BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

NHS crisis: The medics trying to fix the health service

Mon, 16 Jan 2023 06:01:54 GMT

How doctors are spotting problems early and offering treatments at home - BBC Panorama.

North East ambulance staff lacked critical medicines, CQC finds

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 11:14:02 GMT

A damning report on North East Ambulance Service highlights concerns over management of medicines.

Covid booster: Who can get another jab this winter?

Tue, 10 Jan 2023 12:53:07 GMT

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

China Covid: How is it tackling the latest surge in cases?

Thu, 05 Jan 2023 14:56:31 GMT

China is ramping up its vaccination programme in response to the latest wave of Covid.

Thousands of NHS staff with long Covid risk losing their pay

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 05:50:59 GMT

Analysis by BBC Panorama suggests between 5,000 and 10,000 NHS staff risk losing their pay.

Ambulance strike: What will ambulances respond to on Wednesday?

Tue, 10 Jan 2023 16:19:13 GMT

What you need to know about emergency care during the ambulance strike.

The Last of Us: Could a fungal pandemic turn us all into zombies?

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 00:07:44 GMT

The apocalyptic plot of hit TV series The Last of Us has coincided with a real-life threat from fungi.

Cost of living with food allergies becoming 'unbearable'

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 18:05:23 GMT

Prices of supermarket staples are rising at the fastest rate in decades, hitting "free from" shoppers hard.

Jess Hodgkinson: Lack of medication contributed to mother's death

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 11:59:33 GMT

Jess Hodgkinson died shortly after giving birth to her daughter at Chesterfield Royal Hospital in 2021.

Cold weather: What does an unheated room do to your body?

Sat, 19 Nov 2022 01:11:29 GMT

The BBC's health and science correspondent undergoes an experiment to find out how a cold home affects him.

The new tech offering relief from the misery of period pain

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 00:08:15 GMT

Two start-up firms are making wearable technology that targets menstrual discomfort.

Ambulance workers to strike on 10 February

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 12:57:24 GMT

Thousands of staff across five services in England will walkout in protest over pay.

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 is known about new Covid variant XBB.1.5?

Tue, 10 Jan 2023 09:52:55 GMT

The latest Omicron variant is making scientists take notice in the US - so what do you need to know?

'I couldn't read or write but now I'm saving lives'

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 01:05:14 GMT

Richard Henton, who couldn't read or write until he was in his 20s, said helping others was his dream job.

'The Whale gives a voice to people like me'

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 06:29:52 GMT

Sean Crawford says the movie about a reclusive teacher with severe obesity resonates with his life.

Bill Turnbull's daughter running London Marathon in his memory

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 17:58:53 GMT

Flora Turnbull is to run the event in honour of her father and raise prostate cancer awareness.

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 map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 16:53:25 GMT

Key maps and charts explaining how the virus has spread around the world.

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?

UK Covid modelling data to stop being published

Mon, 26 Dec 2022 05:26:53 GMT

The UK Health Security Agency says it will halt publishing the figures from early January.

Cancer: Urgent action needed amid NHS pressures, warns charity

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 09:10:13 GMT

There are plans to diagnose cancer in Wales faster, but also warnings services face huge challenges.

NHS pressures: Staff leave social care for more money

Sat, 21 Jan 2023 07:29:10 GMT

One worker found social care "very rewarding" and would return if he could get truck driver wages.

Keir Starmer on Rod Stewart offering to pay for medical scans

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:21:33 GMT

The Labour leader says it is "absolutely fundamental" that health care remans free at the point of need.

Covid vaccine: How many people are vaccinated in the UK?

Fri, 04 Mar 2022 09:55:06 GMT

A look at progress made in vaccinating the country, as more than 52 million people have received at least one dose and 38 million have had a booster or third dose.

'We couldn't get an ambulance for my husband then he died'

Thu, 12 Jan 2023 10:34:46 GMT

Heart attack victim Martin Clark died after family drove him to hospital themselves after 45-minute wait.

NHS Tracker: Find out about hospital waiting times in your area this winter

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 11:10:19 GMT

Flu, staff shortages and Covid backlogs are putting the NHS under severe strain, find out what's happening in your area.

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.

'I've been given a do not resuscitate order but I want to live'

Sat, 21 Jan 2023 09:20:15 GMT

Marie McLean is scared to go to sleep after discovering her records tell medics not to attempt CPR.

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.

MrBeast: Why has YouTuber faced criticism for blind surgery video?

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 17:52:24 GMT

The world's most popular YouTuber has responded to criticism over him funding life-changing operations.

Covid: Why are some places testing Chinese arrivals?

Thu, 29 Dec 2022 22:42:49 GMT

Beijing is finally opening its borders - but some countries are wary of a Covid threat.

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.

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.

Smear tests: GP waiting times putting women off cervical screening

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 00:49:08 GMT

Figures reveal 30% of women in England are not up to date with cervical screening.

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.

Ian Paterson: Further 1,500 patients to be recalled

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 19:32:17 GMT

Spire is contacting patients seen by jailed surgeon Ian Paterson between 1993 and the early 2000s.

Are nurses striking in your area?

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 10:46:15 GMT

As nurses take part in the largest strike in NHS history, use our tool to see if your area is affected.

Folic acid in flour too low to prevent birth defects, scientists say

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 03:55:38 GMT

Current government proposals do not go far enough to help pregnant women, leading experts claim.

What is the menopause and what are the signs?

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 09:59:05 GMT

Symptoms can start in your 40s - here's our guide to what happens in the run-up to periods stopping.

Why are NHS staff striking and what should patients do?

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 15:07:14 GMT

Some NHS nurses, ambulance staff and physiotherapists are striking in a dispute over pay.

Transplant boy's family would take legal action over law delay

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 18:06:29 GMT

Dáithí's Law would introduce a transplant opt-out system but has been held up at Stormont.

Bird flu 'spills over' to otters and foxes in UK

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 03:53:28 GMT

Scientists will monitor the virus, but UK health chiefs say the risk to the public is very low.

Cost of living: Man gives £10,000 to charity after seeing woman’s story on the BBC

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 03:06:27 GMT

Anne Vivian-Smith is disabled and struggles to pay her bills - her story prompted a generous donation from one reader.

'I had no idea deodorant could be fatal'

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 06:19:38 GMT

A father warns about the dangers of aerosol deodorants following his daughter's death.

Inside the new children's ambulance for Northern Ireland

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 18:52:20 GMT

Northern Ireland's first children's ambulance is designed to make surgery trips easier for kids.

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