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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 many cases in your area?

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:26:02 GMT

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


Early baby therapy could reduce autism diagnoses

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 16:08:30 GMT

Video training for parents could improve communication with their infants, a small study suggests.


How to get a Covid test

Wed, 11 Aug 2021 14:31:48 GMT

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


Sickle cell: 'Did our son have to die to change things?'

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:11:12 GMT

It's the fastest-growing genetic condition in the UK but some feel the illness, which mostly affects black people, isn't taken seriously.


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 calculator spots people vulnerable despite jabs

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:02:11 GMT

An online tool could help doctors identify those who would benefit from boosters or early therapy.


What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings?

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:10:49 GMT

Face coverings could become a legal requirement in England again if the NHS struggles this winter.


Folic acid to be added to UK flour to help prevent birth defects

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:54:10 GMT

It is estimated that fortifying flour with folic acid could prevent up to 200 birth defects a year.


Pfizer/BioNTech jab safe for children aged five to 11

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:57:34 GMT

The positive trial results could pave the way for vaccinating children younger than 12, if approved.


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


Covid: Delta variant patients twice as likely to need hospital care

Sat, 28 Aug 2021 15:26:13 GMT

Get double-jabbed to reduce this risk, advise experts who have studied different variants of the virus.


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.


Ros Atkins On… the ethics of Covid booster jabs

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:19:09 GMT

Ros Atkins looks at the ethics of Western countries rolling out Covid booster jabs while millions globally remain unvaccinated.


Ros Atkins on... why people are using a horse drug

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 23:12:14 GMT

Ivermectin is being used by some to treat Covid-19, despite the benefits being unproven.


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.


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.


Experts warn of identical pills containing different drugs in the UK

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:11:04 GMT

Drugs charity The Loop found four 'pharaoh' pills in Manchester contained different substances.


Covid vaccine: India to resume vaccine exports from October

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:32:35 GMT

The world's largest vaccine maker halted exports in April to meet domestic demand as cases rose.


‘The green gym has pulled me out of a rut’

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 06:33:38 GMT

Gardening is being offered as an alternative for some to lifting weights and running on treadmills.


Covid-19: How a Norwich care home is preparing for autumn and winter

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:04:37 GMT

How are care home staff and residents preparing to face a second autumn and winter of Covid-19?


Children face 'agonising' waits for mental health care

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:51:16 GMT

BBC investigation finds children in England face "agonising" waits in pandemic to access services.


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

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:48:56 GMT

All over-12s in the UK will be able to get at least one Covid jab.


Covid vaccination begins for UK 12 to 15 year olds

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:39:29 GMT

It is part of the drive to get more people protected ahead of winter as the pandemic continues.


All you need to know on the coronavirus

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 10:29:02 GMT

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


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.


Covid: Which children are being vaccinated and why?

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:57:18 GMT

All children aged 12-15 across the UK will be offered one dose of the Pifzer vaccine.


What are the Delta, Gamma, Beta and Alpha Covid variants?

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 09:56:40 GMT

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


Social care charges: Disabled and vulnerable adults hit by steep rises

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 04:50:31 GMT

Many are facing a significant rise in the money they have to pay towards the support they receive.


Covid rules: What's in England's 'Winter Plan'?

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 15:45:19 GMT

Lockdown rules have changed across the UK, but some restrictions remain in place.


Manchester music cafe brings joy to people with dementia

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:50:00 GMT

People with dementia sing, play instruments and dance at the music cafe, says Manchester Camerata.


Covid origin: US spy agencies publish 'inconclusive' report

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 20:55:58 GMT

The office that oversees US spy agencies could not establish how the coronavirus pandemic began.


Covid: People are vaccinated - so why are there so many cases?

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:20:29 GMT

More than four out of five UK adults are now fully vaccinated, but daily case rates remain high.


Covid: Vaccine volunteers sought for children's second dose study

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:43:11 GMT

The study for children aged 12 to 16 is being run by researchers in Southampton.


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".


High Street chemists to offer free blood pressure checks

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 10:17:15 GMT

The NHS initiative, for people in England over the age of 40, could save thousands of lives.


Covid: Which countries are vaccinating children and why?

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 00:24:35 GMT

Millions of children around the world are being offered a Covid vaccine.


The Wanted's Tom Parker opens up about his cancer diagnosis

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 05:21:12 GMT

Tom refuses to let cancer dominate his life after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.


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?


What difference will jabbing young teens make?

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:36:41 GMT

How to weigh the pros and cons of a vaccine for a disease that is rarely serious in young people.


Ronapreve: 'Most vulnerable' to get new Covid drug next week

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 19:56:32 GMT

Antibody therapy Ronapreve, given to Donald Trump, will be given to eligible NHS patients in hospital.