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BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

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.

Community transport: ‘It was a reason to get up in the morning’

Sat, 27 Aug 2022 23:04:31 GMT

Fuel prices are affecting volunteer community transport drivers helping elderly people in rural areas.

Energy prices: It's costing more to keep me alive

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 10:43:08 GMT

Dawn White has renal failure and worries about the growing energy cost of her haemodialysis machine.

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.

Gene test spared baby unnecessary chemotherapy

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 17:50:51 GMT

It revealed a lump on the newborn's leg was a rare and benign mass called a myofibroma.

Early at-home abortions made permanent in England and Wales

Tue, 23 Aug 2022 15:23:07 GMT

Terminations at home had been allowed temporarily in England and Wales during the pandemic.

Stephen Barclay challenged on ambulance delays

Thu, 25 Aug 2022 19:43:52 GMT

A woman approached the health secretary during an interview, accusing him of doing nothing about ambulance delays.

Covid booster: Who can get another jab this autumn?

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 10:10:13 GMT

Over-50s can get another Covid booster, as can younger people who are at higher risk, and NHS staff.

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.

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.

Can electrical stimulation improve your gym workout?

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 23:01:12 GMT

Whole-body EMS suits are the new big thing in fitness, but do they work?

Sheffield: Incurable cancer patient chosen to model for charity campaign

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 04:26:33 GMT

Emma, 41, is fronting a new sportswear brand collection to raise money for a breast cancer charity.

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.

Hormone replacement therapy and menopause: What you need to know about HRT

Wed, 07 Sep 2022 23:53:30 GMT

HRT can help with menopausal symptoms. If you're thinking about taking it, here's what you need to consider.

Study offers clues to super-agers' brilliant brains

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 17:00:42 GMT

New research finds a link between larger neurons and exceptional cognitive ability in old age.

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.

UK looks to be winning the fight against monkeypox

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 23:11:03 GMT

New cases continue to fall, thanks to vaccines and vigilance, says a top expert.

Cancer-affected women offered skin-tone soft prosthetics

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 10:52:01 GMT

Women of colour being treated at a London hospital can now choose a "softie" to match their skin tone.

When are the £400 energy rebate and other cost-of-living payments due?

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 17:46:57 GMT

All UK households will get a grant which will reduce energy bills by £400 from October.

Polio: What is it and how does it spread?

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:04:50 GMT

What is polio and how can you protect yourself from it?

Kevin Sinfield: Rugby league star to run ultra marathons for MND

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 14:53:49 GMT

The rugby league star aims to run 300 miles (482km) in a week to raise funds for motor neurone disease research.

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.

Nottingham maternity crisis: What are families calling for?

Wed, 31 Aug 2022 05:22:04 GMT

With a review to start into Nottingham's maternity services, the BBC looks back at what led to it.

Covid infections rise by 14% in UK and now top a million

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:39:23 GMT

But there is no clear evidence of an autumn wave starting, says the Office for National Statistics.

What is Ebola and why is Uganda's outbreak so serious?

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:19:06 GMT

It is proving more difficult to deal with as vaccines are not available for a rare strain of the virus.

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?

BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron: How worried should we be?

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:57:51 GMT

Surges of Covid are happening again around the world, driven by some new subvariants of Omicron.

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.

How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

Tue, 15 Feb 2022 11:30:44 GMT

Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.

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

Sore throat and cough top symptoms that could be Covid

Thu, 14 Jul 2022 11:54:06 GMT

That is according to UK data from 17,500 people this week who say they have Covid.

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.

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?

Covid: What is the guidance across the UK now?

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 09:59:05 GMT

Almost all of the UK's Covid rules have ended, two years after they were introduced.

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?

How many cases in your area?

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 17:03:37 GMT

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK

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.

East of England Ambulance Service close to declaring major incident

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 11:30:26 GMT

An ambulance service says it is on the brink of a major incident due to hospital handover delays.

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.

Cost of living: Young cancer patients 'in a desperate situation'

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 01:25:23 GMT

Young people with cancer say they are struggling with rent and bills because of soaring living costs.

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.

What happens in an alcohol addiction detox unit?

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:08:07 GMT

Current and former patients, along with medical specialists, share their stories with the BBC.

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".

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: 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?

Covid in China: Hippo, fish and crabs get PCR tests

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 21:26:23 GMT

Officials in the city of Xiamen have ordered PCR tests for seafood after some 40 people got Covid.

Nobel Prize goes to Svante Paabo for Neanderthal work

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 10:37:51 GMT

Sweden's Svante Paabo wins the prize for discoveries on humanity's extinct relatives.