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Covid: Travel and mask rules tightened over Omicron variant

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 21:31
New measures to slow Omicron's spread in England before Christmas are unveiled by Boris Johnson.
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New Covid variant: Chris Whitty on why scientists are concerned about new Covid variant

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 17:56
Watch Chris Whitty, chief medical officer, speak about what scientists know about the new Omicron variant.
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New Covid variant: PCR testing to be introduced for arrivals in UK

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 17:49
Watch Boris Johnson set out new measures after two cases of the Omicron variant were found in the UK.
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Covid variant: We won't hesitate to take further action, says Javid

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 15:16
The health secretary says two UK cases of the Omicron variant shows the pandemic "is far from over".
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Covid: Two cases of new variant Omicron detected in UK

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 15:08
Two people in the UK have been found to be infected with the new Covid variant, Omicron, the health secretary says.
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Covid: New Omicron variant not a disaster, says Sage scientist

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 10:35
Prof Calum Semple says some scientists are "hugely overstating" the fears around the Omicron variant.
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Crisis Cafe: The young community serving up mental health support

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 17:11
Young people in Newry speak about the benefits of having a space to discuss their mental health.
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'World-leading' Down's syndrome bill clears first hurdle in Parliament

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 14:55
Liam Fox's plan to ensure lifelong care looks set to become law in England early next year.
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Covid variant: UK put safety first over Africa travel - Shapps

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 09:21
Fears about the impact on vaccines mean travel from six African countries had to be restricted, he adds.
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Ambulances forced to queue daily outside A&Es, study suggests

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 01:14
NHS guidance says that ambulance handovers should be completed within 15 minutes.
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Surgeon's CQC whistleblower claims branded fanciful

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 18:03
A doctor alleges his role as a special adviser to England's healthcare regulator was ended unfairly.
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Shropshire baby deaths: Ockenden report delayed until March

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 17:21
Donna Ockenden's review into maternity care is the largest of its kind in NHS history.
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Covid vaccines safe in pregnancy, data shows

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 16:28
More mothers-to-be should come forward for the jab, the UK Health Security Agency's report suggests.
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Drug and alcohol treatment sees rise in deaths in England

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 15:40
Changes to support and access during lockdowns are likely to be factors, a report says.
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Sativex brain tumour trial backed by Tom Daley starts

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 13:00
Brain tumour researchers hit their funding target after a £400,000 campaign backed by the Olympian.
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Family of woman with Covid allowed to appeal against end-of-life ruling

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 12:10
Specialists had said the woman was the "most complicated" Covid patient in the world.
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End-of-life care: Worry over support for those dying at home

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 08:51
A charity says if services are not prepared, carers will struggle and people will feel unsupported.
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Hackney man first to receive 3D-printed prosthetic eye

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 06:27
Steve Varze will be given the realistic eye at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
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Mental health: Western Trust sees rise in children treated for depression

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 06:26
Figures from the Western Trust show a rise in under-18s attending hospital over their mental health.
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Doctor says healthcare regulator misled the public

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 16:45
A surgeon claims he was dismissed as special adviser because he raised concerns over an inspection.
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