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Covid-19: Tracing app is released for NI

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 18:44
Northern Ireland is the first part of the UK to launch an app to track the spread of the virus.
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Hancock: GP appointments 'should be by phone or video'

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 13:41
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says unless there is a clinical reason not to, patients should have tele-consultations with their GPs.
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Coronavirus: England 'highest level of excess deaths'

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 09:55
Office for National Statistics analysis shows how countries compared in the first six months of the year
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Australia's Victoria records huge coronavirus case jump

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 04:40
The state reports its highest case and death toll - prompting fears that lockdown is not working.
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One in three children 'exposed to lead' globally

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 02:22
One in three children are poisoned by lead that can cause their health irreversible harm, research finds.
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Coronavirus: Cardiff scientists helping crack virus DNA code

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 01:28
The genetic code from thousands of positive tests in Wales is analysed to track the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: UK lockdown solidarity 'starting to fray'

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 01:09
The public are being consulted on how to avoid community divisions opening up in the months ahead.
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Young people 'feel anxiety and terror' using fitness apps

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 00:25
A study of young people finds a fine line between getting results and becoming "obsessed".
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Coronavirus: Self-isolation period to be extended to 10 days

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 22:44
The health secretary is expected to announce the changing guidance for those with symptoms on Thursday.
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Coronavirus vaccine: UK signs deal with GSK and Sanofi

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 07:58
The government signs a fourth deal, securing doses of a treatment being developed by GSK and Sanofi.
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Coronavirus: Trump sticks by discredited hydroxychloroquine

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 07:29
The president said the drug is only rejected as a Covid-19 treatment because he suggested it.
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Coronavirus: Kodak pivots itself to become strategic drug maker

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 03:13
The former camera maker moves into drug making and secures a major loan from the US government.
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More free school meals 'would stop diet disaster'

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 01:03
A national food strategy for England calls for an extension of the scheme to end childhood hunger.
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Coronavirus: Hong Kong implements strict measures amid new cases

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 00:28
Dining in restaurants will be banned and only two people from different households can meet.
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Alzheimer's: 'Promising' blood test for early stage of disease

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 00:12
The test could spot the disease at the earliest stage before symptoms appear, studies suggest.
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Covid studies aim to save BAME lives 'within months'

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 00:08
The government is to plough millions into research into why the communities are at increased risk.
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Coronavirus: Sending untested patients to care homes 'reckless' - MPs

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 00:00
A committee says moving NHS patients into care homes without Covid tests was an "appalling error".
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PMDD: Thousands of women share their experiences

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 17:02
PMDD is an extreme form of premenstrual syndrome and commonly misdiagnosed.
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson warns of Europe 'second wave' amid Spain row

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 16:48
Boris Johnson defends the UK's quarantine rules, despite Spain's prime minister calling them "unjust".
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Oldham coronavirus infection spike prompts new measures

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 15:22
The council is urging residents to follow extra precautions to avoid a "strict local lockdown".
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