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Coronavirus: Data shows cases in England falling

Image copyright Getty Images Two reports charting coronavirus cases in England show the number of people in the community with the disease is falling. The Office for National Statistics estimates one in 3,900 people have Covid – 0.03% of the population, down from one in 2,200 the previous week. And data from Public Health England […]

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Lives ruined as damage viewed as ‘women’s problems’

Image caption June Wray had chronic pain after a vaginal mesh repair Many lives have been ruined because officials failed to hear the concerns of women given drugs and procedures that caused them or their babies considerable harm, says a review. More than 700 women and their families shared “harrowing” details about vaginal mesh, pregnancy […]

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Coronavirus: ‘Right thing’ to be part of plasma trial

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnn “felt so well” after being given plasma from patients who recovered from Covid-19 Blood plasma from patients who have recovered from Covid-19 is being tested as a potential treatment for those still suffering from the disease. It is hoped transfusing seriously ill patients with the plasma […]

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Death rate ‘back to normal’ in UK

Image copyright Getty Images The number of deaths registered in the UK over one week has fallen below the five-year average for the first time since mid-March. More than 80% of local authorities in Great Britain have also seen death rates fall to normal levels. The decrease reflects a decline in coronavirus-related deaths, official data […]

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Coronavirus: Survivors ‘at risk of PTSD’

People who were seriously ill in hospital with coronavirus need to be urgently screened for post-traumatic stress disorder, leading doctors say. The Covid Trauma Response Working Group, led by University College London and involving experts from south-east England, said those who had been in intensive care were most at risk. The experts said regular check […]

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Coronavirus: More care urged for pregnant BAME patients

Image copyright BBC News Image caption Keturah King admits it was “really scary” at times during her pregnancy NHS England is asking doctors and midwives to provide more checks and support to black, Asian and ethnic-minority (BAME) pregnant women because of their greater risk from coronavirus. Black mums-to-be are eight times more likely to be […]