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Covid infections down again to one in 50, says ONS

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 12:54
Infections have been falling since the end of March, after the Omicron variant pushed up cases.
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UK has bought smallpox vaccine for monkeypox

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 09:56
Experts say it can help prevent the disease, or make it less severe.
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Monkeypox cases investigated in Europe, US, Canada and Australia

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 04:33
Cases of the rare disease are now confirmed in four European countries, health authorities say.
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Cold virus killed 100,000 children globally in 2019

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 04:24
Nearly half the deaths from respiratory syncytial virus were in babies aged under six months.
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Vulnerable adults set for autumn Covid booster jab

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 17:24
Government's vaccine advisers said winter remains the riskiest time for the virus.
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What is monkeypox?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 09:14
Another person in the UK has been diagnosed with monkeypox - but what is the virus and how dangerous is it?
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Eating disorder hospital cases up 84% in five years in England

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 03:53
Psychiatrists say all nurses and doctors must be able to recognise the signs of people at risk.
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Government failed health staff in pandemic - BMA

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 02:28
The doctors' union cites lack of PPE and says medics still suffer the health impacts of the pandemic.
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Monkeypox: Two more people infected to take total to nine in UK

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 19:19
The virus doesn't usually spread easily and the risk to the UK population is low, officials say.
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Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust admits failures after two patients die

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 11:58
One patient bled to death during dialysis, while another became trapped next to bed rails
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The bitter fight over abortion clinic protests

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 09:33
Four years after the first buffer zone outside a clinic only two more have followed in England.
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Pret allergy death: Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's parents set up trial

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 06:36
The trial has been set up by the family of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died after eating a sandwich.
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Half of new nurses and midwives come from abroad

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 05:57
International recruitment hits record high with nurse leaders warning about sustainability of trend.
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Charlie King: TOWIE star describes body dysmorphia "turmoil"

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 17:11
The former reality star appeared before the Health and Social Care Committee to discuss body image.
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Hostile behaviour toward people with a visible difference on the rise - study

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 10:16
A new survey shows a rise in hostile behaviour towards people with a visible difference.
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Chronic pain: Mindfulness has 'massive effect' on mental health

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 08:58
An occupational therapist says he is waiting for an operation on both his neck and his wrist.
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I may not have long to live but I want three children

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 06:08
Ewan Bowlby, 27, was diagnosed with a brain tumour but plans to get married and start a family.
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Obesity strategy delay immoral, shallow and weak - ex-Tory leader

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 05:37
Lord Hague says the government is "shallow" and "politically weak" for delaying plans to curb obesity.
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Breast cancer 'metal detector' recommended to NHS

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 04:26
The new gadget can help surgeons find and remove cancer that has spread from the breast, say experts.
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Anti-abortion groups target women with misleading ads

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 00:34
Abortion providers describe a battle to put out accurate information.
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