Covid: Is the pace of the vaccine booster rollout too slow?
Critics worry the rollout is happening too slowly in England to best protect people ahead of winter. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Great Ormond Street: Girl's heart transplant helping to cut wait times
Lucy is thought to be the oldest child to receive a donor heart that did not match her blood type. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tom Parker: Brain cancer treatment needs 'massive improvement'
After the Wanted star's diagnosis, he wants to raise awareness to improve treatment and research. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Positive trial results for Valneva Covid vaccine
Blood results show it gets the body to mount an immune response to fight coronavirus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid in Scotland: Vaccine passport scheme enforceable by law
Nightclubs and large events can only allow entry to people who can show they have had two Covid jabs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases
Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert says medical science has transformed ambitions for new vaccines. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid tests: I trusted my PCR results
People share their stories of having negative PCR tests after positive lateral flow results. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation ordered into Wolverhampton Covid lab test failings
A lab in Wolverhampton is suspended as 43,000 people in England and Wales are potentially affected. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid test lab in Wolverhampton suspended over wrong results
About 43,000 people may have been wrongly told their test for Covid-19 was negative. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: False negative Covid test results confirmed at Newbury Showground
Some people who took tests in Berkshire earlier this month may have wrongly been given the all-clear. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stillbirth rate high for black and Asian babies in UK
The figures come despite improving numbers overall, with some 610 fewer stillbirths in 2019 than in 2013. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS in bleak position as A&E waits worsen, say doctors
It comes as ministers unveil £250m package for GPs to encourage more face-to-face consultations. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs told to see more patients in person as A&E waits worsen
It comes as one in four wait over four hours to be seen in A&E in England, latest figures show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP rescue plan to boost face-to-face consultations
Extra £250m available to pay for locum staff to help practices in England improve access over winter. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Lateral flow tests more accurate than first thought, study finds
Positive results from the widely-used rapid Covid tests should be trusted, say UCL researchers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Henrietta Lacks: 'Mother' of modern medicine honoured
Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cells have led to key medical breakthroughs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: New WHO group may be last chance to find virus origins
The World Health Organization unveils a new group to examine the emergence of the virus more closely. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Scientists targeted with abuse during pandemic
Doctors who came into the public eye during Covid received death threats and harassment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Care staff shortages pile pressure on NHS, say hospital managers
A lack of care staff in the community leaves hospitals struggling to discharge patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Covid Pass: Vaccine records access restored after outage
The app widely used to prove vaccination status for travel suffered an outage Wednesday. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: When will I get a booster jab?
More than two million people in England have had a third booster dose of Covid vaccine. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge prepares for busiest winter ever
One of England's leading hospitals is preparing for its busiest winter ever. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Northern Trust radiologist review finds 66 discrepancies
The highest level of hospital investigation will be carried out into the cases of 17 patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Betsi Cadwaladr: Hospital restructuring blamed for amputation
A woman says hospital restructuring has badly affected her husband's treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life expectancy falling in parts of England before pandemic - study
It is alarming, say researchers, that longevity was declining in the north even before the pandemic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laser vagina menopause therapy shows no benefit in trial
The treatment, meant to rejuvenate and treat dryness, worked no better than a placebo procedure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Care staff shortage worse than before pandemic, study shows
Reward care workers for their skills and dedication to avoid staff shortages, report urges. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What those living with dementia want people to know
"Dementia is something you learn to live with, not just die of," - tips from, those living with the condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Misleading vaccine claims target children and parents
The vaccine is being offered to children aged 12 and older. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mike Tindall meets families living with Parkinson's disease
The former England rugby player speaks to those living with the same condition as his father. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mike Tindall on Parkinson's Disease
The former England rugby player speaks to those living with the same condition as his father. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock given United Nations role
The former minister will become a special representative for a United Nations body in Africa. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tesco recalls own-brand chest and cold remedy
Some of the Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets contain incorrect dosing information. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Not my job to sugarcoat advice, Sir Patrick Vallance says
The chief scientific adviser says he does not just tell the government what it wants to hear. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: UK's early response worst public health failure ever, MPs say
Government too slow to lock down and test-and-trace was chaotic, but jabs rollout was a success, MPs say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Furness General Hospital breached safety law over staff PPE
An investigation prompted by a radiographer's death finds not all staff were properly fitted for masks. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid inquiry: When will it happen and how does it work?
There have been calls for an independent public inquiry into the UK's pandemic response to start immediately. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: UK start to pandemic worst public health failure ever, MPs say
Government too slow to lock down and test-and-trace was chaotic, but jabs rollout a success, MPs say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women urged to get Covid vaccine by NHS England
NHS England says the number of pregnant women seriously ill in critical care with the virus has grown. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Muckamore Abbey Hospital: Inquiry into alleged patient abuse begins
The inquiry panel will try to establish what happened between residents and some staff. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria vaccine 'will change African lives forever'
As African countries get the vaccine, Newsbeat speaks to two people who've grown up with Malaria. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Muckamore Abbey Hospital: Inquiry into alleged patient abuse to begin
The inquiry panel will try to establish what happened between residents and some members of staff. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I had no cancer symptoms but a smear saved my life
Laura McAdam shares her story as part of new government campaign to boost the uptake of smear tests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Periods and low confidence put some girls off sport
The Youth Sports Trust charity wants girls to have a greater say over PE in schools. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Uncertain winter ahead as flu circulates at same time, says Harries
Catching both viruses at the same time puts people at a more significant risk of death, a health boss says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Two million booster jabs given in England
England's chief nursing officer urges people to top up protection ahead of a busy winter for the NHS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Work has been therapy for my mental health'
NHS England wants to get more people with severe mental illness back to the workplace. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Isolate if you have Covid-19 symptoms but test negative'
Bath's public health director says to regard it as Covid even if you receive a negative PCR result. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novavax volunteers offered two approved travel jabs
The decision means thousands of people who took part in trials will be able to travel abroad. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli scare: People in Oxted told to boil drinking water
SES Water says further tests are expected to confirm the scale of the potential contamination. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news