• Pregnant in a pandemic: How COVID-19 stress may affect growing babies

    Added On : 17th August 2020

    A small survey found that stress among pregnant women has tripled since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Coronavirus: Spanish regions ban smoking over Covid-19 risk

    Added On : 16th August 2020

    The Spanish region of Galicia has effectively banned smoking in public places over concerns it increases the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

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  • Malaria in Africa: Parasite 'resistant to artemisinin'

    Added On : 13th August 2020

    A drug-resistant strain of the parasite that causes malaria has been identified by scientists in Rwanda.

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  • Hydroxychloroquine being 'discarded prematurely', say scientists

    Added On : 12th August 2020

    A trial investigating the drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventative treatment against Covid-19 may never find out if it's effective, say scientists involved.

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  • Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?

    Added On : 11th August 2020

    It is little more than six months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the arrival of a new virus a global emergency.

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  • Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases 'carry same amount of virus'

    Added On : 10th August 2020

    People with symptomless Covid-19 can carry as much of the virus as those with symptoms, a South Korean study has suggested.

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  • Chemotherapy in cancer patients with Covid-19 'not a risk'

    Added On : 9th August 2020

    Continuing chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatment in cancer patients with Covid-19 is not a risk to their survival, a study suggests.

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  • Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak

    Added On : 4th August 2020

    The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is nearly triple what Iran's government claims, a BBC Persian service investigation has found.

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  • Coronavirus: New 90-minute tests for Covid-19 and flu 'hugely beneficial'

    Added On : 3rd August 2020

    New 90-minute tests that can detect coronavirus and flu will be rolled out in care homes and laboratories from next week.

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  • Coronavirus: Russia plans mass vaccination campaign in October

    Added On : 2nd August 2020

    Russian health authorities are preparing to start a mass vaccination campaign against coronavirus in October, the health minister has said.

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