Coronavirus: Little evidence of Covid transmission in schools, says Williamson
on August 10, 2020 at 4:30 am
The education secretary says a study will downplay the risk of Covid in schools, ahead of reopenings. […]
Nursing apprenticeship funding gets £172m boost
on August 10, 2020 at 1:28 am
Ministers want nursing jobs in England to be more accessible, but a union says the plan falls short. […]
Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?
on August 9, 2020 at 11:33 pm
Covid-19 has changed the world - are we winning or is the virus still taking hold, and when will it end? […]
Coronavirus in the UK: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?
on August 9, 2020 at 4:42 pm
Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response. […]
Coronavirus in Scotland: Care home residents to be allowed more visitors
on August 9, 2020 at 4:10 pm
Residents will be allowed up to three outdoor visitors at a time from Monday, ministers announce. […]
Coronavirus: Moral duty to get all children back in school - Boris Johnson
on August 9, 2020 at 3:49 pm
Boris Johnson wants schools in England to be the last sector to close in any future local lockdowns. […]
Coronavirus: Face covering use expanded in England and Scotland
on August 8, 2020 at 4:06 pm
The new rules apply to cinemas, museums and places of worship as more quarantine restrictions start. […]
NHS protest by nurses and health staff over pay rise 'snub'
on August 8, 2020 at 4:04 pm
Hundreds march in Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend and Merthyr claiming they missed out on latest award. […]
Coronavirus: Randox recalls up to 750,000 test kits over safety concerns
on August 8, 2020 at 12:05 pm
Some kits sent to care homes should be returned, but the government says the risk to safety is low. […]
Coronavirus: NHS England scales back private sector deal
on August 7, 2020 at 4:41 pm
A deal in which NHS England had access to 92% of private hospitals beds will come to an end. […]
Virus cases 'may be levelling off' in England, figures suggest
on August 7, 2020 at 4:31 pm
After a low in cases at the end of June, the ONS estimated infections had been rising slightly in July. […]
Coronavirus: Cancer survivor calls mammogram refusal 'ageist'
on August 7, 2020 at 4:13 pm
Janet Wilkie criticises the suspension of breast screenings for the over 70s due to the pandemic. […]
Separated twins' parents thank Colchester nurses for pictures
on August 7, 2020 at 5:32 am
The premature babies were treated in hospitals 60 miles apart but an app kept their parents updated. […]
Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases 'carry same amount of virus'
on August 7, 2020 at 1:59 am
But the South Korean study couldn't say how much this group actually passed coronavirus on. […]
Chemotherapy in cancer patients with Covid-19 'not a risk'
on August 7, 2020 at 1:57 am
Female breast cancer patients were much more likely to survive than other patients, a study says. […]
Coronavirus: England's contact-tracing app readies for launch
on August 6, 2020 at 5:04 pm
The app will use QR barcode scans as well as Bluetooth handshakes to determine if users are at risk. […]
Coronavirus: Safety concerns halt use of 50 million NHS masks
on August 6, 2020 at 3:27 pm
Millions of respirators will not be used by health workers because they may not fit adequately. […]
Hydroxychloroquine being 'discarded prematurely', say scientists
on August 6, 2020 at 1:58 pm
Clinicians from global study say controversy around the drug is stopping them completing their study. […]
Malaria in Africa: Parasite 'resistant to artemisinin'
on August 6, 2020 at 12:31 pm
Scientists in Rwanda find cases of resistance to artemisinin, a frontline drug used to treat malaria. […]
Coronavirus: University life may 'pose further risk' to young shielders
on August 6, 2020 at 7:56 am
A lack of information from universities will pose a "further risk to lives", the NUS warns. […]
Coronavirus: What are the risks of opening schools?
on August 5, 2020 at 3:49 pm
Children seem to be at low risk from the disease, but can they still spread it? […]
Two-thirds shielding happy to return to work, ONS figures suggest
on August 5, 2020 at 2:57 pm
But one in 20 say they won't be returning anytime soon after advice changed on 1 August. […]
Schools 'must come before pubs and restaurants in future'
on August 5, 2020 at 10:12 am
The right to an education should take priority over pubs, England's children's commissioner says. […]
Coronavirus: Ethnic minorities 'over-exposed' to Covid-19
on August 5, 2020 at 2:41 am
They "face greater barriers" when trying to protect themselves from coronavirus, a report says. […]
NHS: MPs pilot system to measure delivery of key pledges
on August 5, 2020 at 2:27 am
Experts working for the Commons health committee will assess whether policy commitments are being met. […]
Autism in children: 'Many families face council discrimination'
on August 4, 2020 at 11:46 pm
Dozens of English councils discriminate against children with autism, legal experts say. […]
Obesity not defined by weight, says new Canada guideline
on August 4, 2020 at 9:12 pm
A new Canadian clinical guideline aims to reduce stigma against overweight patients. […]
Testing and tracing 'key to schools returning', scientists say
on August 4, 2020 at 6:12 pm
The UK's test and trace schemes are not yet good enough to stop a virus resurgence, scientists say. […]
Coronavirus: How does test-and-trace work?
on August 4, 2020 at 2:32 pm
People who have been in close contact with someone found to have Covid-19 are now being traced. […]
Chronic pain: Antidepressants not painkillers recommended
on August 4, 2020 at 11:39 am
Guidelines recommends not using common painkillers for long-term pain […]
Sanofi investigated for manslaughter over epilepsy drug
on August 4, 2020 at 6:26 am
PARIS - Healthcare company Sanofi Aventis France said it had been placed under formal investigation on charges of manslaughter over Depakine, which is an epilepsy drug that caused birth malfunctions and slow neurological development when taken during pregnancy. Sanofi Aventis France denied the charges and is challenging the merits of the investigation, it said in a written statement to Reuters. “All these elements do not in any way prejudge the responsibility of the company,” Sanofi Aventis France said. The company said it had respected all its obligations regarding information provided on Depakine. In France, being put under formal investigation means that a dedicated investigative judge considers the case is serious enough to warrant an investigation. Such legal cases can take years and do not necessarily result in significant amounts of compensation in France compared to other jurisdictions such as the United States. Sanofi has repeatedly said it has no intention to compensate or take part in a state-backed compensation mechanism for Depakine. […]
Coronavirus: Is risk from Covid-19 higher during pregnancy?
on August 3, 2020 at 6:50 pm
What are the chances of passing the virus to the baby in the womb, or of premature birth? […]
Coronavirus: New 90-minute tests for Covid-19 and flu 'hugely beneficial'
on August 3, 2020 at 3:52 pm
The rapid tests for hospitals and care homes will distinguish between Covid-19 and seasonal illness. […]
NHS test hope for children with suspected genetic illness
on August 3, 2020 at 11:50 am
Critically ill children with suspected genetic illnesses in Wales are to be offered a new NHS test in UK first. […]
Coronavirus doctor's diary: How gardening could help in the fight against obesity
on August 2, 2020 at 12:18 am
In Bradford, community schemes offer a novel approach to promoting healthy lifestyles. […]
Coronavirus: Shielding ends for two million in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
on August 1, 2020 at 4:02 pm
Vulnerable people can now leave their home for the first time since lockdown began. […]
Coronavirus: Do people still have to shield?
on August 1, 2020 at 12:17 am
As restrictions lift, you might feel anxious about how to stay safe. Here's what experts advise. […]
Coronavirus infections rising in England
on July 31, 2020 at 2:45 pm
A study that involves swabbing a randomly select group of households found positive tests were increasing. […]
First England case diagnosed of tick-borne babesiosis
on July 31, 2020 at 2:32 pm
Be 'tick alert' say health officials, following the diagnosis for the first time of a rare illness. […]
Coronavirus: Visiting people at home banned in parts of northern England
on July 31, 2020 at 10:26 am
Millions face new lockdown rules prohibiting separate households from meeting each other at their homes. […]
Coronavirus: The shielders turning the word 'vulnerable' on its head
on July 31, 2020 at 7:14 am
As shielding ends for the 'elderly and vulnerable' will the world they are about to be re-enter be less accessible than the one they left four months ago? […]
Covid-19: Why Hong Kong's 'third wave' is a warning
on July 30, 2020 at 11:28 pm
Until recently, the city was seen as a poster child in its handling of the pandemic. What went wrong? […]
Coronavirus: 'Chancellor must protect' jobs of those shielding
on July 30, 2020 at 11:04 pm
Charities are calling on the chancellor to protect the jobs of workers who have been shielding. […]
Coronavirus: Has Covid-19 exposed UK's underlying ill health?
on July 23, 2020 at 9:14 pm
What lessons has coronavirus taught us - and will ministers and health leaders act upon them? […]
Coronavirus cure: What progress are we making on treatments?
on July 22, 2020 at 4:37 pm
Teams around the world are looking into medicines for Covid-19 and scientists are starting to discover what works. […]
Coronavirus vaccine: When will we have one?
on July 21, 2020 at 1:38 pm
About 200 groups of medical researchers around the world are working on a vaccine for Covid-19. […]
Coronavirus: Are mutations making it more infectious?
on July 18, 2020 at 11:10 pm
While there have been thousands of changes to the virus only one is seen as possibly altering its behaviour. […]
Coronavirus immunity: Can you catch it twice?
on July 17, 2020 at 5:13 pm
Immunity is the crucial question and understanding it will tell us how the pandemic will end. […]
Fertility rate: Shrinking population in six easy lessons
on July 15, 2020 at 11:56 pm
Research suggests most countries' populations will have shrunk by the end of the century. […]
Coronavirus doctor's diary: Why are people remaining ill for so long?
on July 13, 2020 at 2:17 am
Dr John Wright on two young patients seen at Bradford Royal Infirmary's Covid-19 "survivors' clinic". […]