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Inquest announced for new mums who died from herpes

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/29/2021 - 18:04
A surgeon who operated on the two women may have been the source of infection, a BBC investigation found.
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Covid: Boris Johnson says enjoy new year but get a booster

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/29/2021 - 10:57
Boris Johnson says people should enjoy new year in a sensible way, and urges them to get a booster jab.
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Covid: US and France report record daily case rises

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/29/2021 - 03:35
However, US officials said it was possible the figures were an overestimate due to reporting delays.
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Covid: England reports record 117,000 daily cases

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/28/2021 - 21:43
Cases continue to rise, but the surge in infections has so far not led to a spike in hospital admissions.
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Covid: Enjoy new year but be cautious, care minister says

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/28/2021 - 14:48
People should take a rapid test before going out for new year's eve, Gillian Keegan says.
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Smoking: Children of parents who smoke are four times more likely to take up habit, study says

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/28/2021 - 04:57
The Better Health Smoking campaign highlights research on the inter-generational impact of smoking.
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‘The doctors came and I had to tell my father he was dying’

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/28/2021 - 00:04
Is it always appropriate for relatives to interpret for deaf loved ones?
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No new Covid rules in England before new year - Javid

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 12/27/2021 - 18:47
The health secretary's comments come as England reported a record 113,628 cases on Christmas Day.
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No new Covid rules to be announced in England on Monday

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 12/27/2021 - 15:39
The PM is being briefed on the latest Covid data in England, as the rest of the UK tightens rules.
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Prostate screening could be ready in five years

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 12/27/2021 - 04:51
One of the UK's leading cancer scientists said medical advances were making it possible.
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ICU Liberty Singers: Online choir's first meeting was 'happiest day'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 12/27/2021 - 00:14
What happened when this online choir of healthcare staff met for the first time since forming a year ago.
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Covid: One of the sickest patients home for Christmas

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 12/26/2021 - 07:35
Andrew Watts is recovering at home after falling ill last Christmas and spending 300 days in hospital.
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Long Covid: 'I have to choose between walking and talking'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 12/26/2021 - 07:21
People say their lives have been ruined by long Covid, amid fears the number of sufferers is rising.
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First and second Covid jabs surge in England

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 12/26/2021 - 03:55
Vaccinations continue during the festive period as the UK's daily Covid cases hit an all-time high.
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Covid: Volunteers prepare for Christmas Day booster jabs push

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 12/25/2021 - 00:49
Vaccinations continue over the festive period after UK Covid cases hit a record on Christmas Eve.
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Covid: Glimmer of Christmas hope on Omicron, says Jenny Harries

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/24/2021 - 09:44
More data is needed on hospital stay length and Omicron's impact on the elderly, says Dr Jenny Harries.
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Surgeons use 3D technology on patient for first time

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/24/2021 - 06:21
Libby was operated on using equipment normally associated with brain surgery.
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Omicron: Good news, bad news and what it all means

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/24/2021 - 00:47
There are many things in our favour, but Omicron is spreading fast. What have we learned this week?
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Omicron: 'First signs of cautious optimism' - Dr Susan Hopkins

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/23/2021 - 18:38
Epidemiologist Dr Susan Hopkins says findings suggest Omicron is less likely to lead to hospitalisation.
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Omicron up to 70% less likely to need hospital care

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/23/2021 - 18:29
However, a major report showed the protection from catching Covid started to wane 10 weeks after the booster.
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