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Covid: CO2 monitors pledged to aid school ventilation

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 08/21/2021 - 00:32
Schools in England are to be given CO2 monitors to as part of plans to limit the spread of Covid.
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The West End star who worked as carer during lockdown

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 08/21/2021 - 00:05
As theatres reopen, actors like Stephen Beckett have been swapping their lockdown jobs for their place on the stage once more.
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Covid cases: This summer compared with last

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 19:31
Case numbers are 30 times higher than at the same point last year - where might we be heading next?
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Army supporting ambulance services in England

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 17:01
High demand and staffing shortages have meant the Army has been called in to help look after patients.
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Covid-antibody therapy approved in UK

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 11:48
Antibody therapy - given to former US President Donald Trump - can now be used in the UK.
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What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings?

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 09:09
Masks are no longer compulsory in England, but remain necessary in other parts of the UK.
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Lockdown screen time sees rise in short-sightedness

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 06:35
Optometrists are diagnosing higher numbers of children with short-sightedness since the start of the pandemic.
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NHS Covid app 'pings' fall after changes

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 08/19/2021 - 12:50
The data covers the first full week since changes to the app were made to mean it notifies fewer contacts.
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Covid vaccines still effective against Delta variant

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 08/19/2021 - 00:05
But the jabs were more effective against the Alpha variant, the largest study of its kind suggests.
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Covid vaccine: US plans to offer booster Covid jabs in September

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 17:00
A third booster Covid vaccine will be offered to anyone who was fully vaccinated eight months ago.
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'I make art out of discarded face masks'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:12
Thomas Yates posts artwork he's created out of used face masks on social media.
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Covid: 'I'm pregnant, should I have the vaccine?'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:12
Many pregnant women have declined the Covid jab, but what's best for the baby?
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Aspirin may help treat aggressive breast cancer

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:08
Doctors hope it could boost the anti-cancer power of other drugs to fight hard-to-treat tumours.
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Outrage at chronic fatigue syndrome advice update pause

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:06
NICE decided to pause the final update to its advice just hours before planned publication.
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Covid-vaccine scientists begin plague-jab trial

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 18:18
The first volunteers have received a dose of the vaccine, made using the same technology as the Covid jab.
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UK blood supplies to be used to make life-saving drug

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 00:35
Plasma from donors in England can now be used for the medicine, after a previous ban on UK supplies.
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Twitter's new design to get fix after headache complaints

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/16/2021 - 13:51
Unveiled last week, the redesign involved high-contrast colours and a custom-designed font, Chirp.
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Covid-19: Daughter of Oxfordshire man urges caution

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/16/2021 - 06:24
David Allum, 58, died after complications from Covid-19 despite receiving both vaccine doses.
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Covid: Self-isolation ends for double-jabbed and under-18s

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/16/2021 - 04:01
Rules change in England and Northern Ireland for contacts of people who test positive for Covid.
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Covid: 16 and 17-year-olds in England to be offered jab by 23 August

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 08/15/2021 - 00:20
Those in England will be offered a jab or the chance to book one by 23 August, the government says.
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