BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Covid: Indian variant being investigated in UK
18 Apr 2021 at 11:39am
Some cases of the Indian variant have been found that are not linked to travel, a scientist says.
Covid-19 deaths pass three million worldwide
17 Apr 2021 at 7:52am
It comes as the World Health Organization warns of deaths and cases increasing at a "worrying rate".
Pregnant women should be offered Covid vaccine
16 Apr 2021 at 10:47am
The UK's vaccine advisers encourage them to discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor.
Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate
15 Apr 2021 at 12:54pm
Scientists confirm they have made "chimera" embryos from long-tailed macaques and humans.
Student's heart failure linked to 'excessive' energy drinks
16 Apr 2021 at 3:05am
The 21-year-old university student spent 58 days in hospital, including in intensive care.
4.7 million waiting for operations in England
15 Apr 2021 at 6:30am
The February figures show the numbers waiting over a year for surgery continued to rise sharply.
Families need cannabis prescriptions support, say MPs and peers
15 Apr 2021 at 4:34pm
Politicians complain that only three NHS scripts have been issued since the law changed in 2018.
Brain clots 'more likely' with Covid infection than vaccine
15 Apr 2021 at 9:11am
A rapid review of US patients says people being vaccinated should be reassured by the findings.
Covid: 'Getting the vaccine in Ramadan helps others'
14 Apr 2021 at 10:16pm
Many Muslims are welcoming pop-up clinics to support the vaccination programme during Ramadan.
Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil?
14 Apr 2021 at 4:15pm
As the pandemic rages in Brazil, hundreds of babies and young children are dying of Covid.
Covid: 'Israel may be reaching herd immunity'
13 Apr 2021 at 4:17pm
A leading doctor describes it as the "only explanation" for cases falling as restrictions are eased.
Covid vaccine: Fasting during Ramadan 'should not stop Muslims getting jab'
8 Apr 2021 at 4:07pm
Islamic scholars and NHS leaders say Muslims can still get the vaccine during Ramadan.
Covid: Deaths in England and Wales fall 92% since January peak
8 Apr 2021 at 12:19pm
The drop in England and Wales comes amid efforts to reassure the public about vaccine safety.
Covid-19: Debunking the latest wave of medical misinformation
10 Apr 2021 at 4:39pm
A round-up of the latest false and misleading posts about Covid-19 going viral on social media
What are the Brazil, South Africa and UK variants and will vaccines work?
12 Apr 2021 at 1:49am
More cases are being found in the UK, including a variant first seen in Brazil.