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New China virus: US announces first case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea has banned foreign tourists temporarily The United States has confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus on its territory. The Centers for Disease Control said the virus, which originated in China, had been diagnosed in a traveller who arrived in Seattle from China. The virus, which […]

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New China virus: Your questions answered

Image copyright EPA/WU HONG Image caption People wear masks near the Tiananmen Gate Tower in Beijing, China The number of people infected with a new virus in China is increasing. The outbreak of this coronavirus has spread from Wuhan to other major cities and abroad, according to reports. But what exactly is this new virus […]

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HPV puts ‘strain’ on sex and dating

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Both girls and boys can now have HPV vaccines Mercedes was so confident her smear test would come back clear that she was chatting to a friend on the phone as she opened the letter. But she was left shocked and confused when, at 24, she read that […]

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Scotland bid to regulate beauty filler industry

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I’ve seen girls with botched lip jobs’ Non-healthcare professionals will need a licence to carry out cosmetic procedures under proposals being put forward by the Scottish government. Treatments, such as dermal fillers or lip enhancements, are currently available in premises ranging from hairdressers to pharmacies. But ministers […]