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Coronavirus: Fasting for Ramadan on the front line

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 00:07
What's it like to fast for Ramadan as a healthcare worker during the coronavirus pandemic?

Coronavirus: Calls to investigate global response

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 00:03
Health leaders are to call for an independent review amid scrutiny of the WHO's handling of the crisis.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo takes coronavirus test live on TV

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 18:24
Andrew Cuomo says "there is nothing about the test that should intimidate people" into not taking it.

Coronavirus: UK daily death figure dips to lowest since day after lockdown

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 17:33
Numbers tend to be lower at the weekend - but Sunday's is 100 fewer than last week's figure.

Coronavirus: '10,000 unaccounted for deaths in care sector'

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 11:36
Labour MP Angela Rayner calls for an investigation into care home deaths during the pandemic.

Children 'seem less capable of spreading virus'

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 11:17
The WHO's chief scientist says it's seen no big coronavirus outbreaks linked to regular school attendance.

Coronavirus and dementia: 'I'm scared to go out after lockdown'

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 02:20
Some people with dementia or Alzheimer's say they have lost confidence during the lockdown

Coronavirus: Imaging equipment ‘woefully underfunded’

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 00:20
Specialists who carry out scans say capacity will struggle to meet demand due to a lack of machines.

Coronavirus test results waits 'undermining confidence'

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 14:11
The Royal College of GPs says the government should focus on its testing strategy rather than targets.

Coronavirus: Trial begins to see if dogs can 'sniff out' virus

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 11:50
The dogs are already trained to detect odours of cancers, malaria and Parkinson's disease.

Psychiatrists fear 'tsunami' of mental illness after lockdown

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:13
Doctors say they are dealing with a mental-health crisis while patients shun routine appointments.

Coronavirus: A third of hospital patients develop dangerous blood clots

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 08:20
The virus appears to be making people's blood much more sticky, medical experts say.

Coronavirus infection rate in UK creeps up

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 16:55
The figure is now much closer to one - the point at which the virus starts spreading rapidly.

Coronavirus vaccine: Macaque monkey trial offers hope

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 12:36
Six rhesus macaque monkeys were vaccinated and then exposed to the virus.

Coronavirus: Surrogate babies stranded in Ukraine

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:05
Babies born to surrogate mothers are stuck in Ukraine due to coronavirus lockdown measures.

Coronavirus: Reopening NHS services must be safe, unions say

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 03:41
Hospitals face another "crucial test" when outpatient clinics and operations resume, health unions say.

Coronavirus: Mental health of NHS staff at long-term risk

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 01:17
Trauma experts say NHS staff are a high-risk group for PTSD in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Coronavirus and cancer: 'We don't have time to wait'

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 16:58
Liz from Hull is undergoing chemotherapy and has seen support services cut back.

One in 400 people in England has coronavirus, tests suggest

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 16:52
The estimate is based on tests on 11,000 people from 5,000 households over the past two weeks.

Coronavirus: Inside an intensive care unit

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:24
Medics at the Royal Sussex County Hospital tell the BBC about the pressures of treating Covid-19.