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Women’s health: Female patients to be asked about ‘gender health gap’

There is “strong evidence” services for female patients in England need improving, ministers say.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56300404

Covid-19: Vaccinated NHS staff numbers vary across England

Nine in 10 have received one dose, but in London it’s much lower, figures show.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56291564

Covid-19: Mystery UK person with Brazil variant found

Health officials have also traced the contacts of the person, it is understood.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56298931

Coronavirus infection levels continue to drop in the UK

R remains below 1, and a survey of community infections suggest around 1-in-230 people has the virus.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56292039

Covid: Asthma patients refused vaccine by some GPs

Some are not being prioritised if they haven’t been to hospital recently for the condition.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56281064

Covid: Fresh air ‘key to safer classrooms’

Knowing which windows to open and having shorter lessons could help when children return to school.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56268188

Prize-winning migraine experts hope for a cure

The neurological condition affects three times as many women as men because of its link to hormones.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56281065

Covid-19: Another new variant added to UK watch list

It shares a worrying mutation with the South Africa and Brazil variants of concern.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56284155

Updated coronavirus vaccines can be fast-tracked like flu jabs

Rapid approval without lengthy tests can happen if new vaccines are needed to fight variants, say regulators.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56274293

Covid: React study finds virus decline slowing in England

Infections fell by two-thirds in lockdown but one in 200 people still have the virus, a study says.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56271627

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