BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Another life-saving Covid treatment found

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 05:15:58 GMT

Monoclonal antibody therapy, given by drip, can save some of the sickest hospital patients.

ASMR: Former farmer, 84, is accidental YouTube star

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:02:41 GMT

John Butler's videos have been watched by millions after he became popular with the ASMR community.

Covid: When will I get the vaccine?

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:50:41 GMT

Over 40s in England and Scotland can have their second dose after eight weeks instead of 12.

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.

What are the Delta variant symptoms?

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 23:00:23 GMT

The Delta variant of Covid-19, first identified in India, has changed how the virus is spreading.

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: What do under-30s need to know about the vaccine?

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:24:12 GMT

The vaccine rollout is now reaching younger adults. What do they need to know about getting jabbed?

How significant is a day without Covid deaths?

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 15:36:41 GMT

There have been no coronavirus deaths announced today - is this a moment for celebration?

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.

The gay men who can donate blood in the UK for the first time

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:26:08 GMT

Gay couple Oscar and Xavier donate blood for the first time after rules change across most of the UK.

All you need to know on the coronavirus

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 11:24:35 GMT

A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms that mean you may have coronavirus.

Blood donation: Gay couple 'thrilled' after rules change

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 11:59:13 GMT

Until now men who have sex with men had to wait three months before donating.

How many cases in your area?

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:15:27 GMT

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

Coronavirus: When can we stop wearing face masks or face coverings?

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:13:37 GMT

Wearing a face covering is currently a legal requirement in many places, but could the rules change as lockdown eases further?

Covid vaccination: All adults in Wales offered first jab

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 11:47:19 GMT

Welsh health minister says vaccine rollout is six weeks ahead of schedule as Wales leads world.

Headache and runny nose linked to Delta variant

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:10:44 GMT

People may need to be on the lookout for different Covid symptoms, according to researchers.

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".

How to get a Covid test

Wed, 19 May 2021 14:06:38 GMT

Everyone in England and Scotland is being encouraged to take rapid coronavirus tests regularly.

How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

Mon, 10 May 2021 17:16:50 GMT

Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.

Covid: How is Europe lifting lockdown restrictions?

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 08:34:28 GMT

A third Covid wave hit much of Europe hard but now gradually lockdowns are being eased.

Covid-19: Vaccine booster study begins in Cambridge

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:24:12 GMT

The Cov-Boost study is testing seven vaccines to see which works best as a third dose.

Christian Eriksen: Dad back playing football after cardiac arrest

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 20:34:04 GMT

Andrew Barnett had a cardiac arrest while playing football in front of his son in 2018.

Covid-19: Could a third wave change 21 June plans in England?

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 17:05:35 GMT

Rising coronavirus cases have called the planned 21 June relaxing of rules in England into question.

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.

My beautician saved my life from deadly skin cancer

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 05:14:08 GMT

Seonag was unaware she had a "mark" on the back of her thigh when she went for a Mother's Day massage.

Does the UK have highest Covid death toll in Europe?

Thu, 27 May 2021 15:02:25 GMT

The total is the largest but for deaths per 100,000 people the UK is no longer top.

Self-harm warning signs can appear decade earlier

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:24:43 GMT

Even at age five, some children are more likely to self-harm than their classmates.

Christian Eriksen: What can cause a cardiac arrest?

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:51:20 GMT

Athletes can be more at risk because of stress on their hearts, but they can happen to anyone at any time.

Covid-19: 'Immunisation moving us to a better place everyday'

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:23:14 GMT

Prof Adam Finn says he understands why people need dates to hold on to but "this is a process".

Covid: Lockdown easing in England delayed to 19 July

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 21:40:22 GMT

Most remaining curbs on social contact will continue - but the cap on wedding guests will be lifted.

Lockdown easing: Four numbers to look for ahead of the 21 June decision

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 23:00:52 GMT

The key numbers that offer clues as to whether "freedom day" will proceed as planned on 21 June.

Coronavirus: Who has been shielding and why?

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 18:17:28 GMT

Shielding in England is ending on 31 March.

Covid-19: 'We will have a substantial third wave'

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 09:12:25 GMT

Sage scientist warns opening up too soon would "fan the flames" of a third wave of coronavirus.

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

Sun, 06 Jun 2021 14:16:13 GMT

UK coronavirus cases are rising due to a variant first identified in India that spreads more easily.

Angry, upset, relieved - Covid bereaved families on Cummings claims

Thu, 27 May 2021 15:54:20 GMT

After Dominic Cummings' testimony on Wednesday, some bereaved by the pandemic are asking: what if?

Covid: What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:09:26 GMT

The government has said some restrictions will stay in place in England after 21 June.

Covid vaccine to be required for England care home staff

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 07:12:42 GMT

Workers are expected be given 16 weeks to have the jab - or risk losing their job, the BBC understands.

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.

G7: World leaders promise one billion Covid vaccine doses for poorer nations

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 17:54:39 GMT

PM Boris Johnson rejects criticism the donation is not enough, saying "we are going flat out".