Hancock: 'Difficult to put timeline on exiting lockdown'
The health secretary says lifting restrictions can only happen when the "facts on the ground" show it is safe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna vaccine appears to work against variants
Laboratory tests suggest antibodies can recognise and fight the UK and South Africa variants. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Teachers 'not at higher risk' of death than average
The highest-risk job roles were in restaurants, care work and manufacturing. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Care home worker thought cancer misdiagnosis was a 'cruel joke'
Janice Johnston had 18 months of needless chemotherapy, causing her numerous physical problems. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue envelope plan for Scottish jab dates delayed
Vaccination appointments for over 70s in Scotland will arrive on Monday as planned - but in white envelopes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa coronavirus variant: 77 cases found in UK
Ministers are due to meet on Monday to consider whether to tighten the UK's border restrictions further. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Vaccinated people may spread virus, says Van-Tam
England's deputy chief medical officer urges those who have had the jab to stick to lockdown rules. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learning disability vaccine plea: 'Don't leave us to rot'
As high risk groups continue to be immunised there are growing concerns that people with learning disabilities have been missed out. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Norwich man's daughters praise hospital staff as he loses virus battle
Daughters of a man who died from Covid pay tribute to hospital staff who fought to keep him alive. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I couldn't breathe': The 26-year-old with Covid
Twenty-six-year-old Mae Mamaril and her family all tested positive for Covid-19 at the end of 2020. Mae was the only one who was moved to an intensive care unit. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: 'Lockdown made me feel like I was in prison'
John Nicholl, who is deafblind, says his use of hands-on sign language left him isolated in lockdown. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Number of patients on ventilators passes 4,000 for first time
Pressures on intensive care units are seeing one in 10 patients transferred to a different site. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Gap between Pfizer vaccine doses should be halved, say doctors
Delaying second Pfizer doses to give more people their first is "difficult to justify", says BMA. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Nurses call for better masks to protect all staff
Inadequate PPE and a new variant may be putting the lives of nurses at risk, says nursing union. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine volunteers: 'It's felt good to fight back against Covid'
Some of those leading the nation's vaccination effort have told of their experiences. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK variant 'may be more deadly'
Evidence suggests the coronavirus variant that emerged in the UK may be more deadly as well as spread faster. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK R number 'between 0.8 and 1'
The UK's chief medical adviser warns that "a very small change and it could start taking off again". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infection level 'very, very high' and 'extremely precarious' - Prof Whitty
The chief medical officer warns that in some ages groups Covid cases may still be going up. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New UK Covid variant death risk put into context by Sir Patrick Vallance
The UK chief scientific adviser says data suggests a higher death rate among those infected with the new variant. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid R rate: What is the R number and why does it matter?
Health experts keep discussing the value of R, but what is it and why does it matter? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid in Scotland: More than 400 care homes investigated over deaths
A special unit set up by the Crown Office is looking into Covid deaths involving 474 care homes across Scotland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Record number' of Covid intensive care patients transferred
Around one in 10 patients admitted to intensive care is now being sent to a different hospital. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TikTok: GP posts videos to tackle vaccine fake news
Dr Nighat Araf records messages in Urdu and Punjabi, urging people to trust the Covid jab. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wuhan lockdown: A year of China's fight against the Covid pandemic
The world's first coronavirus quarantine began in Wuhan a year ago - how has China changed since then? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Scientists challenge 'flawed' lateral flow tests report
They say the devices have a key role to play in the battle against Covid. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: How a £20 gadget could save lives
Doctors say people should buy a pulse oximeter to monitor their oxygen levels at home. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Nearly 2m UK people got first Covid vaccine in last week
Around 200 vaccines are being given every minute, the health secretary tells the Commons. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Infections 'must be brought down' to help NHS
Researchers warn that unless something changes, hospitals will continue facing significant pressure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: 'No evidence' virus levels decreasing in England
Imperial College London research suggests rates may have risen over the first 10 days of the third lockdown. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joe believes playing video games helps his mental health
Many argue the positives outweigh the negatives when it comes to gaming and mental health (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Israel vaccine fears 'out of context and inaccurate'
Israel is likely to be the first country to see an impact from vaccination - but it is still too early. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birmingham and Nottinghamshire trusts offer 24-hour Covid vaccines
The vaccines will be offered to existing high-priority groups and hospital staff on night shifts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rollout of daily testing of close contacts paused in English schools
More work is needed to understand its benefits in schools in England given the new variant, health officials say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannock mum developed cancer after wrong smear result
A hospital apologises to Rachael Foley after she undergoes a hysterectomy following the error. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid smear-test delays prompt calls for home HPV tests
Delays to smear tests in lockdown prompt cervical cancer charities to call for home-testing kits. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monklands ICU staff are 'physically and emotionally' drained
The BBC's James Cook returns to Monklands Hospital eight months on to find the staff struggling against the odds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Tavistock child gender clinic rated 'inadequate'
Services and waiting times must improve at the NHS's child gender-identity service, inspectors say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: 'Sharp drop' in heart-attack hospital admissions
Some people who need urgent help appear to be staying away, as in the first peak, say researchers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The cartoonists making mental health their muse
Meet the artists shaping graphic medicine - a genre of comics focused on the experience of living with mental illness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Luke Grenfell-Shaw: Cycling around the world with cancer
Cancer patient Luke Grenfell-Shaw completes the first part of his round-the-world challenge. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,610 deaths
The total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test during the pandemic is now above 90,000. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Mortician says deaths have taken a toll
Senior mortician Hannah Leahy says the level of Covid fatalities is taking its toll on staff the Royal London Hospital. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Schools may reopen region by region, says medical adviser
Top medical adviser suggests schools in England may reopen region by region after lockdown. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid in Scotland: Schools to stay closed as lockdown extended
Mainland Scotland and some islands to remain under toughest coronavirus rules until at least mid-February. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Hospital children's unit moved to free up adult beds
Activity at a paediatric intensive care unit in Leicester is being moved to Birmingham. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Positive antibody tests doubled since autumn
Some 10% of the UK population is showing signs of recent infection, a doubling since October, says ONS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Motor neurone disease: Edinburgh scientists reveal breakthrough
University of Edinburgh scientists are a step closer to being able to reverse the damage caused by MND. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Military medics to help in Shropshire hospitals due to staff shortages
Sickness levels have risen at Shropshire's hospitals, with staff also shielding or self-isolating. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxford research tackles threat of antibiotic resistance
Oxford says the "public cannot get enough of experts" with a £100m donation for antibiotics research. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine: WHO warns of 'catastrophic moral failure'
It accuses richer nations of a "me-first" approach to Covid vaccine, and hoarding precious supplies. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news