Parkinson's: Using exercise to turn the table on disease
on January 26, 2023 at 2:36 pm
Following his diagnosis Scott Hanley turned to physical activity and says he is now "symptom free". […]
Nitrous oxide: Ban on use and sale of laughing gas considered
on January 26, 2023 at 1:23 pm
Laws may be tightened on the sale and use of the drug, which can have damaging side effects to users. […]
Dad's warning after girl, 14, dies from inhaling deodorant
on January 26, 2023 at 12:08 pm
Giorgia Green's parents want clearer product labelling to warn of the potential dangers. […]
NHS Tracker: Find out about hospital waiting times in your area this winter
on January 26, 2023 at 12:07 pm
Flu, staff shortages and Covid backlogs are putting the NHS under severe strain, find out what's happening in your area. […]
Bangor University: Medical school to tackle doctor shortage
on January 26, 2023 at 11:36 am
There are hopes students will stay in north Wales after their degree to ease a shortage of doctors. […]
'I had no idea deodorant could be fatal'
on January 26, 2023 at 6:19 am
A father warns about the dangers of aerosol deodorants following his daughter's death. […]
University of East Anglia: 80-year-old baby-deaths mystery is solved
on January 26, 2023 at 6:06 am
A University of East Anglia study finds the deaths were caused by a gene mutation which affects vitamin D metabolism. […]
How TikTok nurse John makes stress funny
on January 26, 2023 at 1:30 am
As nurses strike in multiple countries, John Dela Cruz went viral on TikTok with his short videos. […]
Physiotherapists join NHS strike in one-day walkout
on January 26, 2023 at 1:15 am
The strike across 30 services in England is the latest action by health staff in the pay dispute. […]
Inside the new children's ambulance for Northern Ireland
on January 25, 2023 at 6:52 pm
Northern Ireland's first children's ambulance is designed to make surgery trips easier for kids. […]
Bill Turnbull's daughter running London Marathon in his memory
on January 25, 2023 at 5:58 pm
Flora Turnbull is to run the event in honour of her father and raise prostate cancer awareness. […]
Why are NHS staff striking and what should patients do?
on January 25, 2023 at 11:04 am
Some NHS nurses, ambulance staff and physiotherapists are striking in a dispute over pay. […]
Paramedics say people are getting ill because their homes are so cold
on January 25, 2023 at 6:49 am
Ambulance crews say they are treating more people who are sick because they cannot afford to heat their home. […]
Smear tests: GP waiting times putting women off cervical screening
on January 25, 2023 at 12:49 am
Figures reveal 30% of women in England are not up to date with cervical screening. […]
Dreaded Covid-flu twindemic cost NHS this winter
on January 24, 2023 at 2:45 pm
Hospital admissions peaked on 29 December, putting significant pressure on services, NHS bosses say. […]
What is the menopause and what are the signs?
on January 24, 2023 at 9:59 am
Symptoms can start in your 40s - here's our guide to what happens in the run-up to periods stopping. […]
Wig-wearing pupils support Chorley teacher with breast cancer
on January 23, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Angela Ratcliffe says wearing wigs helped her children deal with her hair loss during cancer treatment. […]
'I've been given a do not resuscitate order but I want to live'
on January 21, 2023 at 9:20 am
Marie McLean is scared to go to sleep after discovering her records tell medics not to attempt CPR. […]
NHS pressures: Staff leave social care for more money
on January 21, 2023 at 7:29 am
One worker found social care "very rewarding" and would return if he could get truck driver wages. […]
Beth Matthews' raw honesty saved lives, say mental health experts
on January 20, 2023 at 2:05 am
It was only when she died that her family found how many people she helped with her writing. […]
Are nurses striking in your area?
on January 17, 2023 at 10:46 am
As nurses take part in the largest strike in NHS history, use our tool to see if your area is affected. […]
'Doctors discuss my daughter like she's nothing'
on January 17, 2023 at 6:26 am
An ethicist is seeking to reform medical language families and patients can find upsetting. […]
NHS crisis: The medics trying to fix the health service
on January 16, 2023 at 6:01 am
How doctors are spotting problems early and offering treatments at home - BBC Panorama. […]
Pancreatic cancer: What losing my wife taught me about life and loss
on January 15, 2023 at 7:08 am
Four months ago, Geraint John lost his wife - the mother of his three children - to cancer. […]
'We couldn't get an ambulance for my husband then he died'
on January 12, 2023 at 10:34 am
Heart attack victim Martin Clark died after family drove him to hospital themselves after 45-minute wait. […]
Ambulance service being misused, paramedics say
on January 11, 2023 at 4:35 pm
Three paramedics tell BBC News what it is like to work in the strike-hit profession at the moment. […]
Ambulance strike: What will ambulances respond to on Wednesday?
on January 10, 2023 at 4:19 pm
What you need to know about emergency care during the ambulance strike. […]
Covid booster: Who can get another jab this winter?
on January 10, 2023 at 12:53 pm
Over-50s and NHS staff can get a Covid booster, as can younger people who are at higher risk. […]
What is known about new Covid variant XBB.1.5?
on January 10, 2023 at 9:52 am
The latest Omicron variant is making scientists take notice in the US - so what do you need to know? […]
Excess deaths in 2022 among worst in 50 years
on January 10, 2023 at 9:49 am
New figures show more than 650,000 people died in the UK last year. […]
'I stopped drinking and never really went back'
on January 8, 2023 at 6:23 am
With Dry January under way, more people are choosing to reduce alcohol consumption year round. […]
UK plan for national mRNA cancer vaccine advance
on January 6, 2023 at 4:38 am
The government is working with German pharmaceutical company BioNTech on new ways to fight cancer. […]
China Covid: How is it tackling the latest surge in cases?
on January 5, 2023 at 2:56 pm
China is ramping up its vaccination programme in response to the latest wave of Covid. […]
Covid: Why are some places testing Chinese arrivals?
on December 29, 2022 at 10:42 pm
Beijing is finally opening its borders - but some countries are wary of a Covid threat. […]
UK Covid modelling data to stop being published
on December 26, 2022 at 5:26 am
The UK Health Security Agency says it will halt publishing the figures from early January. […]
Cold weather: What does an unheated room do to your body?
on November 19, 2022 at 1:11 am
The BBC's health and science correspondent undergoes an experiment to find out how a cold home affects him. […]
Covid-19 raises risk of long-term brain injury, large US study finds
on September 23, 2022 at 2:34 am
CHICAGO – People who had Covid-19 are at higher risk for a host of brain injuries a year later compared with people who were never infected by the coronavirus, a finding that could affect millions of Americans, US researchers reported on Thursday. The year-long study, published in Nature Medicine, assessed brain health across 44 different disorders using medical records without patient identifiers from millions of US veterans. Brain and other neurological disorders occurred in seven per cent more of those who had been infected with Covid compared with a similar group of veterans who had never been infected. That translates into roughly 6.6 million Americans who had brain impairments linked with their Covid infections, the team said. "The results show the devastating long-term effects of Covid-19," senior author Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly of Washington University School of Medicine said in a statement. Al-Aly and colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System studied medical records from 154,000 US veterans who had tested positive for Covid from March 1, 2020 to Jan 15, 2021. […]
Sore throat and cough top symptoms that could be Covid
on July 14, 2022 at 11:54 am
That is according to UK data from 17,500 people this week who say they have Covid. […]
Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country
on July 5, 2022 at 4:53 pm
Key maps and charts explaining how the virus has spread around the world. […]
BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron: How worried should we be?
on July 1, 2022 at 8:57 am
Surges of Covid are happening again around the world, driven by some new subvariants of Omicron. […]
Covid: How to look after yourself at home
on April 6, 2022 at 9:25 am
What can you expect if you have Covid, and when should you get extra help? […]
Almost a third of people report lingering symptom 6 to 12 months after Covid-19: Study
on March 5, 2022 at 3:02 am
Almost a third of people report at least one ongoing symptom between six and 12 months after their coronavirus infection, a survey of 152,000 people in Denmark has found. The study includes one of the largest groups yet of people who were not hospitalised with Covid, and followed them for longer than other major studies, the researchers from Denmark's State Serum Institute (SSI) said. The questionnaire-based study suggested that the most commonly reported long-term symptoms were changes in sense of smell and taste, as well as fatigue. Conducted between September 2020 and April 2021, well before the recent Omicron variant surge, the survey compared the responses of 61,002 people who had tested positive for the coronavirus six, nine or 12 months before with those of 91,878 people who had tested negative. In total, 29.6 per cent of the respondents who had tested positive reported at least one ongoing physical symptom six to 12 months after infection, compared to 13 per cent in the control group. […]
Covid vaccine: How many people are vaccinated in the UK?
on March 4, 2022 at 9:55 am
A look at progress made in vaccinating the country, as more than 52 million people have received at least one dose and 38 million have had a booster or third dose. […]
How will the vulnerable be protected from Covid? And other questions
on February 22, 2022 at 3:25 pm
The government has announced the end of all Covid restrictions in England. […]
End of Covid regulations: What if I'm still worried?
on February 22, 2022 at 1:53 pm
What would ending isolation rules in England mean for people who are worried about getting Covid? […]
Health screening in Singapore - how much does a comprehensive health screening cost?
by Joanne Poh on January 11, 2022 at 5:10 am
Just about every Singaporean knows about the importance of health screenings. After all, catching a serious ailment too late could mean death or huge medical bills. But how much do you really know about health screenings and how much they cost in Singapore? Here’s the low down. Price list: Health screening packages in Singapore As it turns out, the cost of health screenings in Singapore can vary… quite wildly, actually. Here are some health screening prices compiled from a mix of public hospitals, private hospitals and private clinics. […]
Omicron: How do I know if I have it?
on January 4, 2022 at 12:25 pm
The symptoms are similar to a cold, while genetic analysis is the only way to confirm the variant. […]
Covid-19 vaccines and booster shots: Which combination is most effective?
by Grace Koh on December 31, 2021 at 4:50 am
In the past two years living with Covid-19, numerous measures have been taken to defend against the virus, and the Covid-19 vaccines are one of them. The Singapore government has been rolling out its vaccination campaign, providing free vaccination shots to residents. Locally, the vaccines available under the national programme are Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna and Sinovac-CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccines. Now, the vaccination programme includes the addition of a booster shot. Now that booster shots are available, some of you may be considering whether to take the plunge and take the shot — but questions abound. Who is suitable? Should I take the shot? And more importantly, can I mix and match my vaccines? We find out more about booster shots and see which combinations are the most helpful, especially for those who have taken their primary vaccination shots from the national programme. […]
Covid vaccine ‘waning immunity’: How worried should I be?
on November 14, 2021 at 1:06 am
Is the effectiveness of Covid vaccines waning over time? We look at how much protection being double vaccinated offers. […]
Booster shot improves immune response of chemotherapy patients; post-Covid depression helped by widely used drugs
on October 7, 2021 at 6:27 am
The following is a summary of some recent studies on Covid-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that have yet to be certified by peer review. Chemo patients' response to vaccine improves with booster A new study helps quantify the improved protection against Covid-19 achieved with a third booster dose of the vaccine from Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE in cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. "Chemotherapy can weaken the ability of cancer patients to fight off infections and to respond appropriately to vaccines," said Deepta Bhattacharya of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, co-author of the study reported in Nature Medicine. Her team studied 53 patients receiving chemotherapy for solid-tumour cancers who received two shots of the vaccine. Almost all of the subjects had an immune response after vaccination. […]