Covid: 'Rash' Christmas rules 'will cost many lives'

Health News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 15:21
Two leading medical journals say the UK's plan to ease coronavirus rules is a "blunder".
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Scotland's drug deaths rise to new record

Health News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 13:42
The much-delayed figures show 1,264 people in Scotland died of drug misuse last year.
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High death rate 'may be starting to fall'

Health News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 13:26
Total deaths in the UK have been 20% above normal in recent weeks, but that figure has now dropped.
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Hayabusa-2: Pieces of an asteroid found inside space capsule

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 12:48
Scientists in Japan open the Hayabusa-2 space capsule that landed just over a week ago.
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First case of coronavirus detected in wild animal

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 12:40
Experts are calling for greater surveillance of wildlife for the virus after the discovery in a wild mink.
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Coronavirus: How Europeans are preparing for Christmas and New Year

Health News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 10:47
Measures designed to contain the coronavirus pandemic will change how millions of people celebrate.
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A68a iceberg: Science mission to investigate frozen giant

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 09:01
Scientists will send robotic vehicles under the colossal berg drifting in the South Atlantic.
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New Covid strain: How worried should we be?

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 07:47
Scientists will keep a close eye on this variant to see if it is a better spreader than others.
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New Covid strain: How worried should we be?

Health News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 07:47
Scientists will keep a close eye on this variant to see if it is a better spreader than others.
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Covid: Twelve charts on how Covid changed our lives

Health News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 04:24
From cancelled operations to benefit claim rises, how has the pandemic impacted peoples' lives?
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Covid: 'Children put at risk by health inequalities'

Health News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 04:07
The poorest families have been hardest hit, with children hungrier and unhappier, report says.
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Coronavirus: Health checks recommended for ethnic minorities from age 25

Health News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 04:05
An MPs' report examined the impact of the Covid pandemic on people from black and Asian backgrounds.
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What has changed since the tiers came in after lockdown?

Health News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 03:01
Many tier three areas have falling infection rates but the virus is spreading elsewhere.
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Stargazers watch the total eclipse in Argentina's Neuquen province

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 00:17
Tourists and scientists gathered at an observation site in Argentina to witness the total eclipse.
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New variant of Covid-19 is 'not more dangerous' - Prof Whitty

Health News BBC - Mon, 12/14/2020 - 22:26
Professor Chris Witty told a press conference there was "no evidence" it was more dangerous.
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Covid tier 3 rules: What closes in tier 3 in England?

Health News BBC - Mon, 12/14/2020 - 21:58
It's the toughest level of restrictions in England but what does it mean you can no longer do?
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'New variant' of coronavirus identified in England

Health News BBC - Mon, 12/14/2020 - 20:13
The new strain may be growing faster in some parts of the country, Health Secretary tells MPs.
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Covid: Matt Hancock on 'new variant’ of Coroanavirus

Health News BBC - Mon, 12/14/2020 - 19:46
A new variant of Covid-19 could be speeding up the spread of cases in parts of south east England, says Matt Hancock.
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AI academic speaks out on Google race row

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 12/14/2020 - 16:58
The AI academic at the centre of a race row at Google speaks to BBC News.
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Sizewell C: Government in talks to fund £20bn nuclear plant

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 12/14/2020 - 14:01
Officials will hold discussions with France's EDF about funding the Sizewell C project in Suffolk.
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