Whale threats from fishing gear 'underestimated'

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 06:15
Blue whales may be at a bigger risk than previously thought of getting entangled in fishing nets.
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Covid trauma 'also affects people with breathing problems at home'

Health News BBC - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 04:31
Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are not confined to those on ventilators, a study suggests.
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Covid-19: NHS app has told 1.7 million to self-isolate

Health News BBC - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 03:17
Ministers believe the contact-tracing app has prevented 600,000 cases of the disease in England and Wales.
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Covid: Boris Johnson 'very confident' in vaccines being used in UK

Health News BBC - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 00:02
A small study suggests the AstraZeneca vaccine may be less effective against the South African variant.
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Covid-19: Over-70s urged to come forward for vaccine

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 22:07
Dr Nikki Kanani says it is important for those who have missed out to come forward if they wish to be vaccinated.
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Covid: Over-70s can contact NHS for vaccine in England

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 21:08
A national booking system is available in England that can be accessed online.
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Covid-19: Vaccines 'likely to prevent serious illness from variants'

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 21:03
England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam urges people not to delay their vaccinations.
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Covid: When will I get the vaccine?

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 20:45
Two of three approved Covid vaccines are being rolled out across the UK, so when might you get one?
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Covid: NHS gowns 'suspended' from use due to packaging concern

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 20:03
Safety concerns have been raised about 10 million gowns, bought by the UK government for NHS staff.
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How many cases in your area?

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 19:56
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
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Bolivia investigates death of 35 condors

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 19:53
The birds were found dead in southern Bolivia and there are fears they may have died from poisoning.
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Covid: Stowmarket man makes vaccination snow sculpture

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 19:32
Jonathan Brown hopes to encourage people to have the jab and see "light at the end of the tunnel".
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Covid: How worrying are the new coronavirus variants?

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 15:38
The UK is stepping up testing to find and stop cases from spreading in the community.
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Covid: 'No deportation risk' for illegal migrants getting vaccination

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 15:20
The government is urging people living in the UK unlawfully to register with a GP to get vaccinated.
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Dentistry: NHS patients 'asked to pay for private care'

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 13:31
Others are facing waits of up to two years for an NHS appointment, a patient watchdog warns.
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MPs criticise government home insulation programme

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 13:13
The Green Homes Grant system is overwhelmed by calls, the Environmental Audit Committee says.
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South Africa coronavirus variant: What is the risk?

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 12:59
Why experts are concerned about the emergence of this particular new version of coronavirus.
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Cumbria coal mine: Climate tsar urged to quit over 'reckless' plan

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 12:06
Alok Sharma should resign unless plans for a deep coal mine in Cumbria are dropped, Lib Dems say.
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Aids campaign: Thatcher 'fought against risky sex warnings'

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 03:33
Ex-health secretary Lord Fowler says the former PM had a "curious" attitude towards Aids awareness.
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Imlonely: How a YouTube music channel became a mental health hub

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 03:14
The Youtube channel that started as a musical diary but became a mental health hub.
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