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News digest - sponge on a string, junk food watershed, prostate cancer AI and mobile phones?

News digest - sponge on a string, junk food watershed, prostate cancer AI and mobile phones?

2 days ago   |   Cancer Research UK

With news about the coronavirus pandemic developing daily, w e're pulling together the latest government and NHS health updates from across the UK in a separate blog post...
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This AI app lets you scan your poop for science. Does it work?

3 days ago   |   Wired

Lockdown has given many of us the space and time for new health and fitness regimes. For one writer, that meant getting into a new photography habit
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'Remote first' GP appointments must be handled with care

4 days ago   |   The Guardian

As health secretary welcomes shift to phone consultations, experts warn that the change may not suit everyone Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage...
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Hancock: GP appointments 'should be by phone or video'

4 days ago   |   BBC   |   3 articles

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says unless there is a clinical reason not to, patients should have tele-consultations with their GPs.
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GP Consultations Should Be Online Or By Phone, Says Matt Hancock

GP Consultations Should Be Online Or By Phone, Says Matt Hancock

4 days ago   |   Huffington Post   |   3 articles

Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. Matt Hancock has said all future GP consultations...
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Could using your mobile phone at night raise your risk of bowel cancer?

Could using your mobile phone at night raise your risk of bowel cancer?

4 days ago   |   Daily Mail

Researchers at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health studied 1,983 adults who live in Barcelona and Madrid, 661 of whom had bowel cancer.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: Release date, features, specs and news

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: Release date, features, specs and news

6 days ago   |   Pocket-lint

Samsung's Galaxy Watch range is one of the easiest to recommend to Android phone users looking for the functionality and health tracking capabilities iPhone users get from the...
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The man who helps hospitals and clinics move to Google's cloud shares how the coronavirus pandemic is shaping its healthcare push

The man who helps hospitals and clinics move to Google's cloud shares how the coronavirus pandemic is shaping its healthcare push

6 days ago   |   Business Insider

Health systems have been turning to Google Cloud for help when it comes to dealing with coronavirus outbreaks, Chris Sakalosky, managing director of healthcare and life...
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Chris Needs, BBC Radio Wales Presenter, Dies Aged 68

Chris Needs, BBC Radio Wales Presenter, Dies Aged 68

7 days ago   |   Huffington Post

BBC Radio Wales presenter Chris Needs has died at the age of 68, following a short period of ill health. The radio host was best known for presenting the Friendly Garden...
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12 people infected with the coronavirus were falsely told they'd tested negative - and at least one was hospitalized

9 days ago   |   Business Insider

A dozen people tested for the coronavirus in Delaware were incorrectly told they tested negative by the state department of health - and at least one man is now...
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WHO Chief Warns There May Never Be A 'Silver Bullet' For Coronavirus

WHO Chief Warns There May Never Be A 'Silver Bullet' For Coronavirus

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more. The director of the World Health Organization warned Monday that... Read more ...

Will Young's twin brother, 41, dies following mental health battle

Will Young's twin brother, 41, dies following mental health battle

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Ministers tell drug firms to restart stockpiling medicines amid No Deal...

Ministers tell drug firms to restart stockpiling medicines amid No Deal Brexit fears

Department of Health officials sent a letter to medical suppliers urging them to 'replenish' their drug stock, ensuring they have at least six weeks of supplies in hand by... Read more ...

Former England flanker Tom Wood to miss start of the season after undergoing...

Former England flanker Tom Wood to miss start of the season after undergoing life-saving treatment

Former England flanker Tom Wood suffered a huge health scare last month after it was discovered he had a clot on the lung, his club Northampton Saints revealed on Monday. Read more ...

Heatwave to return with 37°C blast of sunshine expected later this week

Heatwave to return with 37°C blast of sunshine expected later this week

The weather's set to heat up at the end of the week Sun lovers have something special to look forward to at the end of the week, as the Met Office predicts that temperatures... Read more ...

There might never be a ‘silver bullet' to beat coronavirus, WHO chief warns

There might never be a ‘silver bullet' to beat coronavirus, WHO chief warns

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned countries not to rely on a vaccine being developed The head of the World Health Organisation has warned that scientists may never find a... Read more ...

Former Pope Benedict ‘seriously ill' after visiting dying brother

Former Pope Benedict ‘seriously ill' after visiting dying brother

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI pictured Munich Airport before returning to Rome in June The former pope, Benedict XVI, has reportedly become severely ill after travelling to... Read more ...

Trump accuses Dr. Birx of taking Pelosi's 'bait' after the health expert...

Trump accuses Dr. Birx of taking Pelosi's 'bait' after the health expert issued stark warnings about the coronavirus' spread

President Donald Trump accused Dr. Deborah Birx of taking the "bait" after the health expert issued stark warnings about the pandemic following criticism from Nancy Pelosi. The... Read more ...

Matt Hancock says new 90-minute coronavirus tests could be used in schools

Matt Hancock says new 90-minute coronavirus tests could be used in schools

The Health Secretary said the new tests were a 'big step forward' as No10 insisted full reopening of schools would go ahead in September - despite fears of a second wave Read more ...

New 90-Minute Coronavirus Tests For Care Homes And Hospitals

New 90-Minute Coronavirus Tests For Care Homes And Hospitals

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more. New tests which can detect coronavirus and flu will be made available... Read more ...