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  • This guide on coronavirus symptoms, underpinned with advice from leading health experts, is designed to protect you and your family

    By Paul Nuki

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  • video: Coronavirus vaccine: Latest news on UK trials and when it could be available
  • How much of a threat is low level of Covid-19 in community compared to danger of accidents, bad health or crime?

    By Sarah Knapton

    How does coronavirus compare to the dangers posed by everyday living?

  • Family doctors at higher risk from coronavirus far more likely to be working in areas of high deprivation, analysis finds

    By Henry Bodkin

    One in three GPs who manage a practice single-handed are in the high risk category for contracting coronavirus

  • More than a third of female doctors said the menopause had a ‘significant’ impact on their working lives

    By Lizzie Roberts

    A survey, by the British Medical Association (BMA) of 2,000 medics, revealed more than a third (38 per cent) said the menopause had a

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  • When our writer started to display Covid-like symptoms, she found that tracking down a test was far harder than she’d expected

    McKenna Grant

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  • Masks come with a whole bunch of exciting associations, but when they’re forced on us, all the fun gets sucked out of them

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  • If everyone who is overweight lost five pounds it could save the NHS over £100 million over the next five years, the Health Secretary writes

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  • If people refuse to take the vaccine the next step could be compulsory vaccinations

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Cancer

  • The Centrosaurus apertus, a horned dinosaur that lived 76 to 77 million years ago in present day Canada.

  • NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has announced million of pounds in funding for Covid-friendly cancer drugs

Diabetes

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  • A portion of fruit or vegetables is 80g

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Heart health

  • Good surgeon, it is said, needs to know when (and when not) to operate. Timing can be very important. So it would seem prudent to replace a stiff narrowed heart valve (aortic stenosis) sooner rather than later, before the impediment to pumping blood through a tight aperture has stretched and weakened the heart muscles. But the prevailing view holds that it is preferable to delay operating until the onset of symptoms such as breathlessness and anginal chest pains. Why so?

  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs are prescribed to millions globally

Dementia

  •  Undated file photo of the hands of an elderly woman. Alzheimer's disease may be preventable by keeping an eye on key factors including weight gain, blood pressure and avoiding stress, experts say. PA Photo. Issue date: Tuesday July 21, 2020. Researchers said many risk factors are modifiable in the fight to prevent dementia, which affects around 850,000 people in the UK, two-thirds of whom have Alzheimer’s. See PA story HEALTH Dementia. 

  • The Covid-19 pandemic has caused over 20,000 excess deaths in Britain's care homes

Children’s health

  • Babies and children are more susceptible than adults to the effects of heat – here’s how to keep them cool and safe in hot weather

    By Sally Peck

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  • The measure, which could see shops shut down for selling junk food to under-18s, is believed to be the strictest in the world

    By Hannah Strange

    The measure puts junk food and sugary drinks on a par with cigarettes and alcohol

  • Child protection campaigners point to ‘wilful neglect’ of young people at risk of exploitation

    By Gabriella Swerling

    This is a picture of a sad/unhappy looking 7 year old girl. The photo is taken from above and she is sat cross legged on the floor. She is wearing school uniform with pink tights. She has a toy in her hand. She looks lonely. She has plaits in her hair.

  • A guide to protecting yourself and your family from the spread of coronavirus in swimming pools and leisure centres

    By Yolanthe Fawehinmi

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  • Family doctors at higher risk from coronavirus far more likely to be working in areas of high deprivation, analysis finds

    By Henry Bodkin

    One in three GPs who manage a practice single-handed are in the high risk category for contracting coronavirus

  • More than a third of female doctors said the menopause had a ‘significant’ impact on their working lives

    By Lizzie Roberts

    A survey, by the British Medical Association (BMA) of 2,000 medics, revealed more than a third (38 per cent) said the menopause had a

  • GPs are regularly misdiagnosing ongoing problems from Covid-19 as anxiety or ME, telling some patients it’s ‘all in their head’

    By Amy Jones

    Fatigue and mobility issues are among the conditions identified in those who have previously had the virus

  • Could the lockdown plant-based boom be down to people having more time to cook and experiment?

    By Tomé Morrissy-Swan

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  • The answers to all your questions on the disease outbreak spreading across the world

    By Sarah Newey

    What is coronavirus, how did it start and how big could it get?

  • The answers to all your questions on the disease outbreak spreading across the world

    By Sarah Newey

  • Internal messages to civil servants at odds with political messaging from Number 10, source says

    By Anna Mikhailova

  • Local authorities in areas in partial lockdown sending staff out to approach people over worries national programme is not working

    By Laura Donnelly

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