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BBC News - Health

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".

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 infections falling across the UK, says ONS

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:52:30 GMT

It's the most significant drop since the Omicron wave hit the country in December, the figures suggest.

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.

When can I have a booster jab and how do I book one?

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 11:22:26 GMT

Some companies are cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff who have to isolate after exposure to Covid.

Covid-19: Cases falling in UK cautiously good news - epidemiologist

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 08:01:22 GMT

Epidemiologist Professor Mike Tildesley says we could be seeing the Omicron wave turning around.

What are the Covid variants and will vaccines still work?

Thu, 23 Dec 2021 09:17:44 GMT

A new Covid variant has emerged that looks worryingly different to the one vaccines were designed to fight.

Covid-19 vaccine: Why are some athletes so reluctant to get the jab?

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 16:56:08 GMT

Although still an exception, vaccine hesitancy cases like the tennis star Novak Djokovic, show that athletes are not immune to disinformation, experts say.

Three ethical issues around pig heart transplants

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 16:38:41 GMT

A pig's heart has been used in a human transplant operation - what are the questions to consider?

NHS Tracker: How is the NHS in your area coping this winter?

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:13:03 GMT

Winter and Covid are putting the NHS under severe strain, find out what's happening in your area.

Team GB gymnasts join defibrillator campaign

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 19:38:30 GMT

Becky and Ellie Downie have joined a defibrillator campaign after their brother suffered a cardiac arrest.

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.

How to get a Covid test

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 09:25:01 GMT

Across the UK, people without symptoms no longer have to confirm a positive LFT result with a PCR.

What are the latest rules for face coverings and masks?

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 15:46:52 GMT

People in England will soon no longer be legally required to wear facemasks.

Millions are dying from drug-resistant infections, global report says

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 02:18:06 GMT

The death toll, worst in poorer countries and among the under-fives, needs urgent action, experts say.

PM announces end to Plan B Covid measures

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:34:22 GMT

Various restrictions in England, including the recommendation to work from home, will be lifted.

Covid: How to look after yourself at home

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:46:56 GMT

What can you expect if you have Covid, and when should you get extra help?

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.

What are the latest Covid rules across the UK?

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:15:06 GMT

England is scrapping its "Plan B" Covid restrictions as Scotland and Wales also ease rules.

Care home staff jailed for degrading acts to vulnerable man

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:57:50 GMT

They mistreated a vulnerable 54-year-old man they were employed to look after on a seaside break.

Covid vaccine: Your concerns answered

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:05:54 GMT

BBC Reality Check answers your vaccine concerns - from pregnancy fears to production speed.

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.

Covid: When can teenagers get a second dose?

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:45:05 GMT

All 16 and 17 year-olds in the UK can now have a second dose 12 weeks after the first.

Covid: Face mask rules and Covid passes to end in England

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 19:26:51 GMT

Working from home guidance is also ending as England reverts to "Plan A", Boris Johnson says.

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.

All you need to know on the coronavirus

Wed, 06 Oct 2021 10:24:04 GMT

A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms of coronavirus.

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.

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.

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?

How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

Mon, 10 May 2021 17:16:50 GMT

Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.

Should bad science be censored on social media?

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:08:42 GMT

A Royal Society report recommends against censoring scientific misinformation online.

How many cases in your area?

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 17:39:27 GMT

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

Public told not to delay cancer check-ups

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:05:42 GMT

NHS chiefs are worried pressures on the NHS may deter people coming forward with symptoms.

Patient 'glued own teeth' as dentists drop NHS work

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:24:26 GMT

Lengthy waits have forced patients to turn to DIY treatment, the British Dental Association says.

Was South Africa ignored over mild Omicron evidence?

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:08:25 GMT

South African scientists say their research was not taken more seriously because it was from Africa.

Covid-19: High-risk patients getting new treatments

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:00:53 GMT

More than 350 NI patients received the drugs at home or at an outpatient service in the past month.

What’s really going on with Covid deaths data?

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 17:08:19 GMT

A bigger proportion of deaths recorded in the daily data are people who died with Covid, rather than from it.

Key moments: Dr Anthony Fauci and the pandemic

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 00:01:58 GMT

After a viral hot mic moment, here's how Fauci's frustration has been building for the last two years.

Tonga tsunami: Health warnings over toxic volcanic ash and sulphur

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 10:45:40 GMT

People are being advised to remain indoors to escape the dangerous ash and gases in the air.

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.

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