BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Covid-19: Life expectancy is down but what does this mean?
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:27:39 GMT
Life expectancy for men has fallen because of the Covid pandemic - but what will be the long-term effect?
What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings?
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:10:49 GMT
Face coverings could become a legal requirement in England again if the NHS struggles this winter.
GP appointments in Wales: People facing crisis, says watchdog
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 05:07:06 GMT
By the time Becca Martin's family got an appointment for her dad, he was so ill he was taken to hospital.
Covid: Immune therapy from llamas shows promise
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:00:32 GMT
An immune therapy derived from llama blood shows "exciting potential" in early coronavirus trials.
How to get a Covid test
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 14:31:48 GMT
Everyone in England and Scotland is being encouraged to take rapid coronavirus tests regularly.
Covid: Which children are being vaccinated and why?
Mon, 27 Sep 2021 11:33:33 GMT
All children aged 12-15 across the UK are being offered one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
London Marathon 2021: Student runs with Essex bone marrow donor 'who saved my life'
Sun, 26 Sep 2021 00:02:58 GMT
A student says it will be "so special" to do the London Marathon alongside her bone marrow donor.
Ros Atkins on... why people are using a horse drug
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 23:12:14 GMT
Ivermectin is being used by some to treat Covid-19, despite the benefits being unproven.
Covid rules: What's in England's 'Winter Plan'?
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 15:45:19 GMT
Lockdown rules have changed across the UK, but some restrictions remain in place.
Why you shouldn't get a second Covid jab too early
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 06:21:34 GMT
A government scientific advisor tells Newsbeat why four weeks is too soon between Covid jabs.
CBD trial to treat hallucinations in Parkinsonís disease
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:03:55 GMT
Charles Ogilvie-Forbes is a volunteer in a clinical trial at Kingís College Hospital, London.
NHS Scotland's 'biggest crisis' in five charts
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:11:26 GMT
Looking at the figures behind the enormous pressures being felt by NHS Scotland
Covid: People are vaccinated - so why are there so many cases?
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:58:03 GMT
More than four out of five UK adults are now fully vaccinated, but daily case rates remain high.
Covid: What do under-30s need to know about the vaccine?
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:48:56 GMT
All over-12s in the UK will be able to get at least one Covid jab.
What difference will jabbing young teens make?
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:36:41 GMT
How to weigh the pros and cons of a vaccine for a disease that is rarely serious in young people.
How many cases in your area?
Sun, 26 Sep 2021 16:15:40 GMT
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
Covid: Which countries are vaccinating children and why?
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 00:24:35 GMT
Millions of children around the world are being offered a Covid vaccine.
All you need to know on the coronavirus
Mon, 13 Sep 2021 10:29:02 GMT
A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms that mean you may have coronavirus.
Covid: How can missing five million be persuaded to have the jab?
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:19:38 GMT
Headlines have focused on teenagers and booster doses - but millions still haven't had a first jab.
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.
Covid: 'I lost my daughter to cancer after the pandemic paused chemotherapy'
Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:14:58 GMT
Mandy Russell told the BBC she's "broken" after 31-year-old Kelly Smith died of bowel cancer.
Beta coronavirus variant: What is the risk?
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:57:20 GMT
There are fears that this version of coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is
Covid: Cancer backlog could take a decade to clear
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:06:23 GMT
Research identifies 20,000 missing patients in England - and warns more staff and equipment are needed.
Annabel Wright: Family 'made aware' of Roaccutane adverse effects
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:54:15 GMT
Annabel Wright, 15, had been using Roaccutane in the months before she died, an inquest hears.
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.
Why bonding over the Euros appeared to increase Covid cases in men
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 23:34:49 GMT
Psychologists say men need to be part of a group in order to vent their feelings and emotions.
Woman with Down's loses abortion law fight
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:05:32 GMT
Heidi Crowter says the current law on abortion for foetuses with the condition does not respect her life.
Overprescribing of medicines must stop, says government
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:43:02 GMT
Some prescribed treatments are unnecessary and even harmful, says government-commissioned report.
QE Hospital Birmingham: Winter looms with staff 'hanging on by a thread'
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:43:36 GMT
A hospital consultant says workers at the QE in Birmingham are already under "immense" pressure.
Is 'the worst cold ever' going around?
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:38:47 GMT
As more people mix again, the common cold is back - and leaving people floored.
UK Covid vaccine rules cause hesitancy - Africa health boss
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:51:20 GMT
The UK's refusal to accept vaccine certificates from Africa could increase hesitancy, says Africa CDC.
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".
Blood inquiry: Former cabinet minister says Aids advice was "regrettable"
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:18:22 GMT
Infected blood scandal survivors have accused ministers of misleading the public in 1983.
How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?
Mon, 10 May 2021 17:16:50 GMT
Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.
What are the Delta, Gamma, Beta and Alpha Covid variants?
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 09:56:40 GMT
UK coronavirus cases are rising due to a variant first identified in India that spreads more easily.
Turkmenistan: Getting Covid in a land where no cases officially exist
Sun, 19 Sep 2021 01:24:40 GMT
People in Turkmenistan are struggling to get treatment in a system that denies there are any cases.
'Giving birth left me needing a colostomy bag'
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:40:29 GMT
Former triathlete Kayleigh Adams endured a fourth-degree tear that led to her needing a colostomy bag.
Covid rules: How can the clinically vulnerable stay safe?
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:02:33 GMT
As social-distancing and other Covid rules end in England, how can people who were shielding stay safe?
'Judo gives me strength to deal with sight loss'
Sun, 26 Sep 2021 05:13:36 GMT
A Coleraine judo club is one of the first in NI to offer training for visually impaired participants.
What is fat freezing and what are the risks?
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:59:04 GMT
A non-surgical technique to remove stubborn fat from the body can have side effects.
Covid-19: How a Norwich care home is preparing for autumn and winter
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:04:37 GMT
How are care home staff and residents preparing to face a second autumn and winter of Covid-19?
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?
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.
NHS waits: More people feeling forced into private healthcare
Sun, 26 Sep 2021 23:21:12 GMT
Increasing numbers are raising money to go private rather than wait for NHS operations.
Margaret Keenan: First UK person to get the Pfizer jab gets booster
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:00:25 GMT
The 91-year-old got her booster in Coventry alongside the matron who administered her first dose.
Covid-19: New allergic reactions to hair dye reported
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:06:13 GMT
Scientists at Imperial College London are now researching a link between Covid-19 and new allergies.