BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Covid: Why are 12-15s now being double-jabbed?
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 16:45:36 GMT
All children aged 12 to 15 are being offered two doses of Covid vaccine.
Cost of living: Are value food brands healthy?
Fri, 06 May 2022 00:11:48 GMT
MP George Eustice has urged shoppers to choose supermarket own brands to help cut living costs.
How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?
Tue, 15 Feb 2022 11:30:44 GMT
Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.
Birmingham hospital faces criminal probe after death of vulnerable man
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 21:00:16 GMT
Matthew Caseby fled a mental health hospital by climbing a fence and was hit by a train.
Covid: Free lateral flow tests in Wales until 31 July
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:17:11 GMT
Lateral flow tests will continue to be available for free for people in Wales with Covid symptoms.
Mum, 29, with inoperable brain tumour in plea for research
Wed, 08 Jun 2022 20:11:48 GMT
Laura Mahon, 29, gave birth at 30 weeks after being told she had an inoperable brain tumour.
Covid: What is the guidance across the UK now?
Tue, 03 May 2022 15:13:30 GMT
Almost all of the UK's Covid rules have ended, two years after they were introduced.
Memory boxes help families remember lost voices
Sat, 11 Jun 2022 23:02:10 GMT
A PhD student has been creating audio memory boxes for hospice patients in Northern Ireland.
Covid: How to look after yourself at home
Wed, 06 Apr 2022 09:25:06 GMT
What can you expect if you have Covid, and when should you get extra help?
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
End of Covid regulations: What if I'm still worried?
Tue, 22 Feb 2022 13:53:36 GMT
What would ending isolation rules in England mean for people who are worried about getting Covid?
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".
Polio: What is it and how does it spread?
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 12:32:20 GMT
What is polio and how can you protect yourself from it?
Fatboy Slim DJ sessions to help people's mental health
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 05:23:14 GMT
Norman Cook is volunteering for an NHS scheme to help those with severe mental health problems.
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.
Ike Ekweremadu: Nigerian senator accused of organ-harvesting plot
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:23:31 GMT
Ike Ekweremadu is said to have arranged the transport of a boy to the UK for organ-harvesting.
Polio: Virus found in London prompts misleading vaccine claims
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 23:59:13 GMT
What do these cases really tell us about the virus, which hasn't spread in the UK for decades?
What is monkeypox and how do you catch it?
Mon, 06 Jun 2022 14:56:31 GMT
Cases of monkeypox are being investigated in several countries, including the UK.
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.
UK heatwave: How does sunscreen work?
Wed, 15 Jun 2022 11:51:56 GMT
Do you know your UVA from your UVB?
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.
Roe v Wade: US Supreme Court ends constitutional right to abortion
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:53:29 GMT
States can decide to ban abortion after the Supreme Court overrules the landmark Roe v Wade case.
What are the latest rules for face coverings and masks?
Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:22:39 GMT
Rules around face coverings are easing across the UK but they are still required in some settings.
Covid: UK infections continuing to rise
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 15:06:48 GMT
The increase, with an estimated one in 35 people testing positive, is being driven by newer variants.
Have I got Covid, a bad cold or something else?
Tue, 05 Apr 2022 12:34:21 GMT
What are the new Covid symptoms, and when should I stay at home?
Sir Jonathan Van-Tam: I don't wear a face mask any more
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 13:20:39 GMT
Sir Jonathan Van-Tam is asked if he's changed his habits, as Covid-19 cases in the UK continue to rise.
Covid booster: Who can get the fourth jab and how do you book it?
Tue, 05 Apr 2022 08:51:54 GMT
Over-75s and those with a weakened immune system are being offered an extra booster dose this spring.
How Sandwell is encouraging families to embrace exercise
Wed, 22 Jun 2022 05:55:19 GMT
Sandwell is reversing the trend of having the least active residents - and it's hugely paying off.
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?
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.
Got a new rash? Monkeypox or something else?
Tue, 24 May 2022 23:19:47 GMT
Red bumps and lumps? Scabs or blisters? What are the signs to look for?
Heatwaves: What do they do to the body and who is at risk?
Wed, 15 Jun 2022 11:57:39 GMT
What impact do high temperatures have on our bodies?
Covid: When can teenagers get a second dose?
Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:45:05 GMT
All 16 and 17 year-olds in the UK can now have a second dose 12 weeks after the first.
How many cases in your area?
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 14:20:27 GMT
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK.
Hepatitis in children: How many cases are there?
Wed, 04 May 2022 14:08:14 GMT
It looks likely that a common virus which usually causes colds, vomiting and diarrhoea has a role to play.
How will the vulnerable be protected from Covid? And other questions
Tue, 22 Feb 2022 15:25:22 GMT
The government has announced the end of all Covid restrictions in England.
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.
Omicron: How do I know if I have it?
Tue, 04 Jan 2022 12:25:12 GMT
The symptoms are similar to a cold, while genetic analysis is the only way to confirm the variant.
Juul: US bans all products from leading vaping company
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:43:44 GMT
Authorities say they do not have enough data to be sure Juul's e-cigarettes meet health standards.
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?
Vaping - is it a risk-free option?
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 09:53:21 GMT
Colourful gadgets and fruity flavours are popular, but what's really known about their health effects?
Polio virus detected in London sewage samples
Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:08:19 GMT
Health officials say parents should ensure their children have been vaccinated against the disease.
Covid: Why do some vaccines protect you for longer than others?
Fri, 03 Jun 2022 23:00:11 GMT
Here's why you need more than one Covid jab.
Child stroke survivor determined to recover say Lowestoft parents
Sat, 11 Jun 2022 23:38:31 GMT
Five-year-old Tilli, from Suffolk, is one of 400 children to have a stroke in the UK every year.
BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron: How worried should we be?
Thu, 16 Jun 2022 11:24:15 GMT
Surges of Covid are happening again around the world, driven by some new subvariants of Omicron.
Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore?
Fri, 20 May 2022 23:24:05 GMT
We are facing an unusual and unprecedented monkeypox outbreak but how worrying is it?
The areas with the fewest GPs revealed
Tue, 31 May 2022 10:58:01 GMT
Shortage has left some areas of England having to cope with half the number of doctors than others.
Covid vaccine ‘waning immunity’: How worried should I be?
Sun, 14 Nov 2021 01:06:41 GMT
Is the effectiveness of Covid vaccines waning over time? We look at how much protection being double vaccinated offers.
Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: The battle for compensation
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 00:22:45 GMT
More than 1,300 claims have been made but only about 20 sent for medical assessment.
A&E patients warned of seven-and-a-half hour wait
Tue, 07 Jun 2022 19:03:38 GMT
A nurse is filmed as she informs a packed accident and emergency waiting room of long delays.
Court says widower can use embryo made with late wife
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:35:26 GMT
Court backs Ted Jennings to try for a baby with a surrogate, using embryo he created with late wife.
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 to get a Covid test
Tue, 03 May 2022 15:14:47 GMT
Most people in England and Scotland no longer get free PCRs or LFTs, and rules vary across the rest of the UK.
Hong Kong's Omicron crisis: ‘It took just 10 days for everyone to be infected’
Sat, 28 May 2022 23:09:01 GMT
More than half of those to die in the latest wave to hit Hong Kong were care home residents.
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