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Four common festive accidents to avoid

Four common festive accidents to avoid

Common festive season accidents - be aware of the risks to minimise the chance of injury this Christmas

Omicron variant: what you need to know and how to limit the spread

Omicron variant: what you need to know and how to limit the spread

Find out what the deal is with the new Omicron variant, how rules have changed on face masks, booster vaccines and tests, and what you can do to limit the spread and protect yourself and others

Back pain: can apps offer relief?

Back pain: can apps offer relief?

From exercise apps to those for chronic pain, we look at whether phone-based back pain remedies are worth a go

More cold & flu medicines recalled: capsules sold at Wilko, Tesco, Boots and more affected

More cold & flu medicines recalled: capsules sold at Wilko, Tesco, Boots and more affected

The UK medicines regulator has issued a recall for tens of thousands of packs of Tesco cold & flu sachets which incorrectly state they are suitable for children 12 and over, and now for cold and flu capsules sold at a wide range of retailers including Tesco, Boots, Wilk and more. Find out which packs are affected, what the risk is, and what to do if you've bought it.

Safety warning over Halloween contact lenses

Safety warning over Halloween contact lenses

The Association of Optometrists has warned that cosmetic contact lenses bought online could cause serious eye problems.

Conflicting or incorrect Covid test results: what’s going on and when should you isolate?

Conflicting or incorrect Covid test results: what’s going on and when should you isolate?

What should you do if you get conflicting Covid test results? More and more people are reporting this confusing phenomenon, and scientists and UK health agencies have been urgently investigating...

Flu vaccine 2021: what you need to know

Flu vaccine 2021: what you need to know

Find out if you can get a free vaccination, where to book a private appointment, and whether you can get a flu jab with a Covid booster

Five ways to reduce your exposure to air pollution

Five ways to reduce your exposure to air pollution

Studies show that air pollution affects our mental and physical health. Get expert tips on reducing your personal exposure to air pollution, both indoors and outdoors, and minimising your own contributions to our national emissions.

Why that viral garlic TikTok trend isn’t actually going to help your sinus problems

Why that viral garlic TikTok trend isn’t actually going to help your sinus problems

People on TikTok are sticking garlic up their noses to help with congestion, but medical experts say this is a bad idea. We explain why it's unlikely to help, and what will instead.

NHS health data sharing: what you need to know about your medical data and GPDPR

NHS health data sharing: what you need to know about your medical data and GPDPR

When we surveyed nearly 1,700 people in England about the scheme earlier this month, only around half (55%) had heard of it, and 71% of them said the NHS did not publicise it well.

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