbs to brace for another wave.
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Covid: No new restrictions in England before Christmas - Boris Johnson

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/22/2021 - 03:05
But Boris Johnson says "we can't rule out any further measures after Christmas" as Omicron spreads fast.
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Covid-19: Israel could become the first country to give four vaccine doses

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/22/2021 - 01:37
A fourth booster would be offered to over-60s and health workers as Israel prepares for Omicron wave.
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Covid: Barts Hospital warns operations may be cancelled in new year

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 13:28
The NHS trust which runs five London hospitals stresses services are currently running as normal.
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Immensa: Month delay before incorrect Covid tests halted

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 08:32
Court papers show discrepancies at Immensa's laboratory were flagged as early as mid September.
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Christmas Day guidance in Scotland 'will not change'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 07:30
Nicola Sturgeon says people should reduce their contacts but not cancel their Christmas plans.
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WHO urges cancelling some holiday events over Omicron fears

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 07:20
"An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled," warns the World Health Organization's head.
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Ambulances: The paramedics keeping patients out of hospital

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 07:19
Meet the Welsh Ambulance Service's growing team who work to keep people out of hospital.
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Miscarriage: 'My body wasn't working the way it should have'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 06:29
Former Miss World Rosanna Davison opens up about fertility struggles in a bid to break the stigma.
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Tony Hickmott: Autistic man was 'loneliest man in the hospital'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 06:04
An ex-hospital support worker says he feels complicit in the "neglect" of Tony Hickmott.
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Omicron: South African scientists probe link between variants and untreated HIV

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/21/2021 - 00:29
Covid variants may be mutating inside people with suppressed immunity.
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