Covid: Nurses’ boss wants life assurance scheme extended for NHS staff
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Covid: Nurses’ boss wants life assurance scheme extended for NHS staff

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-60943913             By BBC Health News             The government has been called “disrespectful” for ending a scheme in England that provided financial support to families of deceased health and social care workers in the pandemic.          …

Norovirus closes 1,100 hospital beds in England
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Norovirus closes 1,100 hospital beds in England

This article was taken from:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50673491 By BBC Health news Hospitals in England closed more than 1,100 beds in the past week because of the winter vomiting bug norovirus. NHS officials are urging people with the virus not to go to work and parents not to send children with it to school, until 48 hours after…

Why stealthy viruses are making you ill
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Why stealthy viruses are making you ill

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45114842 By James GallagherHealth and science correspondent, BBC News A trick used by viruses to make us sick – “stealth spheres” – has been discovered by scientists. It had been thought viruses were all lone wolves, each on a solo campaign of infection. Instead they can form “packs” of up to 40…

Surge in norovirus cases as senior doctors warn of ‘carnage’ on wards

Surge in norovirus cases as senior doctors warn of ‘carnage’ on wards

This article was taken from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/14/surge-norovirus-cases-senior-doctors-warn-carnage-wards/ By: Laura Donnelly, health editor The number of people seeking hospital treatment for the winter vomiting bug has risen by almost 70 per cent in just one week. The NHS figures reveal 1,336 hospital beds have been taken by people suffering from norovirus, a sharp rise from the 790 the previous week….