Health

Progesterone recommended to prevent early miscarriage

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 01:57
The hormonal treatment could lead to 8,450 more babies being born each year in the UK, experts say.
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How to get a Covid test

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:44
People in England are being advised to test for Covid before going to crowded places this winter.
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Covid: No extension to Scottish vaccine passport scheme

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:44
Nicola Sturgeon says the scheme will not be extended to cinemas and theatres, as had been widely expected.
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Covid: Law reform calls for 'vital' care home visits

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:09
Some care home residents are still dying alone during Covid-19 outbreaks, a campaign group says.
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VR helps parents visualise child's surgery

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/23/2021 - 11:32
Click discovers how VR helps parents decide whether to go through with surgery for their child.
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Covid-19: Home working advised to curb spread

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/23/2021 - 11:30
Stormont ministers are meeting to decide the way forward in the light of a high number of cases.
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COVID-19: AstraZeneca CEO on long-term protection from jab

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/23/2021 - 11:03
Pascal Soriot said his company's Covid vaccine promoted a greater T-cell response than some others.
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Decision due on expansion of Scottish vaccine passport scheme

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/23/2021 - 06:04
Scotland's vaccine passport scheme could be extended to cinemas, theatres and other venues in December.
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Change to sepsis advice after mums' herpes deaths

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/23/2021 - 06:04
Medical advice on how new mothers with sepsis should be treated is to change after two women died of a herpes infection.
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Nurses' mental health: 'Most people in the NHS, they are sad'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/23/2021 - 05:51
An A&E nurse describes the anguish she's faced - and how a helpline inspired by Clap for Carers gave her hope.
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NHS could give therapy before anti-depressants, under new guidelines

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/23/2021 - 05:01
Group exercise and mindfulness are also to be recommended before medication, according to new advice.
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Social care: Boris Johnson defends his plan amid criticism over the cost cap

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 11:41
New details emerged last week that charities have warned could hit poorer people the hardest.
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Some vulnerable people use A&E weekly or more

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 11:35
A small group of patients make up 16% of all A&E visits in England, a new report suggests.
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Covid death doctor Irfan Halim touched lives, brother says

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 11:11
Surgeon Dr Irfan Halim switched to working on the frontline when the pandemic hit.
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New mothers who died of herpes could have been infected by one surgeon

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 09:59
Two mothers who died of herpes after ​having Caesareans could have been infected by a single surgeon, the BBC has found. 
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Children in care in England could hit almost 100,000 by 2025

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 05:31
The figure for England would represent a 36% rise in a decade, research for county councils says.
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Sajid Javid: 'Medical device racial bias not acceptable'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 10:51
The health secretary has ordered a review into racial bias in medical devices.
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Adults in England aged 40 upwards will be invited to book booster

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 02:51
Those who received second vaccine at least six months ago are eligible for top-up jab from Monday.
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Covid: Javid orders review of medical device racial bias

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 01:59
The health secretary responds to research suggesting oximeters work less well for darker-skinned people.
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Deaths of people treated under the Mental Health Act rose during pandemic

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 05:30
An ex-health secretary warns staff shortages are now compromising patient safety in the NHS.
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