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Coronavirus: California declares emergency after death

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 06:23
A 71-year-old man, who was on a cruise ship last month, dies in a hospital near Sacramento.
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Coronavirus: Keep it simple, stick to facts - how parents should tell kids

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 02:38
Keep the message calm, understandable and try not to overemphasise the risks, experts suggest.
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East Kent baby deaths: 'Hospital did not learn from mistakes'

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 00:45
East Kent Hospitals did not learn from past failings, say a couple whose baby nearly died in 2012.
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UK coronavirus cases jump to 85

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 14:27
Coronavirus cases in the UK jump by 34 in a day, taking total number to 85
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Women in labour refused epidurals, government finds

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 13:50
Claims that stretched resources and a lack of information for women mean some are being denied.
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Coronavirus: Drug shortage fears as India limits exports

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 05:17
It comes as the coronavirus outbreak has kept many Chinese drug ingredient manufacturers shut.
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Coronavirus: Hospital patients to be seen via video link

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 04:18
Move to reduce the transmission of coronavirus in hospitals comes as hand-washing ad campaign begins.
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Coronavirus: Face mask ads banned for 'misleading' claims

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 01:07
Adverts by two firms made false claims about preventing the spread of coronavirus, watchdog rules.
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'I have sensation in my breasts again'

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 00:01
Sarafina Nance had a new type of surgery to prevent breast cancer that meant she retained more feeling in her chest.
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Coronavirus: How do I protect myself?

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 00:00
The BBC's Health team talk through the NHS's advice about protecting yourself from COVID-19.
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Coronavirus: Up to fifth of UK workers 'off sick at same time'

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 11:21
Schools may close and police may need to focus on serious crimes if virus takes hold, government says.
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Coronavirus: School closures and travel curbs in UK plans

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 07:56
Measures will give the government more powers to combat a widespread outbreak, as cases rise to 39.
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Women with endometriosis 'finally being believed'

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 01:18
MPs will hear the experiences of women with endometriosis as part of an inquiry into the condition.
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'How I survived coronavirus and isolation'

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 00:05
53-year-old Julie talks about what it's like to be diagnosed with coronavirus and survive the symptoms.
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Coronavirus: Do face masks work? And other questions answered

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 22:30
The BBC's Fergus Walsh and expert Sian Griffiths answer your questions about the virus outbreak.
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Coronavirus: World in 'uncharted territory'

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 19:48
The World Health Organization says the virus is "unique" but stresses it can still be contained.
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Faster access to cannabis medicines in UK

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 16:37
Patients should now be able to get treatments in days rather than months, say ministers.
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Coronavirus: Spread of virus in UK 'likely' says Boris Johnson

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 14:17
A plan to tackle the virus has been agreed, says the PM, as the number of UK cases rises to 40.
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Computer inside the heart aims to aid treatment

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 09:10
A new tiny computer injected into the body could help millions of people suffering from heart failure.
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Paragliding over Tenerife's coronavirus-hit hotel

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 05:18
Some British tourists are heading home after a week quarantined inside their hotel rooms.
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