BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Coronavirus: Who has been shielding and why?
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 18:17:28 GMT
Shielding in England is ending on 31 March.
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.
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.
How many cases in your area?
Thu, 06 May 2021 15:54:24 GMT
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and pregnancy - should you get the vaccine?
Thu, 06 May 2021 23:00:35 GMT
As the Covid vaccine is rolled out to younger age groups, BBC News looks at what it means for anyone expecting a baby.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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".
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.
Alcohol deaths highest for 20 years in England and Wales
Thu, 06 May 2021 16:16:27 GMT
Last year, deaths rose from March onwards and were mostly related to long-term drinking problems.
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 disease in Canada
Wed, 05 May 2021 00:05:02 GMT
Dozens of people in New Brunswick are showing symptoms of the devastating new condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?
Wed, 07 Apr 2021 12:14:47 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.
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: 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".
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: 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.
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: 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 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 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.
Elections 2021: 'Parents shouldn't have to fight for child's care'
Thu, 06 May 2021 14:57:15 GMT
A mum believes her disabled son is being failed by the social care system.
Covid: Concern increases over India variant in UK
Thu, 06 May 2021 23:35:17 GMT
Public health experts want the version B.1.617.2 to be made a "variant of concern", the BBC has been told.
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: 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.
Covid-19: Complaints after England booking site reveals vaccine status
Thu, 06 May 2021 16:52:13 GMT
A privacy campaign says it is "shocking" the details can be obtained through the website in England.
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.
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.
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.
Covid: Black leaders fear racist past feeds mistrust in vaccine
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.
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.
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.