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Covid in China: Hippo, fish and crabs get PCR tests

Fri, 19/08/2022 - 22:26
Officials in the city of Xiamen have ordered PCR tests for seafood after some 40 people got Covid.

Covid infections in UK continue to fall

Fri, 19/08/2022 - 12:50
An estimated 1.7 million people would test positive, according to the latest survey.

Cornwall mother, 90, in 40-hour wait for ambulance

Fri, 19/08/2022 - 11:52
After the ambulance arrived she was in the vehicle for 20 hours outside hospital.

People's health at risk unless action taken on energy costs - NHS leaders

Fri, 19/08/2022 - 02:33
More and more people will get sick as they choose between skipping meals or heating homes, the warning says.

Covid booster rollout to start in early September in England

Thu, 18/08/2022 - 14:17
Care homes residents and housebound people will be the first to receive a jab in England.

Government defends medical student number cap

Thu, 18/08/2022 - 14:06
Competition is fierce for doctor training places, but ministers say limit on numbers must stay.

Ambulance pressures: Thousands of taxis sent following 999 calls

Thu, 18/08/2022 - 11:52
Figures obtained by the BBC show taxi firms increasingly being used to assist front-line services.

Covid: Brain fog more common two years on, study suggests

Thu, 18/08/2022 - 01:58
Diagnoses of dementia rose after two years but other issues like depression fell away, research found.

Dog infected with monkeypox prompts isolation warning

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 18:54
Isolating from pets when infected and disposing of rubbish carefully is important, health experts say.

Infected blood victims to get £100,000 compensation

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 01:38
After a decades-long campaign, more than 4,000 people across the UK will get interim payments.

First Barbie doll with hearing aids is 'really important' - Rose Ayling-Ellis

Tue, 16/08/2022 - 17:01
Actor Rose Ayling-Ellis worked on the creation of the doll, saying "it's quite powerful" and "such a big deal."

Dame Deborah James's mother on life without her daughter

Tue, 16/08/2022 - 06:17
Heather James spoke to BBC Breakfast about how her family owe it to her daughter to enjoy life.

First bivalent Covid-19 booster gets UK approval

Tue, 16/08/2022 - 00:13
A new bivalent vaccine made by Moderna that targets two Covid-19 variants has been approved in the UK.

ADHD clinic: 'I'm 22 and I've just been diagnosed'

Tue, 16/08/2022 - 00:03
Lucy was diagnosed with ADHD at 22 years of age, after being told she'd have to wait two years on the NHS.

Monkeypox: Lack of vaccines sparks pause in UK rollout

Mon, 15/08/2022 - 15:26
UK Health Security Agency says clinics could run out of vaccine supplies by the end of August.

Covid: UK first country to approve dual-strain vaccine

Mon, 15/08/2022 - 12:01
The upgraded vaccine tackles both the original Covid virus and the newer Omicron variant.

Changing kidney blood type may boost transplants

Mon, 15/08/2022 - 05:46
Many BAME patients waiting for a donor kidney are blood type B so development could be 'game-changer'

Some antidepressants may make heatwave challenging

Sat, 13/08/2022 - 04:50
Some types of mental health medication may make it difficult for the body to regulate temperature.

How to protect your skin in the heat

Fri, 12/08/2022 - 18:04
Dermatologist Adeline Kikam on coping with conditions that can develop in rising temperatures.

How many cases in your area?

Fri, 12/08/2022 - 14:24
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK.