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BBC News

August 5th
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
August 5th
The government is expected to announce that 16 and 17-year-olds will receive the Covid vaccine.
August 5th
The masks have four layers, one of which is anti-viral and proven to kill Covid, the trust says.
August 5th
The new NHS chief executive urges unvaccinated young adults to get jabbed, saying it is "so important".
August 5th
A study should improve care for patients and prevent oxygen supplies being wasted.
August 5th
Munchausen by Internet: Are some influencers faking illnesses for fame, money and attention?
August 4th
About 1.4 million more teenagers will be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and will not need parental consent.
August 4th
All 16 and 17-year-olds in the UK will be offered Covid jabs within weeks, it has been announced.
August 4th
Children aged 16-17 should be vaccinated "as fast as practically possible", Prof Jonathan Van-Tam says.
August 4th
More teenagers will be able to receive the Covid vaccine, and a third jab will soon be available for the most vulnerable.
August 4th
Authorities in China are scrambling to control the spread of the virus by ramping up testing and vaccinations.
August 4th
Children who become ill with coronavirus mostly recover in less than a week, research suggests.
August 3rd
Major changes to lockdown rules have taken effect in England and Scotland, but some restrictions remain.
August 3rd
Olympic medallist Tom Daley, whose father died of a brain tumour, backs efforts to fund the research.
August 3rd
Vaccinations in the US are slowing as infections rise - we've looked at where and why this is happening.
August 3rd
Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Kerala despite the waning of the second wave elsewhere in India.
August 3rd
David Peace intends to travel abroad to end his life before his motor neurone disease deteriorates further.
August 2nd
The app in England and Wales will now only alert contacts from the previous two days in asymptomatic cases.
August 2nd
The risk of dementia in former footballers increases according to the position they played in, says new research.
August 2nd
UK coronavirus cases are rising due to a variant first identified in India that spreads more easily.
August 2nd
Heavily touched areas like escalator handles, ticket machines and benches were swabbed for the virus.
August 2nd
Cleaners and others employed by contractors should receive the same rise as NHS staff, a union says.
August 2nd
Psychologists say men need to be part of a group in order to vent their feelings and emotions.
August 1st
Three Nigerian women confront the prejudice they have faced on their fertility journeys.
July 31st
Pulse oximeters, which spot falling oxygen levels, may work less well on darker skin, experts warn.
July 30th
Flurry of Covid data does not resolve debate around state of the pandemic in the UK.
July 29th
The deputy chief medical officer answers a range of questions about Covid from young audience members.
July 29th
There are fears that this version of coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is
July 29th
Some tourists are spending thousands of dollars to travel to the US to get a coronavirus vaccine.
July 22nd
BBC Radio 5 Live speaks to former sportsmen and women and their families about how concussion has changed their lives.
July 21st
Face coverings became optional in many settings in England on Monday - what's the evidence for them?
July 19th
Hundreds of thousands of children at higher risk from coronavirus infection will be offered a Covid vaccine in the UK.
July 19th
Masks are no longer compulsory in England, but remain necessary in Scotland and Wales.
July 13th
As social-distancing and other Covid rules end in England, how can people who were shielding stay safe?
July 2nd
A government scientific advisor tells Newsbeat why four weeks is too soon between Covid jabs.

NHS News

January 31st
Health A-Z Symptoms, conditions, medicines, treatments and guides Find conditions and treatments Live well Articles, videos and tools from the NHS on more than 100 topics, including alcohol, diet, fitness, tiredness and weight loss, giving you and yo…
November 3rd
"Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy," BBC News reports. The news comes from research into whether people with cancer might respond differently to cancer treatment depending on the bacteria in their gut. Researchers specifically looked at a type of canc…
November 2nd
"Tissue inflammation blood test points to dementia risk," is the headline in The Times. Researchers in the US say people who have higher measures of inflammation in middle age are likely to have less brain tissue in some parts of their brain in older age…
November 1st
"A drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled risk of developing stomach cancer," reports The Guardian. Researchers wanted to investigate whether there's a link between medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and st…
October 31st
A new study investigating the effects of a nutrient drink for Alzheimer's disease has led to very different headlines in the media. While BBC News tells us the "Alzheimer's nutrient drink falters in clinical trial", the Daily Mirror reports the drink "cou…
October 30th
"Marriage and having close friends may help protect against dementia, according to Loughborough University researchers," BBC News reports. The news comes from a study looking at the link between social relationships and the risk of developing dementia. …
October 27th
"Afternoon heart surgery has lower risk of complications, study suggests," says The Guardian. Researchers in France were interested in whether the time of day of the operation was carried out affected the rate of complications following a type of open he…
October 26th
"Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says," writes BBC News. This was just one of the UK media outlets that published the findings of a report looking at the extent of mental ill health i…
October 25th
"Common blood thinning drugs halve the risk of dementia for patients who have an irregular heartbeat," reports the Mail Online. Researchers in Sweden used the country's health registry data to assess whether people with a condition called atrial fibrill…
October 25th
"Do you have one of the 180 breast cancer genes? One in five women has a variant that raises her risk of the condition by a third" is the rather inaccurate headline in the Mail Online. The story covers 2 new studies looking for genetic variations known a…

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