BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

'No-one joined the dots' - grandad who exposed an NHS scandal

Wed, 19 Oct 2022 11:08:56 GMT

Derek Richford's determination led to an inquiry into maternity care at East Kent hospitals.

'When I couldn't fix George, I climbed a mountain'

Mon, 24 Oct 2022 00:48:38 GMT

A father carried his son's weight up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of meningitis.

Have I dodged Covid and what does it mean?

Sun, 13 Nov 2022 01:54:00 GMT

Why have some people never had Covid and can that lead to better vaccines?

Does the average nurse earn £34,000 a year?

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 10:54:24 GMT

Nurses have voted to strike. How much do they earn at the moment?

Croydon Hospital: Patient tells PM to pay NHS staff more

Fri, 28 Oct 2022 12:32:28 GMT

Rishi Sunak is told he is needs to "try harder" over plans to give pay rises to hospital staff.

Covid: What is the guidance across the UK now?

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 09:59:05 GMT

Almost all of the UK's Covid rules have ended, two years after they were introduced.

The 10-year-old surfer with no hands or feet

Wed, 23 Nov 2022 06:04:26 GMT

Jade Edward will represent Scotland at the World Para Surfing Championship in California next month.

Nurses' strike: How much do you know about their pay? Try our quiz

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 08:45:03 GMT

The BBC's Laura Foster tests your knowledge in this video quiz, with five questions on nurses' pay.

Mould at home: How dangerous is it and what can be done?

Wed, 16 Nov 2022 14:44:26 GMT

Exposure to mould can cause respiratory illnesses, allergies and asthma, and can sometimes be fatal.

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.

Disability and the cost of living: 'It's our son's life'

Tue, 15 Nov 2022 17:39:15 GMT

Six-year-old Cohen survives off the machines in his home and his mum's energy bills could rise to more than £3,000 a year.

Universal flu vaccine could counter future pandemic

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 01:59:28 GMT

Animal trials, using the same mRNA technology as successful Covid vaccines, have gone well, scientists say.

Ebola in Uganda: The people spreading misinformation online

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 01:20:35 GMT

Some Ugandans have been attacking the government's efforts, even denying the Ebola virus's existence.

Lab-grown blood gives hope, says sickle cell patient

Thu, 10 Nov 2022 08:43:51 GMT

The aim is to help those with ultra-rare blood groups who need regular transfusions.

Richard Hammond reveals Top Gear crash coma dream

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:54:43 GMT

The presenter has gone viral on TikTok talking about his experience following a high-speed car crash in 2006.

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.

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.

Palliative care: 'My dad should not have been expected to die in office hours'

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 07:38:28 GMT

Most of the UK lacks consistent round-the-clock care for the terminally ill, research suggests.

NHS Wales: Betsi Cadwaladr patients ask boss if it's safe

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 10:07:21 GMT

North Wales' health board has been hit by a series of failures and criticisms in its short history.

Nurses' strike: What is the dispute about and how will it affect patients?

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 09:09:23 GMT

Nurses belonging to the Royal College of Nursing union have voted to strike.

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.

What is the menopause and what are the signs?

Tue, 18 Oct 2022 08:37:02 GMT

Symptoms can start in your 40s - here's our guide to what happens in the run-up to periods stopping.

Rishi Sunak: The most urgent problems facing the new prime minister

Mon, 24 Oct 2022 15:28:24 GMT

Rishi Sunak, the fifth Conservative prime minister in seven years, inherits many pressing challenges.

What is China's zero Covid policy and what are its rules?

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 15:26:38 GMT

Protests have broken out in China over its strict Covid lockdown measures.

Scientists say eight glasses of water a day may be too much

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 16:59:40 GMT

Aberdeen scientists have found the recommended intake of two litres of water a day may be excessive.

Helping others with one-handed life hacks

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 05:46:02 GMT

Chiara Beer makes videos to help people who, like her, have to carry out tasks with one hand.

Intensive care delirium: 'I hallucinated that I'd been kidnapped'

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 06:09:22 GMT

Jan Ehtash endured strange and unsettling visions as she battled Covid in a south London hospital.

Big UK trial to find best drugs to fight flu

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 00:28:31 GMT

Covid scientists will be testing different medications to see what works against winter flu.

UK's most premature twins to survive turn one

Wed, 26 Oct 2022 10:39:38 GMT

The siblings were born just 22 weeks and five days into their mother's pregnancy.

'Kidney disease is not just a death sentence, you can live a full life'

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 06:23:28 GMT

Podcaster Dee Moore, who has chronic kidney disease, is using her knowledge to help others.

Can electrical stimulation improve your gym workout?

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 23:01:12 GMT

Whole-body EMS suits are the new big thing in fitness, but do they work?

Cost of living crisis: 'I am shivering while I'm on dialysis'

Sun, 16 Oct 2022 23:32:20 GMT

Two people explain the worries the row over benefit rises is having on their lives.

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.

HIV: How 175 British children were infected with disease

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 00:23:44 GMT

Families of some of those affected are giving evidence at a public inquiry into the treatment disaster.

Cost of living: 'It's hard to eat proper food'

Fri, 21 Oct 2022 00:21:24 GMT

Young people speak to Newsbeat about how rising prices are impacting the food they can eat.

Stigma around HIV continues to cause harm, says charity

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 06:37:32 GMT

The Public Health Agency says there are 1,325 people living with HIV in Northern Ireland.

Bird flu: What is it and what's behind the outbreak?

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 01:16:34 GMT

Why is bird flu so bad this year and why are scientists so concerned?

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?

Hormone replacement therapy and menopause: What you need to know about HRT

Wed, 07 Sep 2022 23:53:30 GMT

HRT can help with menopausal symptoms. If you're thinking about taking it, here's what you need to consider.

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.

Monkeypox given new name by global health experts

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:38:08 GMT

The change to mpox was prompted by concerns over negative connotations from the name of the virus.

Diphtheria: Migrants with symptoms to be isolated

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 20:43:42 GMT

Decision comes after death of a man at a processing centre may have been caused by the disease.

The young NHS workers voting yes to strikes

Wed, 09 Nov 2022 16:26:32 GMT

Staff who've been in the NHS for a short time say they have seen enough to know change is needed.

Staying warm: 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.

Crohn's disease: 'I lived on bran flakes and sweets for a year'

Wed, 02 Nov 2022 12:59:59 GMT

Sianny Thomas says gummy sweets were the only only thing she could eat without being in pain.

Thousands more cancer cases linked to deprivation

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:18:13 GMT

A study finds cancer death rates are 74% higher in Scotland's most deprived communities.

Cost of living: 'I've been left without carers for five months'

Fri, 14 Oct 2022 01:58:52 GMT

High petrol prices are driving carers from the sector, leaving people who rely on them without support.

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.

December strike by NHS nurses is biggest in their history

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 11:42:24 GMT

Royal College of Nursing members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are set to walkout in December.

PTSD: Photography helps police officer manage condition

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 01:46:02 GMT

"I saw things no-one should see", says a traffic police officer who now takes solace behind a lens.

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.

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?