BBC Health News Feed

BBC Health News Feed
BBC News - Health
Updated: 1 hour 34 min ago

First long-acting injection for HIV approved

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 11:18
England's drugs watchdog says it is as effective as daily pills, without the burden of taking them.
Categories: Health

Covid passes may be used to keep pubs open at Christmas

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 09:30
Wales is staying at alert level zero, with no changes to rules planned for at least three weeks.
Categories: Health

Widow demands answers over Covid official Andrew Slorance's death

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 06:03
Top civil servant Andrew Slorance was treated for an undisclosed infection at a troubled hospital.
Categories: Health

ED overcrowding causes excess deaths, report claims

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 00:02
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine studied emergency department figures between 2020 and 2021.
Categories: Health

Government changes rules on social care cap

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 21:27
Labour says the move to change the way care costs are covered will hit the poorest hardest.
Categories: Health

Merkel: Germany hit by full force of Covid

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 18:54
The chancellor speaks of a dramatic situation as European governments respond to a surge in cases.
Categories: Health

Covid : Children told to delay jab for 12 weeks after infection

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 16:19
UK experts recommend 12-week gap for healthy 12 to 17-year-olds before Covid vaccine, up from four.
Categories: Health

Concerns over regulation of electroconvulsive therapy in NI

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 06:34
ECT involves passing electric currents through the brain to treat conditions such as depression.
Categories: Health

'We're not battle-axes' - GP receptionists

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 06:27
Primary care staff in Bristol say they have never seen pressure like this before - and winter hasn't even started yet.
Categories: Health

Vaccine research among cyber attack targets

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 05:55
The UK's National Cyber Security Centre says it dealt with a record 777 incidents in the last year.
Categories: Health

Dyson Award winners: Glaucoma glove and bottle scanner

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 01:28
A device to stem blood loss from stab wounds, which won the UK award, also received an international prize.
Categories: Health

Hidden pandemic of antibiotic-resistant infections, health officials warn

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 01:19
Antibiotics should be taken only when really needed - and not for coughs, colds or sore throats.
Categories: Health

Postpartum depression: A deaf mum's story.

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 00:00
Catherine, a single parent who is also deaf, struggled with postpartum depression.
Categories: Health

Rare case of woman's body ridding itself of HIV

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 17:19
The patient's immune cells appear to have eliminated the virus without drugs or therapy.
Categories: Health

Covid-19: Pfizer to allow developing nations to make its treatment pill

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 16:15
The US company will allow 95 developing nations to produce generic versions of its antiviral pill.
Categories: Health

Pandemic sees big rise in obese children in England

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 14:31
Levels of obesity rise to 25% in primary school year six and 14% in reception year in England.
Categories: Health

Covid-19: Pubs curfew and working at home return in Ireland

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 13:29
Bars, restaurants and nightclubs must close at midnight from Thursday, the government decides.
Categories: Health

Covid: 'Putting people to sleep knowing they may not wake'

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 11:27
An intensive care consultant says most Covid cases are those aged between 40 and 50.
Categories: Health

£50m motor neurone disease funding 'offers glimmer of hope'

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 18:01
Campaigners including former policeman Chris Johnson hope a cure can be found in the next five years.
Categories: Health

Covid-19: Robin Swann calls for NI passport scheme

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 17:21
The health minister is to table a proposal to bring before the Stormont executive later this week.
Categories: Health