BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings?
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 13:52:12 GMT
Face coverings could become a legal requirement in England again if the NHS struggles this winter.
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?
How healthy are vegan ready meals?
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 23:44:34 GMT
Vegan alternatives have never been more widespread, but are they a healthier option?
Covid: Lateral flow tests more accurate than first thought, study finds
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 09:01:48 GMT
Positive results from the widely-used rapid Covid tests should be trusted, say UCL researchers.
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?
Covid: UK's early response worst public health failure ever, MPs say
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 17:53:02 GMT
But the new report by MPs fails to reflect the views of bereaved relatives, campaigners say.
Covid: Which children are being vaccinated and why?
Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:33:07 GMT
All children aged 12-15 across the UK are being offered one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Covid: New WHO group may be last chance to find virus origins
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 20:53:15 GMT
The World Health Organization unveils a new group to examine the emergence of the virus more closely.
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.
All you need to know on the coronavirus
Wed, 06 Oct 2021 10:24:04 GMT
A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms of coronavirus.
Covid: Scientists targeted with abuse during pandemic
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 17:00:45 GMT
Doctors who came into the public eye during Covid received death threats and harassment.
Secondary breast cancer: 'I was 32 with a 10-month-old’
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 11:50:04 GMT
The number of people with secondary breast cancer, where the cancer has spread, will be audited.
How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?
Mon, 10 May 2021 17:16:50 GMT
Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.
Stillbirth rate high for black and Asian babies in UK
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 16:55:42 GMT
The figures come despite improving numbers overall, with some 610 fewer stillbirths in 2019 than in 2013.
Mike Tindall meets families living with Parkinson's disease
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 23:03:34 GMT
The former England rugby player speaks to those living with the same condition as his father.
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.
Pregnant women urged to get Covid vaccine by NHS England
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 11:04:41 GMT
NHS England says the number of pregnant women seriously ill in critical care with the virus has grown.
Doctors alerted to dangerous dry scooping workout trend
Fri, 08 Oct 2021 03:34:57 GMT
Pre-workout powders should be diluted in water, but some gym-goers are eating it neat.
Covid tests: I trusted my PCR results
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:35:59 GMT
People share their stories of having negative PCR tests after positive lateral flow results.
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.
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: False negative Covid test results confirmed at Newbury Showground
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 03:11:11 GMT
Some people who took tests in Berkshire earlier this month may have wrongly been given the all-clear.
Investigation ordered into Wolverhampton Covid lab test failings
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:28:56 GMT
A lab in Wolverhampton is suspended as 43,000 people in England and Wales are potentially affected.
Covid inquiry: When will it happen and how does it work?
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 10:46:20 GMT
There have been calls for an independent public inquiry into the UK's pandemic response to start immediately.
Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge prepares for busiest winter ever
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 11:22:35 GMT
One of England's leading hospitals is preparing for its busiest winter ever.
Covid: What's the 'Winter Plan' and what are the rules across the UK?
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 09:16:45 GMT
The Westminster and Cardiff governments have set out their plans to deal with Covid this winter.
How many cases in your area?
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:49:58 GMT
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
What it's like to be a nine-year-old in a vaccine clinical trial
Mon, 27 Sep 2021 23:09:34 GMT
Fraternal twins Evan and Lizzy are enroled in Pfizer's vaccine trial for children between ages five and 11.
Care staff shortages pile pressure on NHS, say hospital managers
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 16:00:33 GMT
A lack of care staff in the community leaves hospitals struggling to discharge patients.
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.
NHS Covid Pass: Vaccine records access restored after outage
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 15:22:34 GMT
The app widely used to prove vaccination status for travel suffered an outage Wednesday.
What those living with dementia want people to know
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 00:54:51 GMT
"Dementia is something you learn to live with, not just die of," - tips from, those living with the condition.
Covid: When will I get a booster jab?
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 13:27:20 GMT
More than two million people in England have had a third booster dose of Covid vaccine.
Malaria vaccine 'will change African lives forever'
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 06:49:32 GMT
As African countries get the vaccine, Newsbeat speaks to two people who've grown up with Malaria.
Tesco recalls own-brand chest and cold remedy
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 17:27:36 GMT
Some of the Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets contain incorrect dosing information.
Laser vagina menopause therapy shows no benefit in trial
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 04:09:13 GMT
The treatment, meant to rejuvenate and treat dryness, worked no better than a placebo procedure.
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".
Life expectancy falling in parts of England before pandemic - study
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 04:40:20 GMT
It is alarming, say researchers, that longevity was declining in the north even before the pandemic.
Henrietta Lacks: 'Mother' of modern medicine honoured
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 21:05:46 GMT
Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cells have led to key medical breakthroughs.
WHO recommends use of first proven malaria vaccine
Wed, 06 Oct 2021 16:32:50 GMT
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the vaccine could save tens of thousands of lives each year.
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.
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.
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
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.
NHS in bleak position as A&E waits worsen, say doctors
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 16:52:36 GMT
It comes as ministers unveil £250m package for GPs to encourage more face-to-face consultations.
'Running could cause sudden death for people like me'
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 23:05:59 GMT
BBC journalist Gem O'Reilly explains the risk of exercise-related death in people with unknown heart conditions.
Malaria vaccine: When will it be available?
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 15:40:02 GMT
Following the announcement about the first malaria vaccine, we look at some of the key questions.
How to get a Covid test
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 13:46:27 GMT
Lateral flow tests are more accurate than first thought, according to new research.
Covid: Misleading vaccine claims target children and parents
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 23:11:31 GMT
The vaccine is being offered to children aged 12 and older.