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Ros Atkins On… the ethics of Covid booster jabs

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:19:09 GMT

Ros Atkins looks at the ethics of Western countries rolling out Covid booster jabs while millions globally remain unvaccinated.


Annabel Wright: Family 'made aware' of Roaccutane adverse effects

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:54:15 GMT

Annabel Wright, 15, had been using Roaccutane in the months before she died, an inquest hears.


Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50?

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:03:54 GMT

While most people will have mild symptoms and recover quickly, some are more prone to getting sick.


Turkmenistan: Getting Covid in a land where no cases officially exist

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 01:24:40 GMT

People in Turkmenistan are struggling to get treatment in a system that denies there are any cases.


NHS Scotland's 'biggest crisis' in five charts

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:11:26 GMT

Looking at the figures behind the enormous pressures being felt by NHS Scotland


Covid: What do under-30s need to know about the vaccine?

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:48:56 GMT

All over-12s in the UK will be able to get at least one Covid jab.


How many cases in your area?

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:20:06 GMT

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.


Is 'the worst cold ever' going around?

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:38:47 GMT

As more people mix again, the common cold is back - and leaving people floored.


'Giving birth left me needing a colostomy bag'

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:40:29 GMT

Former triathlete Kayleigh Adams endured a fourth-degree tear that led to her needing a colostomy bag.


What are the Delta, Gamma, Beta and Alpha Covid variants?

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 09:56:40 GMT

UK coronavirus cases are rising due to a variant first identified in India that spreads more easily.


What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings?

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:10:49 GMT

Face coverings could become a legal requirement in England again if the NHS struggles this winter.


Covid-19: Life expectancy is down but what does this mean?

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:27:39 GMT

Life expectancy for men has fallen because of the Covid pandemic - but what will be the long-term effect?


What difference will jabbing young teens make?

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:36:41 GMT

How to weigh the pros and cons of a vaccine for a disease that is rarely serious in young people.


Covid: Which countries are vaccinating children and why?

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 00:24:35 GMT

Millions of children around the world are being offered a Covid vaccine.


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

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 23:12:14 GMT

Ivermectin is being used by some to treat Covid-19, despite the benefits being unproven.


Coronavirus: Intensive care and other key terms explained

Sun, 03 May 2020 00:06:18 GMT

Use our tool to check the meaning of key words and phrases associated with the Covid-19 outbreak.


Blood inquiry: Former cabinet minister says Aids advice was "regrettable"

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:18:22 GMT

Infected blood scandal survivors have accused ministers of misleading the public in 1983.


Covid: Cancer backlog could take a decade to clear

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:06:23 GMT

Research identifies 20,000 missing patients in England - and warns more staff and equipment are needed.


CBD trial to treat hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:03:55 GMT

Charles Ogilvie-Forbes is a volunteer in a clinical trial at King’s College Hospital, London.


Covid-19: New allergic reactions to hair dye reported

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:06:13 GMT

Scientists at Imperial College London are now researching a link between Covid-19 and new allergies.


Coronavirus: What it does to the body

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 01:02:03 GMT

What is it like to have the coronavirus, how will it affect you and how is it treated?


Covid rules: What's in England's 'Winter Plan'?

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 15:45:19 GMT

Lockdown rules have changed across the UK, but some restrictions remain in place.


How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

Mon, 10 May 2021 17:16:50 GMT

Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.


Covid rules: How can the clinically vulnerable stay safe?

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:02:33 GMT

As social-distancing and other Covid rules end in England, how can people who were shielding stay safe?


UK Covid vaccine rules cause hesitancy - Africa health boss

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:51:20 GMT

The UK's refusal to accept vaccine certificates from Africa could increase hesitancy, says Africa CDC.


Covid: Which children are being vaccinated and why?

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:57:18 GMT

All children aged 12-15 across the UK will be offered one dose of the Pifzer vaccine.


What is fat freezing and what are the risks?

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:59:04 GMT

A non-surgical technique to remove stubborn fat from the body can have side effects.


‘The green gym has pulled me out of a rut’

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 06:33:38 GMT

Gardening is being offered as an alternative for some to lifting weights and running on treadmills.


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.


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.


Covid: People are vaccinated - so why are there so many cases?

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:58:03 GMT

More than four out of five UK adults are now fully vaccinated, but daily case rates remain high.


GP appointments in Wales: People facing crisis, says watchdog

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 05:07:06 GMT

By the time Becca Martin's family got an appointment for her dad, he was so ill he was taken to hospital.


Support bubbles: How do they work and who is in yours?

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 10:41:25 GMT

Some people across the UK have been able to form "support bubbles" or "extended households".


QE Hospital Birmingham: Winter looms with staff 'hanging on by a thread'

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:43:36 GMT

A hospital consultant says workers at the QE in Birmingham are already under "immense" pressure.


Woman with Down's loses abortion law fight

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:05:32 GMT

Heidi Crowter says the current law on abortion for foetuses with the condition does not respect her life.


How to get a Covid test

Wed, 11 Aug 2021 14:31:48 GMT

Everyone in England and Scotland is being encouraged to take rapid coronavirus tests regularly.


Beta coronavirus variant: What is the risk?

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:57:20 GMT

There are fears that this version of coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is


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

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:04:37 GMT

How are care home staff and residents preparing to face a second autumn and winter of Covid-19?


Coronavirus: Do face masks actually work?

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 01:04:25 GMT

With face masks in high demand, we look at whether they really can protect people from the virus.


All you need to know on the coronavirus

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 10:29:02 GMT

A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms that mean you may have coronavirus.


Overprescribing of medicines must stop, says government

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:43:02 GMT

Some prescribed treatments are unnecessary and even harmful, says government-commissioned report.


Sickle cell: 'Did our son have to die to change things?'

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:11:12 GMT

It's the fastest-growing genetic condition in the UK but some feel the illness, which mostly affects black people, isn't taken seriously.


Margaret Keenan: First UK person to get the Pfizer jab gets booster

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:00:25 GMT

The 91-year-old got her booster in Coventry alongside the matron who administered her first dose.


Covid: Immune therapy from llamas shows promise

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:00:32 GMT

An immune therapy derived from llama blood shows "exciting potential" in early coronavirus trials.


Covid: How can missing five million be persuaded to have the jab?

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:19:38 GMT

Headlines have focused on teenagers and booster doses - but millions still haven't had a first jab.