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BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Covid deaths rare among fully vaccinated - ONS

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 07:35:41 GMT

Out of 51,000 Covid deaths in England between January and July, only 256 occurred after two doses.

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.

Long Covid less common than feared - ONS study

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 23:47:10 GMT

One in 40 people has some long-lasting symptoms, Office for National Statistics data suggests.

Women threatened over maternity care bills

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:27:02 GMT

A debt collection company told some women that future visas for in the UK would be refused if they did not pay.

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: 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.

Covid: Colchester Institute students board bus to get jabbed

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 13:06:00 GMT

A vaccination bus is on campus to give teenagers a chance to get jabbed.

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.

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 booster vaccine rollout to begin across UK next week

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 20:37:42 GMT

Experts say a single dose of Pfizer should be offered at least six months after a second dose.

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.

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.

‘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: 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.

Alex Echo: Artist reveals 'shock' over Parkinson's diagnosis

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 23:48:52 GMT

Alex Echo has been forced to give up most of his painting work, but is now championing digital art.

Covid: Single jab recommended for 12 to 15-year-olds by UK's top doctors

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 15:28:03 GMT

Move will help reduce school disruption, top doctors say, with decision now in hands of ministers.

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.

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.

Galleri cancer test: What is it and who can get it?

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 10:33:09 GMT

Volunteers are being recruited in England for a blood test able to detect more than 50 types of cancer.

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: 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: 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.

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.

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.

Military to be called in to help Scottish ambulance crews

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:42:17 GMT

A series of serious ambulance delays have emerged, including one where a man died after a 40-hour wait.

Covid jab rollout for 12 to 15-year-olds to start in UK schools

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:16:47 GMT

Parental consent is sought for the programme for children aged 12 to 15-year-olds.

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.

Covid: More than 300,000 suspected of breaking quarantine rules

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:17:57 GMT

It comes as the prime minister prepares to announce his winter Covid plan, including for booster jabs.

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.

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?

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 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.

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.

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".

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 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?

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 16:14:39 GMT

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

Call for investigation of menstrual changes after Covid jabs

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:00:26 GMT

There is no evidence of any impact on fertility - but research will help to counter false claims.

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.

Cawston Park: Hospital owner defends its residential homes

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:17:27 GMT

The former operator of Jeesal Cawston Park says an inquiry's findings do not apply to its homes.

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.

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?

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

NHS sparks pride but one in five go private, survey finds

Sun, 12 Sep 2021 23:10:14 GMT

The charity Engage Britain polled more than 4,000 British adults on their attitudes to the NHS.

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.

Parents warn of tsunami of school-anxiety cases

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 23:39:47 GMT

Cases of crippling school anxiety preventing attendance are spiralling, support groups say.

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.

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.

First Covid booster jabs given to NHS staff

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:16:36 GMT

Hospitals in England and Wales can now start vaccinating healthcare workers with a booster dose.

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.

Covid: Plan B would be triggered by NHS pressure, Sajid Javid says

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 10:00:46 GMT

Government scientists are warning of a jump in Covid hospital admissions if rules are not tightened soon.