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Covid: What do under-30s need to know about the vaccine?

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:48:56 GMT

All over-12s in the UK will be able to get at least one Covid jab.

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.

Covid: Is the pace of the vaccine booster rollout too slow?

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 15:52:23 GMT

Critics worry the rollout is happening too slowly in England to best protect people ahead of winter.

Sex education: Could consent classes help end harassment?

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 23:18:15 GMT

Relationship education is now compulsory in England, including sex education at secondary schools.

What are the Delta, Gamma, Beta and Alpha Covid variants?

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 10:55:32 GMT

UK officials are keeping a close watch on a new descendent of the Delta variant of Covid.

Homecare costs outstrip funding from councils, says report

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 00:13:38 GMT

Homecare companies say the rates they are paid by local authorities do not cover basic costs.

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.

Why women may wait decades for an ADHD diagnosis

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 09:30:27 GMT

At least tens of thousands in the UK, it is estimated, are not receiving the help they need.

How to get a Covid test

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 13:46:27 GMT

Lateral flow tests are more accurate than first thought, according to new research.

Liverpool dancer takes up nursing after Covid care work

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 09:16:18 GMT

Dancer Paul Wilson took up care work during lockdown and has decided to follow it as a career path.

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.

'I. Am. So. Sorry': Talking about my pregnancy losses

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:49:53 GMT

The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar has reported on maternal health and the issues women face across the world. Here she reflects on her own experiences of pregnancy and baby loss.

How many cases in your area?

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:23:44 GMT

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Covid: Why are UK cases so high?

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:37:29 GMT

The UK has higher infections than most of its neighbours, as scientists fear a difficult winter.

What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings?

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 08:52:41 GMT

Face coverings could become a legal requirement in England again if the NHS struggles this winter.

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.

Adele Roberts: Bowel cancer patients discuss diagnosis and treatment

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 16:07:10 GMT

A student and a medical doctor tell Newsbeat about experiencing bowel cancer.

Covid: Labour calls for Plan B measures in England

Sun, 24 Oct 2021 16:24:06 GMT

But the chancellor says the data does not suggest "immediately" moving to government's back-up plan.

Social care crisis: Woman, 92, waited four months to be discharged

Sun, 24 Oct 2021 07:03:27 GMT

Dementia patient Esme Hanson was left stranded in hospital because of a lack of home care.

How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

Mon, 10 May 2021 17:16:50 GMT

Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.

Covid in Scotland: Figures show booster gap in high-risk groups

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 05:19:54 GMT

More than 100,000 Scots are waiting for a booster despite receiving their second dose more than six months ago.

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?

Covid: Vaccine study links virus to rare neurological illness

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 16:02:02 GMT

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is more likely to occur in people who catch Covid, study finds.

Covid: Protect schools from anti-vax protests - Starmer

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 14:38:36 GMT

Councils should be able to use exclusion zones to stop the protests outside schools, Labour says.

Covid: Charlize Theron wants fairer distribution of vaccines

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 23:32:36 GMT

The actress tells the BBC nations must start sharing jabs to help reach the WHO's vaccination goals.

Baby loss: Our experience should not be a 'whispered secret'

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 05:07:58 GMT

Doctors booked a termination for Sharon Gorvett, but no-one discussed her options with her.

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".

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.

'We knew something was wrong when mum shrank'

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:23:00 GMT

Alison McDonald was diagnosed with a blood cancer after she lost several inches in height.

Covid: When can I get my Covid booster jab?

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 09:49:17 GMT

More than five million people in England have been offered a booster jab.

Great Ormond Street Hospital investigates 'faulty' surgical glue

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 11:17:25 GMT

The hospital said it was "unlikely to be the sole or main factor" in the deaths of two children.

Covid vaccine: 'I saved lives here, now I'm back for Comic Con'

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 23:15:04 GMT

Neely vaccinated people at London's ExCel centre and has returned to the former field hospital.

Is there a gap between public and private sector pay?

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 14:22:13 GMT

The Treasury has been making some claims about pay in the public and private sectors.

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.

Budget 2021: NHS in England to receive £5.9bn to cut waiting lists

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 09:44:20 GMT

The new money is welcomed by health leaders, but they warn it will not solve staff shortages.

Journalist Twiggy cried 'tears of joy' at ADHD diagnosis

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 23:20:21 GMT

Journalist and podcaster Twiggy talks about how she cried when she was diagnosed with ADHD.

Covid tests: I trusted my PCR results

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:35:59 GMT

People share their stories of having negative PCR tests after positive lateral flow results.

'I donít want to live, my mental healthís that bad'

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 20:36:35 GMT

The BBC visits Church on the Street in Burnley, which supports some of the area's most vulnerable.

Covid: Which children are being vaccinated and why?

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 14:48:16 GMT

All children aged 12-15 across the UK are being offered one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

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?

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

What is Covid Plan B and what are the rules across the UK this winter?

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 08:19:01 GMT

Health service figures are calling for stricter Covid restrictions in England to protect the NHS.