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BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

What are the India, Brazil, South Africa and UK variants?

Wed, 05 May 2021 15:14:16 GMT

The world is carefully monitoring Covid for mutations that help it spread better or resist vaccines.


Teens, tech and mental health: Oxford study finds no link

Tue, 04 May 2021 08:00:31 GMT

The Oxford study used data from more than 430,000 young people, gathered over 28 years.


Covid and cancer: The young scientists working overtime to combat lockdown disruption

Wed, 05 May 2021 11:04:57 GMT

Lab staff are working long unpaid hours to reduce the impact Covid is having on cancer research.


Covid: When will I get the vaccine?

Mon, 03 May 2021 22:03:13 GMT

People 40 or over in England are now being offered a Covid vaccine as the rollout continues.


Mental health: 'We need to care for patients, but also ourselves'

Wed, 05 May 2021 23:03:10 GMT

Following the death of his cousin, Dr Dan Gearon created the charity, You Okay, Doc?


Coronavirus: Intensive care and other key terms explained

Sun, 03 May 2020 00:06:18 GMT

Use our tool to check the meaning of key words and phrases associated with the Covid-19 outbreak.


Covax: How will Covid vaccines be shared around the world?

Mon, 03 May 2021 19:50:54 GMT

A scheme to distribute Covid-19 vaccines globally needs billions of dollars more. Here's what you need to know.


Tokyo 2020: The mental strain of the delayed Olympics

Wed, 05 May 2021 23:03:18 GMT

Two Olympic hopefuls tell the BBC about the mental health impact of the delay to the Tokyo games.


India coronavirus: Can it make enough vaccines to meet demand?

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 14:32:48 GMT

India is facing a surge in Covid cases while attempting to ramp up its vaccine production.


Hospital Covid team plant trees to fight climate change

Sun, 02 May 2021 23:10:32 GMT

Staff from a Cardiff intensive care unit are offsetting the environmental impact of treating patients.


Covid-19 infections in UK back to late summer levels - ONS

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 15:24:55 GMT

The ONS estimates infections are 20 times lower than at the peak in January with 0.1% infected.


India Covid: Opposition calls for full national lockdown

Tue, 04 May 2021 17:35:49 GMT

The prime minister is resisting a nationwide lockdown due to the potential economic impact.


Doctors investigate mystery brain diseasein Canada

Wed, 05 May 2021 00:05:02 GMT

Dozens of people in New Brunswick are showing symptoms of the devastating new condition.


Coronavirus: What it does to the body

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 01:02:03 GMT

What is it like to have the coronavirus, how will it affect you and how is it treated?


Apetamin: Instagram criticised over weight gain drug

Sun, 02 May 2021 23:49:54 GMT

NHS England calls for a clamp down on the targeting of the "dangerous" unlicensed drug at young women.


Covid: Quarantine for Covid contacts could be scrapped

Sun, 02 May 2021 10:27:46 GMT

A trial of daily testing is planned, as the foreign secretary says the UK is in a "good position".


Coronavirus: Do face masks actually work?

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 01:04:25 GMT

With face masks in high demand, we look at whether they really can protect people from the virus.


India Covid-19: Deadly second wave spreads from cities to small towns

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 23:29:39 GMT

The virus is spreading to remote corners of India where healthcare is poor and the crisis under-reported.


Covid: 'I held my husband as they turned the machines off'

Tue, 04 May 2021 18:01:18 GMT

The widow of a father-of-three who died with Covid says she feels "honoured" she could be with him when he died.


Surgery in the womb: 'I've done the best for her'

Sun, 02 May 2021 00:20:54 GMT

Helena Purcell travelled to Belgium for an NHS-funded procedure on her unborn baby's spina bifida.


Covid: More than 20 million living in areas with zero deaths

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 11:20:43 GMT

Analysis by the BBC suggests the UK is moving into a new phase of the pandemic.


Clubbing comes back: 'This is the best day of my life'

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 23:00:58 GMT

For the first time since the pandemic began, a nightclub opens its doors.


Covid: What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?

Tue, 04 May 2021 16:14:20 GMT

Northern Ireland is the latest part of the UK to lift some of the restrictions designed to stop the spread of Covid-19.


Support bubbles: How do they work and who is in yours?

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 10:41:25 GMT

Some people across the UK have been able to form "support bubbles" or "extended households".


Covid: Canada authorises Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15

Wed, 05 May 2021 20:35:52 GMT

It's the first country to allow the Pfizer jab for this age group.


Coronavirus: Who has been shielding and why?

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 18:17:28 GMT

Shielding in England is ending on 31 March.


Another Covid lockdown unlikely, says scientist

Tue, 04 May 2021 19:52:29 GMT

The UK is "likely to be on a steady course now out of this pandemic", Prof Neil Ferguson says.


Covid: Black leaders blame lower vaccine take-up on racism

Wed, 05 May 2021 23:32:06 GMT

Mistrust and inequality may explain why vaccine take-up is lower in the black community, say campaigners.


How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 12:14:47 GMT

Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.


Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50?

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:03:54 GMT

While most people will have mild symptoms and recover quickly, some are more prone to getting sick.


How many cases in your area?

Wed, 05 May 2021 16:20:55 GMT

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.


Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings?

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 17:38:08 GMT

As the UK cautiously unlocks, experts will review the evidence on when and where masks are needed.


Covid: Depression rises in young and women during second peak

Wed, 05 May 2021 17:17:23 GMT

Overall, the number of adults who feel depressed has doubled since before the pandemic.


Alcohol deaths highest for 20 years in England and Wales

Thu, 06 May 2021 12:05:36 GMT

Last year, deaths rose from March onwards and were mostly related to long-term drinking problems.


How to get a Covid test

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 09:52:50 GMT

Everyone in England and Scotland is being encouraged to take rapid coronavirus tests regularly.


Covid: Care home isolation rule axed for low-risk trips in England

Sat, 01 May 2021 09:17:28 GMT

The rules will be relaxed in England - allowing for day trips without 14 days' quarantine afterwards.


Why India's Covid crisis matters to the whole world

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 23:44:24 GMT

The situation in India is a bleak reminder that none of us will be safe until everyone is safe.


South Asians in UK at greater risk from Covid

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 23:17:59 GMT

People from an Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi background suffered more, the Lancet study shows.


Covid-19 in India: Cases, deaths and oxygen supply

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 08:44:57 GMT

Maps, charts and graphics explaining what is happening and what the authorities are doing about it.


Elections 2021: 'Parents shouldn't have to fight for child's care'

Thu, 06 May 2021 09:44:02 GMT

A mum believes her disabled son is being failed by the social care system.


Covid: MPs want law to protect care home visiting rights

Wed, 05 May 2021 01:36:37 GMT

It is "unacceptable" some care home providers are not following government guidance, a new report says.


All you need to know on the coronavirus

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 10:06:06 GMT

A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms that mean you may have coronavirus.


South Africa coronavirus variant: What is the risk?

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:44:42 GMT

Why experts are concerned about the emergence of this particular new version of coronavirus.


How Simon Stevens changed the NHS

Mon, 03 May 2021 23:37:35 GMT

Sir Simon Stevens has been called the NHS's most significant figure since its founder, Aneurin Bevan.


Covid: Extra cash to target new variants will future-proof UK - minister

Wed, 05 May 2021 12:37:33 GMT

Almost 30m of government funding will fast-track vaccines that fight new variants of coronavirus.


Inside a long Covid clinic: 'I want to play with my kids again'

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 01:53:18 GMT

Croydon University Hospital's clinic has already seen 1,000 patients, with another 500 on the waiting list.


Mental health: Trauma, genocide and my invisible illness

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 23:45:40 GMT

The BBC's Victoria Uwonkunda fled Rwanda in 1994 but it took time to recognise the impact it had on her.




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