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Weekend burst of exercise can be enough to stay fit

Weekend warriors who cram rather than space out their exercise quota do just fine, a study suggests....

Oldham doctor jailed for killing patient in botched procedure

Isyaka Mamman, thought to be 85, used the wrong needle and inserted it into his patient's heart sac....

NHS trials using drones to deliver chemotherapy drugs

A pilot scheme will courier chemotherapy drugs from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight, NHS England says....

Sunbeds: Young use Wales tanning salons without ID checks

Tanning salons shown not making ID checks for under-18s despite cancer concerns for young people....

Kellogg's loses court case over sugary cereal supermarket offers

It means products like Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes will not be allowed in end of aisle promotions....

Covid Wales: All hospitals ask for masks as cases rise

One hospital also goes further by reinstating a temporary ban on visits to patients....

Covid: UK hospital cases set to rise, says health chief

Dame Jenny Harries says Britons should lead "normal lives" but take precautions as infections go up....

Hospice warns energy bill to rise by £35,000 in one year

Hospices across the UK are battling rising inflation and wage costs, charities warn....

Covid infections jump by half a million in UK, says ONS

The rise is being driven by two new sub-variants of Omicron which are spreading quickly....

I gave up waiting for my NHS op and went private

Sue Stenton used savings to pay for hip surgery after being told it would take years on the NHS....

Terrence Higgins: A name that gave hope to those with HIV and Aids

Higgins' friends talk about the man whose death was the catalyst for change for people with HIV....

Bowel cancer: How to check your poo

It was Dame Deborah James' top advice - but what should you be looking for?...

Deborah James: Her passionate vision for the £6.8m she raised

How Dame Deborah's fundraising will help scientists find new ways to outwit cancer....

'He shouldn't have to be this brave at six years old'

Mason McKenzie has been having gruelling treatment since he was diagnosed with leukaemia....

Polio: What is it and how does it spread?

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

How Sandwell is encouraging families to embrace exercise

Sandwell is reversing the trend of having the least active residents - and it's hugely paying off....

UK heatwave: How does sunscreen work?

Do you know your UVA from your UVB?...

Are we failing young people with cancer?

Deborah James' experience has raised questions about how good the UK is at spotting and treating the disease....

Fatboy Slim DJ sessions to help people's mental health

Norman Cook is volunteering for an NHS scheme to help those with severe mental health problems....

Vaping - is it a risk-free option?

Colourful gadgets and fruity flavours are popular, but what's really known about their health effects?...

Heatwaves: What do they do to the body and who is at risk?

What impact do high temperatures have on our bodies?...

Child stroke survivor determined to recover say Lowestoft parents

Five-year-old Tilli, from Suffolk, is one of 400 children to have a stroke in the UK every year....

Got a new rash? Monkeypox or something else?

Red bumps and lumps? Scabs or blisters? What are the signs to look for?...

Mum, 29, with inoperable brain tumour in plea for research

Laura Mahon, 29, gave birth at 30 weeks after being told she had an inoperable brain tumour....

What is monkeypox and how do you catch it?

Cases of monkeypox are being investigated in several countries, including the UK....

The areas with the fewest GPs revealed

Shortage has left some areas of England having to cope with half the number of doctors than others....

Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore?

We are facing an unusual and unprecedented monkeypox outbreak but how worrying is it?...

Hepatitis in children: How many cases are there?

It looks likely that a common virus which usually causes colds, vomiting and diarrhoea has a role to play....

Cost of living: Are value food brands healthy?

MP George Eustice has urged shoppers to choose supermarket own brands to help cut living costs....

Have I got Covid, a bad cold or something else?

What are the new Covid symptoms, and when should I stay at home?...

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

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

Covid: What is the guidance across the UK now?

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

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

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

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

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

Omicron: How do I know if I have it?

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

Covid: How to look after yourself at home

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

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

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

Covid booster: Who can get the fourth jab and how do you book it?

Over-75s and those with a weakened immune system are being offered an extra booster dose this spring....

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beta coronavirus variant: What is the risk?

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

Covid rules: How can the clinically vulnerable stay safe?

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

What are the latest rules for face coverings and masks?

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

How many cases in your area?

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK....

Covid: When can teenagers get a second dose?

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

How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines....

Coronavirus: What it does to the body

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

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

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

How to get a Covid test

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

All you need to know on the coronavirus

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

Coronavirus: Intensive care and other key terms explained

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

Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50?

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

Coronavirus: Do face masks actually work?

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

Inside a US abortion clinic in its final days

The BBC spent time with staff before they had to stop work and turn patients away....

'I never thought it would be something that I would get'

Dan shares his experience of contracting monkeypox at the start of June....

Invisible disabilities: How an autism diagnosis changed my life

Barrington Campbell received an autism diagnosis at 30 - now he's helping others by providing a space for gaming....

Male MPs wear 'hot flush' vests to simulate menopause

The event was organised in parliament by the Labour MP Carolyn Harris....

Invisible disability: Living with inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease sufferers say the lack of toilets is the worst thing about living in London....

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