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E. coli gut infection linked to bowel cancer

Image copyright Getty ImagesA common type of gut bacterium may increase a person's chance of developing bowel cancer, according to a study published in...

Heather Planner died after being given other patient’s medicine

Image copyright Family Photo Image caption Heather Planner died from a stroke on 1 April after being given another person's medicineAn 87-year-old woman died after...

Coronavirus Tenerife hotel quarantine: ‘We don’t believe it’s safe’

A mother-of-two who is among more than 160 Britons quarantined in a coronavirus-hit hotel in Tenerife says she and her family feel "very unsafe"...

Coronavirus: Two new cases confirmed in UK

Image copyright AFP Image caption A specialist centre at the Royal Free Hospital, London, is treating one of the new patientsTwo more patients have tested...

Coronavirus: How a ‘drive-through’ testing facility in London works

The NHS has launched a new scheme to test people for coronavirus, which can cause the respiratory disease Covid-19. The BBC's health editor, Hugh Pym,...

Coronavirus: How is the UK planning for an outbreak?

Image copyright Getty ImagesCoronavirus has been seen in more than 30 countries, with signs it is getting a foothold in Europe. But what is...

Coronavirus: How to self-isolate

The official advice if you suspect you have coronavirus, have been in contact with someone who has it or have been to a place...

Why are some schools closing over coronavirus?

Image copyright Getty ImagesSome UK schools have closed over fears pupils and staff members may have been exposed to coronavirus after travelling abroad during...

Nurse’s request for premature baby sleeves is viral hit

Image copyright Catherine McConville Image caption Nurse Catherine McConville is astounded by how many people volunteered to help herWhen paediatric nurse Catherine McConville asked for...

Coronavirus: Hundreds of flu patients to be tested by UK hospitals and GPs

Image copyright ReutersTests for coronavirus are being increased to include people displaying flu-like symptoms at 11 hospitals and 100 GP surgeries across the UK. The...
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