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Covid: Large trial of new treatment begins in UK

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 07:16
It is hoped the treatment will help stop patients from developing severe illness from the virus.
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Stroud GP vaccinates her father against Covid-19

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 06:25
A GP in Stroud has been able to vaccinate her father, and see him for the first time since March.
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Sinovac: Brazil results show Chinese vaccine 50.4% effective

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 03:52
Latest results show Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine is less effective in Brazil than previously suggested.
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'Discriminatory' mental health system overhauled

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 01:04
Black people are more than four times more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act in England.
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Covid: Many NHS staff 'traumatised' by first wave of virus, study shows

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 00:58
More than 700 intensive care staff at nine hospitals were asked about their experiences for a study.
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Covid: NHS doctor 'receives 20 to 30 abusive messages a day'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 00:38
Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden says NHS staff are facing "devastating" abuse from coronavirus sceptics.
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Covid: Play your part in fight against virus, says Patel

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 19:51
The home secretary says she will back police to enforce virus rules, as another 1,243 die in the UK.
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Long Covid: Virus 'like Russian roulette' for young and healthy

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 18:28
Roughly 5-10% of people have symptoms for three months or more.
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Covid-19: London's Nightingale hospital taking patients

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 18:05
The facility at the ExCeL Centre also has the capital's first mass vaccination centre on site.
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Covid: 2020 saw most excess deaths since World War Two

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 10:40
Last year saw 697,000 deaths registered in the UK - 15% above the five-year average.
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Covid: Eyesight risk warning from lockdown screen time

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 00:38
More than a third of people using screens more during lockdown reported eyesight changes, a study suggests.
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20-year-old Covid patient couldn't tell parents 'I love you'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 00:04
A 20-year-old man who spent a week in intensive care says many young people are in denial about Covid.
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Which Covid vaccine is better? Pfizer v Oxford v Moderna

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 00:04
Three vaccines have been approved in the UK - what are the differences between them?
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Covid-19: UAE dropped from UK travel corridor list

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 21:14
The decision follows a rise in cases across the emirates in the past week, officials say.
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Covid: UK at 'worst point' of pandemic, says Hancock

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 19:32
But the health secretary says 2.3 million people in the UK have now had a Covid-19 vaccine dose.
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Global health insurance card to replace EHIC under new rules

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 18:00
UK residents can apply for the new card to access emergency medical care when their EHIC card runs out.
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Inside Newcastle's Covid mass vaccination centre

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 17:13
Seven mass vaccination centres have opened across England to help deliver the Coronavirus vaccine.
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Covid-19 vaccine: Boris Johnson visits mass immunisation centre

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 16:47
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has visited a mass vaccination centre in Bristol - ahead of new immunisation figures set to be released.
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Southend Hospital oxygen supply reaches 'critical' situation

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 10:38
A document advises doctors that the minimum level of oxygen required in the blood is being reduced.
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Covid: The truth behind videos of 'empty' hospitals

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 01:17
Videos have been posted online taken inside hospitals claiming they're empty. Here's why they're wrong.
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