Health & Wellbeing

Thursday, 04 June 2020 03:46

The Government has issued new advice on when and where people in Wolverhampton should wear face coverings to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. While evidence suggests that a face covering...

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Thursday, 04 June 2020 03:29

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is encouraging the nation to ‘Beat the Boredom’ and get fundraising to support the charity’s vital work while at home this summer. For those of us missing seeing...

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Saturday, 30 May 2020 03:02

A woman at the centre of an appeal for more people from ethnic backgrounds to be organ donors has received a “second chance” with a live transplant. Sunaina Paul, 31, of Bearwood, in the West...

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Saturday, 30 May 2020 02:51

A hospital trust has introduced disposable headscarves for staff to use in operating theatres. The idea for this came from a Muslin Junior doctor, Farah Roslan, who said that it follows concerns of...

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Thursday, 28 May 2020 03:19

The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council are working together to study the implications of the shutdown on schools, teachers, pupils and parents due to COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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Monday, 25 May 2020 03:15

Everyone aged five and over in the UK with coronavirus symptoms can now be tested for the disease, Heath Secretary Matt Hancock has announced. So what exactly is the government's testing...

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Saturday, 23 May 2020 04:26

NHS staff and care workers who come from overseas countries are to be exempted from having to pay a surcharge to use the health service after mounting pressure from MPs. A spokesperson for Boris...

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Monday, 18 May 2020 02:40

A UK trial to see whether specialist medical sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus in human being is set to begin. The dogs are already trained to detect odours of certain cancers, malaria and...

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Sunday, 10 May 2020 03:47

Black men and women in Great Britain are said to be nearly twice as likely to die from coronavirus as the indigenous white population according to the Office of National Statistics. The analysis by...

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Thursday, 07 May 2020 03:54

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, tragic losses are being faced, often under difficult circumstances. And, for many, living in lockdown is proving to be very tough. But for those who have lost a loved...

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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 02:13

Solihull Hospital, in the West Midlands, is closing its minor injuries unit with anyone who has the Covid-18 virus will be treated elsewhere. That means that all non-surgical work will be moved to...

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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 02:08

The president of Tanzania has said that he will be sending a plane to Madagascar to import a herbal tonic which has been touted as a cure for coronavirus by the country’s...

Health & Wellbeing

Wednesday, 06 May 2020 02:05

Solihull Hospital, in the West Midlands, is closing its minor injuries unit with anyone who has the Covid-18 virus will be treated elsewhere. That means that all non-surgical work will be moved to...

Health & Wellbeing

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 03:38

With the Birmingham Nightingale Hospital lying underused and still to take in any coronavirus patients, the NHS is hoping that it stays that way – as it would be a tribute to the work that they are...

Health & Wellbeing

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 03:36

By way of saying ‘Thank You’ for saving her life, Birmingham woman, Michelle Hemmings is looking to raise funds by organising a fundraising appeal on behalf of Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust...

Health & Wellbeing

Monday, 04 May 2020 01:27

The UK government is likely to meet or “come close” to its target of 100,000 daily coronavirus tests, Community Secretary, Robert Jericks has said. Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, said that the...