Health News

More young people out of work due to health, study says

A Resolution Foundation report is calling for action to support young people's mental health....

Physician associate law may confuse patients - BMA

Plans for the doctors' regulator to license less-qualified health workers are under attack....

Junior doctors strike for 10th time over pay

NHS bosses warn of significant disruption to services in England during the five-day walkout....

Health staff and civil servants offered 5% rise

Under the offer, which is being put to trade union members, staff would also receive a one-off payment....

Dad died of cancer while partner was being treated

The parents of two young boys were diagnosed with cancer within days of each other....

Mums call for Strep B screening to save babies

Parents say their children may not have become ill if screening had been available....

Health workers still waiting for promised payments

Social enterprises say hardworking front-line staff have not received one-off payments agreed last May....

'Recovering from food addiction is like walking a tiger'

Writer Bryony Gordon opens up on her OCD, food addiction and health inequality....

Postcode check: How's the NHS coping in your area?

As the NHS enters 2024 and a difficult winter period, find out what's happening in your area....

First alopecia treatment recommended on the NHS

The daily pill, ritlecitinib or Litfulo, helps fight inflammation that can lead to hair loss....

England now seeing clusters of measles cases

Another 56 cases have been seen in the last week across a number of regions....

The strangers who saved each other’s lives

Two men who never met now call themselves blood brothers - after one donated stem cells to the other....

How dangerous is vaping and what is the disposable vape ban?

Vaping is far safer than smoking but the government wants to stop the sale of vapes to children...

Are weight-loss injections the answer to obesity?

The appeal is clear - but should we be turning to appetite-suppressing injections?...

How much do junior doctors really get paid?

The BBC asked two junior doctors in England to show us their payslips and reveal their salaries....

Why are measles cases rising and what is the MMR vaccine?

Young people are being encouraged to have the MMR jab, as cases of measles rise in several areas....

What is the UK Covid inquiry and how does it work?

The second round of public hearings examined how ministers made decisions during the pandemic....

What to do if you have Covid

No Covid restrictions are in place across the UK, so how should you manage having it?...

Error to open pubs not schools, Covid inquiry told

The ex-children's commissioner in England says most senior officials did not put children first....

What you need to know about Covid as new variant rises

Hospital admissions have risen since the summer and a new variant is spreading. Should we be concerned?...

Covid and flu winter jabs to be brought forward

Vaccines for the most vulnerable will start being given in September instead of October in England....

Should we be worried about Covid this winter?

Experts are not too concerned about a new variant of Covid but say monitoring should continue....

Sunak reveals he fasts at beginning of the week

The PM says he tries to fast at the start of the week so he can indulge in his “weakness for sugary things” on other days....

'There are loads of people that vape at school'

A group of teenagers in Fife have been making a documentary about the impact of disposable vapes....

UK Covid inquiry comes to Scotland… in 90 seconds

The BBC's Kirsten Campbell outlines what can be expected during three weeks of evidence held in Edinburgh....

Defending Eat Out to Help Out - PM's day at Covid inquiry

Arriving amongst protests, Rishi Sunak defends his time as chancellor during the pandemic, as he gives evidence to the Covid inquiry....

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