Health News BBC

Subscribe to Health News BBC feed Health News BBC
BBC News - Health
Updated: 2 hours 1 min ago

Covid calculator spots people vulnerable despite jabs

16 hours 5 min ago
An online tool could help doctors identify those who would benefit from boosters or early therapy.

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

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 20:56
Antibody therapy Ronapreve, given to Donald Trump, will be given to eligible NHS patients in hospital.

Women threatened over maternity care bills

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 16:27
A debt collection company told some women that future visas for in the UK would be refused if they did not pay.

Manchester music cafe brings joy to people with dementia

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 12:50
People with dementia sing, play instruments and dance at the music cafe, says Manchester Camerata.

Cawston Park: Hospital owner defends its residential homes

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:17
The former operator of Jeesal Cawston Park says an inquiry's findings do not apply to its homes.

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

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 06:21
Tom refuses to let cancer dominate his life after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

Long Covid less common than feared - ONS study

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 00:47
One in 40 people has some long-lasting symptoms, Office for National Statistics data suggests.

Military to be called in to help Scottish ambulance crews

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 13:25
Nicola Sturgeon says she is finalising a request for "targeted military assistance" for Scotland's ambulance service.

First Covid booster jabs given to NHS staff

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 13:16
Hospitals in England and Wales can now start vaccinating healthcare workers with a booster dose.

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

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 13:04
How are care home staff and residents preparing to face a second autumn and winter of Covid-19?

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

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 00:48
Alex Echo has been forced to give up most of his painting work, but is now championing digital art.

Call for investigation of menstrual changes after Covid jabs

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 00:43
There is no evidence of any impact on fertility - but research will help to counter false claims.

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

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 00:12
Ivermectin is being used by some to treat Covid-19, despite the benefits being unproven.

Sajid Javid: 'We need to avoid unsustainable pressure on the NHS'

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 09:32
There will be "no single trigger" for bringing back coronavirus restrictions during winter, Sajid Javid says.

Covid: Warning England could see big wave of hospitalisations

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 02:33
But government scientific advisers also say "light" restrictions could curb infections in England.

Parents warn of tsunami of school-anxiety cases

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 00:39
Cases of crippling school anxiety preventing attendance are spiralling, support groups say.

Call for South Asian bone marrow donors to save four-year-old

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 00:00
Esha Nadeswaran from London has leukaemia and needs a stem cell donor to save her life.

Boris Johnson warns Covid risk remains as he unveils England's winter plan

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 20:34
But he says the UK is better placed to tackle the disease as he outlines England's winter plan.

Covid vaccine: No suggestion booster would be needed twice a year - chief medics

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 13:17
The chair of the JCVI says the latest advice doesn't suggest there will be a recurrent booster programme.

Covid: Booster jabs for over 50s recommended

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:56
Experts say a single dose of Pfizer should be offered at least six months after a second dose.