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BT Group: Hundreds of 999 call handlers to join strikes

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 21:05:18 GMT

Emergency call centre staff will join 40,000 BT workers walking out in October, their union says.


Covid rules: How can the clinically vulnerable stay safe?

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:02:33 GMT

As social-distancing and other Covid rules end in England, how can people who were shielding stay safe?


Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50?

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:03:54 GMT

While most people will have mild symptoms and recover quickly, some are more prone to getting sick.


All you need to know on the coronavirus

Wed, 06 Oct 2021 10:24:04 GMT

A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms of coronavirus.


What happens in an alcohol addiction detox unit?

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:08:07 GMT

Current and former patients, along with medical specialists, share their stories with the BBC.


Covid: Oxford oncologist in plea to government over Evusheld

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 04:56:42 GMT

Dr Lennard Lee wants the government to reconsider rolling out Evusheld for people who are immunosuppressed.


Infected blood transfusions killed 1,820 in UK, study estimates

Sat, 17 Sep 2022 07:35:27 GMT

Study estimates 27,000 people were infected with hepatitis C in UK after surgery in 1970s and 1980s.


Covid: How to look after yourself at home

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 09:25:06 GMT

What can you expect if you have Covid, and when should you get extra help?


Polio: What is it and how does it spread?

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:04:50 GMT

What is polio and how can you protect yourself from it?


Early at-home abortions made permanent in England and Wales

Tue, 23 Aug 2022 15:23:07 GMT

Terminations at home had been allowed temporarily in England and Wales during the pandemic.


Omicron: How do I know if I have it?

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 12:25:12 GMT

The symptoms are similar to a cold, while genetic analysis is the only way to confirm the variant.


Covid: What is the guidance across the UK now?

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 09:59:05 GMT

Almost all of the UK's Covid rules have ended, two years after they were introduced.


Why bonding over the Euros appeared to increase Covid cases in men

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 23:34:49 GMT

Psychologists say men need to be part of a group in order to vent their feelings and emotions.


How to get a Covid test

Tue, 03 May 2022 15:14:47 GMT

Most people in England and Scotland no longer get free PCRs or LFTs, and rules vary across the rest of the UK.


Coronavirus: Do face masks actually work?

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 01:04:25 GMT

With face masks in high demand, we look at whether they really can protect people from the virus.


Energy prices: It's costing more to keep me alive

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 10:43:08 GMT

Dawn White has renal failure and worries about the growing energy cost of her haemodialysis machine.


Why you shouldn't get a second Covid jab too early

Fri, 02 Jul 2021 06:21:34 GMT

A government scientific advisor tells Newsbeat why four weeks is too soon between Covid jabs.


Cancer-killing virus shows promise in patients

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:00:40 GMT

One man injected with the modified cold sore virus saw his tumour completely disappear.


Community transport: ‘It was a reason to get up in the morning’

Sat, 27 Aug 2022 23:04:31 GMT

Fuel prices are affecting volunteer community transport drivers helping elderly people in rural areas.


Covid: First rise in infections in UK since July

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:29:10 GMT

The largest rise was in secondary school children as the new term started, according to the ONS.


Coronavirus: What it does to the body

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 01:02:03 GMT

What is it like to have the coronavirus, how will it affect you and how is it treated?


Coronavirus: Intensive care and other key terms explained

Sun, 03 May 2020 00:06:18 GMT

Use our tool to check the meaning of key words and phrases associated with the Covid-19 outbreak.


How will the vulnerable be protected from Covid? And other questions

Tue, 22 Feb 2022 15:25:22 GMT

The government has announced the end of all Covid restrictions in England.


NHS waiting list in Wales: Patients turn to surgery abroad

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 16:13:56 GMT

As the waiting list reaches a record 743,000, patients are self-funding treatment in Lithuania.


Many English maternity units not meeting safety standards

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 16:00:33 GMT

More than half of England's maternity units require improvements in safety, BBC analysis finds.


Covid: Why are 12-15s now being double-jabbed?

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 16:45:36 GMT

All children aged 12 to 15 are being offered two doses of Covid vaccine.


Sore throat and cough top symptoms that could be Covid

Thu, 14 Jul 2022 11:54:06 GMT

That is according to UK data from 17,500 people this week who say they have Covid.


Prostate cancer symptoms and treatment: What to check for

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 23:08:23 GMT

One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.


Stephen Barclay challenged on ambulance delays

Thu, 25 Aug 2022 19:43:52 GMT

A woman approached the health secretary during an interview, accusing him of doing nothing about ambulance delays.


Hormone replacement therapy and menopause: What you need to know about HRT

Wed, 07 Sep 2022 23:53:30 GMT

HRT can help with menopausal symptoms. If you're thinking about taking it, here's what you need to consider.


When are the £400 energy rebate and other cost-of-living payments due?

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 11:14:54 GMT

The latest cost-of-living support payments include grants worth £150 for six million disabled people.


Can the NHS learn from Germany’s health system?

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 02:30:58 GMT

Despite public support for the NHS, satisfaction levels have fallen, raising thoughts of reform.


Nottingham maternity crisis: What are families calling for?

Wed, 31 Aug 2022 05:22:04 GMT

With a review to start into Nottingham's maternity services, the BBC looks back at what led to it.


End of Covid regulations: What if I'm still worried?

Tue, 22 Feb 2022 13:53:36 GMT

What would ending isolation rules in England mean for people who are worried about getting Covid?


£500m funding to help hospitals discharge patients

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:54:50 GMT

The money is part of a package of measures to support NHS and care system this winter, ministers say.


How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

Tue, 15 Feb 2022 11:30:44 GMT

Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.


Support bubbles: How do they work and who is in yours?

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 10:41:25 GMT

Some people across the UK have been able to form "support bubbles" or "extended households".


Covid-19 pandemic is over in the US - Joe Biden

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 01:37:27 GMT

The president says there is still "a lot of work" being done to control the virus in the US.


BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron: How worried should we be?

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:57:51 GMT

Surges of Covid are happening again around the world, driven by some new subvariants of Omicron.


What are the latest rules for face coverings and masks?

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:22:39 GMT

Rules around face coverings are easing across the UK but they are still required in some settings.


Pret a Manger customer had fatal reaction to 'vegan' wrap

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:11:00 GMT

Celia Marsh had a severe dairy allergy and ate food labelled as vegan that had traces of milk in it.


Covid: When can teenagers get a second dose?

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:45:05 GMT

All 16 and 17 year-olds in the UK can now have a second dose 12 weeks after the first.


Beta coronavirus variant: What is the risk?

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:57:20 GMT

There are fears that this version of coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is


Covid in China: Hippo, fish and crabs get PCR tests

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 21:26:23 GMT

Officials in the city of Xiamen have ordered PCR tests for seafood after some 40 people got Covid.


Scotland's A&E waiting times worst on record

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 11:22:18 GMT

Weekly figures show that a record number of A&E patients waited more than four hours.


Covid booster: Who can get another jab this autumn?

Thu, 15 Sep 2022 13:30:56 GMT

Over-50s can get another Covid booster, as can younger people who are at higher risk, and NHS staff.


Covid vaccine ‘waning immunity’: How worried should I be?

Sun, 14 Nov 2021 01:06:41 GMT

Is the effectiveness of Covid vaccines waning over time? We look at how much protection being double vaccinated offers.


Dame Deborah James's mother on life without her daughter

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 05:17:22 GMT

Heather James spoke to BBC Breakfast about how her family owe it to her daughter to enjoy life.


How many cases in your area?

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:14:42 GMT

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK


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