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  1. Susannah, 37, marks the end of chemotherapy and lockdown by going to a "shielding" day at a tearoom.
  2. New training is being provided for sonographers, who carry out ultrasound scans, to ensure they can communicate potentially bad news in the best way possible.
  3. Ben runs in the Peak District to boost his mental health after a suicide attempt two years ago.
  4. English councils have been engaged in contract tracing “from the very beginning” says the executive chair of NHS Test and Trace.
  5. The BBC follows the journey of an A&E doctor who recently recovered from Covid-19.
  6. The BBC's Stacey Dooley meets mothers, babies and midwives at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
  7. Professor Chris Toumazou, CEO of DnaNudge, shows the BBC how the 90-minute coronavirus test works.
  8. Boris Johnson says casinos, bowling alleys and skating rinks must remain closed for two more weeks.
  9. England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty says opening schools in September was an "absolute priority".
  10. The BBC’s Laura Foster explains how you can recognise the symptoms of coronavirus.
  11. Matty Hatton, 15, has received messages from astronaut Tim Peake and TV presenters Ant and Dec.
  12. A new pre-eclampsia screening programme using low dose aspirin has helped reduce the number of cases.
  13. The ballet world is competitive and the pressure on young dancers to achieve the "perfect physique" is high.
  14. PMDD is an extreme form of premenstrual syndrome and commonly misdiagnosed.
  15. Former Labour MP Tom Watson, who lost eight stone, welcomes a plan to tackle obesity.
  16. The pandemic is an opportunity to tackle long-standing obesity problems, a minister says.
  17. People about to return to the UK from Spain react to the government's change to coronavirus travel rules.
  18. Campaigner Tasha is on a mission to make it easier for young people to have healthier diet choices.
  19. A mother and daughter say they will continue to shield despite restrictions easing on 1 August.
  20. New rules mean face coverings are now mandatory in England in all shops.
  21. Two women document their birth stories for the BBC, to show what it’s like to have a baby in a pandemic.
  22. A designer has created PPE for men who wear turbans or have long beards.
  23. The 64-year-old returns home just weeks after doctors warned his wife he was unlikely to survive.
  24. A research project is looking at how to make bespoke masks which could benefit health workers.
  25. How four healthcare students joined 40,000 others in volunteering to join the NHS's fight against the pandemic.

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