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Big UK trial to find best drugs to fight flu

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 00:28:31 GMT

Covid scientists will be testing different medications to see what works against winter flu.

Diphtheria: Migrants with symptoms to be isolated

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 20:43:42 GMT

Decision comes after death of a man at a processing centre may have been caused by the disease.

UK's most premature twins to survive turn one

Wed, 26 Oct 2022 10:39:38 GMT

The siblings were born just 22 weeks and five days into their mother's pregnancy.

Covid: What is the guidance across the UK now?

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 09:59:05 GMT

Almost all of the UK's Covid rules have ended, two years after they were introduced.

What is the menopause and what are the signs?

Tue, 18 Oct 2022 08:37:02 GMT

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

Disability and the cost of living: 'It's our son's life'

Tue, 15 Nov 2022 17:39:15 GMT

Six-year-old Cohen survives off the machines in his home and his mum's energy bills could rise to more than £3,000 a year.

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.

Top hospitals targeted by nurse strikes

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 19:23:02 GMT

Cancer centres and children's hospitals among services affected by 15 and 20 December walkouts.

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?

Nurses' strike: How much do you know about their pay? Try our quiz

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 08:45:03 GMT

The BBC's Laura Foster tests your knowledge in this video quiz, with five questions on nurses' pay.

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.

Mould at home: How dangerous is it and what can be done?

Wed, 16 Nov 2022 14:44:26 GMT

Exposure to mould can cause respiratory illnesses, allergies and asthma, and can sometimes be fatal.

Covid: Why are 12-15s now being double-jabbed?

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 16:45:36 GMT

All children aged 12 to 15 are being offered two doses of Covid vaccine.

Michael Watt: Review finds 'significant failures' in patient treatment

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 15:55:12 GMT

Clinical records of 44 patients who died under the care of Michael Watt have been examined.

Have I dodged Covid and what does it mean?

Sun, 13 Nov 2022 01:54:00 GMT

Why have some people never had Covid and can that lead to better vaccines?

Bird flu: What is it and what's behind the outbreak?

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 10:19:43 GMT

Why is bird flu so bad this year and why are scientists so concerned?

'No-one joined the dots' - grandad who exposed an NHS scandal

Wed, 19 Oct 2022 11:08:56 GMT

Derek Richford's determination led to an inquiry into maternity care at East Kent hospitals.

Croydon Hospital: Patient tells PM to pay NHS staff more

Fri, 28 Oct 2022 12:32:28 GMT

Rishi Sunak is told he is needs to "try harder" over plans to give pay rises to hospital staff.

Lack of ethnic diversity among egg and sperm donors

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:16:37 GMT

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority finds a lack of Asian egg and black sperm donors.

Parents urged to get children flu vaccine as infections rise

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 14:17:46 GMT

Two doctors say they experienced "every parent's worst nightmare" when their son got sick.

Quarter of 17-19-year-olds have probable mental disorder - study

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 13:47:58 GMT

An NHS Digital report for England indicates how likely children and young people are to have poor mental health.

Alzheimer's drug lecanemab hailed as momentous breakthrough

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 14:02:12 GMT

Lecanemab is the first drug to remove damage, but there are questions around its impact, side effects and use.

Palliative care: 'My dad should not have been expected to die in office hours'

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 07:38:28 GMT

Most of the UK lacks consistent round-the-clock care for the terminally ill, research suggests.

Intensive care delirium: 'I hallucinated that I'd been kidnapped'

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 06:09:22 GMT

Jan Ehtash endured strange and unsettling visions as she battled Covid in a south London hospital.

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.

'When I couldn't fix George, I climbed a mountain'

Mon, 24 Oct 2022 00:48:38 GMT

A father carried his son's weight up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of meningitis.

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.

Immensa lab errors may have led to 23 Covid-19 deaths

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 18:51:50 GMT

A report says 39,000 people may also have been given incorrect PCR results from a private lab.

Parliament Hill Lido sees one hypothermia case a day

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:23:34 GMT

Parliament Hill Lido has urged visitors to have shorter swims now that temperatures have dropped.

What is China's zero Covid policy and what are its rules?

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 15:26:38 GMT

Protests have broken out in China over its strict Covid lockdown measures.

Ambulance staff in England vote for strike action

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:44:47 GMT

Members of two unions have backed walkouts across England and Wales as the NHS pay dispute deepens.

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.

Monkeypox given new name by global health experts

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:38:08 GMT

The change to mpox was prompted by concerns over negative connotations from the name of the virus.

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.

Hormone replacement therapy and menopause: What you need to know about HRT

Wed, 07 Sep 2022 23:53:30 GMT

HRT can help with menopausal symptoms. If you're thinking about taking it, here's what you need to consider.

Does the average nurse earn £34,000 a year?

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 10:54:24 GMT

Nurses have voted to strike. How much do they earn at the moment?

Nurses' strike: What is the dispute about and how will it affect patients?

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 09:09:23 GMT

Nurses belonging to the Royal College of Nursing union have voted to strike.

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.

Staying warm: 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.

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?

Ebola in Uganda: The people spreading misinformation online

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 01:20:35 GMT

Some Ugandans have been attacking the government's efforts, even denying the Ebola virus's existence.

Richard Hammond reveals Top Gear crash coma dream

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:54:43 GMT

The presenter has gone viral on TikTok talking about his experience following a high-speed car crash in 2006.

Forty-hour ambulance waits as NHS delays worsen

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 00:03:57 GMT

Woman, 85, endured "agonising" wait, with paramedics warning problems likely to worsen.

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