BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

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.

Abortion pills explained in 60 seconds

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.

Monkeypox: London sees rise in cases in last month

Thu, 25 May 2023 16:19:09 GMT

Those at risk urged to get vaccinated to protect themselves, as data reveals 10 new cases in London during May.

Five hospitals at risk of collapse to be rebuilt

Thu, 25 May 2023 14:07:13 GMT

The sites in England were all developed using a lightweight concrete with a limited lifespan.

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?

First UK death linked to 'zombie' drug xylazine

Wed, 24 May 2023 15:34:21 GMT

There have been warnings in the US about its flesh-eating properties and role in 7% of fatal overdoses.

Bipolar Disorder: 'I hit the fire alarm and evacuated an airport'

Fri, 19 May 2023 01:54:40 GMT

Model Rosie Viva was experiencing mania when she triggered the mass evacuation of Stansted Airport.

Needle-free Covid vaccination trials taking place in Cambridge

Mon, 15 May 2023 10:06:45 GMT

Trials are taking place in Cambridge, where the technology was developed.

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.

BBC's Naga Munchetty reveals womb condition adenomyosis

Mon, 22 May 2023 10:00:33 GMT

The presenter shares her diagnosis of debilitating womb disorder adenomyosis with BBC Radio 5 Live listeners.

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.

Brain implants help paralysed man to walk again

Wed, 24 May 2023 15:04:45 GMT

A paralysed man has been able to walk simply by thinking about it, thanks to electronic brain implants

Face mask rule easing 'a good thing', says health boss Jason Leitch

Tue, 16 May 2023 15:47:42 GMT

Covid guidelines for wearing face coverings in Scotland's health and social care settings have ended.

East Kent maternity deaths: New mum recalls horror of birth

Fri, 26 May 2023 12:22:56 GMT

Philippa Chapman was left in bloody sheets for three days at a unit that was nearly forced to close.

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.

Vaping: How do you quit e-cigarettes?

Wed, 24 May 2023 10:13:46 GMT

It can get you off tobacco - but what do you do when you want to say bye to your e-cig?

Singing strikers on the junior doctors' picket lines

Tue, 11 Apr 2023 15:49:18 GMT

Junior doctors sing their protest chants to popular tunes on picket lines in England.

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.

PPE: Supplier of millions of 'not fit for use' gowns received £47m dividends

Fri, 26 May 2023 05:21:32 GMT

Chemical Intelligence won £162m of government contracts to supply personal protective equipment.

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.

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.

Indiana abortion doctor: Caitlin Bernard fined for speaking about 10-year-old

Fri, 26 May 2023 11:43:00 GMT

When Caitlin Bernard went public about treating a 10-year-old rape victim it became a huge story.

East Kent: A decade of failure in maternity care

Fri, 26 May 2023 23:04:44 GMT

Why has an NHS Trust failed to improve maternity care after a near-decade of failure?

Primodos: Pregnancy test damages claims thrown out by judge

Fri, 26 May 2023 13:10:31 GMT

The High Court judge rules there is no new evidence linking the tests with harm to babies.

Flesh-eating bug: Mum's warning after she nearly dies from disease

Mon, 29 May 2023 00:26:31 GMT

A mother is warning others to look out for symptoms of necrotising fasciitis, after she nearly died.

Jennie Gow: BBC F1 broadcaster tells of stroke recovery

Tue, 23 May 2023 11:17:33 GMT

Jennie Gow, who had a stroke in December, says she is determined to come back "as strong as ever".

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.

IVF patients need more mental health support, charity says

Sun, 28 May 2023 23:13:21 GMT

Infertility can devastate people's mental health, relationships, finances and career, a charity says.

Metropolitan Police: Move to attend fewer mental health calls sparks alarm

Mon, 29 May 2023 09:23:51 GMT

A former inspector of constabulary says sending officers to fewer 999 calls is "potentially alarming".

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.

Covid global health emergency is over, WHO says

Fri, 05 May 2023 14:47:46 GMT

Close to 20 million people are likely to have died during the last three years, says the WHO.

'No pads at school, so my period leaked on exam chair'

Thu, 25 May 2023 23:07:25 GMT

Some pupils are struggling to access period products in schools, data shared with BBC News suggests.

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.

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.

New superbug-killing antibiotic discovered using AI

Thu, 25 May 2023 15:00:36 GMT

The drug can target one of the three most dangerous bacterial superbugs, say researchers.

Neuralink: Elon Musk's brain chip firm wins US approval for human study

Fri, 26 May 2023 15:25:04 GMT

The billionaire's Neuralink implant company wants to help restore people's vision and mobility.

Rare skin condition leads to stares and comments from strangers

Tue, 16 May 2023 05:12:02 GMT

Rhiannon Morgan has grown used to people making comments or asking if her condition is contagious.

Is the past year's spike in strike action here to stay?

Thu, 25 May 2023 05:04:19 GMT

BBC economics editor Faisal Islam asks whether a historic surge in industrial action is likely to persist.

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.

Watch: Brain implants help paralysed man to walk again

Wed, 24 May 2023 15:05:33 GMT

A paralysed man has been able to walk simply by thinking about it, thanks to electronic brain implants

Ukraine war: Taking steps to tackle the mental scars of conflict

Fri, 19 May 2023 04:00:25 GMT

The psychological effects of Russia's invasion are starting to show in Ukraine, at the front and at home.