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Covid: Pfizer says antiviral pill 89% effective in high risk cases

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/05/2021 - 12:14
The company stopped clinical trials early because initial results for the drug were so positive.
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Therapy: How to find a counsellor

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/05/2021 - 09:56
BBC reporter Jordan Dunbar explores the best ways to find the right therapist.
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Covid: WHO warns Europe once again at epicentre of pandemic

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/05/2021 - 06:44
The WHO warns of 500,000 more deaths in Europe by February as cases soar across the continent.
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High-risk Covid gene more common in South Asians

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/04/2021 - 16:01
About 60% of people from South Asian backgrounds carry a gene that puts them at higher risk.
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Cervical cancer: 'It came out of nowhere, I had no symptoms'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/04/2021 - 11:01
Laura Flaherty was diagnosed with cervical cancer after a routine smear test. She then had a hysterectomy at 29 years old.
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First pill to treat Covid gets approval in UK

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/04/2021 - 10:59
The tablet - molnupiravir - will be given twice a day to patients recently diagnosed with the disease.
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HPV vaccine cutting cervical cancer by nearly 90%

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/04/2021 - 00:53
Researchers say regular cervical screening may not be necessary because of the success of the vaccine.
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The brain sensor discovery behind humans getting taller

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/03/2021 - 16:03
Scientists say they've worked out how the body knows when to grow and start puberty.
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Covid: Hard months to come in pandemic for UK, says Van-Tam

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/03/2021 - 11:24
Too many people believe the pandemic is over, England's deputy chief medical officer warns.
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Will complacency damage Covid booster rollout?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/03/2021 - 11:00
Millions of over-50s and others have had a third jab - but could they have been rolled out more quickly?
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Van-Tam on Covid: 'There are some hard months to come in the winter"

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/03/2021 - 09:30
Professor Van-Tam says too many people think the pandemic is over, and there are "hard months to come."
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Covid-19: Sage scientist Sir Jeremy Farrar steps down from role

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/03/2021 - 00:50
He says levels of Covid transmission in the UK are "concerning" as he leaves the advisory group.
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US mothers divided on vaccines for young children

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/03/2021 - 00:49
Everyone in the Simon family contracted Covid-19, but their nine-year-old daughter McKenna went to hospital.
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Javid on 'Covid is over' risk and new variants

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/02/2021 - 15:43
The health secretary says he worries about a “vaccine escape variant" of Covid and warns people not let down their guard.
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Cancer detection fell in Scotland during pandemic

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/02/2021 - 10:40
New figures show breast cancer diagnosis was down by 19%, bowel cancer by 25% and lung cancer by 9%.
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Wrexham: Bird flu confirmed among poultry and wild birds

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/02/2021 - 10:39
The virus does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers, the Welsh government says.
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Cannabis treatment: Parents fear for teen's life without drug

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/02/2021 - 06:13
The life of Bailey Williams, 19, "hangs in the balance" without cannabis treatment, his family say.
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Covid-19 deaths pass five million worldwide

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/01/2021 - 14:58
Vaccines have slowed the death rate, but officials warn of worrying rises in some countries.
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Covid booster jabs available at walk-in sites in England

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/01/2021 - 05:49
The NHS hopes to bolster uptake ahead of a "challenging" winter, with hundreds of sites available.
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Covid-19 vaccine: Jabs offered to 12-15-year-olds at 800 schools

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 10/31/2021 - 02:38
Health Secretary Sajid Javid says the vaccines "will help keep children in the classroom".
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