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Coronavirus: UK 'well prepared' to deal with cases, says government

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 14:16
The number of UK cases rose to 13 after cruise ship passengers returned to Britain on Saturday.
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Down's syndrome: Campaigners say abortions 'need 24-week limit'

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 13:41
Parents whose babies have the condition can currently choose to terminate any time up to the birth.
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Children banned from heading footballs during training

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 13:15
The training guidelines are effective immediately but do not recommend a heading ban during matches.
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Coronavirus: Rapid spread raises fears of global pandemic

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:16
More infections are reported around the world as governments struggle to contain outbreaks.
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Coronavirus: North Korea quarantines foreigners

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 07:58
Meanwhile, South Korea has quarantined 7,700 troops after an outbreak in the military.
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Public toilets: Should you be able to pee for free?

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 00:05
Toilet access in London can be a real issue for many people who live in and visit the city.
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Coronavirus: Venice Carnival closes as Italy imposes lockdown

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 22:35
Italy quarantines whole towns, closes schools and cancels sports fixtures as infections increase.
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Coronavirus: Four new UK cases among ship evacuees

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 21:18
The patients caught the virus on the Diamond Princess cruise liner, bringing the total UK cases to 13.
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Coronavirus: South Korea declares highest alert as infections surge

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 13:04
The president says the country faces "a grave turning point" and the next few days will be crucial.
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Coronavirus: Mass masked wedding in the Philippines

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 12:15
The annual event saw added coronavirus precautions as more than 200 couples tied the knot.
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Coronavirus: More to leave quarantine as cruise Britons isolate

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 07:49
More than 100 UK nationals end their two-week period in Milton Keynes as 30 others begin their isolation.
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Coronavirus: Evacuation flight for Britons on Diamond Princess due to land

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 08:11
UK nationals who have been quarantined on the cruise ship for 16 days are flown out of Japan.
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Dementia: Cancer scanner 'could help early diagnoses'

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 01:01
Dementia diagnoses are "lagging behind" in Wales, and doctors say Pet scans could be the answer.
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Coronavirus: 'Narrowing window' to contain outbreak, WHO says

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 19:33
The World Health Organization says the number of Covid-19 cases with no clear link to China is a concern.
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Painkillers 'mask, not kill' long-term pain

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:04
An NHS campaign aims to get patients to look for alternatives to long-term painkiller use.
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Scientists discover powerful antibiotic using AI

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 16:03
Researchers claim it could be used to kill some of the world's deadliest bacteria.
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Coronavirus: South Korea 'emergency' measures as infections increase

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 15:35
Two cities are declared "special care zones", as 100 new cases and a second death are confirmed.
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Coronavirus: Pregnant nurse 'propaganda' sparks backlash

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:48
The nine-month-pregnant nurse was portrayed as heroic for continuing to work on the frontlines.
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Running Stories: How running helped me fight anxiety and bulimia

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 00:59
Jess has anxiety and has previously had depression and bulimia, but says running has given her a new energy.
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Coronavirus: Britons on Diamond Princess cruise ship to disembark and fly home

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 00:43
After 16 days of quarantine, more than 70 UK citizens can leave for a flight home from Japan.
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