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Calls for post-Covid 'revolution' in building air quality

Fri, 14 May 2021 07:01:34 GMT

Top experts in how diseases spread are calling for massive improvements to the air in buildings.

Covid jabs offer to 38 and 39-year-olds in England

Wed, 12 May 2021 15:43:35 GMT

Pregnant women will be directed to centres offering Pfizer and Moderna vaccines when booking.

The NHS Covid legacy - long waits and lives at risk

Thu, 13 May 2021 11:13:44 GMT

Nearly a third of hospitals sees long waits balloon, as NHS warned backlog will take years to tackle.

India Covid: Kumbh Mela pilgrims turn into super-spreaders

Sun, 09 May 2021 23:02:03 GMT

When millions turned up for the Hindu festival amid a coronavirus surge, many feared the worst.

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.

Covid: Indian variant could disrupt 21 June easing, PM says

Fri, 14 May 2021 21:41:42 GMT

Second jabs for the over-50s and clinically vulnerable will be given sooner to ease concerns, PM says.

Ovarian cancer: Setback as major screening trial fails to save lives

Wed, 12 May 2021 22:29:48 GMT

Hugely disappointing results mean ovarian cancer screening remains more than a decade away.

Indian variant: What's causing the spike in Bolton?

Fri, 14 May 2021 00:08:55 GMT

The town has seen a sharp spike in Covid cases - driven by the emergence of the Indian variant.

MDMA could help trauma survivors face painful memories

Wed, 12 May 2021 23:19:58 GMT

Usually thought of as a party drug, a trial suggests it helps people with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Accessibility and outdoor socialising: 'I feel unwelcome in my own city'

Wed, 12 May 2021 01:59:01 GMT

Pippa Stacey, 26, faces "all kinds of obstacles" as venues sprawl on to pavements.

What is conversion therapy and when will it be banned?

Tue, 11 May 2021 12:36:43 GMT

"Abhorrent" practices aimed at changing sexual orientation or gender identity will be banned, but not until further consultation.

Covid: Serious failures in WHO and global response, report finds

Wed, 12 May 2021 14:13:39 GMT

An independent review calls the international response to the pandemic a "toxic cocktail".

How many cases in your area?

Sat, 15 May 2021 15:30:20 GMT

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

Covid: Plea to get the jab in variant hotspot areas

Sat, 15 May 2021 19:07:24 GMT

Eligible people in areas where the Indian virus variant is spreading are urged to get vaccinated.

How viral pianist with dementia is helping others

Thu, 13 May 2021 04:54:17 GMT

When Paul Harvey's piano playing went viral, it inspired a donation of 1 million to charity.

Coronavirus: Who has been shielding and why?

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 18:17:28 GMT

Shielding in England is ending on 31 March.

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.

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

Fri, 14 May 2021 17:02:16 GMT

Concern is growing over a rise in UK coronavirus cases linked to a variant from India.

Parents seek second inquest into baby's hospital death

Fri, 14 May 2021 04:33:26 GMT

The original inquest found Hayden Nguyen died of natural causes, despite the hospital admitting errors.

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".

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

Mon, 10 May 2021 16:16:29 GMT

Secondary school pupils in England will no longer be required to wear them in class from next week.

Covid: DR Congo in race against time to vaccinate people

Mon, 10 May 2021 23:49:25 GMT

In one of Africa's largest countries, people worry more about security and other diseases than Covid-19.

Mental health: Can you tell if someone is struggling?

Mon, 10 May 2021 00:44:44 GMT

Coronavirus has affected many people in different ways - how would you react if someone needed support?

Covid: What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?

Fri, 14 May 2021 17:12:12 GMT

Lockdown restrictions have eased in England, Scotland and Wales

Covid: When will I get the vaccine?

Fri, 14 May 2021 18:37:06 GMT

People aged 38 and 39 in England are now being offered a Covid vaccine as the rollout continues.

Covid: Andy Burnham calls for Greater Manchester over-16s to have vaccine

Tue, 11 May 2021 15:27:49 GMT

The mayor of Greater Manchester says a "worrying" spike of cases in Bolton is a "cause of concern".

Covid: Lessons to be learned from spring 2022 public inquiry - PM

Wed, 12 May 2021 19:39:18 GMT

The state will be "under the microscope", Boris Johnson says, as Labour urges an earlier start date.

Face masks in labour: 'I feared I would vomit'

Fri, 14 May 2021 00:54:49 GMT

Women giving birth are exempt from face mask rules - but not all maternity staff know the rules.

How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

Mon, 10 May 2021 17:16:50 GMT

Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.

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.

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.

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.

Covid: The race against the variants

Wed, 12 May 2021 23:05:49 GMT

What happens when vaccines are slow to arrive - and what it means for ending the pandemic.

Covid vaccines have saved 11,700 lives and 33,000 hospital admissions

Thu, 13 May 2021 22:58:39 GMT

Most deaths prevented were in the over-80s, and far fewer over-75s went to hospital, an analysis found.

NHS app ready to become vaccine passport next week

Tue, 11 May 2021 09:09:44 GMT

People will be able to use the app for travel - but only if they have received two vaccine doses.

Covid vaccine: Period changes could be a short-term side effect

Wed, 12 May 2021 23:44:48 GMT

Stories of genuine experiences shared online have been followed by a wave of anti-vaccine disinformation.

Covid: YouTuber's 'miracle' survival after post-natal coma

Wed, 12 May 2021 06:38:33 GMT

Grace Victory says she was given a 5% chance of recovery after contracting Covid during pregnancy.

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?

Agoraphobic mum-to-be can be forced to hospital for birth, court rules

Thu, 13 May 2021 20:15:21 GMT

The 21-year-old has an "overwhelming" fear of going out and wanted a home birth, the court heard.

Saving my teeth damaged by years of domestic abuse

Sat, 15 May 2021 11:02:03 GMT

A domestic abuse charity is matching dentists who want to help survivors needing urgent dental work.

Coronavirus: Hugs with loved ones as PM confirms England's biggest step back to normal

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:27:52 GMT

Boris Johnson urges people to use common sense as he confirms the next stage of lockdown easing.

The volunteers using 'honeypot' groups to fight anti-vax propaganda

Mon, 10 May 2021 23:35:44 GMT

Volunteers are busting anti-vaccine conspiracy theories with decoy Facebook groups.

How Italy's healthcare staff survived the pandemic

Tue, 11 May 2021 23:39:45 GMT

Nurses in Italy have been instrumental in helping to fight Covid-19 - but it's taken a heavy toll.

Covid vaccines: Mixing increases reports of mild side-effects

Wed, 12 May 2021 23:05:13 GMT

Researchers are still analysing whether injecting two different vaccines leads to better protection.

How to get Bangladeshi men talking about mental health

Mon, 10 May 2021 23:03:24 GMT

Bangladeshi men in the UK are being encouraged to talk about the effects the pandemic has had on them.

Ruthie Henshall: Lack of visits 'took her down so quickly' in care home

Wed, 12 May 2021 21:15:03 GMT

The actress pays tribute to her mother Gloria, who died in a care home on Tuesday.

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.

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