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Doctor's Note: The 'forgotten' care home victims of coronavirus

Vulnerable elderly residents of care homes have been left behind, as I have witnessed first-hand.

Doctor's Note: The 'forgotten' care home victims of coronavirus

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Doctor's Note: Why do we get fevers?

One of the symptoms of coronavirus is a high fever - but why do we get them and can they be dangerous?

Doctor's Note: Why do we get fevers?

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Doctor's Note: Fasting during Ramadan can boost your immunity

Mosques are closed and lockdowns are in place, but this Ramadan may have some unexpected health benefits.

Doctor's Note: Fasting during Ramadan can boost your immunity

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Doctor's Note: Can plasma therapy fight coronavirus?

Some countries have started using antibodies from the blood of those who have recovered to treat new patients.

Doctor's Note: Can plasma therapy fight coronavirus?

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Doctor's Note: Why are smokers more vulnerable to coronavirus?

A doctor explains why smokers are more likely to contract respiratory illnesses.

Doctor's Note: Why are smokers more vulnerable to coronavirus?

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Doctor's Note: Coronavirus and the tuberculosis vaccine

A study found countries with widespread BCG vaccination had fewer deaths from coronavirus. But are the results reliable?

Doctor's Note: Coronavirus and the tuberculosis vaccine

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Doctor's Note: Managing addiction during the coronavirus lockdown

Withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous when trying to beat an addiction – a doctor gives guidance for those in lockdown.

Doctor's Note: Managing addiction during the coronavirus lockdown

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Doctor's Note: Do masks protect us from coronavirus?

A doctor explains why there are conflicting opinions about the use of face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Doctor's Note: Do masks protect us from coronavirus?

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Doctor's Note: The hidden health costs of coronavirus

Why is the number of people seeking treatment for life-threatening conditions such as heart attacks plummeting?

Doctor's Note: The hidden health costs of coronavirus

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Doctor's Note: Giving birth during the coronavirus pandemic

A doctor who has recently given birth gives guidance to those preparing to do the same during these unsettling times.

Doctor's Note: Giving birth during the coronavirus pandemic

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Doctor's Note: Coronavirus and heart disease

Heart disease puts people at higher risk of complications from COVID-19, but the virus can also trigger heart problems.

Doctor's Note: Coronavirus and heart disease

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Doctor's Note: Is coronavirus risk higher for some ethnic groups?

In the US and UK Black people and other ethnic minority groups are being hit disproportionately hard by the coronavirus.

Doctor's Note: Is coronavirus risk higher for some ethnic groups?

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Doctor's Note: The psychological effects of social distancing

From nightmares to crippling loneliness, isolation can affect us in many adverse ways, as a doctor explains.

Doctor's Note: The psychological effects of social distancing

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Doctor's Note: Cats and the coronavirus

The case of a sick tiger shows cats can catch COVID-19, but there is no evidence yet that they can pass it to humans.

Doctor's Note: Cats and the coronavirus

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Doctor's Note: Can the coronavirus reactivate?

New research suggests the coronavirus may be able to lie dormant and later 'reawaken'. A doctor examines the evidence.

Doctor's Note: Can the coronavirus reactivate?