Health

How viral pianist with dementia is helping others

BBC Health News Feed - 4 hours 29 min ago
When Paul Harvey's piano playing went viral, it inspired a donation of £1 million to charity.
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The NHS Covid legacy - long waits and lives at risk

BBC Health News Feed - 5 hours 26 min ago
One in four hospitals sees long waits balloon, as NHS warned backlog will take years to tackle.
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MDMA could help trauma survivors face painful memories

BBC Health News Feed - 10 hours 4 min ago
Usually thought of as a party drug, a trial suggests it helps people with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Covid: The race to vaccinate the world

BBC Health News Feed - 10 hours 18 min ago
What happens when vaccines are slow to arrive - and what it means for ending lockdowns.
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Covid vaccines: Mixing increases reports of mild side-effects

BBC Health News Feed - 10 hours 18 min ago
Researchers are still analysing whether injecting two different vaccines leads to better protection.
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Ovarian cancer: Setback as major screening trial fails to save lives

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/12/2021 - 23:29
Hugely disappointing results mean ovarian-cancer screening remains more than a decade away.
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Ruthie Henshall: Lack of visits 'took her down so quickly' in care home

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/12/2021 - 22:15
The actress pays tribute to her mother Gloria, who died in a care home on Tuesday.
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Covid jabs offer to 38 and 39-year-olds in England

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/12/2021 - 16:43
Pregnant women will be directed to centres offering Pfizer and Moderna vaccines when booking.
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Coronavirus public inquiry to be held in spring 2022

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/12/2021 - 15:27
"We are fully committed to learning the lessons at every stage of this crisis," Boris Johnson says.
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Covid: Serious failures in WHO and global response, report finds

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/12/2021 - 15:13
An independent review calls the international response to the pandemic a "toxic cocktail".
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Covid: YouTuber's 'miracle' survival after post-natal coma

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/12/2021 - 07:38
Grace Victory says she was given a 5% chance of recovery after contracting Covid during pregnancy.
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Accessibility and outdoor socialising: 'I feel unwelcome in my own city'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/12/2021 - 02:59
Pippa Stacey, 26, faces "all kinds of obstacles" as venues sprawl on to pavements.
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How Italy's healthcare staff survived the pandemic

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/12/2021 - 00:39
Nurses in Italy have been instrumental in helping to fight Covid-19 - but it's taken a heavy toll.
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Queen's Speech: Lack of social care plan 'unforgivable', says Labour's Sir Keir Starmer

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 18:16
The Labour leader attacks Boris Johnson for "failing to act" in the 657 days since he promised to.
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Covid: Andy Burnham calls for Greater Manchester over-16s to have vaccine

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 16:27
The mayor of Greater Manchester says a "worrying" spike of cases in Bolton is a "cause of concern".
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What is conversion therapy and will it be banned?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 12:29
"Abhorrent" practices aimed at changing sexual orientation or gender identity will be banned, but not until further consultation.
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Shropshire baby deaths: Review appeals for staff to come forward

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 11:10
Maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are under review after babies died.
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NHS app ready to become vaccine passport next week

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 10:09
People will be able to use the app for travel - but only if they have received two vaccine doses.
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Covid in Scotland: FM expected to ease rules on indoor visits

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 08:25
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is due to make an announcement on further relaxing Covid restrictions.
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China census: Data shows slowest population growth in decades

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 06:10
The results add pressure on Beijing to boost measures for couples to have more babies.
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