Health

'We're not battle-axes' - GP receptionists

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 06:27
Primary care staff in Bristol say they have never seen pressure like this before - and winter hasn't even started yet.
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Vaccine research among cyber attack targets

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 05:55
The UK's National Cyber Security Centre says it dealt with a record 777 incidents in the last year.
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Dyson Award winners: Glaucoma glove and bottle scanner

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 01:28
A device to stem blood loss from stab wounds, which won the UK award, also received an international prize.
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Hidden pandemic of antibiotic-resistant infections, health officials warn

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 01:19
Antibiotics should be taken only when really needed - and not for coughs, colds or sore throats.
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Postpartum depression: A deaf mum's story.

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 00:00
Catherine, a single parent who is also deaf, struggled with postpartum depression.
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Rare case of woman's body ridding itself of HIV

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 17:19
The patient's immune cells appear to have eliminated the virus without drugs or therapy.
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Covid-19: Pfizer to allow developing nations to make its treatment pill

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 16:15
The US company will allow 95 developing nations to produce generic versions of its antiviral pill.
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Pandemic sees big rise in obese children in England

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 14:31
Levels of obesity rise to 25% in primary school year six and 14% in reception year in England.
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Covid-19: Pubs curfew and working at home return in Ireland

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 13:29
Bars, restaurants and nightclubs must close at midnight from Thursday, the government decides.
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Covid: 'Putting people to sleep knowing they may not wake'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 11:27
An intensive care consultant says most Covid cases are those aged between 40 and 50.
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£50m motor neurone disease funding 'offers glimmer of hope'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 18:01
Campaigners including former policeman Chris Johnson hope a cure can be found in the next five years.
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Covid-19: Robin Swann calls for NI passport scheme

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 17:21
The health minister is to table a proposal to bring before the Stormont executive later this week.
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MPs find 'serious failings' in sickle cell care

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 12:50
Parliamentary report says some patients report being racially abused by doctors and nurses.
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Over-40s Covid booster due to 'waning' protection

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 10:42
Top government advisors have recommended a booster dose of the vaccine for everyone over 40.
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Covid: Austria introduces lockdown for unvaccinated

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 09:42
Some two million people are told to stay at home amid growing pressure on hospitals as cases surge.
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Covid booster doses to be offered to over 40s

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 09:31
Also, 16 and 17 year olds should get a second dose of vaccine according to official UK advice.
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Mental health: Man's train station sign aims to change lives

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 00:03
Ben Ogden stands with a sign in Leeds train station and explains why it’s OK to not be OK.
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Covid vaccines: NHS jabs more than 1m children aged 12-15 in England

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 11/14/2021 - 14:57
A single dose of the Pfizer jab has been available to 12 to 15-year-olds since 20 September.
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Covid vaccine ‘waning immunity’: How worried should I be?

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 11/14/2021 - 01:06
Is the effectiveness of Covid vaccines waning over time? We look at how much protection being double vaccinated offers.
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Covid: 'No reason' not to give boosters to under-50s

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 11/13/2021 - 12:40
Prof Neil Ferguson says giving booster jabs to younger age groups would drive down transmission levels.
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