Families need cannabis prescriptions support, say MPs and peers
Politicians complain that only three NHS scripts have been issued since the law changed in 2018. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puberty blockers: NHS to set up independent review group
The group will assess the prescription of puberty blockers for under-16s, NHS England says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain clots 'more likely' with Covid infection than vaccine
A rapid review of US patients says people being vaccinated should be reassured by the findings. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tipping Point: Woman has voice reconstructed thanks to ITV show appearance
Helen Whitelaw appeared on Tipping Point before Motor Neurone Disease rendered her speechless. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4.7 million waiting for operations in England
The February figures show the numbers waiting over a year for surgery continued to rise sharply. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: 'Getting the vaccine in Ramadan helps others'
Many Muslims are welcoming pop-up clinics to support the vaccination programme during Ramadan. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Instagram fixes mistake promoting harmful diet content
Some users said they were offered "appetite suppressants" and "fasting" by the search feature. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Instagram fixes ‘mistake’ promoting harmful diet content
Some users said they were recommended "appetite suppressants" and "fasting" in the search feature. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psilocybin: Magic mushroom compound 'promising' for depression
A study of 59 people compared the drug with a conventional antidepressant. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: 82% of positive rapid tests 'were correct'
There had been concerns that large numbers would have to self-isolate after a false positive result. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil?
As the pandemic rages in Brazil, hundreds of babies and young children are dying of Covid. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India Covid-19 second wave: ‘A coronavirus tsunami we had never seen before’
India's cases plummeted earlier this year, but are now on the rise again. What happened? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A woman’s quest to find her biological father
When a DNA test revealed a decades-old family secret, Maia’s life was turned upside down. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A woman’s quest to find her real father
When a DNA test revealed a decades-old family secret, Maia’s life was turned upside down. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'My mother's fertility doctor is my father'
When a DNA test revealed a decades-old family secret, Maia’s life was turned upside down. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccines: 'I jumped at the chance to get my jab early'
Lawrence Dixon, 30, signed up to the reserve list in the morning and received a jab that evening. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca vaccine: Denmark stops rollout completely
It is the first European country to fully withdraw the jab over possible links to rare blood clots. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conservative MP Owen Paterson on the death of his wife, Rose
Former cabinet minister Owen Paterson has spoken about the loss of his wife, Rose, who took her own life last year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid jab could be required for England care home staff
Nearly half of all older adult care homes do not meet recommended vaccine thresholds, the government says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: 'Encouraging' antibody boost after Pfizer and AZ vaccines
Pfizer and AZ vaccines had reassuring effects on the body's defences in over-80s after one dose. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mary Agyapong: Pregnant nurse’s family yet to get GoFundMe money
More than £186,000 was raised on a GoFundMe page set up after Mary Agyapong died with Covid-19. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endometriosis: Young woman 'pleading' for hysterectomy
Hannah Lockhart, 23, says surgery for endometriosis is being refused due to her age and childless status. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Mix and match' UK Covid vaccine trial expanded
Using different shots for the first and second doses might give better protection, say experts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: 'Israel may be reaching herd immunity'
A leading doctor describes it as the "only explanation" for cases falling as restrictions are eased. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused over rare blood clots
Following rare blood clots, the US, South Africa and EU have suspended the jab. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: People 45 or over in England invited to book vaccine
It comes after all over-50s and those in high-risk groups in the UK have been offered a first dose. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: England gets third jab as Moderna rollout begins
It offers an alternative to the AstraZeneca jab for under-30s, after very rare blood clot concerns. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: US agencies call for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Following rare blood clots, the company says it will also delay the vaccine rollout in Europe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: South Africa variant surge probably due to person travelling from Africa
A "significant" number of confirmed and probable cases have been found in Lambeth and Wandsworth. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine: All over-50s and high risk groups offered first dose
Ministers meet a target of inviting the top nine priority groups to receive the vaccine by 15 April. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca: Irish health body recommends vaccine restriction
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee says the AstraZeneca vaccine should be limited to over-60s. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: South African variant in Wandsworth and Lambeth surge test areas
NHS Test and Trace says 44 cases of the South African variant in two areas is "significant". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Surge testing in Wandsworth and Lambeth after South African variant cluster found
NHS Test and Trace says 44 cases confirmed in Wandsworth and 30 probable is 'significant' number. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid lockdown eases: Celebrations as pub gardens and shops reopen
Shoppers have been rushing back to the High Street, where queues were seen outside some retailers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Asthma drug 'speeds up recovery at home'
At-risk patients given an inhaler after falling ill felt better more quickly, a large UK trial has found. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid lockdown eases: 'Sense of celebration' as pubs and shops reopen
Salons offered early-morning haircuts and pubs served midnight pints as England's rules changed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 vaccines: Gordon Brown on G7 helping poorer countries
The US and Europe should each pay a quarter of the cost to help vaccinate poorer nations, says the former UK PM. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google's rules
Apple and Google's rules state that no location data from app users can be shared. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese official says local vaccines 'don't have high protection rates'
However he later appeared to backtrack, saying his comments were a "complete misunderstanding". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: G7 nations 'should finance global vaccine scheme' - Brown
Former PM Gordon Brown says £22bn is needed so vaccines can be administered in lower income countries. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

England Covid lockdown eases: PM warns people to 'behave responsibly'
Pub gardens, gyms and hairdressers are reopening as part of England's latest step out of lockdown. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK sets new record for Covid jab second doses
A total of 475,230 second jabs were given on Saturday, along with 111,109 first vaccinations. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: India vaccination crosses 100 million doses
But despite the huge inoculation drive, India has just registered another record increase in cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Debunking the latest wave of medical misinformation
A round-up of the latest false and misleading posts about Covid-19 going viral on social media (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK reports largest number of second jabs in one day
A total of 450,136 second doses were received on Friday - with 106,878 first doses also given. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus infections 'a sixth of January peak'
ONS estimates that one-in-350 people in the UK currently have coronavirus (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I went from spreadsheets to proning Covid patients'
Thousands of NHS staff, from dentists to physiotherapists, have been redeployed during the pandemic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overseas health workers to get free UK visa extension, says Home Office
The Home Office says it will benefit 14,000 people, but unions ask why care workers are not included. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lockdown easing: What to watch for when you’re out and about
The BBC’s David Shukman on how to navigate lockdown easing while keeping yourself and others safe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine: Fasting during Ramadan 'should not stop Muslims getting jab'
Islamic scholars and NHS leaders say Muslims can still get the vaccine during Ramadan. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news