BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Toxic debate over lab leak theory hampers search for Covid origins
Thu, 02 Mar 2023 14:16:58 GMT
US agencies cannot agree on how the pandemic started, with the scientific community bitterly divided.
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.
Rob Burrow receives ‘Points of Light’ award from Rishi Sunak
Tue, 07 Mar 2023 11:54:48 GMT
The ex-Leeds Rhinos star was the 2,000th recipient of the award for outstanding individual volunteers.
Cocaine production reaches record levels as new trafficking hubs emerge
Thu, 16 Mar 2023 12:01:39 GMT
After Covid lockdowns hit both demand and supply, production is at record levels, the UN says.
Strike averted as nurses and midwives accept pay offer
Mon, 20 Mar 2023 19:29:20 GMT
Members of nursing and midwifery unions vote to accept the Scottish government's 6.5% pay deal.
Justin Bieber: Boy with Ramsay Hunt syndrome thanks star
Fri, 17 Mar 2023 06:31:56 GMT
Ethan, 8, and Justin Bieber both have Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS), which can cause facial paralysis.
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.
Endometriosis: Woman spends £20k to manage debilitating pain
Wed, 08 Mar 2023 06:46:53 GMT
Sophie Richards has had six surgeries and countless treatments, some paid for from her own pocket.
Dentists: 'Some children in Norfolk have never seen a toothbrush'
Tue, 21 Mar 2023 06:21:24 GMT
A dentist raises concerns about children's dental health as families struggle to find NHS dentists.
Turkey earthquake: Nurses rush to protect baby incubators as quake strikes
Mon, 13 Feb 2023 16:14:58 GMT
CCTV from inside a hospital in Gaziantep, Turkey shows the neonatal unit in the minutes after the deadly earthquake.
Lung disease: 'For asthma to take her life was just unbelievable'
Tue, 21 Mar 2023 01:32:55 GMT
New research shows stark North-South divide in hospital admissions for lung disease across the UK.
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.
Gambling: Government expected to tighten regulation on sector
Tue, 21 Feb 2023 02:24:33 GMT
A forthcoming government white paper on gambling is expected to tighten regulation in the sector.
Big rise in long-term sick hitting UK workforce
Mon, 20 Feb 2023 18:03:22 GMT
There are now nearly 2.5 million adults of working age who are long-term sick, official figures show.
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.
Bruce Willis's wife speaks of her grief at his dementia on his 68th birthday
Mon, 20 Mar 2023 10:00:21 GMT
Emma Heming Willis discusses the impact her husband's dementia is having on the family.
Minimum pricing averts alcohol deaths, study claims
Tue, 21 Mar 2023 06:10:17 GMT
A new study suggests Scotland's minimum price per unit of alcohol has prevented deaths from heavy drinking.
EastEnders: Edwards' syndrome and the difficult choice for parents
Sun, 19 Mar 2023 01:22:12 GMT
EastEnders has shone a light on Edwards' syndrome - a rare genetic condition affecting babies.
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.
Progestogen-only pill breast cancer risk revealed
Tue, 21 Mar 2023 18:00:21 GMT
Women using this type of birth control have a slightly increased risk, a study finds.
Isabel Oakeshott reveals why she leaked Matt Hancock's WhatsApp messages
Thu, 02 Mar 2023 09:24:15 GMT
The journalist released WhatsApps she obtained while working on the former health secretary's book.
Covid: Was Matt Hancock right to push for schools to close?
Thu, 02 Mar 2023 15:26:26 GMT
The move had huge costs - socially, emotionally and academically, so could schools have been kept open?
Tourette's device tested by Lewis Capaldi reduces tics in trial
Sat, 11 Mar 2023 09:41:04 GMT
A trial of 121 people finds they experienced, on average, a reduction in tic frequency of 25%.
Matt Hancock: Eight government WhatsApp Covid messages revealed
Thu, 02 Mar 2023 20:43:38 GMT
The ex-health secretary's pandemic text messages have been published by a newspaper - here are eight.
West Lane Hospital: Mental health care 'chaotic and unsafe'
Tue, 21 Mar 2023 12:27:35 GMT
Patients said they were mocked by staff and self-harm was allowed to continue, the report found.
Covid origin: Why the Wuhan lab-leak theory is so disputed
Wed, 01 Mar 2023 14:55:13 GMT
The claim Covid-19 leaked from a Chinese laboratory dates from early in the pandemic. Here's what we know.
Boy recreates his gran's 1955 photos to help her with Alzheimer's
Thu, 02 Mar 2023 06:13:41 GMT
Philip Loveday follows in his grandmother's footsteps to snap London's famous landmarks 70 years on.
First toddler receives life-saving gene therapy on NHS
Wed, 15 Feb 2023 00:04:12 GMT
Teddi from Northumberland has a rare genetic condition and will be treated by the NHS with a new gene therapy.
NHS Tracker: Find out about hospital waiting times in your area this winter
Thu, 16 Mar 2023 10:25:18 GMT
Flu, staff shortages and Covid backlogs are putting the NHS under severe strain, find out what's happening in your area.
East of England Ambulance Service: NF graffiti at HQ
Mon, 20 Mar 2023 06:09:39 GMT
A trust accused of institutional racism has said its initial investigation into the incident fell short.
How hospitals could avoid future PPE chaos
Thu, 23 Feb 2023 00:26:43 GMT
Innovative ways to use personal protective equipment have emerged since the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
George Ezra 2023 tour: Vertigo diagnosis shines light on symptom
Thu, 16 Mar 2023 12:27:39 GMT
George Ezra's cancelled tour dates after being diagnosed with it - so we spoke to others with it.
Cough medicines containing pholcodine withdrawn over safety fears
Tue, 14 Mar 2023 12:47:00 GMT
Products containing pholcodine to be recalled over the risk of a very rare, but serious allergic reaction.
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.
The tech helping women manage the menopause
Mon, 13 Mar 2023 00:48:36 GMT
A growing number of start-ups are making wearables and apps to help alleviate the symptoms.
Weight-loss: Are injections the answer to tackling obesity?
Sun, 19 Mar 2023 00:52:45 GMT
The appeal is clear - but should we be turning to appetite-suppressing injections?
Tory v Tory: Badenoch and Nokes in menopause debate
Wed, 01 Mar 2023 16:57:19 GMT
Two Conservative MPs clash in a committee debate on whether the menopause is a disability.
Allelujah: Actor Bally Gill talks about new film role as NHS doctor
Wed, 15 Mar 2023 09:04:49 GMT
Bally Gill's first film role sees him join British screen royalty in a "love letter to the NHS".
Covid tests for China travellers to England ending
Fri, 17 Mar 2023 17:08:52 GMT
The pre-departure and voluntary arrival checks began in January after a spike in cases in China.
Nitrous oxide: Laughing gas users risk spine damage, say doctors
Thu, 23 Feb 2023 05:22:05 GMT
Medics at a London hospital are seeing so many risky cases they have drawn up treatment guidelines.
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.
Henry Dimbleby: Conservatives' obesity strategy makes no sense, ex-adviser says
Mon, 20 Mar 2023 11:24:10 GMT
Henry Dimbleby says the reluctance of government to intervene will cause "huge problems" for the NHS.
Why are NHS staff striking and what should patients do?
Mon, 13 Mar 2023 10:43:04 GMT
Many NHS staff members are taking part in strikes, in a dispute over pay.
Warnings against 'reckless' weight loss surgery abroad
Tue, 21 Mar 2023 05:51:23 GMT
Others have returned home with serious health issues following operations, BBC finds.
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.
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.