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Seven countries with big (and small) population problems

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 00:10
A look at seven countries facing dramatic population changes - and how they are tackling the problem.
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Child vaccinations fall sharply amid pandemic, UN says

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 18:16
The decline in immunisations against some diseases is the first in nearly 30 years, the UN says.
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Blackburn facing 'rising tide' of coronavirus cases

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 13:35
A health boss says the majority of new cases in the area are in the south Asian community.
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Coronavirus: R number 'lower than thought' before lockdown eased in England

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 10:09
A study of 120,000 volunteers in England also suggests those aged 18 to 24 were more likely to test positive.
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'Thermographic scans gave my son false hope'

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 00:48
The family of a young musician who relied on the scans says they didn't warn that his cancer had spread.
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Fewer heart attacks seen by NHS amid coronavirus

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 00:37
Hospital admissions in England dropped by a third, suggesting thousands did not receive expert care.
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Coronavirus: Smokers quit in highest numbers in a decade

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 00:36
Action on Smoking and Health estimates one million people have stopped smoking in the UK since April.
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Fertility rate: 'Jaw-dropping' global crash in children being born

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 00:36
Nearly every country will see their populations fall as the world has fewer babies.
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Portsmouth hospital A&E appointments trial used by 200 patients

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 15:29
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust hopes it will reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading in waiting areas.
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Stranger offers to pay for pregnant NHS worker's car damage

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 14:19
New maternity clothes were taken from pregnant Becky Jones's car while she was having dinner.
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Coronavirus: California reimposes sweeping restrictions amid virus spike

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 06:58
The governor has rolled back reopening plans across the state as virus cases soar.
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Winter wave of coronavirus 'could be worse than first'

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 02:52
Modelling suggests there could be a deadly second peak, killing more than 100,000 people in the UK.
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Coronavirus: People told to phone ahead before going to A&E

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 00:03
The move at Wales' biggest A&E department does not apply to emergency cases.
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Coronavirus: Face coverings in England's shops to be compulsory from 24 July

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 22:30
The new rules will apply from 24 July and those failing to comply will face a fine of up to £100.
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Coronavirus: Llamas provide key to immune therapy

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 12:20
Llamas' specially evolved small antibodies are the basis for a coronavirus treatment breakthrough.
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Coronavirus: More than 100 outbreaks tackled a week, says Matt Hancock

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 06:03
"Targeted action" means outbreaks are being swiftly dealt with, the health secretary says.
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Coronavirus doctor's diary: Why are people remaining ill for so long?

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 03:17
Dr John Wright on two young patients seen at Bradford Royal Infirmary's Covid-19 "survivors' clinic".
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Gloucester barbers trained to spot mental health issues

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 01:09
A hairdressing salon is using its bond with customers to help them with mental health issues.
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'Breakthrough' cancer study adds to Super Strong Sophie's legacy

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 01:07
The father of a five-year-old who died from cancer says he is proud she could help researchers.
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Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 00:49
It is one of several restrictions introduced by President Ramaphosa amid rising infection rates.
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