BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Coronavirus: Ministers to step up vaccine take-up calls amid variant fears
18 May 2021 at 3:48am
Matt Hancock is urging anyone who is unsure about having a Covid jab to "look at the situation in Bolton".
Over a million hospital admissions for obesity
18 May 2021 at 2:39am
The record number provides the clearest indication yet of the scale of the problem in 2020.
Covid: Indian variant cases in 86 council areas - Hancock
17 May 2021 at 1:22pm
It's not just Bolton and Blackburn, says the health secretary, as he urges people to get vaccinated.
Covid-19: Variant fears could delay England's 21 June easing review
17 May 2021 at 12:17pm
Ministers are hoping to update people ahead of the planned lifting of limits on social contact.
Covid: More than 6,000 vaccinated in Bolton over variant
17 May 2021 at 6:21am
Thousands of people got jabs in Bolton over the weekend as the town battles the Indian variant.
India's Covid crisis hits Covax vaccine-sharing scheme
16 May 2021 at 5:28pm
The largest single supplier to the international Covax scheme has made no shipments since March.
Covid: Increasing confidence jabs work against Indian variant
16 May 2021 at 8:58am
There is "increasing confidence" Covid vaccines are effective against the variant, Matt Hancock says.
India coronavirus: Tracing a family?s journey to save a life
17 May 2021 at 4:01pm
A family's heartbreaking journey between two cities to find a bed for a gasping Covid-19 patient.
'My exhausting smear test battle'
16 May 2021 at 4:29pm
Transgender men, such as Laurie, are not automatically contacted for potentially life-saving smear tests.
Covid: How should I protect myself now?
16 May 2021 at 3:57pm
What are the actions we can take to reduce our risk of catching the virus?
Face masks in labour: 'I feared I would vomit'
13 May 2021 at 5:54pm
Women giving birth are exempt from face mask rules - but not all maternity staff know the rules.
Covid vaccine: Period changes could be a short-term side effect
12 May 2021 at 4:44pm
Stories of genuine experiences shared online have been followed by a wave of anti-vaccine disinformation.
How Italy's healthcare staff survived the pandemic
11 May 2021 at 4:39pm
Nurses in Italy have been instrumental in helping to fight Covid-19 - but it's taken a heavy toll.
Covid: DR Congo in race against time to vaccinate people
10 May 2021 at 4:49pm
In one of Africa's largest countries, people worry more about security and other diseases than Covid-19.
How many cases in your area?
17 May 2021 at 9:34am
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.