Coronavirus: More care urged for pregnant BAME patients

Health News BBC - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 03:05
Maternity units in England are being asked to provide more checks and support during the pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Tsar says PPE shortage crisis is over

Health News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 19:11
Lord Deighton admits there were "big problems" up to a month ago getting protective kit to NHS staff.
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Lister and Watford hospitals discharged 130 without Covid-19 tests

Health News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 16:43
At least 275 people have died in Hertfordshire's care homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Brexit: UK starts work on buying own sat-nav system to rival Galileo

Scientific News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 15:32
Ministers fear over-reliance on US-based GPS in the event of an attack or technical failure.
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Coronavirus death rate falling in hospitals

Health News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 14:44
Researchers at the University of Oxford identified the pattern in hospital case data for England.
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Coronavirus: Has the NHS got enough PPE?

Health News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 10:40
The government says it's working "around the clock" to provide protective equipment, but doctors say shortages put lives at risk.
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Coronavirus: Taxi drivers 'unprotected' against Covid-19

Health News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 02:29
Industry leaders say they have been working without "adequate protection and guidance".
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Why is UK recycling being dumped by Turkish roadsides?

Scientific News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 02:00
The UK sends more plastic waste to Turkey than to any other country but not all of it reaches recycling plants.
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Mary Jackson: Nasa to name HQ after first black female engineer

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 12:49
Mary Jackson was among the African-American women whose story was told in the film Hidden Figures.
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Increase car taxes to help climate, advisers say

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 02:45
Car taxes should be raised to help fund the battle against climate change, the government is urged.
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Britain's 'blindingly cool' engineering innovation

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 02:43
Conceptual still-life photographer Ted Humble-Smith celebrates 50 years of world-beating technology.
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Coronavirus: What is a second wave and is one coming?

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:09
What are second waves and how big a problem are they?
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Black women scientists missing from textbooks, study finds

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 04:24
Scientists portrayed in biology textbooks are predominantly white men, according to a US study.
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Coronavirus: Looking for viruses in Thai bats

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 02:10
Thai scientists are collecting bats to find clues about the origins of viruses, including Covid-19.
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'Black neutron star' discovery changes astronomy

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 06/23/2020 - 17:33
Laser labs that detect ripples in space-time may have witnessed a new class of cosmic object.
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Coronavirus: Could social distancing of less than two metres work?

Health News BBC - Tue, 06/23/2020 - 16:49
The government has said it will be possible to relax the 2m social distancing from 4 July - but is it safe to do so?
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Key questions about the Perseverance rover

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 06/23/2020 - 16:19
We answer some common questions about the America's Perseverance rover mission to Mars.
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BeiDou: China launches final satellite in challenge to GPS

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 06/23/2020 - 08:29
The completion of the BeiDou-3 navigation system comes as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington.
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Coronavirus: Wildlife scientists examine the great 'human pause'

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 06/23/2020 - 02:38
Tracking wildlife before, during and after lockdown will aim to analyse the slowdown in human activity.
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The virus hunter who got Covid

Health News BBC - Tue, 06/23/2020 - 02:02
Professor Peter Piot, one of the world’s top infectious disease experts, was hit by Covid-19.
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