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BBC News

May 28th
Heath Secretary Matt Hancock says the vast majority of people in the UK will cooperate with the test and trace system.
May 28th
Thousands of contact tracers are tracking down close contacts of people with coronavirus.
May 28th
The US has seen more deaths (currently 100,047) and infections (1.69 million) than any other country.
May 28th
How one of London’s Asian communities and its hospital copes with death during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 27th
What are the tests for coronavirus, who are they for and how do they work?
May 27th
Millions in the UK will soon be asked to monitor who they have been near to combat coronavirus.
May 27th
The Health Secretary has announced everyone with coronavirus symptoms is now eligible to be tested.
May 27th
From Thursday, those who have been contacted by the NHS will be asked to isolate, even if they do not have symptoms.
May 27th
Restrictions could be introduced if there is a local flare-up of coronavirus, a minister says.
May 27th
There are no drugs proven to help doctors treat the disease, but work is under way around the world.
May 27th
Salons are asking the government to let them open before July to cut hair.
May 27th
The NHS is urging some people who have recently recovered from Covid-19 to donate plasma.
May 27th
A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arson and deaths - and the potential for even greater indirect harm.
May 27th
"Passports" showing individuals' health status could become the next front for fighting the pandemic.
May 26th
The BBC has been given unprecedented access to a hospital in the heart of London, for one week.
May 26th
The government says it's working "around the clock" to provide protective equipment, but doctors say shortages put lives at risk.
May 26th
Early May bank holiday delays mean the true death figures are likely to have been even lower.
May 26th
The prime minister's chief adviser says his vision was affected by coronavirus.
May 26th
As lockdowns ease, what are the risks of getting infected as people come into closer contact again?
May 25th
Testing of hydroxychloroquine as a possible coronavirus treatment is suspended by the health agency.
May 22nd
Children appear to be at low risk from the disease, but are they spreading it?
May 22nd
If coronavirus can be transferred on to surfaces, what are the risks of buying food?
May 21st
Can you start driving lessons again? and other questions answered by BBC experts.
May 20th
Different policies are down to a number of factors, including geography, science and politics, experts say.
May 20th
Hannah spent 12 years recovering from mental ill health, then happened to return to nursing the day Covid-19 was declared a pandemic.
May 19th
Swedish healthcare is under scrutiny over the high rate of Covid-19 deaths in care homes.
May 18th
The number at the heart of the decision whether to lift lockdown.
May 18th
The pens carried by people with severe allergies should be exchanged for a different brand.
May 18th
Larger trials now needed to see if the vaccine can protect against the coronavirus.
May 18th
Some people might want to consider it during the pandemic. Here's why.
May 18th
Loss of taste and smell have been added to the UK's list of coronavirus symptoms.
May 18th
It comes as medics warn the coronavirus pandemic is likely to lead to long-term mental health conditions.
May 18th
Many thousands of care home residents have died from coronavirus, but when were key decisions made?
May 15th
Care homes now account for a large proportion of Covid-19 deaths in the UK.
May 14th
"Bubbles" of people we can meet safely may form part of the plans to ease lockdown in England.

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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