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Coronavirus: Foreign Office advises against travel to virus province

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 08:04
The new guidance urges Britons already in Hubei province to leave - but some say they cannot get out.
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China coronavirus spread is accelerating, Xi Jinping warns

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 05:54
China's president tells a high-level meeting that the country faces a "grave situation".
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'Postnatal depression doesn't only affect mums'

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 00:03
Viren Swami struggled after his son was born and wants all new dads to have a mental health check.
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China coronavirus: UK tests come back negative

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 15:02
A total of 31 tests have concluded and there are no confirmed cases in Britain, government says.
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China coronavirus: Death toll rises as disease spreads

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 09:43
Fifteen more people have died from the virus in China, as the country celebrates Lunar New Year.
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NHS staff urged to help service tackle climate change

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 02:55
Staff are encouraged to drive to work less and bring in reusable cups and bottles as part of NHS climate plans.
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Care of 217 Spire patients reviewed amid surgeon probe

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 17:38
A private hospital is looking into operations carried out by a doctor it has stopped from practising.
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Football 'not just a game' for devoted fans

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 15:14
Study finds football fans can experience 'dangerous' levels of stress that could put them at risk of a heart attack.
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Baby Harry Richford's Margate hospital death 'wholly avoidable'

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 14:08
Harry Richford was born in an operating theatre "full of panicking people", an inquest is told.
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Coronavirus: World Health Organisation on China response

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:44
The Western Pacific regional director says the country now has “stronger capacity” to deal with infectious outbreaks.
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Barbara Keeley MP had treatment for breast cancer months before election

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:00
Barbara Keeley reveals she had radiotherapy for breast cancer four months before the general election.
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China coronavirus: 14 people in UK tested for new strain

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 07:55
Five people tested negative while nine others are waiting for results, says Public Health England.
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East Kent hospitals: Care watchdog inspects trust after baby death apology

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 03:52
The care watchdog carried out an unannounced inspection after concerns about preventable baby deaths.
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Devoted football fans experience 'dangerous' levels of stress

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 00:56
This can put strain on the heart and is particularly marked during a defeat, a study suggests.
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China coronavirus: The lessons learned from the Sars outbreak

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 00:45
Almost two decades after Sars, a new mystery virus puts China back in the global spotlight.
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What's the difference between pandemic and epidemic?

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 00:09
Concerns are growing that the recently-detected coronavirus may spread. Dr Rosalind Eggo explains.
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NHS manager gloated over coverage of care home death

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 18:43
A mental health trust claims it "got away with it again" over news coverage of a woman's death.
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NHS pledges elderly rapid response community teams

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 18:21
Expert teams of nurses, physios and care staff to keep people out of hospital to be piloted.
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Coronavirus: 'Increased likelihood' of cases in the UK

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:37
The health secretary says there are no confirmed cases of the virus in the UK, which is "well prepared".
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China coronavirus: Fear grips Wuhan as lockdown begins

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 08:08
Authorities suspend planes, trains and public transport in Wuhan - a city of 11 million people.
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