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Austria to go into full lockdown as Covid surges

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 12:19
As well as Monday's lockdown, the chancellor says vaccinations will be compulsory from February.
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Booster vaccines to be added to NHS Covid Pass for travel

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 10:57
People in England will be able to prove they have had a third dose, enabling travel to some countries.
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Covid-19: Robin Swann advises more working from home

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 09:11
Robin Swann says if someone worked from home when the pandemic began they should be working from home now.
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Covid: UK government wasn't ready for pandemic, report finds

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 07:35
Detailed plans on shielding, job support and school disruption were lacking, the spending watchdog says.
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'I found I had breast cancer when I lost my voice'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 06:19
An Edinburgh mother-of-two thought she had laryngitis when her voice turned to a "papery whisper".
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Postnatal depression in dads: 'I didn't know men could struggle too'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 06:13
One international study estimates as many as one in 10 men struggle with postnatal depression.
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Domestic abuse: GPs trained to spot signs of violence

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 06:10
Dr Siaron West says specialist training made "at least half a dozen of my patients" spring to mind.
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Take at home treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 02:26
The oral drug could help children like Melvil born with a condition that causes progressive muscle weakness.
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Covid: 50 firms got VIP fast-track equipment contracts

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 17:22
The companies were chosen to supply protective equipment in the early stages of the pandemic.
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Covid cases highest in younger children in England

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 16:44
Recorded infections among those aged five to nine have outstripped other age groups for the first time.
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Mental health: Anxiety, depression and self-harm on rise among teens

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 13:16
Charities and doctors say online and school pressures mean more teens have mental health issues.
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'Air freshener used as disinfectant' at Skye care home

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 11:22
The claim is among new allegations about the running of Skye's Home Farm during a fatal Covid outbreak.
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First long-acting injection for HIV approved

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 11:18
England's drugs watchdog says it is as effective as daily pills, without the burden of taking them.
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Covid passes may be used to keep pubs open at Christmas

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 09:30
Wales is staying at alert level zero, with no changes to rules planned for at least three weeks.
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Widow demands answers over Covid official Andrew Slorance's death

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 06:03
Top civil servant Andrew Slorance was treated for an undisclosed infection at a troubled hospital.
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ED overcrowding causes excess deaths, report claims

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 00:02
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine studied emergency department figures between 2020 and 2021.
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Government changes rules on social care cap

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 21:27
Labour says the move to change the way care costs are covered will hit the poorest hardest.
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Merkel: Germany hit by full force of Covid

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 18:54
The chancellor speaks of a dramatic situation as European governments respond to a surge in cases.
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Covid : Children told to delay jab for 12 weeks after infection

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 16:19
UK experts recommend 12-week gap for healthy 12 to 17-year-olds before Covid vaccine, up from four.
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Concerns over regulation of electroconvulsive therapy in NI

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 06:34
ECT involves passing electric currents through the brain to treat conditions such as depression.
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