BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

'I had no idea deodorant could be fatal'

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 06:19:38 GMT

A father warns about the dangers of aerosol deodorants following his daughter's death.

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.

Dad's warning after girl, 14, dies from inhaling deodorant

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 12:08:38 GMT

Giorgia Green's parents want clearer product labelling to warn of the potential dangers.

Why are NHS staff striking and what should patients do?

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 11:04:55 GMT

Some NHS nurses, ambulance staff and physiotherapists are striking in a dispute over pay.

NHS crisis: The medics trying to fix the health service

Mon, 16 Jan 2023 06:01:54 GMT

How doctors are spotting problems early and offering treatments at home - BBC Panorama.

Keir Starmer on Rod Stewart offering to pay for medical scans

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:21:33 GMT

The Labour leader says it is "absolutely fundamental" that health care remans free at the point of need.

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.

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: No new hospital admissions in Wales as flu levels fall

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 18:19:09 GMT

Winter flu cases in hospital are falling - and there were no Covid admissions for the first time.

'I've been given a do not resuscitate order but I want to live'

Sat, 21 Jan 2023 09:20:15 GMT

Marie McLean is scared to go to sleep after discovering her records tell medics not to attempt CPR.

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.

'We couldn't get an ambulance for my husband then he died'

Thu, 12 Jan 2023 10:34:46 GMT

Heart attack victim Martin Clark died after family drove him to hospital themselves after 45-minute wait.

Wynter Andrews: NHS trust fined £800k over baby's neglect death

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 15:45:22 GMT

Wynter Andrews' parents Gary and Sarah say the fine "demonstrates the seriousness" of the failings.

Covid: How to look after yourself at home

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 09:25:06 GMT

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

US to make it easier for gay men to donate blood

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 21:10:19 GMT

The FDA will soon remove a three month abstinence policy for donations for men who have sex with men.

Bill Turnbull's daughter running London Marathon in his memory

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 17:58:53 GMT

Flora Turnbull is to run the event in honour of her father and raise prostate cancer awareness.

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.

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.

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.

Hundreds of NHS buildings contain asbestos, says TUC

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 17:26:07 GMT

The union body wants the law to require all public buildings to remove the dangerous substance.

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.

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.

What is known about new Covid variant XBB.1.5?

Tue, 10 Jan 2023 09:52:55 GMT

The latest Omicron variant is making scientists take notice in the US - so what do you need to know?

Wig-wearing pupils support Chorley teacher with breast cancer

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 16:00:26 GMT

Angela Ratcliffe says wearing wigs helped her children deal with her hair loss during cancer treatment.

Inside the new children's ambulance for Northern Ireland

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 18:52:20 GMT

Northern Ireland's first children's ambulance is designed to make surgery trips easier for kids.

Ambulance strike: What will ambulances respond to on Wednesday?

Tue, 10 Jan 2023 16:19:13 GMT

What you need to know about emergency care during the ambulance strike.

NHS pressures: Staff leave social care for more money

Sat, 21 Jan 2023 07:29:10 GMT

One worker found social care "very rewarding" and would return if he could get truck driver wages.

Covid booster: Who can get another jab this winter?

Tue, 10 Jan 2023 12:53:07 GMT

Over-50s and NHS staff can get a Covid booster, as can younger people who are at higher risk.

Shop loyalty card data may help spot ovarian cancer

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:07:36 GMT

Shoppers' purchases of medicines could flag early symptoms linked to the cancer, UK researchers say.

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.

Infected blood scandal: Inquiry hears Belfast Trust apology

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 12:45:27 GMT

In the 1970s and 1980s up to 30,000 people were given contaminated blood across the UK.

Smear tests: GP waiting times putting women off cervical screening

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 00:49:08 GMT

Figures reveal 30% of women in England are not up to date with cervical screening.

How will the vulnerable be protected from Covid? And other questions

Tue, 22 Feb 2022 15:25:22 GMT

The government has announced the end of all Covid restrictions in England.

End of Covid regulations: What if I'm still worried?

Tue, 22 Feb 2022 13:53:36 GMT

What would ending isolation rules in England mean for people who are worried about getting Covid?

Toxic slimming pill drug DNP to be declared poison

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 20:38:41 GMT

Families say the government has not acted quickly enough to prevent deaths from diet drug DNP.

Nitrous oxide: Ban on use and sale of laughing gas considered

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 13:23:36 GMT

Laws may be tightened on the sale and use of the drug, which can have damaging side effects to users.

Bharat Biotech: India launches its first nasal Covid vaccine

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 05:58:46 GMT

The vaccine's maker says it is effective in preventing infection and transmission of the disease.

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.

NHS Tracker: Find out about hospital waiting times in your area this winter

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 12:07:05 GMT

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

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 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.