BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Covid in the UK: Reported cases at lowest level for a month
15 Jan 2022 at 11:33am
While case numbers are high, they are falling, but deaths are rising week on week, figures show.
Covid-19: Booster jab bookings open for ages 16 to 17 in England
15 Jan 2022 at 4:22pm
Teenagers in England who had their second dose three months ago can book from Monday, the NHS says.
Covid coma pregnancy: Wolverhampton mum 'devastated' to lose son
14 Jan 2022 at 11:07pm
The mum-to-be from Wolverhampton said she was so unwell she did not know her baby was stillborn.
'High confidence' Omicron is less severe in UK
14 Jan 2022 at 9:19am
Health advisors say vaccines give them confidence that most people will not become severely ill with Covid.
What?s really going on with Covid deaths data?
14 Jan 2022 at 9:08am
A bigger proportion of deaths recorded in the daily data are people who died with Covid, rather than from it.
Space travel destroys red blood cells faster than on Earth
14 Jan 2022 at 8:11am
Tim Peake's red blood cells were studied alongside 13 other astronauts during his spell in space.
Babies in England hospitals with Omicron as a precaution
14 Jan 2022 at 5:31am
The virus is causing some to develop fevers but not serious illness, experts say.
Jonathan Van-Tam to leave role as deputy chief medical officer
13 Jan 2022 at 5:25am
The professor's colourful analogies helped explain coronavirus during Downing Street news briefings.
Covid in Wales: Restrictions to ease after Omicron peak
14 Jan 2022 at 9:10am
Restrictions will lift gradually, with sports fans returning, followed by hospitality back to normal.
Hospital waiting lists hit six million in England
13 Jan 2022 at 3:19am
One in 20 has been waiting - for routine care such as knee and hip surgery - for more than a year.
Care services struggle with Omicron staff-sickness spike
12 Jan 2022 at 9:30pm
The National Care Forum says sickness rates due to Omicron are compounding existing staff shortages.
Covid-19: France to relax travel rules from the UK
13 Jan 2022 at 4:32am
Vaccinated travellers will no longer need a compelling reason to enter France, or have to isolate.
Covid in pregnancy linked to birth-related complications
13 Jan 2022 at 10:17am
Researchers find vaccination in pregnancy does not increase the risk of complications, but Covid-19 does.
NHS Tracker: How is the NHS in your area coping this winter?
13 Jan 2022 at 2:17am
Winter and Covid are putting the NHS under severe strain, find out what's happening in your area.
Three ethical issues around pig heart transplants
11 Jan 2022 at 8:38am
A pig's heart has been used in a human transplant operation - what are the questions to consider?