BBC Health News

Subscribe to BBC Health News feed BBC Health News
BBC News - Health
Updated: 3 hours 22 min ago

Covid: 'Virus going in right direction but not fast enough'

9 hours 21 min ago
Coronavirus infections are still at very high levels in many regions, a study estimates.

Covid: Black over-80s 'half as likely' to have been vaccinated

9 hours 54 min ago
A unique study of millions of patient records identifies "substantial" differences in vaccine coverage.

Covid-19: 'I told my kids I wasn't going to make it'

10 hours 36 min ago
Taxi driver Ali Sakallioglu spent 222 days in hospital with Covid, including three months in a coma.

English National Opera lessons for long Covid sufferers

10 hours 37 min ago
The English National Opera's singing coach gives long Covid sufferers breathing space.

Charities funding plea for Covid-19 bereavement support

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 18:50
Charities say they need more resources to support people who are grieving.

Covid-19: Cough, fatigue, sore throat 'more common' with new variant

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 13:34
But loss of taste and smell may be less likely to affect those with the new strain, a study suggests.

Covid-19: 'Poor decisions' to blame for UK death toll, scientists say

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 12:49
A "legacy of poor decisions" in 2020 and before the pandemic led to 100,000 deaths, scientists say.

Covid-19 vaccine: Woman to restart chemotherapy after jab

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 00:08
Vicki Meredew, who received a leftover vaccine dose, will continue palliative treatment for a brain tumour.

Coronavirus: AstraZeneca defends EU vaccine rollout plan

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 23:24
The pharmaceutical giant said the late signing of contracts limited time to sort out supply glitches.

Covid deaths: 'Hard to compute sorrow' of 100,000 milestone - PM

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 18:58
Boris Johnson says he takes "full responsibility", saying: "We truly did everything we could."

Covid-19: UK deaths likely to come down slowly, Whitty warns

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 18:48
There will be "a lot more deaths" before the effect of vaccines is felt, England's chief medical officer says.

Prof Chris Whitty: 'The rate of mortality will come down relatively slowly'

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 18:26
England's chief medial officer described today as a very sad day, as England surpasses 100,000 Covid deaths.

Covid deaths: Four stories in 100,000

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 16:54
As the UK records its 100,000th death from Covid within 28 days of a positive test, Catherine Burns speaks to some of the people behind the figures.

Covid: Being alone in pregnancy due to hospital rules

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 16:46
Women reveal the "anxiety" caused by Covid rules that have seen them alone in hospital during pregnancy.

UK Covid deaths: Why the 100,000 toll is so bad

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 16:41
As the number of people who died reaches six figures, the factors that led to this terrible total.

Alfie Dingley: Six-month reprieve for EU cannabis medicine import

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 15:59
The government says it is seeking a permanent solution to the EU supply issue.

Beware fake Covid vaccination invites, NHS warns

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:17
The NHS says any invitation which asks for vaccine payment or bank account details is a scam.

Coronavirus: Vaccine supply fears grow amid EU export threat

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:02
The EU calls for "fair" distribution after vaccine companies cut back on pledged supplies.

'We're coping - but it's precarious'

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:49
The peak of hospital cases may have passed in the south east - but hospitals in the Midlands are still braced for further pressures,

Covid-19: Vaccine minister 'confident' of supplies amid production delays

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:36
Nadhim Zahawi says supply is tight, but he expects the UK to meet its February target of 15 million doses.