Sonographers: Training to give expectant mums bad news
New training is being provided for sonographers, who carry out ultrasound scans, to ensure they can communicate potentially bad news in the best way possible. | 06-Aug-2020 08:02

‘Why I run with a car tyre on my back’
Ben runs in the Peak District to boost his mental health after a suicide attempt two years ago. | 05-Aug-2020 01:08

Obesity not defined by weight, says new Canada guideline
A new Canadian clinical guideline aims to reduce stigma against overweight patients. | 04-Aug-2020 23:12

Dido Harding on test and trace virus tests in England
English councils have been engaged in contract tracing “from the very beginning” says the executive chair of NHS Test and Trace. | 04-Aug-2020 18:28

Coronavirus: Journey from doctor to patient
The BBC follows the journey of an A&E doctor who recently recovered from Covid-19. | 04-Aug-2020 13:05

Pregnancy and coronavirus: How has giving birth changed during the pandemic?
The BBC's Stacey Dooley meets mothers, babies and midwives at Bradford Royal Infirmary. | 04-Aug-2020 01:57

Spain to roll out COVID-19 app twice as effective as human tracers in pilot
Spain aims to roll out a COVID-19 contact-tracing app across the country in September after saying on Monday that a pilot showed it could detect almost twice as many potential infections as human trackers during a simulated outbreak on a tiny island. | 04-Aug-2020 01:04

Coronavirus testing: Demonstrating a 90-minute test
Professor Chris Toumazou, CEO of DnaNudge, shows the BBC how the 90-minute coronavirus test works. | 03-Aug-2020 13:41

Coronavirus: New 90-minute tests for Covid-19 and flu 'hugely beneficial'
The rapid tests for hospitals and care homes will distinguish between Covid-19 and seasonal illness. | 03-Aug-2020 13:16

US entering 'different' phase of coronavirus outbreak
Top medical adviser Deborah Birx says the virus is affecting rural communities as well as cities. | 03-Aug-2020 02:54

Nigerians' double blow: Currency woes and Covid-19
Three business owners explain how they are weathering the economic fallout. | 03-Aug-2020 01:39

In Africa, stigma surrounding coronavirus hinders response
After 23 days in quarantine in Uganda - far longer than required - Jimmy Spire Ssentongo walked free in part because of a cartoon he drew. | 03-Aug-2020 01:02

Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak
Nearly three times more people died than Iran's government admitted, records seen by the BBC show. | 03-Aug-2020 01:01

Coronavirus: The hidden heroes of India’s Covid-19 wards
Meet the ward boys, or hospital assistants, who are the unsung heroes in the fight against Covid-19. | 02-Aug-2020 23:50

Coronavirus: Victoria declares state of disaster after spike in cases
The Australian state's premier says "we must go harder" after a surge in new coronavirus infections. | 02-Aug-2020 13:18

Debate begins for who's first in line for COVID-19 vaccine
Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision. | 02-Aug-2020 13:04

Re-learning how to walk 289 days after surviving a deadly virus
Mekala Osborne, 22, wasn't expected to live. Now she’s learning to walk again. | 02-Aug-2020 01:14

Coronavirus: South Africa virus cases pass half million mark
The country has the world's fifth-highest number of infections, and largest tally in Africa. | 02-Aug-2020 00:55

Coronavirus: 'When will this Covid curse be finished?'
What happens when you're forced to self-isolate, or into lockdown, in a cramped refugee camp? | 02-Aug-2020 00:13

Coronavirus: Thousands protest in Germany against restrictions
The marchers say face masks and other measures violate their rights | 01-Aug-2020 21:49

Coronavirus: Russia plans mass vaccination campaign in October
The health minister says clinical trials are over and doctors and teachers will be vaccinated first. | 01-Aug-2020 15:53

Coronavirus: Mexico's death toll becomes world's third highest
Mexico reports at least 46,688 deaths with coronavirus, with only the US and Brazil recording higher numbers. | 01-Aug-2020 07:32

Coronavirus: The bogus meme targeting Dr Fauci, and other fake claims
A round-up of false and misleading claims circulating on American social media this week. | 01-Aug-2020 02:07

Coronavirus: Tracking new outbreaks in the sewers
Around 15,000 new cases of the disease have been reported in Spain in the past week. | 01-Aug-2020 01:06

Doctors try pressurized oxygen chambers in COVID fight
As a New York University medical researcher who works once a week in an emergency room, Dr. David Lee had the luxury of time to think like a scientist while also treating coronavirus patients whose lungs kept giving out. In every case, he saw the same thing: Their blood was starved of oxygen. | 01-Aug-2020 01:02

Chris Whitty on lockdown easing: 'We have probably reached limit of what we can do'
England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty says opening schools in September was an "absolute priority". | 31-Jul-2020 14:03

Boris Johnson postpones planned lockdown easing in England
Boris Johnson says casinos, bowling alleys and skating rinks must remain closed for two more weeks. | 31-Jul-2020 13:41

Young children carry higher levels of coronavirus: study
Children under the age of five have between 10 to 100 times greater levels of genetic material of the coronavirus in their noses compared to older children and adults, a study in JAMA Pediatrics said Thursday. | 31-Jul-2020 13:02

Brain tumour patient Matty gives thanks for 800 letters
Matty Hatton, 15, has received messages from astronaut Tim Peake and TV presenters Ant and Dec. | 31-Jul-2020 01:51

Coronavirus: England highest level of excess deaths
Office for National Statistics analysis shows how countries compared in the first six months of the year | 30-Jul-2020 13:12

Brazil doctors volunteer to test coronavirus vaccines
In Brazil, health care workers are on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic in more ways than one, treating patients but also volunteering to test some of the most promising experimental vaccines. | 30-Jul-2020 13:03

Nearly one in three children have dangerous amounts of lead in bloodstream: study
Nearly one in three children around the world have high levels of lead in their bloodstream, according to a new study, as widespread lead pollution puts millions of young people at risk of irreversible mental and physical damage. | 30-Jul-2020 12:48

Coronavirus: Australia's Victoria records huge case jump
Fears lockdown is not working as the Australian state reports its highest number of cases and deaths. | 30-Jul-2020 12:11

One in three children 'exposed to lead' globally
One in three children are poisoned by lead that can cause their health irreversible harm, research finds. | 30-Jul-2020 03:22

Coronavirus: Self-isolation period to be extended to 10 days
The health secretary is expected to announce new guidance for those with symptoms in England on Thursday. | 30-Jul-2020 00:53

Mexico Supreme Court rejects state's bid to decriminalise abortion
Were it upheld the ruling would have decriminalised abortion in Veracruz state. | 29-Jul-2020 22:58

Coronavirus: Seven Zimbabwe babies stillborn in one night at hospital
Only one baby was born alive as urgent treatment was delayed over Covid-19-related staffing issues.
BBC News | 29-Jul-2020 13:36

Early in pandemic, frantic doctors traded tips across oceans
Amid the chaos of the pandemic’s early days, doctors who faced the first coronavirus onslaught reached across oceans and language barriers in an unprecedented effort to advise colleagues trying to save lives in the dark. | 29-Jul-2020 13:01

Coronavirus: Hong Kong on verge of 'large-scale' outbreak, says Carrie Lam
Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam says a major outbreak may lead to the "collapse" of the city's hospitals. | 29-Jul-2020 11:43

India coronavirus: 'More than half of Mumbai slum-dwellers had Covid-19'
India's financial capital has so far reported more than 110,000 infections and 6,000 deaths. | 29-Jul-2020 08:14

Coronavirus: Camera firm Kodak turns to drugs to fight virus
The former camera maker moves into drug making and secures a major loan from the US government. | 29-Jul-2020 04:13

'My Tanzanian family is split over coronavirus'
Sammy Awami writes that his relatives are divided over the Tanzanian leader's policy on Covid-19. | 29-Jul-2020 02:57

'New pre-eclampsia programme saved my baby's life'
A new pre-eclampsia screening programme using low dose aspirin has helped reduce the number of cases. | 29-Jul-2020 02:20

Coronavirus: 'Mum died while we were at dad's funeral'
John and Mary Boxer died within 16 days of each other, weeks before their 60th wedding anniversary. | 29-Jul-2020 01:15

Alzheimer's: 'Promising' blood test for early stage of disease
The test could spot the disease at the earliest stage before symptoms appear, studies suggest. | 29-Jul-2020 01:12

Should police be first to respond in a mental-health crisis?
Why cities in the US and Canada are eyeing removing police from front-line mental-health response. | 29-Jul-2020 01:08

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