BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Candida auris: What is the deadly fungus sweeping through US hospitals?
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 17:37:26 GMT
A drug-resistant yeast fungus has been detected in more than 30 countries. What do we know about it?
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.
Long Covid: University of East Anglia study finds women more likely affected
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 06:08:00 GMT
Research shows women are more likely to develop long Covid but vaccination nearly halves the risk.
Utah is first US state to limit teen social media access
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 04:57:45 GMT
One of the bills will give parents full access to their children's online private messages.
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.
Coronavirus: Woman who watched mum die recalls her last moments
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 00:37:02 GMT
Speaking three years after the first Covid lockdown, Anabel Sharma looks back on her mum's last moments.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Bristol study into 'shaken baby' syndrome advice
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 06:24:37 GMT
A university is researching if giving new parents safety tips reduces incidents of the syndrome.
Commercial development of gene-edited food now legal in England
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 15:30:55 GMT
The law has changed to allow the commercial development and sale of gene-edited food in England.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Polio vaccine catch-up push to launch in London
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 05:52:50 GMT
London primary-school pupils not fully vaccinated against polio are to be offered catch-up jabs after Easter.
Cuban doctors asked to help at Fermanagh hospital
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 14:28:11 GMT
The Cuban embassy is asking for further details on how it can assist the SWAH in Enniskillen.
'I don't have lots of time to sit around and wait'
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 06:21:19 GMT
Brian Murphy has motor neurone disease and is stuck in hospital waiting for a care package.
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.
What is the menopause and what are the signs?
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 11:49:20 GMT
Symptoms can start in your 40s - here's our guide to what happens in the run-up to periods stopping.
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.
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.
Three-year wait for Essex girl, 8, to have tooth removed
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 14:47:17 GMT
Ella Mann, from Dovercourt in Essex, is in "agony" despite temporary filling, her parents say.
What are abortion pills and could they be banned?
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 00:05:04 GMT
They have become the new frontier in the US battle over abortion access but their future is at risk.
NHS Tracker: Find out about hospital waiting times in your area this winter
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 16:40:36 GMT
Flu, staff shortages and Covid backlogs are putting the NHS under severe strain, find out what's happening in your area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Record revenue for staff agencies supplying NHS
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 17:00:25 GMT
Companies thrive as the health service struggles with staffing gaps and increased patient demand.
London Lonely Girls Club gains thousands of new members
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 07:30:14 GMT
The London Lonely Girls Club has "grown spectacularly" since pandemic restrictions were lifted.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Ike Ekweremadu: Organ-trafficking plot politician and wife guilty
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 14:56:39 GMT
Nigerian senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife brought a young man to the UK to donate a kidney.
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.
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.
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.
Four-day junior doctor strike set for April
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 13:07:07 GMT
The British Medical Association announces next walkout in fight to get 35% pay rise in England.
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.