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Long-lasting Covid-19 symptoms rare in children

BBC Health News Feed - 6 hours 5 min ago
Children who become ill with coronavirus mostly recover in less than a week, research suggests.
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Covid: Vaccines to be offered to 16 and 17 year olds

BBC Health News Feed - 6 hours 24 min ago
UK ministers are expected to accept the advice of the committee of independent health experts.
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Sativex brain tumour trial fundraising launched

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/03/2021 - 13:07
Olympic medallist Tom Daley, whose father died of a brain tumour, backs efforts to fund the research.
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Wuhan: Chinese city to test entire population after virus resurfaces

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/03/2021 - 07:06
The city of 11 million people is known to be the site where the coronavirus first emerged in 2019.
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Covid-19: The mystery of rising infections in India's Kerala

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/03/2021 - 00:10
Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Kerala despite the waning of the second wave elsewhere in India.
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Assisted dying: Campaigners renewed hope for change in the law

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/03/2021 - 00:04
David Peace intends to travel abroad to end his life before his motor neurone disease deteriorates further.
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NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales tweaked to notify fewer contacts

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 18:41
The app in England and Wales will now only alert contacts from the previous two days in asymptomatic cases.
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Football: Dementia risk greatest for defenders

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 16:01
The risk of dementia in former footballers increases according to the position they played in, says new research.
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No Covid traces found in railway stations or trains

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 05:41
Heavily touched areas like escalator handles, ticket machines and benches were swabbed for the virus.
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NHS pay: Call for privately employed staff to get increase

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 00:52
Cleaners and others employed by contractors should receive the same rise as NHS staff, a union says.
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Why bonding over the Euros appeared to increase Covid cases in men

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 00:34
Psychologists say men need to be part of a group in order to vent their feelings and emotions.
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The autistic-friendly toy shop: 'We have got this'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 08/01/2021 - 00:04
Retail worker Romilly, who is autistic, wants to create a comfortable space for other autistic people to shop in.
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The women fighting infertility stigma in Nigeria

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 08/01/2021 - 00:01
Three Nigerian women confront the prejudice they have faced on their fertility journeys.
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Covid: Pulse oxygen monitors work less well on darker skin, experts say

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 07/31/2021 - 12:48
Pulse oximeters, which spot falling oxygen levels, may work less well on darker skin, experts warn.
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Hunt for certainty over Covid cases continues

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 16:18
Flurry of Covid data does not resolve debate around state of the pandemic in the UK.
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Covid: Up to one in four admitted to hospital for other reasons

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 14:04
The government says counting all patients who test positive is vital because of the impact on the NHS.
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Latitude festival-goers test positive for coronavirus

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 12:39
The 40,000 people a day Latitude festival is a Covid-19 restrictions test event for the government.
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Drug deaths in Scotland reach new record level

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 10:17
The country continues to have the worst drug death rate in Europe, with a further 1,339 people dying last year.
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Pregnant women urged to get jab as majority unvaccinated

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 00:41
Estimates suggest that hundreds of thousands of pregnant women in England have not yet had the vaccine.
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Nightclubs start asking for NHS Covid pass in England

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/29/2021 - 22:25
It comes as the Lib Dems demand MPs debate their use in England amid concerns over discrimination.
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