Breast screening: One million women in UK may have missed scans
Some 8,600 women not offered appointments may have undetected breast cancer, a charity estimates. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: NHS well stocked for ventilators this winter
The NHS now has access to 30,000 machines that can help people breathe if they are very ill with Covid-19. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus doctor's diary: Trying out tech that may help make worship Covid-secure
Dr John Wright looks at the kit installed in a Bradford mosque in the hope of limiting the spread of Covid-19. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'No reason' for egg freezing 10-year storage limit
UK ethics body says extending the limit would give women worried about declining fertility more time and options. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 survivor: 'Doctors said my son saved my life'
Julia Brockway still struggles to eat and walk after spending 45 days on a ventilator. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternity units 'too defensive' and failing to learn from mistakes
England's chief hospital inspector says maternity units are "too defensive" when births go wrong. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu jab waits and delays amid high demand
Officials in England say there will be enough stock to protect the vulnerable, but some will have to wait. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jet suit paramedic tested in the Lake District 'could save lives'
The kit means a paramedic can "fly" up a fell in 90 seconds rather than go 30 minutes by foot. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid ICU survivor: 'I have come out the other end'
Tam McCue, 64, spent nearly two weeks on a ventilator after he was diagnosed with coronavirus in April. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: NHS faces pandemic 'triple whammy' this winter
Health bosses warn about rising Covid-19 cases, a major backlog in treatment and reduced capacity. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Manchester mayor calls for 'urgent review' of 10pm closures
Greater Manchester mayor says the curfew is doing "more harm than good", but ministers defend it. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Hancock pressured to give MPs say over lockdown rules
MPs are calling for a say over lockdown restrictions before they come into force. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 outbreak at Bernard Matthews turkey plant in Holton
Health officials are brought in to test 100 members of staff at the poultry processing plant. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving babies Weetabix from four months 'worth more research'
It could help prevent coeliac disease in children - but larger trials are needed first. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving babies Weetabix from four months 'worth exploring'
It could help prevent coeliac disease in children - but larger trials are needed first. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 deaths pass 1,000 in Birmingham hospitals
The biggest trust in England confirms the number of deaths with "great sadness". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wales lockdown: Businesses affected by Covid offered grants
New grants are being offered to businesses as three more counties prepare for local lockdown. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Up to £10,000 fine for failure to self-isolate in England
Anyone in England who tests positive has a legal duty to self-isolate or face a fine of up to £10,000. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test and Trace: 'I feel like I’ve achieved a big fat zero'
Alex spent four months as a coronavirus tracer and spoke to only one person with the virus in that time. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why India should worry about post-Covid-19 care
Experts say India needs more post-Covid care centres as many patients are reporting lasting symptoms. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Up to £10,000 fine for failure to self-isolate in England
New rules mean anyone in England who tests positive for coronavirus has a legal duty to self isolate. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Dementia patient's wife describes 'torture' of lack of visits
A woman describes her pain at not being able to see her husband regularly at his care home. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Covid-19: App issue fixed for people who test positive
Many users in England who booked a test outside of the app had been unable to share a positive test result. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK pledges support to global vaccine-sharing scheme
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the UK will give £500m to a new global vaccine-sharing scheme. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: What do scientists think of the PM's plan?
The new coronavirus restrictions have been met with mixed reviews. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England
Three times as many children under nine were tested in early September as in the previous two weeks. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK pledges £500m to global vaccine-sharing scheme
The PM will call on world leaders to set aside differences as he sets out plans to prevent future pandemics. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Coronavirus cases in England up 60% in a week
Every coronavirus case is estimated to result in between 1.2 and 1.5 further infections, according to the latest government estimates. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine: Trial of new coronavirus vaccine starts in UK
It is only the second vaccine to enter large scale trials in the UK and early signs suggest it can trigger an immune response. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lizzo says body positivity has become too 'commercialised' and 'cool'
Pop star Lizzo says the movement has been hijacked by those who don't need to benefit from it. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The threat of 'vaccine nationalism'
Ros Atkins looks at why vaccine nationalism is a growing concern in the global effort to tackle Covid-19. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio campaigners battle misinformation and distrust
Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world yet to eliminate wild polio. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Covid-19 app: One million downloads of contact tracer for England and Wales
Users are being urged to install the app to protect themselves and others against the resurgent virus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Covid-19 app: How to install and use it
This guide explains how to install the NHS Covid-19 app on Android smartphones and iPhones. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Dad lost weight to attend daughter's birth
Gavin Jackson was warned to lose weight or miss the birth of his daughter. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Test turnaround times getting longer in England
Under a third of tests done in community testing centres in England are processed within 24 hours. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hancock: 'Upgrade' may be needed to access NHS Covid app
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he understood "the challenges" around downloading the NHS Covid-19 app. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day
The 54-year-old construction worker ate a bag-and-a-half of black liquorice every day, doctors say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: UK volunteers could be given virus to test vaccine
'Human challenge trials' to test the effectiveness of possible Covid vaccines may be held in London. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Covid-19 app: England and Wales get smartphone contact tracing for over-16s
Users are being urged to install the app to protect themselves and others against the resurgent virus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu jabs limited due to high demand
A leading chain, facing unprecedented demand, suspends its appointment booking system. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health: 'Kindness can help save lives'
Kamilah was in a crisis when she found flowers with a note saying 'this is a gift'. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Daily reported UK cases rise by a quarter
There have been 6,178 cases in the UK in the last 24 hours, up 1,252 cases since Tuesday. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Raab defends 'targeted' new coronavirus measures
Some scientists say they don't go "anywhere near far enough", while others say they need time to work. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yew Trees hospital: Ten staff suspended at mental health unit
Inspectors say CCTV footage appeared to show episodes of "physical and emotional abuse". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Health workers 'sick' with fear at thought of second wave
An NHS boss says staff anxiety is the highest he has seen in 30 years as Covid-19 cases rise again. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Boris Johnson warns of tougher measures if new rules are flouted
Boris Johnson says "we must reserve the right to go further" with measures if cases keep rising. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: US death toll passes 200,000
The US is the worst hit country in the world and cases are still continuing to rise, data shows. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Whitty and Vallance faced 'herd immunity' backlash, emails show
Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance were alarmed by questions over the controversial concept, emails show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blind downhill mountain biker aims to turn professional
Xavier Hopkins, who only has 10% of his sight, turned his passion for mountain biking into a career. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news