Coronavirus: Foreign Office advises against travel to virus province

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Image copyright HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty . The virus originated in Wuhan City, Hubei province, and has infected 2,000 people since its discovery. The Foreign Office has issued new travel advice over the Coronavirus outbreak in China. In updated guidance, it warns against all travel to Hubei province – where the virus […]

‘Postnatal depression doesn’t only affect mums’

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A university lecturer who suffered severe postnatal depression is calling for all new dads to be screened for history of mental illnesses. Prof Viren Swami, based at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, was diagnosed after struggling following the birth of his son two years ago. “At one point it probably […]

China coronavirus: UK tests come back negative

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Image copyright EPA . More people have been spotted wearing masks in London in recent days Tests in the UK on 31 people for the new strain of coronavirus have come back negative, the government has said. “There are currently no confirmed cases in the UK or of UK citizens […]

NHS staff urged to help service tackle climate change

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Image copyright Getty Images NHS staff are being encouraged to drive to work less and bring in reusable cups and bottles to help the health service tackle climate change. The suggestions are part of an NHS plan to cut carbon emissions to net zero and reduce air pollution. Hospitals will […]

Care of 217 Spire patients reviewed amid surgeon probe

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Image copyright Richard T Harris . A review of patient care relates to a consultant’s work at Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull A private healthcare provider is reviewing the care of more than 200 patients after stopping a surgeon from practising. Spire Healthcare said it had contacted 217 people whose […]

Coronavirus: World Health Organisation on China response

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Dr Takeshi Kasai, World Health Organisation Regional Director for the Western Pacific, says China has a “stronger capacity” to deal with infectious outbreaks, compared to previous SARS outbreaks. Speaking to the BBC, Mr Kasai also gave advice on measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, including washing hands, employing […]

Think hard before shaming children – Harvard Health Blog

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As a parent, it’s easy to slip into shaming your child. It can happen so easily, as you blurt out what you are thinking: “Do you really want to go out looking like that?”“You let your teammates down during that game.”“Why can’t you get good grades like your sister?”“Why do […]