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Coronavirus: Are some soaps better than others?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:28
With so many different soaps to choose from, Dr Michelle Wong explains why all soaps are effective against coronavirus.
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Down's syndrome language: 'No-one meant anything hurtful"

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:26
A mother of a young boy with Down's syndrome is helping to teach people about appropriate language.
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Baby loss: 'Being a black woman the odds were stacked against me'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:21
Genelle Aldred believes racial bias within the maternity care sector played a role in her baby's death.
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Covid and mental health: 'Children are being failed massively'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 16:17
A mum describes the pain of seeing her son's mental health suffer during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Covid-19: Vaccine should be widely available ‘next year’

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 14:08
Head of Vaccine Taskforce says she would be "surprised" if vaccine wasn't available next year.
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Covid: Two-week circuit breaker 'may halve deaths', report says

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 13:05
A circuit breaker could change the course of the epidemic and buy to time, a report says.
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Coronavirus: Patient has sudden permanent hearing loss

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 08:57
UK doctors say it is the first such case they have seen linked to the pandemic coronavirus.
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Covid-19: New three-tier restrictions come into force in England

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 04:00
Most of the country is in the lowest tier but millions in the North and the Midlands face extra curbs.
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Covid Sage documents: What was the evidence and what happened?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 00:44
The government did not take the recommendation of a "circuit breaker" lockdown.
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Covid 19: Care home visitor scheme to be piloted in England

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 16:40
People could see loved ones regularly in trial, if they are tested for Covid and wear PPE.
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Trial to test if Vitamin D protects against Covid

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 15:25
Vitamin pills will be posted to 5,000 UK residents to see if they help boost immunity.
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Covid-19: Why is Essex County Council pleading for tighter restrictions?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 12:32
The decision to apply for tougher measures comes amid concerns over an "exponential" rise in cases.
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Shielding not needed yet, despite rising Covid rate

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 12:09
The most clinically vulnerable people in England will get a letter to explain how to stay safe.
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Coronavirus: 'Momentous' errors worsened Austria ski resort outbreak

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 11:41
One of Europe's first outbreaks at two Austrian resorts could have been contained, a report says.
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NHS Covid app updated to 'fix' phantom messages

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 11:17
People will still see alerts but will now get a follow-up message telling them to ignore it.
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US pauses Covid vaccine trial due to ill volunteer

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 10:00
An independent review is under way to check if the symptoms could be side-effects of the jab.
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Coronavirus: Ethnic-minority vaccine volunteers needed

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 01:35
Scientists need more recruits belonging to ethnic minorities, to make sure the vaccine works for all.
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Covid reinfection: Man gets Covid twice and second hit 'more severe'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:35
The report raises questions about how much immunity can be built up to the virus and how long it may last.
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Covid-19: Are we still listening to the science?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:32
Sage and Prof Chris Whitty appear at odds with the political decisions made by government.
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Covid: Why bats are not to blame, say scientists

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:24
Bats have been scapegoated by humans for centuries, with Covid only the latest example, say scientists.
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